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Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

3 Marijuana Stocks to Consider Buying Right Now

These pot stocks could have investors seeing green.<p>The North American legal marijuana industry is transforming before our eyes. Canada, after years …

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

FDA

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

I’m a Car Salesman—Here’s How to Outsmart Me

The smell of a new car is great. The process of buying a new car? Not so great. Here are some expert tactics to give you a leg up on fast-talking …

For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

By Amy B Wang<p>, Reporter<p>In 1951, a 14-year-old Australian boy named James Harrison awoke from a major chest operation. Doctors had removed one of his lungs in a procedure that had taken several hours — and would keep him hospitalized for three months.<p>But Harrison was alive, thanks in large part to a …

Medicine

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Linda Brown, woman at center of Brown v. Board case, dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation in American schools, has died, a funeral home spokesman said.<p>Brown, 75, died Sunday afternoon in Topeka, Kansas, the spokesman said.<p>Brown was 9 years old in 1951 when her …

School Administration

4 of the Best Plant-Based Proteins Even Non-Vegetarians Should Eat

You might as well compare protein to the importance of water. It’s just an everyday essential our bodies <i>need</i> to survive and thrive. You have to …

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

Personal Finance

Scott Kelly: NASA Twins Study Confirms Astronaut's DNA Actually Changed in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA was altered by a year in space, results from NASA’s Twins Study have confirmed. Seven percent of his genes did not return …

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Exercise

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

Nutrition

Photographer captures people matching museum artwork

<b>(CNN) —</b> He first picked up a camera by chance; now Stefan Draschan makes a living taking photographs by chance.<p>"When I quit smoking I started photographing," he says. "I needed something in my hand."<p>Several months later, wandering the halls of the Glyptothek Museum in Munich, Germany, Draschan …

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

Mosquitoes

Inside Pyongyang, the Loneliest City in the World

Eddo Hartmann spent four years photographing North Korea. Now, as tensions rise with the United States, he finds a city on edge.

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

Travel Photography

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

6 Travel Apps That Industry Experts Swear By to Save Money

Industry experts swear by them<p>The last thing anyone wants to do is spend more money than necessary when planning a vacation. But luckily, there are …

Discarded Syringes from Heroin Crisis Create Health, Environmental Problems

LOWELL, Mass. — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere.<p>In Portland, Maine, …

Santa Cruz

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

The Most Beautiful Places in America

They don't call her America the Beautiful for nothing. The U.S. has more national parks than states (plus over 10,000 state parks), as well as plenty …

National Parks

Breaking the silence in the world capital of female genital mutilation

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the few positives for U.S. women and girls in recent years has been the increased awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) as an urgent issue which affects over half a million people on American soil. The first ever U.S. trial is about to take place too and the government is …

A Photo Tour Of The Soon-To-Be Biggest Cities On Earth

If there’s one thing you can guarantee it’s that the world population is going to continue to grow exponentially. According to UNICEF, more than 350,000 babies are born worldwide every day. That’s more than 250 births per minute and over 4 per second. Right now, the global population is 7.5 …

House votes to kill Dodd-Frank. Now what?

House lawmakers on Thursday advancedthe "crown jewel" of the GOP-led regulatory reform effort, effectively gutting the Dodd-Frank financial regulations that were put in place during the Obama administration<b>.</b><p>The Republican bill, called the Financial Choice Act, passed the House 233-186 along party …

Administrative Law

​These Color-Changing Tattoos Use Special Ink to Monitor Your Health

​The biosensing ink is particularly helpful for those with diabetes<p>If you’re the type of person who would need to explain a new tattoo to your parents, perhaps you should try one that’s good for your health. (Unlike, say, this tattoo, which killed a man after he swam in the ocean while it was …

Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green

<b>(CNN) —</b> Antarctica is home to ice, penguins and -- thanks to climate change -- rapidly increasing levels of moss, scientists say.<p>Moss banks, found across parts of the western Antarctic Peninsula, have grown dramatically over the past 50 years, according to a study published in the scientific …

Global Warming

The most popular brunch item in every state

1/<p>ALABAMA: Pound cake<p>3/<p>ARIZONA: Breakfast tostada<p>5/<p>CALIFORNIA: Honey-lemon ricotta breakfast toast with figs<p>6/<p>COLORADO: Paleo breakfast …

Breakfast

There's a bizarre loophole you have to jump through when booking an Airbnb in Cuba

When requesting to book an Airbnb in Cuba, you must specify your "purpose of travel" and confirm that you "satisfy criteria for a general license for travel to Cuba".<p>This "license" was established for Americans travelling to Cuba but non-US citizens also have to say that they satisfy the …

Cuba