Jon Kessler

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Netflix's master plan to replace event television

Is Netflix killing event television? In the <i>New Republic</i>, Columbia law professor Tim Wu rethinks Netflix's latest move into content as a fundamental challenge to the traditional regime of premieres, finales, and finite seasons, offering viewers "the freedom to only watch television you really …

'Get me off this plane': Man locked in dark cabin in worst layover ever

A man who dozed off during a connecting flight Friday was not dreaming when he woke to find himself alone and locked in a darkened cabin.<p>Tom Wagner, a Louisiana boat captain, nodded off on a flight from Lafayette, La., to Los Angeles on United Airlines with a stop in Houston when he got a different …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

Grand Canyon

The Colbert Report | Hulu

The Colbert Report is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try …

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Associated Press News

Why a messy baby may be brainier

Next time your baby mashes his bananas, apple sauce AND carrots all together — not to mention all over his hands, hair and the high chair—don’t fret about the mess. Your little one just may be getting smarter in the process.<p>In a study of more than 70 kids, aged 16 months, researchers at the …

University of Iowa

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Living Rooms

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

5 Surprising Principles For Designing Smartwatches

Soon, wearable technology will be as common as the iPhone. An expert in ergonomics shows the best way to design for the small screen.<p>Five years ago, I coined the phrase “Ergonomics of Interaction Design,” to explain how physical ergonomic principles could be applied to the design of user …

Chicago E-Cigarette Ban? City Considering Updating Smoking Ban To Include Controversial Cigs

Chicago may soon take a first step toward becoming the first major U.S. city to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes.<p>The Chicago Sun-Times reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel is joining forces with two powerful alderman -- Will Burns (4th) and Ed Burke (14th) -- to push for e-cigarettes in Chicago to be …

Morning-after pill may be less effective for heavier women

Some morning-after pills may not be a reliable way to prevent pregnancy in heavier women. The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill, Norlevo, will caution women in new labeling that the product is “not effective” for women over 176 pounds and doesn’t work as well in women who …

Women's Health

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

Kylie Cosmetics

Bolivia 'drug dealers' throw $1m from plane

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1015000/1015579_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532483838_babd048baecc90dfc9118fae4d544652<p><b>Suspected members of a drug trafficking gang in Bolivia have thrown a bag containing more than $1m (£615,000) from a low-flying plane.</b><p>The cash was …

Santa Cruz

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

As Support For Legalization Doubled, Rate Of Young Adults Who Have Tried Marijuana Dropped 36 Percent

The rate of Americans who say they’ve tried marijuana has increased only slightly since the 1980s from 33 to 38 percent, even as the rate of support …

Long Search For 6-Year-Old’s Seizure Relief Ends With Medical Marijuana

Before she started using medical marijuana, Charlotte Figi was suffering from seizures lasting 2 to 4 hours that landed her in the hospital and …

In Switzerland, Marijuana Use Helps Keep Prisons Calm and Safe

A recent study published in the <i>International Journal of Drug Policy</i> estimates that 50 to 80 percent of inmates in Swiss prisons use marijuana. Prison …

Feds Say They Will Go Easy on Banks Doing Business with Marijuana Dispensaries

During the groundbreaking phone call on Thursday, August 29 in which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the governors of Colorado and Washington …

DOJ Unlikely To Prosecute Banks For Marijuana Accounts, Official Says

As part of the Department of Justice’s new policy suggesting it will not prioritize state-compliant marijuana distributors, the Department is also …

John McCain: ‘Maybe We Should Legalize’ Marijuana

According to Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested to the audience at a town hall event in Phoenix Thursday …

Why Some Women Still Feel Ashamed About Smoking Pot

I’ve been smoking pot on and off since I was about 17. Throughout this time — we’re talking 25 years— I believe I bought my own pot once. I have …

More than 1,000 Meet in Denver to Develop Drug War Exit Strategy As Poll Finds 58% of Americans Want Pot Legalized

Which state will be next to legalize marijuana? What do the Obama administration’s recent announcements about marijuana legalization and mandatory …

The Benefits of Legal Medical Pot: Less Alcohol Abuse and an Economic Boom

The warnings about legalized medicinal marijuana were dire: there would be a breakdown in law and order and increasing drug abuse. But that hasn’t …

Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.<p>The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so …