Anthony DelFratte

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Cannabis Linked to Bipolar Symptoms in Young Adults

Researchers reveal a link between adolescent cannabis use and an increased risk of bipolar symptoms, including hypomania.

Neuroscience

The Truth About The “First Ever Marijuana Overdose Death” | IFLScience

Over the past few weeks, you might have seen some media reports proclaiming a Colorado infant has become the “first marijuana overdose death” ever …

Cannabis

New study explains why the Moon has a 'pure' crust

This also explains how large parts of the Moon's crust are made up of 98% plagioclase.<p>The Moon, which was formed from a part of Earth that was lopped …

Chemistry

Scientists Will Look For Signs of Life on This Newly Discovered Earth-Size Planet

It's just 11 light-years away!<p>At just 11 light-years from our Solar System, a newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest we've ever found …

Universe

Scientists just used a brain implant to improve human memory, and it could change everything

The human brain is truly a wonder, and nature has honed it to be an incredibly efficient tool for processing information and hanging on to things we …

Humanity

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are …

Hatch Has High Hopes for Medical Marijuana Bill

83-year-old Mormon Republican emerges as unlikely champion<p>Sen. Orrin G. Hatch is an unlikely advocate for a medical marijuana bill.<p>An 83-year-old …

Canadian scientists claim first science paper on marijuana cultivation

Researchers at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, claim to have published the first scientific paper on marijuana cultivation in North America.

Cannabis

Huge Amounts of Radiation Won't Harm You, Pruitt's EPA Claims

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b>The EPA raises acceptable radiation exposure to toxic levels. (Photo: Lorie Shaull)Scott Pruitt, chief of …

Scott Pruitt

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing …

Geology

This Isn’t ‘the New Normal’ for Climate Change — That Will Be Worse

It’s been a terrifying season for what we used to call natural disasters. For the first time in recorded history, three hurricanes arose …

Climate Change

World Can Meet Growing Food Demands and Limit Warming to 1.5°C, Study Says

By Daisy Dunne<p>Agriculture and food production is responsible for around 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Slashing the sector's …

Political party leaders urged to protect environment

Environmental groups have written a letter to political party leaders urging them to prioritise protecting the environment.<p>The letter from groups …

Conservation

Tropical forests are now emitting more carbon than oxygen, alarming new study finds

So much of the Earth’s forest has been destroyed that the tropics now emit more carbon than they capture, scientists have found.<p>Tropical forests …

How to Use Pictures of Rocks to Identify Their Type

Learn About the 3 Major Rock Types<p>In geology, rocks can be classified and identified as one of three different types: igneous, sedimentary or …

It's Official: Russia And The US Will Work Together on The First-Ever Moon Station

There are no borders in space.<p>In Spring of 2017, NASA revealed their plans for what the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket would be used for: …

Space Exploration

The deadly germ warfare island abandoned by the Soviets

During the Cold War, Vozrozhdeniya Island was a top-secret testing ground for deadly Soviet super-pathogens. Despite over two decades of abandonment, their legacy lives on.<p>On the Kazakh-Uzbek border, surrounded by miles of toxic desert, lies an island. Or at least, something that used to be an …

Environmental Health

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Has More Offline Content Than Campaign

Star Wars Battlefront 2 seems much more complete than its predecessor, adding space battles and a single player campaign to the mix. But there’s …

Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper

As usual, conservative media outlets distorted a climate science paper to advance the denialist agenda<p>Last week, Nature Geoscience published a study suggesting that we have a bigger remaining carbon budget than previously thought to keep global warming below the 1.5°C aggressive Paris climate …

Giant Iceberg That Broke Free From Antarctica Has Begun Drifting

After breaking free from Antarctica this summer, a giant iceberg roughly the size of Delaware is moving on to open waters.<p>New satellite images from TerraSAR-X show the iceberg known as A68 has begun to drift away from the Larsen C ice shelf and is being driven by currents, potentially toward the …

Antarctica

Massive Sunspots and Solar Flares: The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why

<b>This article was originally published on The Conversation as "Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth."​</b> <b>Read</b> …

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted<p>We are living on a plastic planet. What does it mean for our health?<p>Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, …

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …

Climate Change

Quora: Is Overpopulation Causing Global Warming?

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

Even a 'small' nuclear conflict would be a worldwide ecological disaster

According to many defence analysts, the risk of nuclear confrontation over Europe and the Indian subcontinent has also increased in recent years.<p>In a more hopeful turn of events, 122 countries voted in June to adopt the United Nations Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons in New York. The …

North Korea

Secessionists push for South to break away from US again

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As 21st century activists seek to topple monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some white Southerners are again advocating for what the Confederates tried and failed to do: secede from the Union.<p>It's not an easy argument to win, and it's not clear how much …

Rights & Freedoms

We could be teleporting around the world in less than a millennium

After a long week at work, who wouldn’t want to push a button that will send you straight to your sofa with the remote control in arm’s reach?<p>In …

Scientists Move One Step Closer To “Curing” Diabetes Using First-Ever Stem Cell Implant

No More Injections<p>The World Health Organization reports that more than 422 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, a condition that can …

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live have a porn bot spam problem

It’s midnight and I’m watching <i>Ozark</i> on Netflix — as one does in the middle of the night when sleep is evasive — when I see three messages pop up on …

Edited Embryos Mean U.S. Scientists Have Passed a Major Milestone

For the first time ever, researchers here have created genetically modified human embryos.<p>By now, most of us know what CRISPR gene editing is. At the very least, we have heard of this revolutionary technology that allows us to alter DNA — the source code of life itself. One day, CRISPR could allow …

Genetics