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Obama administration to allow recreational marijuana laws to stand

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Thursday a limited pullback on federal enforcement of marijuana, saying it will not interfere with new state laws that permit recreational use of marijuana.<p>The Justice Department said it will not seek to veto new state laws in Colorado and Washington …

Many teens actually take their online privacy seriously, survey finds

SAN FRANCISCO -- Teens may be ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting privacy on mobile apps and devices.<p>And the younger they are, the more cautious they are about their personal information online.<p>That's according to a new survey from Pew Research Center's Internet project.<p>It found that …

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No injuries after Memphis 5-year-old fires gun in school

A Memphis, Tenn., kindergarten student is in police custody after he fired a handgun in his elementary school cafeteria Thursday morning.<p>The incident didn't result in any injuries, and school is back in normal operation, school officials said.<p>The Westside Elementary School student, 5, brought the …

Americans' Wages Have Been Flat for a Decade — Except Among the Wealthy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Since about 2003, the wages Americans receive have stayed essentially flat, even as productivity has …

Millions face arsenic contamination risk in China, study finds

Nearly 20 million people in China live in areas at high risk of arsenic contamination in their water supplies, according to a study published on Thursday.<p>The Chinese government has labelled arsenic contamination, which it first diagnosed in China in the 1970s, as one of the country's "most …

Human Urban Activity Makes Animals Develop Bigger Brains

A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.<p>Humans aren't just changing the climate, causing earthquakes and you know, generally adapting the world to suit our whims. Human activity might also be driving increased brain size in animals! Woo, evolution!<p>In a …

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Astronaut recounts near-drowning on spacewalk, says he felt all alone, felt like eternity

The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk last month is sharing more details about the terrifying experience, revealing how he felt all alone and frantically tried to come up with a plan to save himself.<p>Luca Parmitano wrote in his online blog, posted Tuesday, that he …

Ebola Treatment Works In Monkeys, Even After Symptoms Appear

Ebola, your days as one of the world's scariest diseases may be numbered.<p>A team of U.S. government researchers has shown that deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever can be vanquished in monkeys by an experimental drug given up to five days after infection — even when symptoms have already developed.<p>An …

Cosmonauts break record for longest Russian spacewalk

Science News<p>Two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk on Friday, spending more than seven hours working outside the International Space Station to prepare it for the addition of a new Russian-built orbital lab.<p>Veteran cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Alexander …

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Introducing the olinguito, the newest mammal discovery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The long-tailed, orange-furred, big-eyed olinguito - said to resemble a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear - is the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the Americas in 35 years, the Smithsonian Institution announced on Thursday.<p>An "olinguito …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

Why So Many Men Kill Their Families On Sundays In August

A study of British "family annihilators" reveals some macabre data.<p>In what must be one of the darkest research projects we've covered, a British team has studied 32 years' worth of "family annihilator" cases, where one member of a family murders multiple others. Some patterns emerge from the 71 …

The Week In Numbers: Humanity's Last Common Ancestor, The Birth Of NASA, And More

<b>180,000-200,000 years ago</b>: the time when humanity's last common male ancestor likely walked Earth<p><b>28.3 mph</b>: the speed at which Boston Dynamics' Cheetah Robot can sprint (it is one of our 10 favorite athletic robots)<p><b>$300-$2,000</b>: the money a 3-D printer could save you per year by printing household …

APOD: The Eskimo Nebula from Hubble and Chandra (2013 Jul 30) Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAA-CSIC/N. Ruiz et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130730.html Explanation: In 1787, astronomer William Herschel discovered the Eskimo Nebula. From the ground, NGC 2392 resembles a person's head surrounded by a parka hood. In 2000, the Hubble Space Telescope imaged the Eskimo Nebula in visible light, while the nebula was imaged in X-rays by the Chandra X-ray Observatory in 2007. The above combined visible-X ray image, with X-rays emitted by central hot gas and shown in pink, was released last week. From space, the nebula displays gas clouds so complex they are not fully understood. The Eskimo Nebula is clearly a planetary nebula, and the gas seen above composed the outer layers of a Sun-like star only 10,000 years ago. The inner filaments visible above are being ejected by strong wind of particles from the central star. The outer disk contains unusual light-year long orange filaments. The Eskimo Nebula spans about 1/3 of a light year and lies in our Milky Way Galaxy, about 3,000 light years distant, toward the constellation of the Twins (Gemini). http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2013/ngc2392/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130730 #APOD

Researchers Successfully Implant Mice With False Memories

So it is possible.<p>Call it cool or just plain creepy: Memory researchers from U.S. and Japan have, for the first time, implanted false memories into a lab animal.<p>The researchers made mice believe that they had once received electrical shocks in their feet while sitting in a certain little chamber, …

Plague-Infected Squirrel Closes California Campground

A plague-infected squirrel has closed a California campground for at least a week, according to Los Angeles County health officials.<p>The squirrel, …

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Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Ancient Mars Was Snowy, New Model Suggests

<b>Dreaming of a white</b> <b>Mars? You may be in luck. Networks of valleys branching across the surface of Mars may have been carved out by melting snow, according to a new study.</b><p>Researchers have been debating for years whether the water that once flowed on the red planet's surface formed by either water …

Mapping the Brain in Unprecedented Detail

While the federal government begins a major project to map the brain, scientists are unravel more about how the brain is built and how to treat it.<p><b>At Stanford researchers have developed</b> a technique to make the brain see-through, allowing them to trace individual neurons, and their sometimes …

Clashes Between Morsi Opponents, Supporters Kill 11 In Cairo

Tuesday was another bloody day in Cairo: Clashes between the supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left 11 dead, according to the country's Health Ministry, and a blast at a security building northeast of Cairo wounded at least 12 policemen.<p>From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel filed …

Clashes in Mexico's Michoacan state leave 22 dead

<b>At least 20 armed gang members have died in clashes with police in Mexico's western Michoacan state, officials say.</b><p>Two police officers were also killed in shootouts that started after gang members blocked roads with vehicles and ambushed police patrols.<p>The attacks came a day after members of the …