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Legal Medical Weed Hasn't Led to More Teen Stoners

Legal Medical Weed Hasn't Led to More Teen Stoners

For as mainstream as marijuana is becoming, there are still some who are worried about the unforeseen consequences this new social acceptance has or could bring about—from cancer treatment scams to
Why Scientists Taught Monkeys to Associate Brand Logos With Genitals

Why Scientists Taught Monkeys to Associate Brand Logos With Genitals

Humans assign value to brands. Brands represent wealth, strength, and yes, sex. We are our brands. And for some rhesus macaques in a lab, one brand, Adidas, represents monkey genitalia. Read more...
23 State Attorneys General Sue the FCC to Preserve Net Neutrality

23 State Attorneys General Sue the FCC to Preserve Net Neutrality

The FCC’s rollback of Obama-era net neutrality rules was formally challenged in court on Thursday by a coalition of 23 state attorneys general who assert the rollback was passed in violation of
E-Cig Vapor Tested Positive for Lead and Arsenic in New Study

E-Cig Vapor Tested Positive for Lead and Arsenic in New Study

A new study, published Thursday in Environmental Health Perspectives, adds more evidence to the idea that e-cigarettes aren’t an entirely risk-free endeavour. It suggests that the very act of vaping
#StopNRAmazon Trends on Twitter After Celebrities Ask Amazon to Drop NRA TV

#StopNRAmazon Trends on Twitter After Celebrities Ask Amazon to Drop NRA TV

A week after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, debate around gun control has showed no signs of slowing. And today, a Twitter hashtag calling for
The 10 Best Deals of February 22, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 22, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Read more...
Pop Chart Lab's Marvel Origins Poster Is Here to Rescue Your Boring Walls

Pop Chart Lab's Marvel Origins Poster Is Here to Rescue Your Boring Walls

Pop Chart Lab teamed up with Marvel to illustrate the origin stories of 36 different heroes on a single poster, and you can save 20% by preordering with promo code EXSALESIOR. That 20% applies whether
Just Look at This Freakin' CGI Fur

Just Look at This Freakin' CGI Fur

When you look at fur, the light has taken an extended journey before hitting your eye, bouncing around lots of fur fibers and their microscopic structures. You can imagine that it’s quite difficult
SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net by 'a Few Hundred Meters’

SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net by 'a Few Hundred Meters’

Early today, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and
Stock Price Tumble Teaches Snapchat What Happens When You Disappoint Kylie Jenner

Stock Price Tumble Teaches Snapchat What Happens When You Disappoint Kylie Jenner

Snapchat has long positioned itself as the place for advertisers to reach millennials while its closest competitor, Facebook, is stuck with . But on Thursday, Snap executives got a lesson in the
Joss Whedon Quits the Batgirl Movie: 'I Really Didn't Have a Story'

Joss Whedon Quits the Batgirl Movie: 'I Really Didn't Have a Story'

Just a few months after his DC debut with Justice League, Joss Whedon is leaving its cinematic universe. Whedon has confirmed he’s no longer writing or directing Batgirl, saying he “failed” to come up
Watching That Girl From The Ring Crawl Out of a TV in AR Just Ruined My Day

Watching That Girl From The Ring Crawl Out of a TV in AR Just Ruined My Day

Augmented reality promises to deliver us a future in which we can simply look through our screens to magically transform the world around us. It also has the potential to really fuck your day up. Read
Martian Sand Is Swallowing the Phoenix Lander and Nothing Beside Remains

Martian Sand Is Swallowing the Phoenix Lander and Nothing Beside Remains

The Phoenix Lander detected water on Mars during its three-month mission in 2008, and now it is being swallowed by the planet’s dust. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on
Bug Made It Possible to Take Over Tinder Accounts with Just a Phone Number

Bug Made It Possible to Take Over Tinder Accounts with Just a Phone Number

Vulnerabilities in Tinder and in Facebook’s Account Kit tool could have allowed a hacker to take over a user’s Tinder account—gaining access to their private messages—using only the victim’s phone

This Rube Goldberg Basketball Machine Has Enough Tricks to Be a Harlem Globetrotter

It seems not even basketball court jester is a job that’s safe from from the rise of the machines. Students from Georgia Tech built a giant Rube Goldberg contraption that’s capable of reproducing many
Unprecedented Video Shows How DNA Is Organized in Real Time

Unprecedented Video Shows How DNA Is Organized in Real Time

Your body is truly amazing. Every cell inside of it is capable of organizing massive messes of DNA into chromosomes as a cell prepares to divide. That DNA, when unraveled, can span more that two
Scientists Who Doubt Neanderthal Art Must Reckon With New Evidence From These Sweet Cave Paintings

Scientists Who Doubt Neanderthal Art Must Reckon With New Evidence From These Sweet Cave Paintings

Back in 2012, archaeologists concluded that a series of cave paintings in Spain were created by Neanderthals, not early humans as was previously assumed. Critics complained about the dating method
There’s No Such Thing as a Truly ‘Wild’ Horse Anymore

There’s No Such Thing as a Truly ‘Wild’ Horse Anymore

An analysis of DNA spanning 5,500 years shows we’ve been wrong about the origin of domesticated horses, and the common notion that wild horses still exist is completely wrong. Read more...
Unwanted Simulated 'Hugs' and 'Back Rubs' May Now Qualify as Harassment by FreeBSD

Unwanted Simulated 'Hugs' and 'Back Rubs' May Now Qualify as Harassment by FreeBSD

Last week, open-source software developer FreeBSD Project updated its code of conduct to address nonconsensual “simulated physical contact” as a form of harassment. That means that sending someone
Model Brains-on-a-Chip Reveal the Physics of Brain Folding

Model Brains-on-a-Chip Reveal the Physics of Brain Folding

Brains fold in on themselves as they grow. That’s just what they do. How and why they do it is a different story, and studying it requires some pretty interesting science. Science like growing simple