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Plants Other Than Cannabis That are High in Healing Cannabinoids

Cannabis is not the only plant that contains medically beneficial cannabinoids, although it has driven the research to understand the powerful …

22 bizarre things you probably didn't know are banned or illegal around the world

There are so many reasons why people travel. Some explorers want to experience culture and food while others are boarding planes in the hopes of discovering history and nature in far-off destinations.<p>But no matter why you're traveling abroad, it's good to remember that some places have rules, …

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How Safe Is America's Hottest Heroin Addiction Treatment?

Vivitrol is all the rage amid a brutal opioid epidemic. But it may also make it almost impossible to feel pleasure—and raise the risk of fatal overdose after relapse.<p>Claire* felt she had no choice. Pressured by her parents and counselors, the then college student signed a contract agreeing to take …

Use This Cardboard and Bamboo Grill, Then Throw It Away

Sustainability is a complicated, sometimes paradoxical concept. It’s why you’re better off buying a used gas car than a new Tesla, and should consider buying that shrinkwrapped banana rather than nature’s own.<p>With that in mind, perhaps the disposable CasusGrill ($8) really isn’t so bad, either. …

Moral luck

Two people drive drunk at night: one kills a pedestrian, one doesn't. Does the unlucky killer deserve more blame or not?<i>By Robert J Hartman</i>Read at …

Morality

Tiny keychain-sized Game Boy is infinitely better than the SNES Classic

The thirst for <i>anything</i> Nintendois too real.<p>The company can't keep the Switch in stock and people are hyped AF for the SNES Classic dropping in …

The "World’s Blackest Black" Creators Came Out with an Even Blacker Black

Watch Vantablack 2.0 completely flatten a bronze-cast sculpture in this demo video.<p>The world went bonkers back in 2014 when a UK nanotech company announced they'd created the darkest shade of black in the world. Surrey NanoSystems had manufactured a material using carbon nanotubes that had the …

Artist Creates Glow-in-the-Dark Paintings That Come to Life in the Dark

Italian artist Cristoforo Scorpiniti, better known as Crisco Art, is back with more glow in the dark paintings that reveal surprises when the lights go out. Primarily focusing on dreamy landscapes and animals, he uses glow in the dark paint to great effect, creating depth and shadows that only …

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A Clock That Forces You to Do Math to Find Out the Time

The Albert Clock is no simple timepiece. In fact, it requires you to think pretty hard. It will tell you the time of day, but only if you can do the …

Can this man successfully treat opioid addiction with marijuana?

A controversial new treatment facility in Los Angeles wants to find out if cannabis can help keep opioids from claiming more lives to addiction<p>When Joe Schrank got the call six years ago that his friend Greg Giraldo had been found unconscious after an overdose in a New Jersey hotel room, he was not …

Cannabis boosts risk of stroke and heart attack, independent of tobacco, new study finds

Cannabis itself is harmful to cardiovascular health and increases the chance of early death regardless of related factors such as smoking tobacco, new research reveals.<p>Data taken from more than 1,000 US hospitals found that people who used the drug had a 26 per cent higher chance of suffering a …

LSD doesn't just treat mental illness, 'it could actually heal the brain'

We do a strange thing when talking about mental health. Any violent offender who commits a particularly heinous crime faces the possibility of being …

Mental Health

Tortoise Takes In Baby Bunny On Cold Night, Begins Beautiful Friendship

The big reptile appears to have bonded with the tiny injured bunny.<p>The tortoise and the hare may have been fierce rivals, but this real-life tortoise and rabbit are nothing but good buds.<p>A small desert cottontail rabbit, which appeared to be about 2 weeks old, mysteriously showed up inside a …

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Baby seeing mother's face clearly for the first time will brighten your day

The bond between a mother and child is precious. So imagine the joy this mother experienced when her baby saw her clearly for the first time.<p>In the …

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

The Neon Art of Ruby Gloom is a 3D, Cyber-Feminist Paradise

"The characters I make possess an exotic sexuality that I don’t feel I possess in real life."<p>Looking to enter an art K-hole? The Instagram account of 3D neon artist Ruby Gloom will deliver. In her blue and pink images, female avatars navigate cyber-futuristic landscapes taking selfies and exploring …

Theme Park Auctions Off Old Robots That You're Not Supposed to Have Sex With

You know how in HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> everybody is having sex with the sexy sex robots in the theme park? Well, Knott’s Berry Farm, the legendary Southern …

This Camera Was Made from 32,000 Drinking Straws

If you enjoy seeing experimental photo projects and unique homemade cameras, check out this “Straw Camera.” It was created by filling a wooden box …

Grit your teeth and struggle through. Is this the key to happy relationships?

It helps if you share the same views on politics, and separate bedrooms can keep it fresh, says one therapist<p>This may have escaped popular notice, but last week was national marriage week, a celebration of an enduring if seldom untroubled institution. By coincidence or not, several studies were …

“You just killed the weed man”: Adventures in buying (legal) pot

<b>(Getty/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)</b><p>What I thought was a sushi joint turned out to be a marijuana boutique. It was weird to buy from strangers<p>Emily Meg Weinstein<p>February 12, 2017 12:30am (UTC)<p>Stomach growling in anticipation of a salmon avocado roll, I pushed open the door to a Bend, Oregon, store …

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Scientists Grow Beating Human Heart From Stem Cells

However, there's still a long way to go before we'll have individualized replacement hearts.<p>Over a third of Americans who need a new heart will not …

China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed

Can marijuana help solve the opioid epidemic?<p>James Feeney, a surgeon in Connecticut, heard it from his patients. A few actually turned down his prescription for oxycodone, the popular opioid painkiller that has also gained notoriety with the opioid epidemic. His patients, Feeney recalls, would say, …

Medicine

A Look at the Creative Work of X-Ray Photographer Nick Veasey

Photographer Nick Veasey has made a name for himself by photographing large objects using X-Rays instead of visible light. The 6-minute video above …

Enter the dangerous world of finger skateboarding

Fingers of Steel chronicles the hardcore world of finger skateboarding. Warning: some of the tricks are so gnarly you'll wonder how fingerboarder …

Bioluminescent beaches

Alarm predators by releasing luminescent phytoplankton from your pores.<p>(Vids from Loghan Call, Joel Puckett, Peter Kragh and Avrilia Anggraeni)<p>A …

Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting

Artist John Edmark makes 3D-printed sculptures that are designed to "animate" when they're rotating on a turntable and lit in just the right …

Animation

This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS

Anecdotally, medical marijuana has been extremely successful for managing symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Researchers now want to find out why.<p>For the more than 400,000 Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis ― an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord ― the currently …

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