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Official: Cuomo administration to back legalizing recreational marijuana

The Cuomo administration soon will recommend legalizing recreational marijuana, the state health commissioner said, setting the stage for a dramatic …

Cannabis

Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, …

Donald Trump

Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia

Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.<p>The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post that 30 giant hogweed plants were …

Virginia Tech

This home theater recreates the multiplex with a level of detail you won't believe

Indie Music

The 5G standard is finally finished with new standalone specification

Now the real work begins<p>It’s been a long time coming, but there’s finally a finished 5G standard. Earlier this week, the 3GPP — the international group that governs cellular standards — officially signed off on the standalone 5G New Radio (NR) spec. It’s another major step toward next-generation …

Cellular Networks

Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

In the spring of 2014, Eric Abramovitz got the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>He just didn't know it.<p>Abramovitz was the victim of a deception that a Canadian judge called "despicable," as he granted Abramovitz $350,000 Canadian dollars (more than $260,000 U.S.) in damages.<p>Abramovitz is a gifted Canadian …

McGill University

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Sorry, steak fans.<p>It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).<p>Unfortunately, study after study shows that …

Nutrition

A 'One-in-100 Million' Cotton Candy-Colored Lobster Was Found Near Maine

A rare, cotton candy-colored lobster that was caught near Maine last year has become a social media star after it was saved from the cook pot and …

New England

All Apple Park employees getting standing desks because ‘sitting is the new cancer’

One of the things we learned during David Rubenstein’s interview of Tim Cook, posted in full yesterday, was that all employees at Apple Park are getting standing desks.<p>We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it’s much …

Tim Cook

Musk's Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

(Reuters) - The City of Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the Loop to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, media reported on Wednesday.<p>The system will be comprised of 16-passenger …

Elon Musk

Laptops with 128GB of RAM are here

Brace yourself for laptops with 128GB of RAM because they’re coming. Today, Lenovo announced its ThinkPad P52, which, along with that massive amount of memory, also features up to 6TB of storage, up to a 4K, 15.6-inch display, an eighth-gen Intel hexacore processor, and an Nvidia Quadro P3200 …

Laptops

Ring Alarm home security system is now available for pre-order

Ring Alarm is available for presales starting Wednesday, June 13. Ring will start shipping the DIY smart home security system to pre-order customers …

Smart Homes

Are these the worst cities to live in? Study looks at quality of life across the U.S.

Where Americans live can have a considerable impact on their quality of life. In some U.S. cities, everyday comfort and happiness is much harder to attain than in others.<p>Quality of life is subjective, and difficult to measure. Still, there is a wide range of quantifiable factors that can impact …

Demographics

Why You'll Want to Change Your Socks After Airport Security

There’s only one thing that Mack, an emergency-room doctor in a major US city, always makes sure he brings with him to the airport, in addition to …

Microbiology

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

Cannabis

Donald Trump Surprises Everyone, Saying He May Back Law Leaving Marijuana Enforcement to States

Law proposed by Senators Gardner and Warren would leave marijuana enforcement to the states.<p>Ever since Donald Trump took office as 45th president of the United States, cannabis industry entrepreneurs, as well as ordinary cannabis users, have worried that the Trump administration might punish them …

Cannabis

World's most powerful supercomputer handles staggering 200,000 trillion calculations per second

The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has unveiled a computer capable of handling 200,000 trillion calculations per …

Quantum Computing

Does wireless charging degrade your battery faster? We asked an expert

Wireless charging has been around for a long time, but it has taken a while to catch on for phones. There were some definite limitations when it …

Tech Trends

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

These Are The 5 Best Selling Weed Strains In The World Right Now

There are a lot of cannabis strains available but there are only a handful of classics that consumers come back to again and again. Here are 5 of the …

Cannabis

Facebook says millions of users who thought they were sharing privately with their friends may have shared with everyone because of a software bug

A new software bug is Facebook’s latest self-inflicted privacy headache.<p>After a year of troubling mishaps on its massive social platform, Facebook has landed itself in yet another self-inflicted privacy debacle.<p>As many as 14 million Facebook users who thought they were posting items they only …

Social Media

Amazon return policy abusers sentenced to nearly six years in prison

Three individuals have just received lengthy prison sentences for their involvement in a scam that defrauded Amazon out of $1.2 million. Erin and Leah Finan, a couple living in Indiana, pleaded guilty last year to running the scheme. For two years, the Finans ordered over 2,700 electronic items …

Wall Street

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

Microsoft Puts a Data Center on the Sea Floor

Microsoft realizes you can use the sea as a giant heatsink and save a small fortune in cooling costs.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Seafloor

IHOP Says It's Changing Its Name. Here's What It's Changing Its Name To

After 60 years, nothing is sacred. Allegedly.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Can you wait?<p>ICAN.<p>In fact, IWILL.<p>Because, when it comes down to it, IDONTREALLYCAREMUCH.<p>And, well, IKNOW.<p>No, of course I don't know officially. But …

IHOP

'My Research Shows If You Use Cannabis In Low Doses In Your 40s And 50s, You Probably Don’t Get Alzheimer’s': Dr. Gary Wenk

It may be time to talk to your parents about marijuana. Smoking it every day could save their lives, according to Dr. Gary Wenk - a researcher at …

Neuroscience

Supreme Court rules on narrow grounds for baker who refused to create same-sex couple's wedding cake

WASHINGTON – A divided Supreme Court on Monday absolved a Colorado baker of discrimination for refusing to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple, ruling that the state exhibited "religious hostility" against him.<p>The 7-2 verdict criticized the state's treatment of Jack Phillips' …

LGBTQI

Andy Cohen Just Addressed Rumors That He's Dating John Mayer

"Do you think people wonder if we’re in a secret relationship?"<p>Before we get to the subject at hand, please be advised that John Mayer surprised Andy Cohen for his birthday on <i>Watch What Happens Live</i>, and delivered a cover of Diana Ross' "It’s My House" which caused Andy to do this:<p>Honestly, just …

John Mayer

Outgoing Missouri governor signs revenge porn law

Missouri governor Eric Greitens quit his position on Friday, but he approved 77 new laws before he officially left the building. One of those criminalizes "nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images" (or threatening to do so)... which was the very thing that started his downfall. Back in …

Eric Greitens

FBI agent loses his gun during dance-floor backflip, accidentally shoots bar patron

<b>(CNN) —</b> An FBI agent's backflip at a club looked pretty impressive -- until he lost his gun and accidentally shot someone.<p>Video of the off-duty agent showed him unleashing a torrent of dance moves at a Denver bar early Saturday before launching into a back handspring.<p>But midflip, his weapon flew …

FBI