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Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — told …

Solar Power

I Took CBD Oil For 7 Days For Anxiety — Here's What Happened

I have to admit, I'm nervous to share this story . . . in large part because of the stigma around marijuana, regardless of the reasons you're using it or which component of it you're using (THC vs. CBD, specifically). But that in and of itself made me realize how much more I <i>do</i> need to share this …

Hemp Oil

Time is running out for seniors to get a lifetime pass to US national parks for just $10

America’s best idea is about to get a bit more expensive. From now until 28 August 2017, US citizens and permanent residents aged 62 and older can get a lifetime pass for just $10. But in August the price will increase to $80.<p>Last December, Congress passed the price hike as part of the National …

National Parks

We Found 81 Incidents Of Trump-Inspired Bullying That Happened Last School Year

BuzzFeed News has verified 27 more incidents of white students using Trump’s words and slogans to bully classmates, bringing the total to 81. Will the bullying resume when kids go back to school?<p><b>For the ninth-grade</b> girl in Colorado, the bullying began two weeks into the school year and continued …

Education

You Have a Constitutional Right to Take Photos of Police, Federal Court Affirms

Photographing and filming police officers in public is a constitutional right protected by the First Amendment. That’s what a federal appeals court …

Tav Group builds rural artist's house in Israel with "cannabis walls"

Walls made of hemp and lime, and local stone make up this sand-coloured house on a hill in northern Israel, which Haifa-based studio Tav Group …

Hemp

Some Alaska marijuana shops’ Facebook pages are being taken down

Some Alaska marijuana shops have suddenly found themselves with one less outlet for advertising this week.<p>Owners and employees of at least six …

Entrepreneur who suffered a horrific accident is now spreading the word about ‘life-changing’ cannabis oil

It was a life-changing moment that caused Michal Takac to start his business. A decade ago, he lost three fingers after they were crushed in an …

Cannabis

John Morgan sues state for blocking the smoking of medical marijuana

Arguing that Florida legislators violated voters’ intent when they prohibited smoking for the medical use of marijuana, the author of the state’s …

Cannabis

Cannabis bars become the latest trend at weddings

Goodbye champagne. Cannabis-themed weddings are the latest craze sweeping across the United States. As marijuana is being legalized across the …

What We Do and Don’t Know About the Safety of Marijuana in Pregnancy

Marijuana has a healthier image than many other drugs (or, depending on who you ask, alcohol), and it can ease symptoms like nausea that tend to crop …

Cannabis
Cannabis

What If The Pot Industry Was, Like, Just A Big Nonprofit, Man?

Pot is good, but maybe not if it’s being aggressively pushed by profit-minded companies whose only concern is getting you to smoke as much as possible. As Canada prepares to legalize weed, experts are pushing a different model.<p>After voting to officially legalize marijuana nationwide starting in …

Cannabis

How Stephen Shore Taught America to See

In 1982, when Stephen Shore published <i>Uncommon Places</i>, his landmark book of photographs of 1970s America, he distilled nearly a decade of sprawling, cross-country travels into just 61 lucid, unsentimental, full-color pictures. On the surface they were, in fact, common places, town squares and …

10 Key Moments in Street Art History That Made Graffiti a Beloved International Art Form

One often associates graffiti with vandalism, but over the past 40 years, graffiti art has proved to be much more than kids writing on walls. From its start as a New York subculture to the international explosion of street art, graffiti has slowly invaded contemporary culture.<p>We take a look at 10 …

Streetwear

Watch an Old School Train Graffiti Mural Come to Life

Australian graffiti icon SOFLES puts his mark on Bucharest's famously colorful train system.<p>A new site-specific interactive mural by respected spray artist SOFLES has amped up some lucky Romanians' commute in Bucharest's metro system, which is known for its distinct culture of thrill-seeking …

Streetwear

A “climate coalition” of states producing 30% of US GDP is seceding economically from Trump

Donald Trump may have decided to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris accord—but America’s states are not willing to abandon the landmark climate agreement just yet.<p>So far, nine states have joined to form the United States Climate Alliance (paywall) to implement the Paris accord’s goal of cutting …

