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Obama: Pot not worse than alcohol

Citing his own experience as a kid with marijuana, President Barack Obama is weighing in on the legalization debate, saying it isn’t more dangerous than alcohol or different from cigarettes.<p>“I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the president told The New Yorker’s David Remnick in a …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

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The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

Arunima Sinha: Indian is first woman amputee to climb Everest

<b>In 2011, 26-year-old Arunima Sinha lost one of her legs after she said she was thrown off a moving train when she resisted a group of robbers.</b><p>On 21 May, she stood on top of the world, defying all conceivable odds, and achieved what was unthinkable to many.<p>"I turned my artificial leg into my …

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Tim Tebow Officially Signs With New England Patriots

Questions about Tim Tebow's football future can fade away, at least for a while, as the polarizing quarterback has signed with the New England Patriots, the team announced.<p><b>UPDATE: Wednesday, June 12, at 1:50 a.m. ET by Ian Hanford</b><p>Tebow participated in Patriots mini-camp on Wednesday, showcased by …

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Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

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Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans

Researchers have uncovered what is now the oldest known primate fossil, pushing our understanding of human evolution seven million years farther into history than we could see before. Discovery of the 55-million-year-old fossil allowed an international team of researchers to identify a previously …

'Deacon' Jones, The NFL's Original Sackmaster, Dies

David "Deacon" Jones, a hall of fame defensive lineman credited with coining the term "sack" for how he would tackle opposing teams' quarterbacks, has died.<p>He was 74.<p>According to the NFL's Washington Redskins, the last team Jones played for, he "passed away [Monday] from natural causes at his home …

Stars Of Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" Killed In Tornado

Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young were killed Friday in a tornado in Oklahoma.<p>Stars of the Discovery Channel's <i>Storm Chasers</i> were killed in a tornado in Oklahoma Friday. Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young were killed while chasing a storm in the town of El Reno.<p>"We are deeply saddened …

Istanbul Erupts In Violence After Protests Against Razing Of Gezi Park

A small protest against the razing of a popular public park has spiraled into widespread demonstrations against Turkey’s government. Mike Giglio …

Preserved Mammoth Carcass Found in Arctic

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Tiny moon discovered around asteroid that's due to fly by Earth on May 31st

An asteroid the size of the Golden Gate Bridge (about 1.7 miles wide) is due to fly near the Earth on May 31st, that much scientists have known for a while. But what they did not know was that the asteroid, named 1998 QE2, would be bringing along a friend. New radar imagery of the asteroid's …