Gary Freeman

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Congress's 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, …

You can’t understand Pope Francis without Juan Perón — and Evita

By Nick Miroff<p>, Reporter<p>BUENOS AIRES — A few years ago, when he was not yet Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, visited the convent where he attended kindergarten in the city’s Flores neighborhood. The nuns gathered around.<p>“Sister Rosa,” he asked one of his …

Here are the world's most popular #TBT songs of all time

You all like R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" way, way too much.<p>On Thursday, Spotify revealed a hundred of the world’s most popular throwback Thursday …

Philae's comet may host alien life, scientists say

The icy surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, home to the famous Philae lander, may also host alien life, according to astrobiologists.<p>Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, director of the U.K.’s Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, and Max Wallis of the University of Cardiff say that the comet …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

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Apple Music: A final nail in the coffin for paid downloads?

In an excellent piece today, Popjustice’s Peter Robinson describes how Apple Music has already changed his buying behavior.<p>With Apple pushing its streaming service on everyone who opens the Music app in iOS 8.4, anyone used to buying music via the iTunes Store (yes, people still do that – they keep …

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At Last, Bill Nye's LightSail Deploys Its Solar Sails In Space

Phew!<p>LightSail has finally seen the light. After a tumultuous time in lower Earth orbit, the Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft has at last deployed its namesake: four large mylar “sails” that theoretically use energy released from the Sun to propel the satellite forward. Now that they’re …

Space Travel

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an Interactive Photography Skill Tree for Beginners

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an infographic designed to help beginner photographers work their way through the settings on their camera. Produced by …

New Study Scientifically Probes Near-Death, Out-Of-Body Experiences

<b>Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online</b><br>Approximately one-tenth of all cardiac arrest survivors reported having out-of-body experiences …

Scientists say Indonesia cave drawings the same age as those in Europe

Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.<p>And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa, than scientists had …

The first Higgs boson data sonifcation!

We are really excited. On Wednesday 4th July 2012, scientists at CERN announced that they had found a Higgs-like particle after analysing results …

Unlocking Big Data: Lessons Learned From The God Particle

It’s a puzzle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a symphony. It’s the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, the greatest physics find of the 21st century, turned into music.<p>Chamber music, to be exact.<p>Admittedly—and especially for fans of Pythagoras—this conversion is a little mind-blowing. But once …

Intimate Photos Take Us Into the Bedrooms of People With Disabilities (NSFW)

For <i>Je t’aime moi aussi</i>, photographer Olivier Fermariello enters the bedrooms of individuals with disabilities, cutting through taboo and rarely …

If You Try to Publish a Picture of this Statue in Denmark, You’d Better be Ready to Pay Up

One of Denmark’s most photographed attractions, a Little Mermaid statue, comes with a strange caveat: it can’t be photographed. Or rather, a …

Top 10 Photography eBooks | Popular Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

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La Zona

Project info<p>The Zone. Leipzig, Germany. 2006. Brought by a friend, I enter some abandoned factories and buildings. We spend hours walking through corridors and rooms, and more rooms that open to more corridors, more and more ruined places, worn by abandon. Tarkovski's Stalker comes to mind. Some …

Cherry Bombe Creative Director Claudia Wu Curates Our Latest Offset Show of Fashionable Food

Known for it’s original and fashion-forward aesthetic, <i>Cherry Bombe</i> magazine is like a cross between <i>Vogue</i> and <i>Bon Appétit</i>. A food magazine by women for …

Bruno Barbey's best photograph: the Paris protests of 1968

There were riots all over the world in 1968, mainly protesting against the Vietnam war. In France it was different – there was a desire to change society. It started with students in Paris but quickly spread to workers across the country. At one point over 10 million were striking and the entire …

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W.H. seeks GOP immigration help

President Barack Obama hasn’t given up on immigration reform, but he still needs a way to break through with House Republicans.<p>The White House has reached out to former George W. Bush administration officials, conservative business leaders and selected House members, all in search of a way to hone …

How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party

Tea Party leaders view themselves as modern prophets of the end of times, ratcheting up their rhetoric to prove that Obama is evil and God is on …