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Scientists Gave MDMA to Octopuses—and What Happened Was Profound

When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly …

Ecstasy (Drug)

People are leaving one-star reviews for Salt Bae's restaurant after he served steak to Venezuela's president

People are leaving one-star reviews on TripAdvisor and Google of restaurants run by the viral chef known as "Salt Bae" after he served an expensive steak dinner to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro this week.<p>Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gokce, received widespread criticism after footage of …

Venezuela

Mom of alleged MS-13 victim killed by SUV at girl's memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — A grieving New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union in his campaign against deadly MS-13 gang violence was struck by an SUV and killed at her slain daughter's memorial site Friday after a heated confrontation with the driver.<p>Evelyn Rodriguez was …

MS-13

Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.<p>The messages will bear the headline "Presidential Alert", the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

Trump Administration

Was Council of Nicaea Church Just Found Under a Lake?

In the past week, scientists announced the discovery of ancient Roman ruins underneath the surface of the lake in Iznik, Turkey. But this was not …

News (U.S.)

Could AI allow you to live forever?

When Roman Mazurenko was killed by a hit-and-run driver in late 2015, his friend Eugenia Kyda, then in her late 20s, found herself scrolling through their old text conversations. She was searching for vestiges of her friend in his digital footprint. Roman was always fascinated by the idea that our …

Black Mirror

These Are the 50 Hottest Startups to Work For Right Now

LinkedIn’s list only included privately held companies that were younger than 7 years old and had at least 50 employees. Soper says her team judged …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

Interview with Lyn Ulbricht of Free Ross

<i>Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, who created the Silk Road, a deregulated online market built around Bitcoin. She is currently the head</i> …

Silk Road

9/11: 'A gray cloud of debris rolled violently toward us...'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three-hundred and forty-one New York City firefighters. Twenty-three New York City police officers. Thirty-seven Port Authority police officers. Three court officers. Two EMS workers. Thousands of innocent civilians. Numbers alone, of course, cannot do them justice.<p>A whole portrait of …

World Trade Center

U.S. Silently Enters New Age of Cyberwarfare

Years ago, the world witnessed the creation of the first major “cyberweapon.” Secretly loaded onto an unknown Iranian worker’s USB flash drive, an …

Cannabis

The Tor Project's new Android app for anonymous browsing is here

The Tor Project is building a new web browser for Android that’ll make it easier to access sites anonymously and without being tracked – and you can try an early version right now.<p>It’s called Tor Browser for Android, and it’s based on Firefox v60. It’ll improve on the organization’s other browser, …

Android Apps

Canadian Cannabis Corp Makes Historic Investment in Jamaica

The Jamaica Medical Cannabis Corporation Ltd. (JMCC), a Canadian-Jamaican medical cannabis exporter, signed an agreement to invest $2 million USD over ten years to identify analyze, and preserve Jamaica’s indigenous cannabis strains.<p>JMCC signed an official Memorandum of Agreement with the National …

Cannabis

The Great Chinese Art Heist

Strange how it keeps happening, how the greatest works of Chinese art keep getting brazenly stolen from museums around the world. Is it a conspiracy? Vengeance for treasures plundered years ago? We sent Alex W. Palmer to investigate the trail of theft and the stunning rumor: Is the Chinese …

China

How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle

In late September a group of businessmen and economic development officials from Michigan made a sort of urban pilgrimage to downtown Seattle. They …

Want Your Business To Survive The Next Five Years? Kill Your Company Now

Pan-Am was once America’s largest airline. BlackBerry used to be the fastest-growing company in the world. Blockbuster Video actually passed up the chance to buy Netflix. The failure of these companies is proof that no matter how popular or beloved your brand, its survival depends on your ability …

Mining

Breast orgasms are legit—here’s how to have one tonight

When most of us learned the rules of the hookup game, we were taught that second base isn’t much more than a quick stopover on the way to a home run. …

Advice

Why the "Glycome" Is the Next Big Thing in Health and Medicine

When you think of sugar, you probably think of the sweet, white, crystalline table sugar that you use to make cookies or sweeten your coffee. But did …

Immune System

The High-Stakes Race to Create the World’s First Artificial Heart

The kids fell in love with him first. Back in the late eighties, Craig Lewis lived three houses down from Linda Sanders. He was a quiet, solitary …

Texas

How Florence Became Italy's New Capital of Cool

To truly discover the soul of this city, you’ll have to look beyond its historic center.<p>I did not expect to fall for Florence while eating a Japanese …

Want Your Child to Be a High Achiever? This 47-Year Study Reveals 7 Things You Can Do

Who doesn't want to raise talented, developed children? Highly-seasoned help has arrived.<p>There's no shortage of advice on raising successful kids or how to coach kids. Or even how to be a kid, for that matter. But when findings from a 47-year study from noted experts on child development surface, I …

How You Too Can Create A Billion-Dollar Unicorn

One of the most amazing aspects of venture development is how new fashionable terms come into vogue to describe certain ventures, features, or strategies – even if they are vacuous.<p>Some examples of these terms:<p>First mover: Even though academic studies have shown that very few first movers end up …

Entrepreneurship

'Budtenders,' edibles chefs among fastest-growing jobs in legal marijuana industry

Help wanted: budtenders, cannabis chefs, flavor scientists, extraction technicians.<p>Those are just a few of the new job categories opening up in the budding legal cannabis industry in more than two dozen states where the drug is legal for medical or recreational use or both.<p>A quick scan of online …

Cannabis

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

The Advantages Of Investing In Single-Family Rental Houses Vs. The Stock Market

I started my financial career in banking, eventually progressing to insurance and then to financial advisor over a 24 year career — 21 years as a Series 6 and then Series 7 securities licensed representative. In that span of time, I developed a unique perspective regarding the advantages of the …

Real Estate

What Cocaine And Weed Do To Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears.”<p>It’s well accepted that marijuana is associated with changes in memory, and the more you use, the more it could impede your ability to remember.<p>But “memory” is not just one thing, or one process. Some studies …

A small-town couple left behind a stolen painting worth over $100 million — and a big mystery

Jerry and Rita Alter kept to themselves. They were a lovely couple, neighbors in the small New Mexico town of Cliff would later tell reporters. But no one knew much about them.<p>They may have been hiding a decades-old secret, pieces of which are now just emerging.<p>Among them:<p>After the couple died, a …

New Mexico

With These 5 Stunning Words, Steve Jobs Added a Truly Brutal Chapter to His Legacy

We're only learning about this now, years after his death. But these words really do matter.<p>Steve Jobs was near the end, literally on his deathbed. His daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, was visiting. As she turned to leave, he offered some brutal parting words--words that will now make a lasting …

The Strange Life of a Murderer Turned Crime Blogger

Squeeze the trigger of a gun and a spring unwinds. A bolt lurches forward. On that piece of precision-milled steel is a firing pin that ignites a …

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

A buzzy startup raised $57 million from Peter Thiel and Y Combinator using these 19 slides

A startup can have millions of venture dollars in the bank and not get approved for a credit card. That's because old-school banks and credit institutions want to see a credit history, which few new companies have, before issuing that precious piece of plastic.<p>Henrique Dubugras and Pedro …

Peter Thiel