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10 States That Would Benefit the Most From Legal Marijuana

Nowadays there are few touchier subjects than whether to legalize marijuana, especially after voters in Washington state and Colorado last year …

Mary Barra: GM's new CEO is a woman, and there are women on the board too.

The appointment of Mary Barra to serve as CEO of General Motors is being hailed as a milestone for women in business. Female CEOs of big companies …

Here Are All The New Documents In The Chris Christie George Washington Bridge Scandal

Among the new revelations contained in the documents: officials actually <i>did</i> conduct a traffic study (sort of), the Fort Lee Mayor complained that Port Authority officials were blaming him for the immense surge in traffic that resulted from the lane closures, and Democrats are focusing on a new key …

Government

Thai protesters gear up for Monday's day of action

Anti-government protesters in the Thai capital Bangkok have taken to the streets to garner support for their day of action planned for next Monday.<p>Those opposed to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have vowed to bring Bangkok to a standstill by blocking roads and government offices:<p>“I will …

The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

Measurements from a telescope in Hawaii show blue light reflected from Earth turns turquoise when it bounces off moon<p>In a demonstration of the power of science to ruin a perfectly respectable work of art, researchers have discovered the colour of the dark side of the moon.<p>Measurements from a …

Associated Press News

Ten US Air Force officers investigated over drugs

<b>The US Air Force is now investigating 10 officers at six military bases for alleged illegal drug possession, service officials report.</b><p>Nine lieutenants and a captain at bases in the US and Britain have been implicated in the investigation.<p>Two nuclear launch control officers at Malmstrom Air Force …

Iraq: Deadly blast at Baghdad bus station

<b>A car bomb has killed at least nine people and wounded others at a bus station in central Baghdad.</b><p>The bomb went off on Sunday morning outside the station in the Allawi area, local police said.<p>Last Thursday, a suicide bomber blew himself up among army recruits in the same area, killing 23 …

Music Album Logotypes by Oran Almog

8 Faces, Type Worship: Top Posts

Since launching in 2011, we’ve interviewed designers, written essays, presented research and hand-picked hundreds of inspiring type and lettering projects to feature on Type Worship. Here, we’ve collected a sample of the most popular entries—and a few of our favourites.<p><b>Reynolds Stone’s Engraved Lettering</b><p>The few online examples of Reynolds Stone’s beautiful work hardly do justice to the master engraver and his legacy. Here, published with permission from his family, are some wonderful examples …

Listen: Broken Bells: "After the Disco"

Broken Bells: "After the Disco" (via SoundCloud)<p>Broken Bells, the duo of Danger Mouse and the Shins' James Mercer, are releasing a new album on February 4. It's called <i>After the Disco</i> and today they've let go of the title track.<p>This follows the previously-shared song "Holding On for Life" and two …

Why Does the Music World Idealize Teen Culture But Ignore Real Teenagers?

Barely a week goes by without some old white man castigating the yoof of today on the shallowness/stupidity/etc. of their taste in music, art and …

Miley Cyrus

Macklemore Covers The Source’s Man of the Year Issue, Discusses Competing with Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys

With Chance The Rapper starring on their Rookie of the Year cover, <i>The Source</i> has unveiled Macklemore as their Man of the Year. In a candid interview …

A Pill Could Give You Perfect Pitch

The drug, known as valproic acid or Valproate, "restores the plasticity of the brain to a juvenile state," Harvard researcher and study co-author Takao Hensch told NPR. It's the first time that a drug has ever been shown to help people become better at identifying pitch, he said. The study was …

Syria crisis: Rebel groups 'execute rivals'

<b>Thirty-four foreign jihadists have been singled out by rival Syrian rebels and killed, say UK-based activists.</b><p>It happened over the past three days in Jabal al-Zawiya, north-western Idlib province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.<p>Meanwhile, activists in Aleppo city told the BBC …

Middle East

Lawmakers, tech to W.H. to talk NSA

The White House is planning a series of meetings this week on NSA practices with members of Congress, the intelligence community and the technology industry as it prepares to unveil proposed surveillance reforms.<p>President Barack Obama is due to meet Thursday with lawmakers from the House and Senate …

50 Years After Landmark Warning, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths

Saturday marks an important milestone in public health – the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health.<p>Few if any documents have had the impact of this one — both on the amount of disease and death prevented, and on the very scope of public health.<p>An analysis in …

Ready For Hillary Raised Over $4 Million In 2013

The super PAC looking to build support for a potential Hillary Clinton presidential campaign raised over $4 million in 2013, the group announced Tuesday.<p>Ready for Hillary, the group launched last year by supporters of the former secretary of state, received donations from 33,631 contributors, …

49ers' New Stadium Goes Solar to Save Energy

Forty-nine panels.<p>It's almost too good to be true, but the new 49ers stadium used 49 solar panels (big ones) to reach phase one of "net zero" status. …

Japan Wants To Ring The Moon With Solar Panels To Power The Earth

After the Fukushima boondoggle back in 2011, Japan has wholeheartedly embraced solar power as its alternative energy of choice. So much so, that one …

New Report Says Solar Will Achieve Near-Global Competitiveness With Natural Gas By 2025

Solar power may be well on its way to near-global cost competitiveness with natural gas by 2025, according to new numbers from Lux Research. And …

Focus on the facts – wind energy works

Simon Jenkins' article on wind turbines (We trash the landscape for the benefit of billionaires, 6 December) suggests a lack of knowledge on the subject. At various points in the article Jenkins claims that wind energy is not green, creates "almost no jobs", and that it doesn't matter where wind …

UK opposition to new EU green energy targets could risk 'half a million jobs'

Britain's demand to keep nuclear option open to reduce emissions will mean potential job losses, leaked report shows<p>Over half a million new jobs over the next two decades could be at risk from the UK's opposition to new EU targets for green energy, according to a leaked official report from the …

C.F. Møller's Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper Wins HSB Stockholm Architecture Competition

Timber high-rises are a hot topic in the architecture world these days, but will any of them actually be built? That remains to be seen. The latest …

Green Roofs

Supreme Court Halts Utah Same-Sex Marriages | The Takeaway | WNYC

The U.S. Supreme Court has hit the pause button on same-sex marriage in Utah. Federal Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban …

Same-sex Marriage