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The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington state "pot czar" Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the …

These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, and we were there to greasily chronicle it all. While it was a torturous task, we picked out the 16 finest …

NASA Unveils Valkyrie, Its Humanoid Rescue Robot [Video]

The space agency shows off its entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.<p>The Boston Dynamics-built ATLAS is the rescue robot prototype that gets all the attention, but now NASA is getting in on the action, unveiling Valkyrie, a 6-foot 2-inch, 275-pound rescue robot. The 'bot, an entrant in the DARPA …

Robotics

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …

The 10 Foods Every Man Must Eat Before He Dies | Men's Health

It's prime beef, minced, and usually mixed with Dijon mustard, capers, chopped shallots, Worcestershire, anchovies, ground pepper, and a raw egg. Steak tartare has a velveteen texture and a deep, luxurious flavor that trumps any high-end steak you’ve ever eaten. It'll leave you to wonder why man …

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

Engineering

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

Virtual reality educational event heading to Boston Nov. 2

Microsoft New England Research and Development and Academic Research Consulting will co-host an educational event in Boston, Mass., about virtual reality.<p>The Future of Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift will take place Nov. 2. In addition to hands-on demonstrations and product overviews, the …

Sound of Single by Kingston Custom

The biggest cafe racer event in Europe is the Glemseck 101. It’s held in the ancient town of Leonberg in southern Germany, some ten miles west of Stuttgart. Every year, hundreds of motorcycles descend for a petrolhead celebration of speed and style.<p>The highlight of Glemseck is the informal but …

Motorcycles

Elon Musk intends to turn James Bond prop into real submarine car

Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk secretly purchased the amphibious sports car that appeared as a movie prop in a 1970s James Bond film with the intention of converting it into the real thing.<p>Musk, chief executive of electric car company Tesla Motors and rocket maker SpaceX, bought the car …

Elon Musk

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …

Under The Sea

Why moving rigs to the seafloor could make Arctic drilling less risky.<p>Drilling in the Arctic is a matter of when and not if. With summer sea ice having declined 30 percent since 1979 and continuing to shrink, companies are racing to prospect above 60° North. The Arctic contains an estimated 90 …

Inside Evasi0n, The Most Elaborate Jailbreak To Ever Hack Your iPhone

In Apple’s eternal cat and mouse game to control what you can and can’t run on your iOS device, score another one for the mice.<p>On Monday a team of hackers that calls themselves the evad3rs released evasi0n, the first jailbreak program that works for the iPhone 5, as well as the iPad 4, the iPad …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

Architecture

Hornetgeddon! Authorities swat deadly swarm of giant bugs

ANKANG, SHAANXI PROVINCE, China – A winged menace has killed 42 people and injured at least 1,600 since July, striking fear across this heavily industrialized area of central China.<p>Now local officials in Shaanxi province are declaring an uneasy stalemate with the virulent population of Asian …

The Post-Petrol Age Gets an Amazing New Superbike | WIRED

Finally, an electric motorcycle as slick as a Tesla, and even faster. But be careful, chief: Grab that throttle and you get instant and constant …

Grand Theft Auto 5 cheats and guides: everything you need to beat GTA on PS4, Xbox One and PC

We all know Grand Theft Auto 5 is huge, and even though it's been around since 2013 (what?!) there are still plenty of players out there who haven't …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

Boost your revenue by launching a superior Progressive Web App in just 90 days<p>Mobify is the only proven Digital Experience Platform for building customer-first shopping experiences through Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and native apps.<p>The #1 Provider ofProgressive Web …

Improve Your Life By Cooking With Beer (PHOTOS)

To borrow from a much more famous saying, we love cooking with beer -- sometimes we even put it in the food. Over the years, you've definitely done some cooking with wine. Perhaps you've even ventured into the wild world of cooking with vermouth. Cooking with beer is just like that, only more …

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

I shared this recipe with you a couple of weeks ago in stripped-down, printable form, but I’m just now getting around to doing the step-by-step for …

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …

FROM SEED TO SMOKE: Here's The Real Story Of How Marijuana Gets In Your Joint

As far as this goes economically — seeing an industry transition from a black market to a medical market to a legal market — anything on this scale is unprecedented since the days of Prohibition.<p>I flew out to Colorado to see what it's like on the ground floor of an industry that's about to …

Creamy Tomato Soup

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a larger group—and makes for great leftovers. For a lighter soup, omit the cream; or for a little decadence, add more cream or swirl in a little crème fraîche.<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted …

10 Huge Breakthroughs That Came From All-Nighters

Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary.<p>Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, chronicles some memorable stories of how successful people pulled all-nighters that led to some …

Explosion in Number of Potentially Habitable Worlds

Climate model predicts 60 billion water-friendly planets around red dwarf stars.<p><b>The number of potentially habitable worlds circling red dwarf stars—the most abundant type of star in our Milky Way galaxy—may have just doubled to 60 billion, a new study suggests.</b><p>Using global climate models originally …