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"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

A.I. Can Produce Images of People's Faces Using Only Their Genomes

What if a computer could generate a realistic image of your face using <i>only</i> your genetic information?<p>That's precisely the technology researchers at …

People are ‘scromiting’ after smoking too much cannabis

Cannabis is having a truly hideous effect on some unlucky stoners in the US, where it has recently been legalized in some states.<p>Doctors said users …

The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death'

This is too important to get wrong.<p>A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines …

Cannabis

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In

There's a winner, but we need more research.<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be …

Magic Mushrooms Take Critical Step Towards Legalization in California

Magic mushrooms could soon be legal — the psychedelic drug just got a green light to move forward in California!<p>If approved these measures would …

Magic Mushrooms

People Are Smashing Their Keurig Coffee Makers And Posting The Evidence In Protest

"I pulled an Office Space with my Keurig..."<p>The Washington Post reported on Monday that Chief Executive Bob Gamgort addressed the Twitter response in an email to Keurig employees.<p>"The catalyst for the current situation was commentary made by Sean Hannity on his TV and radio programs last week, …

Psyche is a Metal World NASA Wants to Visit

Imagine a world made of metal, once the molten core of a planet now demolished in the violence of the cosmos. It sounds like the stuff of sci-fi …

You'll Never Look at McDonald's the Same Way Again, Once You See What this Invention Does to It | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Those who write fascinating books about sales and marketing call these things pain points.<p>I suffer from severe pain points when I read most books about sales and marketing.<p>But there are certain …

McDonald's

A 12-year-old girl with epilepsy is suing Jeff Sessions over medical marijuana.

Alexis Bortell’s family moved to Colorado so they could legally get their hands on the cannabis oil that has proven to be the only effective …

Ban on killer robots urgently needed, say scientists

The movie portrays a brutal future. A military firm unveils a tiny drone that hunts and kills with ruthless efficiency. But when the technology falls into the wrong hands, no one is safe. Politicians are cut down in broad daylight. The machines descend on a lecture hall and spot activists, who are …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA Believes It Knows How To Make Mars Green Again

NASA is thinking about introducing an artificial magnetic field near Mars so that it can develop an atmosphere which would hopefully help Mars support life and liquid surface water in the future. If introduced, Mars could have an atmosphere with half the Earth’s atmospheric pressure within a few …

Magnetism

The first 'nation in space' has officially left Earth

Asgardia, a self-declared nation, is now floating above us, drifting toward the International Space Station... and perhaps destiny.<p>An odd but intriguing experiment in technology, diplomacy, governance and space exploration, among other things, has officially begun its journey.<p>After being delayed …

Space Exploration

'Dose as small as a grain of sand can kill you': alarm after Canada carfentanil bust

It was a carbon monoxide alarm that brought the Canadian authorities to the house in Liatris Drive, a quiet residential street lined with manicured gardens. As firefighters checked over the house to ensure its inhabitants were safe, something else caught their eye: kilograms of a mysterious powder …

Special Forces

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Dark Matter

Higher Tech: The Geeks Are Taking Over the Cannabis Industry · High Times

Cannabis is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, currently worth $7.2 billion and projected to be valued at $20.5 billion by 2020, while …

Cannabis

Venus-Jupiter conjunction: How and where to watch the planetary event

Two of the brightest planets in the sky are hooking up for a cosmic dance, and stargazers in many parts of the United States and Europe will have front-row seats—if they’re willing to wake up early, that is.<p>On Monday morning, just before sunrise, <b>Jupiter and Venus will appear very close to each</b> …

In Las Vegas, you can buy pot, but there's nowhere to smoke it

Las Vegas’ reputation as a place where you can indulge your vices and have a good time helps it lure some 43 million visitors a year. But tourists heading to Sin City hoping to consume newly legal cannabis have a problem: There are few places in town, other than private homes, where someone can …

Cannabis

Marijuana Legalization 2017: States and Cities Where Weed Won This November

Pro-marijuana candidates and reforms succeeded across the country.<p>Marijuana remains illegal at a federal level, is classified as a Schedule I drug, …

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Students mistake sound of flipped table for a gun

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A high school homecoming dance ended early after the sound of a table being flipped over caused some students to fear shots had been fired.<p>The Wayne High School Twitter page says when the table was flipped Saturday night, some students yelled “gun.” It says no gun was</i> …

High School

Will Native Americans Take Over the Cannabis Industry?

Entering the Las Vegas Paiute reservation, you soon pass the Smoke Shop, a cigar and tobacco retail store that reportedly brings in nearly …

Arkansas High School Teacher Accused of Having Sex With 4 Students

A former high school art teacher in Arkansas has been accused of having sex with four students.<p>Jessie Lorene Goline, who taught at Marked Tree High …

Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes.<p>A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible.<p>The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just …

Black Holes

The 'Mad Pooper' Is Terrorizing a Town with Her Turds

A female jogger is dropping deuces all over her neighborhood, and no one knows why.<p>Police are searching for a mysterious female jogger who has been terrorizing a Colorado Springs neighborhood with heinous public poops, KKTV reports.<p>The woman, who local residents have nicknamed "the Mad Pooper," …

Crime

Skin Patch Dissolves “Love Handles” in Mice

<b>New York, NY (Sept. 15, 2017)—</b>Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat …

Columbia University

‘Uncontacted’ Amazon Tribe Members Reported Killed in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — They were members of an uncontacted tribe gathering eggs along the river in a remote part of the Amazon. Then, it appears, they had the bad luck of running into gold miners.<p>Now, federal prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation into the reported massacre of about 10 …

Rights & Freedoms

Hermit crab uses doll’s head as its shell—and it’s terrifying

From your nightmares directly onto your internet browser comes the photo below that will likely haunt you until the end of time. Combine a …

What finding boron on Mars actually means in the hunt for alien life

We're getting closer.<p>Boron sounds boring, and not just because of the phonetic resemblance. It’s not an element that we use much, other than in some kinds of fiberglass. It’s not toxic or dangerous to humans. Really, the best thing you can say about it—on Earth, anyway—is that it can kill …

Biology

Jupiter's vividly glowing auroras have a mysterious power source

Electrons fired at up to 400,000 volts<p>For the first time ever, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has spotted electrons being fired down into Jupiter’s atmosphere at up to 400,000 volts. That’s an enormous amount of energy that gives rise to the planet’s glowing auroras. These incredibly high voltages, …