Ken Morris

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Environment: News & features

Extraterrestrial Link to Global Climate Shift 12,900 Years Ago --Conclusive Evidence Discovered

"The Younger Dryas cooling impacted human history in a profound manner," says Dartmouth Professor Mukul Sharma, a co-author of the study. …

HUGE: Federal Government Won't Challenge Colorado's Marijuana Legalization

Last November, voters in both Colorado and Washington authorized the legalization of marijuana in their states.<p>The estimated market in Colorado alone for legal cannabis is estimated to be over $600 million, and the fast-growing industry has had a positive impact on both the local economy and state …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

Space Experts: NASA Is Dangerously Adrift

Two of the most respected names in space policy, George Washington University experts Scott Pace and John Logsdon, say the U.S. space program is headed for a fiery crash and burn by 2030 if no course corrections are made.<p><b>In a call with reporters today</b>, the founder and the current head of the Space …

Space Exploration

Hubble Captured a Huge, Light-Year-Long Flaming Space Monster

This beautifully bright, light-year-long heap of gas and dust particles was caught by the Hubble telescope hurtling through space on its way to …

Holder to Justice Department: Hands Off Legal Marijuana

On August 29, 2013, Attorney General Eric Holder called the governors of Washington and Colorado to tell them that the Justice Department would not block their state's implementation of voter passed legal recreational marijuana programs. Justice will cooperate with the states, even though federal …

Cannabis

The Smart Way To Handle Failure | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>When you fail, you have a choice – focus on facts or feelings.</b><p>If you emphasize your feelings after an instance of failure, you’ll succumb to the …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

3 Ways to Rebuild Your Life When You've Hit Rock Bottom

<i>“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.”</i><p><i>– W Clement Stone</i><p><b>In 2010 I had the best year of my life. By far.</b><p><b>And then in 2011, I had the worst</b> …

Astronomers Identify Oldest Solar Twin

Astronomers have identified the oldest solar twin using ESO's Very Large Telescope. HIP 102152 is located 250 light-years from Earth. The …

On Nightmare Planet Covered In Boiling Lava, A Year Lasts 8.5 Hours

It's even worse than Florida in the summertime.<p>Kepler 78b is an Earth-sized exoplanet not <i>too</i> far from us--only about 700 light-years away. But don't bother getting your hopes up about settling there, because Kepler 78b is one of the most aggressively unpleasant planets ever discovered (a …

Is marijuana legalization inevitable?

The Marijuana Policy Project recently surprised NASCAR fans with an ad pushing recreational marijuana use. The commercial not only mimicked a beer ad to point out the hypocrisy of legalizing alcohol and not marijuana, it also made a case for why marijuana is safer.<p>"If you're an adult who enjoys a …

Cannabis

True Tales Of The War On Drugs

<b>Up here in the Commonwealth</b> (God save it!), we've been keeping a close eye on the curious case of Annie Dookhan, Drug Avenger. Dookhan was a chemist in a laboratory in the state Department Of Public Health. Her special interest was in handling evidence for police and prosecutors involved in drug …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

Federal Drug Agency Denies Marijuana Is Less Toxic Than Alcohol

The National Institute on Drug Abuse released an eyebrow-raising statement to PolitiFact on Monday, denying that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol.<p>"Claiming that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol cannot be substantiated since each possess their own unique set of risks and consequences for a …

New star explosion in night sky can be seen with naked eye

Science News<p>Stargazers are thrilled over the surprise appearance of a star explosion, known as a nova, in the night sky last week, but there is more to this cosmic event than meets the eye.<p>The new Nova Delphinus 2013 was first spotted in the constellation Delphinus (The Dolphin) by Japanese amateur …

Astronomy

A new year every four hours? It's possible with exoplanets

Astronomers have detected a scorching-hot planet that zooms around its alien sun in just eight and a half hours. And if you think <i>that's</i> something, wait until you hear about the iron planet that spins through a whole year in just a little more than four hours.<p>Two overlapping teams of researchers …

Science for stoners: Here’s how pot works

<b>(Reuters/Alexandria Sage)</b><p>Explaining the chemistry behind medical marijuana that got Sanjay Gupta and others to finally believe<p>K.M. Cholewa<p>August 17, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Last week, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta grabbed headlines for coming out in support of the validity of the medical use of marijuana, …

Associated Press News

N.J. Governor Gives Provisional OK to Medical Pot For Kids

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie agreed to ease restrictions on medical marijuana for chronically ill children, but he won't go as far as lawmakers would like.<p>NPR's Joel Rose reports that Christie, a Republican, has rejected part of a bill that would allow young patients access to an ingestible form …

Is Voyager 1 still in our solar system? NASA doesn't know

In March, more than 35 years after leaving Earth, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft traveled beyond our solar system and into a new frontier — interstellar space. Or well, maybe not. Shortly after NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that Voyager 1 had broken into uncharted territory, the original …

Seattle's 'Hempfest' will feature munchies courtesy of the cops

A marijuana-centric festival in Washington state this weekend will have a heavy police presence, but the cops will be a little friendlier than one might expect.<p>Instead of handing out summonses at Hempfest 2013, Seattle police have announced plans to hand out bags of snacks— with a message.<p>Seattle …

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 …

LEGALIZED POT: Our Exclusive Look Inside America's Emerging Marijuana Industry

In Denver, Colorado, something is happening that has not occurred on U.S. soil for decades.<p>A hot commodity that many people love is completing the transition from a black market to a medicalized market to a fully legal market, something unseen in the United States since the repeal of the Eighteenth …

Sanjay Gupta: Only 6 Percent Of Marijuana Research Considers Medical Benefits

It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies.<p>Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent, is officially down with weed. In an article for CNN, the well-known medical personality apologized for dismissing the scientific value of medical marijuana …

Mexico and marijuana: A leaf out of Uruguay's book?

<b>Ten days ago, the lower house of Uruguay's parliament passed a law legalising marijuana, reflecting a growing sentiment in Latin America that the current prohibition on drugs should change. Could Mexico be next?</b><p>Arguably, Mexico has lost the most in the war on drugs, with tens of thousands of …

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