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14 of the biggest questions researchers have about marijuana

Marijuana is now more accessible — legally — than it has been since it was first banned in the "Reefer Madness" era of the 1930s, but that doesn't mean researchers think we fully understand the plant or how its use affects people.<p>Far from it.<p>We know enough to say that marijuana has some legitimate …

Brexit wipes $2tn off markets as Moody's lowers UK credit rating outlook

Amid concerns that the EU referendum result risks sparking fresh financial crisis, Bank of England governor says it is ready to do whatever is needed<p>The ratings agency Moody’s has lowered the outlook for the UK’s credit rating from stable to negative amid what it said would prove a prolonged period …

'Brexit': A very British fiasco

<b>(CNN) —</b> Britain has had its fair share of foreign policy fiascoes over the past century: the disastrous decision to seize the Suez Canal from Egypt in 1956, the appeasement of Hitler in the 1930s, and the military strategy in World War I, which destroyed a generation and gave us such synonyms for …

United Kingdom

David Cameron resignation sparks Tory party leadership contest

Prime minister says he will step down by the autumn as UK votes by 52%-48% to leave the European Union<p>David Cameron announced on Friday that he would step down as prime minister by the autumn, after the British public unleashed a political earthquake by voting 52%-48% to exit the European Union.<p>A …

Great Britain

People are already regretting voting to leave the EU – here’s what they told us

<b>Today, over half of the UK voted to leave the European Union.</b><p>To be more precise, 52% of voters chose to back Brexit while 48% wanted things to remain …

Here's What Fortune 500 Companies Are Saying About Brexit

Brexit has happened, and the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union has left Fortune 500 companies scrambling to react to the news. Here’s a roundup …

J.K. Rowling, James Corden react to shocking Brexit

<b>(CNN) —</b> British celebrities flooded Twitter with their reactions to Britain's vote to leave the European Union after 43 years. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling wrote that she was disappointed: "I don't think I've ever wanted magic more." While, actress Elizabeth Hurley appeared to be elated with …

James Corden

‘It’s our future’: Young protesters march against EU referendum result

<b>Protesters are taking to the streets of London to voice their anger at the EU referendum result.</b><p>Activists have quickly organised the march, from …

The Week in Review: British PM Resigns After UK Votes to Leave European Union

After months of campaigning in a hard to call race, Britain voted Thursday to leave the European Union (EU) with a small majority win of 52 percent. Following the announcement, which came on Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the public to announce he would step down as country …

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The EU referendum result isn’t just shocking in what it says about the state of our divided nation – it’s also taken many people by surprise.<p>Just like last year's General Election, the polls led us the wrong way. On the day, YouGov predicted the Remain campaign would win, and the final three polls …

Social Media

Autonomous robot doing laundry

People typically consider doing the laundry to be a boring chore. But laundry is far from boring for artificial intelligence (AI) researchers like …

Prototype of a robotic system with emotion and memory

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have developed a prototype of a social robot which supports independent living for the elderly, …

Using big data techniques, engineers more accurately model how people adapt to snowstorms and other disruptions

For Paul Torrens, wintry weather is less about sledding and more about testing out models of human behavior.<p>Torrens, a geographer at the University …

New Software Analyzes Human Genomes Faster than Other Available Technologies

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed an analysis “pipeline” that slashes the time it takes to search a person’s genome for …

Physicists are deeply engaged to answer how and why matter came about at all

Neutrinos, subatomic remnants of the early universe, are high-energy particles that pass at nearly the speed of light through everything – our …

Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain

Since 1970, life expectancy around the world has risen dramatically, with people living more than 10 years longer. That’s the good news.<p>The bad news …

The 20 best British science fiction films – in pictures

Science fiction and fantasy,2001: A Space Odyssey,BFI,Stanley Kubrick,Culture,Film,John Wyndham,Horror,Scarlett Johansson,The World's End,Under The Skin,Attack the Block,Alan Moore,Anthony Burgess,Doctor Who,Alec Guinness<p>To coincide with the BFI’s sci-fi season and its digital re-release of 2001: A …

The knowledge to change our world for good

Access to open data fuels innovation and new products – and one data evangelist believes it could eventually make the world a better place.<p>Reliable raw data is the lifeblood of scientific research. Since it launched in 2009 the US government’s venture, data.gov, has grown to almost half a million …

Amazon Echo is another step toward commoditizing your personal life

The 4-minute video introducing Amazon's Echo seems at first like a parody or a glimpse into some dystopian vision of the near-future.<p>The premise: A …

Stop! Don't Send That Cover Letter

I used to write advice columns about how to write excellent cover letters. I haven’t written a story like that in over ten years, because cover letters are dead.<p>They died along with the accent on the word ‘resume’ and the beige, pink or pale-blue nubbly paper we used to put in the printer when we …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

One World Trade Center open for business in New York

More than 13 years after the original towers were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, New York's World Trade Center has re-opened for business.<p>Employees at publishing giant Conde Nast are starting to move into the 104-storey One World Trade Center.<p>The $3.8bn (£2.4bn) skyscraper took eight years to build …

HP Sprout is a physical-to-virtual PC. Translation: It's a weird new future

HP Sprout<p>Front View<p>The Illuminator<p>The System<p>3D Scanning<p>Workspace<p>Collaboration<p>Creativity<p>Apps<p>Crayola App<p>Side View<p>Back vIew<p>HP Sprout<p>It's hard to find …

Why The World's Best Leaders Want To 'Meditate On It'

Steve Jobs did it. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner do it. They and other top leaders meditate, and they attribute no small part of their professional success to it.<p>Granted, many such figures are associated with crazy, uber-progressive California. But meditation is …

How Emotional Intelligence Landed Mr. Rogers $20 Million

If your project needed $20 million in funding and you had to send someone to appear before the US Senate to get it, would you choose former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer or the beloved children’s television show host Fred “Mr.” Rogers?<p>I imagine most people would choose Ballmer for his energy, …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness