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Plutonium Was Stolen From the Back of a Van at a Texas Marriott

More than a year later, state and federal officials don’t know where the plutonium—one of the most valuable and dangerous substances on earth—is.<p><i>By</i> …

Nuclear Energy

The Best Way to Grow Weed, According to Home Growers

There’s more than one way to (legally) start a grow-op in your apartment. Just be honest with your roommates.<p>It’s been a long time coming but cannabis legalization is officially rolling out across Canada in October. You may not 100 percent know what that means, and honestly I think most of us are …

Cannabis

A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who's Inside

Should we open it?<p>Archaeological digs around ancient Egyptian sites still have plenty of secrets to give up yet – like the huge, black granite …

Archaeology

Here are the 16 leaking VPNs to avoid

A VPN is a virtual private network—a way to protect and encrypt your web traffic from prying eyes. There are dozens of VPN services available, but …

Information Systems

After 8-year search, Australian rangers capture massive crocodile

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wildlife rangers in northern Australia captured a massive 600 kilogram (1,300 pound) crocodile after first spotting it nearly a decade ago.<p>The crocodile, estimated to be more than 60 years old, was found lurking near a boat ramp in the Katherine River. At 4.71 meters (15.45 feet), the croc …

Wildlife

The brightest object in the universe was just discovered, but is it still there?

Space is dark, which makes finding bright things like stars pretty darn easy. It also makes it possible for high-powered telescopes to spot things …

Universe

Psychedelic ayahuasca works against severe depression, study finds

"Leon" is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge of living with a mental illness that affects some 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.<p>Leon is among the roughly 30 …

Clinical Trials

The Vaporizer of the Future Is Available Today

You’ve come home from the bar with some new friends.<p>Everyone agrees that weed should be smoked.<p>But while you’re strictly dedicated to vaping for your …

Pop Punk

Baking Soda and 4 Other Wonder Tonics That Fight Inflammation and Pain

Try one of these healthy sips packed with anti-inflammatory powerhouses like ginger, parsley, and turmeric… and feel your pain fade.<p>Designs by …

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Universe

Koko, the beloved gorilla who learned sign language, dies at 46

Koko, the beloved gorilla best known for mastering sign language, died in her sleep at age 46 on Wednesday.<p>The Gorilla Foundation announced Koko's …

Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication

"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.<p>Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla …

Ethnology

Trent Reznor: ‘You’re seeing the fall of America in real time’

I couldn’t fit in anywhere, I couldn’t relate to people; I felt alone, I felt angry about it. Part of me is still that Trent Reznor<p>For the miracle of everyone sharing ideas, I see a lot more racism … the internet has eroded decency in our civilisation Trent Reznor<p>The title of Nine Inch Nails’ new …

David Bowie

Many Psychedelics Share This Common Trait — And It Will Literally Change The Way You Think

This helps explain why they are increasingly seen as a valuable treatment for psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and addiction.New …

Neuroscience

These are the 19 ways your dog is secretly communicating with you

Scientists have discovered dogs use 19 signals dogs to try and communicate with their human pals.<p>Footage of 37 dogs filmed by their owners during day-to-day task showed them the pooches were often seemingly using similar movements to express what they wanted.<p>They eventually nailed down 19 gestures …

Pets

Where to Hit Someone to Inflict the Most Damage | The Art of Manliness

Getting into a physical fight is never ideal, and every self-defense expert will tell you that if you can avoid a fight if at all possible, you …

Martial Arts

Not Feeling the Magic of CBD? It Could Be Because of This

You've read numerous stories about how CBD has changed people's lives. You've heard it referred to as "nature's Xanax." You've done your due diligence and devoured articles about how CBD can help relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation, and even help your workouts. So you decided to try it and …

Cannabis

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

A major physics experiment just detected a particle that shouldn't exist

There's something strange happening in the universe that is making humanity's most cutting-edge physics experiments contradict one another.<p>Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting with it at …

Physics

We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine

It’s just a matter of time before we build a machine that can take us into the far future.<p><i>Watch AMC's Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, a six-part series about focusing on AI, dark futures, aliens, and time travel.</i><p>In September 2015, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka arrived back on …

Physics

‘Size Matters’ for more than just the bedroom

<i>How should a woman react when a man is sexually dysfunctional? How long do sperm live? What's the deal with fertility and "boxers vs. briefs"? In their new book "Size Matters," New York urologist Dr. Harry Fisch and author Kara Baskin answer the questions about men's sexual health that women often</i> …

People Are Drinking Ayahuasca to Treat Physical Illnesses

Could the psychedelic be changing people's perceptions of pain?<p>Abigail, a 39-year-old environmental regulator in Texas who chose not to disclose her last name for professional reasons, had tried nearly every possible treatment for her interstitial cystitis—a condition characterized by bladder pain …

Magnesium Deficiency 101: 18 Signs You're Deficient (And How To Fix It)

Your body is alive because of brilliant biochemistry. A myriad of intricate pathways is working in symphony every second of your life. It is easy to …

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.<p>AUGUSTA, …

U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

The U.S. health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of …

Teachers Have Been Getting Screwed in Oklahoma for Generations

In 1990, when he was nine years old, Heath Miller protested alongside his parents at the Oklahoma Capitol building. His mother was a special …

How I Got Delightfully High On Legal Mushrooms

Ever since Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s eccentric but oddly compelling food diary went viral — and people finally started taking Goop …

Mind

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs

White gangs are less covered by the media, and less punished – even though 53% of gang members in Mississippi are white<p>When he was 13, three white teenage boys beat Benny Ivey. They aimed for his chest as his back pressed against the wall of his friend’s house in Florence, Mississippi. The skinny …

Benny