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This Pa. dispensary was selling medical marijuana for $1, then the state slapped them

Weed hadn't been that cheap since 1979.<p>And for putting it on sale at the rock-bottom price of $1 gram, a medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania …

Cannabis

This Photo Shows a Solar Coronal Mass Ejection with the Earth for Scale

Space enthusiast and photo processing hobbyist Jason Major created this edit of a NASA photo showing a ginormous coronal mass ejection back on June …

Solar Cycle

Fentanyl Used to Execute Nebraska Inmate, in a First for U.S.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Prison officials in Nebraska used the powerful opioid fentanyl to help execute a convicted murderer on Tuesday, the first such use of the drug in the United States and the first execution in the state since voters overturned a death penalty ban in 2016.<p>The use of fentanyl, an opioid …

Death Row

‘Dormant’ California Supervolcano Packed With 240 Cubic Miles of Magma

It’s been around 100,000 years since California’s Long Valley supervolcano experienced a major eruption, but this supposedly dormant caldera has been …

Geology

DeepMind says its AI can detect eye diseases as well as human doctors

Over the past two years, DeepMind, the AI firm spun off from Google, has been working on a new way to spot eye diseases that could rob people of their sight. The company says it’s now ready to show off its work, as it says its system can detect more than 50 different diseases as accurately as …

Artificial Intelligence

Turkey’s president urges citizens to buy local Vestel Venus smartphones over iPhones as part of U.S. gadget boycott

With Turkey’s currency collapsing and the country facing a trade war with the U.S., Turkish president Recep Erdoğan today responded by announcing a boycott of all U.S. electronic goods.<p>In a speech, Erdoğan urged citizens to instead buy gadgets manufactured in Turkey.<p>“If they have iPhone, there is …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Researchers Find Source of Strange 'Negative' Gravity

Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 …

Physics

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System
Grace Kelly

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Yoga

Where even Walmart won't go: how Dollar General took over rural America

We lasted three years and three days after Dollar General opened. Sales dropped and just kept dropping Doug Nech<p>When Dollar General came to Haven, Kansas, it arrived making demands. The fastest-growing retailer in America wanted the taxpayers of the small, struggling Kansas town to pick up part of …

Dollar General

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

<b>The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people</b> <b>but it</b> <b>is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 20</b><b>5</b><b>0, say researchers. Is it too late?</b><p>It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and …

Asia

Merkel, Putin to discuss Syria, Ukraine and energy

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in Syria, the conflict in east Ukraine and a disputed pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany during talks near Berlin on Saturday, a German government spokesman said.<p>The two leaders, who last met in May, …

Russia

Court orders former Armenian president released from jail

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The lawyer for former Armenian President Robert Kocharian says he has been released from custody on a court order.<p>Kocharian was jailed July 27 on charges of violating constitutional order for sending police and soldiers to break up a demonstration in the Armenian capital in …

Demonstration

Lefty or righty? The surprising effects of being right or left-handed

It's an argument that's been going on for centuries - is it more beneficial to be left or right-handed?<p>In medieval times lefties were thought to be …

Bill Clinton

Dumpling-shaped asteroid comes into focus

NEWS<p>13 August 2018<p>Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission has snapped the closest images yet of its target, a kilometre-wide rock called Ryugu.<p>Search for this …

Google Scholar

Lambsquarter: Why This Weed Deserves to Be in Your Garden

When we gardeners become too obsessed with weeding, we forget that plants are plants, without any motivation for making our lives difficult. It’s …

Gardening

Woody plants on the march: trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa

Forests are being cleared by humans at an alarming rate. Since 2000, roughly 20% of Africa’s forests have been wiped out. This deforestation has …

Central African Republic

Fake steaks to be exposed by invisible barcode scannable on smartphones

An “invisible barcode” which can be sprayed onto joints of meat and scanned by consumers using a smartphone will thwart future food fraud, scientists have claimed.<p>The accountancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) is developing an edible signature with an agent used in spices and powdered milk that …

Barcodes

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Has Passed Away

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who was a two-time WWE tag team champion as part of The Hart Foundation in the late 80s/early '90s, has passed away at the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Republicans control the districts with the most opioids per person

The areas most flooded with prescription opioids are mostly represented by Republicans. The opioid crisis has taken a steep toll nationwide, but the …

FDA

How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution

It's about artificial intelligence, data, and things like quantum computing and nanotechnology. Australian National University's 3A Institute is …

Artificial Intelligence

High-Energy Whodunit: The Origins of the 'OMG Particle'

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of "Ask a Spaceman"</i> …

Universe

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Making a Garden From Scratch

Brenda’s garden is up today. As you’ll see, she’s created quite the garden from virtually nothing!<p><i>We started with an old hayfield full of weeds that</i> …

Gardening

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Physics

Anheuser-Busch Profits In Europe Will Likely Suffer Due To Drought

The extremely hot and dry weather that much of Western Europe has been experiencing lately has been credited with some European breweries running out …

Anheuser-Busch

Police, Sessions slam Elizabeth Warren for calling criminal justice system 'racist'

Top police officials in Massachusetts have accused Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of insulting rank-and-file officers when she said the criminal justice system was "racist ... front to back" earlier this month.<p>Warren made the remarks Aug. 3 at Dillard University, a historically black college. She …

Justice

MIT research points to autoimmune disease as the cause of glaucoma

An exciting breakthrough from a team of researchers MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear has revealed a new hypothesis behind the cause of glaucoma, a …

Medical Research

Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said.<p>At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles (551 …

Natural Disasters