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Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …


At last, NASA's spacecraft bound for Pluto starts collecting data

Let the data collection begin!<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has finally started the first science phase of its mission to get up close and personal with the dwarf planet Pluto.<p>The journey has been epic -- 9.5 years across more than 3 billion miles of space -- the longest distance to a primary …

Hemp Is a Superfood but Not in Australia?

Hemp is cheap, healthy, easy to grow, and carbon negative. But it still won't be in Australian supermarket anytime soon.<p>Last year's announcement that the Victorian State Government will legalise medicinal cannabis has again provoked debate around hemp consumption, and opened a potentially lucrative …