Fossil Fuels

The Forgotten Occult Artist Who Refused to Paint for Hitler

A collection of works by Austin Osman Spare is on display at The Last Tuesday Society in London.<p>He was a man Alan Moore called, "One of the most overlooked British artists in art history," and now, 61 years after his death, an exhibition at London museum and cocktail bar, The Last Tuesday Society, …

Occult

This Machine Just Started Sucking CO2 Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change

Climeworks carbon capture device will take the gas from the air and sell it or store it in the ground. Now we just need a few hundred thousand more–as quickly as possible.<p>Sitting on top of a waste incineration facility near Zurich, a new carbon capture plant is now sucking CO2 out of the air to …

Carbon Dioxide

‘My déjà vu is so bad I can’t tell what’s real’

When a brain tumour left Pat Long with persistent déjà vu, he began to question the very nature of reality. Here, he tells his story.<p>One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling …

Neurophilosophy

High Times, the 'Coca-Cola' of cannabis media, was acquired by Damian Marley and a group of investors

High Times, one of the oldest cannabis-centric media companies, was acquired by a group of investors including Damian Marley.<p>Venture capitalist Adam Levin led the acquisition through his new firm, Oreva Capital, partnering with Damian Marley's newly-public company Stony Hill, Ean Seeb, the founder …

Cannabis

Tracking America's Cannabis Industry Through Big Data

Whatever your view of cannabis, it’s been with us for a long, long time — as far back as the third millennium BC. And for much of that time, attitudes to its use were — no pun intended — pretty relaxed. In fact as recently as the late 19th century even the generally unamused Queen Victoria was …

Cannabis

Legal marijuana outsold both Viagra and tequila in 2016

The legal marijuana industry brought in between $4 billion and $4.5 billion in 2016, outselling Viagra and Cialis, paid music streaming services, tequila, and Girl Scout cookies.<p>In 2016, sales of medical and recreational marijuana increased more than 30% over the year prior, according to the 2017 …

Cannabis

Report: Trump’s Russia leak is ‘far worse than what is being reported’

Fox News analyst Erick Erickson revealed Tuesday in a blog post that sources inside the White House have revealed that President Donald Trump’s involvement with Russia goes way deeper than what’s being reported.<p>On his website, The Resurgent, Erickson vouched for one of the sources who purportedly …

Donald Trump

At Thao Family Farm in Fresno, an immigrant family has put down serious roots, and spectacular produce

If you were to find yourself parked outside Thao Family Farm in Fresno — on an outlying side road, surrounded by a seemingly endless swath of farmland — you'd likely have no idea you were a few hundred feet from some of the best and most revered produce in California. Odds are, you might not be …

What's that tree? This app puts an arborist in your pocket

<b>Know your trees! The Arbor Day Foundation’s tree ID guide offers a mobile version of their award winning field guide.</b><p>How well do you know trees? And …

A history of Ringling Bros. circus, soon to close forever

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close this weekend after 146 years of performances and travel that at times have been marred by tragedy and celebrated in film, but also constant.<p>The circus has its roots in a spectacle that began two decades before the U.S. Civil War, …

Apple's New Campus Has Cutting-Edge Features That Will Amaze You

Steve Jobs's final vision has been realized, and it's in the form of a bold 175-acre, Foster + Partners–designed campus<p>Apple Park, the tech giant's soon-to-be-completed new headquarters, was the final vision of the firm's inimitable founder: Steve Jobs. So invested in the project was Jobs that his …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Is the grass really greener? People who left the Bay Area for the Pacific Northwest tell us why

1. Portland, Ore.<p>2. Seattle<p>3. Austin, Texas<p>4. Denver<p>5. Sacramento<p>6. Reno<p>7. Las Vegas<p>8. Eugene, Ore.<p>9. Salt Lake City<p>10. Nashville<p><i>Editor's note: SFGATE is exploring how people's lives change after leaving the Bay Area, for better or for worse, in a new series. Today we're focusing on those who have</i> …

San Francisco