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The Only Way to Leave This Nightclub Is to Pass a Breathalyzer (VIDEO)

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What are the possible implications of forcing patrons to pass a breathalyzer test before being allowed to leave with their vehicles?

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Type 1 diabetes 'reverse vaccine' promises to let patients forget about insulin needles

Type 1 diabetes 'reverse vaccine' promises to let patients forget about insulin needles | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Those who are suffering with Type 1 diabetes may be able to ditch the needles in the future, thanks to a new treatment that enables patients to produce their own insulin instead of having to inject...
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What are the possible implications of having a "reverse vaccine" for patients dealing with type 1 diabetes?

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Y! SPORTS

Y! SPORTS | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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What are the possible implications of a growing tend of arrests for NFL players?

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$27,500 Gun Hits Targets at 1,000 Yards

$27,500 Gun Hits Targets at 1,000 Yards | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Tracking Point describes the weapon as a smartgun, with a trigger wired to the scope so that the gun won't fire until it's locked on the target that's been tagged.
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Whenever a headline says "scary implications" you know it needs some immediate exploration!

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Navy could soon use 3-D printers to manufacture drones and weapons

Navy could soon use 3-D printers to manufacture drones and weapons | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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There have been multiple articles scooped about the implications of 3D printing; from small handguns to even food.  Now the Navy is looking into 3D printing to manufacture drones and weapons.

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NASA awards grant for 3-D food printer; could it end world hunger?

NASA awards grant for 3-D food printer; could it end world hunger? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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There have been multiple scooped articles about 3D printing; now NASA is awarding a grant for 3D food printing.  What are the possible implications of being able to print 3D food?

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New law allows Colorado hemp crop at Springfield

New law allows Colorado hemp crop at Springfield | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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What impact does this new law have for the potential of hemp in the future?

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Postal workers too scared to deliver mail in crime-ridden Brownsville, Brooklyn

Postal workers too scared to deliver mail in crime-ridden Brownsville, Brooklyn | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Snow, rain and gloom of night might not slow Brownsville mailmen down — but gangbangers sure will. Postmen are too scared to deliver letters and packages to one of Brooklyn’s most...
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What might happen as a direct result of postal workers being too scared to deliver mail in crime-ridden Brooklyn?

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Vending Machines For Pot Products Exist Now

Vending Machines For Pot Products Exist Now | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Let's be real here, what could come from a URL like www.thedispensingsolution.com BUT a vending machine for pot?
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What are the possible implications of allowing vending machines to sell pot?

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Pot fests light up tourism for Colorado, Washington

Pot fests light up tourism for Colorado, Washington | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this coming weekend, including out-of staters and even packaged
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An implication of legalizing marijuana is increased tourism for Colorado and Washington; however another implication was generated when violence broke out celebrating the "high times holiday 4/20"

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National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008, Stimulants Contributing to Sustained Rx Epidemic

National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008, Stimulants Contributing to Sustained Rx Epidemic | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
A nonprofit organization working toward a vision where all teens and young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
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33% increase trend since 2008 of teen misuse and abuse of prescription drugs...

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Scientists find Antarctic ice is melting faster

Scientists find Antarctic ice is melting faster | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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What are the possible implications of Antarctic's ice melting faster?

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Who's Responsible for the Bad Behavior of Reality TV Stars?

Who's Responsible for the Bad Behavior of Reality TV Stars? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Shain Gandee's death turned the spotlight back to the genre's troubled history.
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Could definitely be an interesting Implications Wheel....

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Medbox: Dawn of the Marijuana Vending Machine

Medbox: Dawn of the Marijuana Vending Machine | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
The California company wants to be the one-stop shop for all things weed, selling pot and cannabis-based drinks and snacks from refrigerated, armored dispensers
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DAISY: Early, late exposure to solid food linked to type 1 diabetes risk | Endocrinology

DAISY: Early, late exposure to solid food linked to type 1 diabetes risk | Endocrinology | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Endocrinology | Infants introduced to solid foods before 3 months of age and after 6 months of age could be more likely to develop type 1 diabetes, according to data published in JAMA Pediatrics.
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What are the possible implications of this new link between early, late exposure to solid foods and type 1 diabetes?

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Teen Punished for Stopping a Knife-Wielding Bully From Attacking a Student

Teen Punished for Stopping a Knife-Wielding Bully From Attacking a Student | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Briar MacLean’s school administrators weren’t fans of the seventh grader’s brave act. Should he have waited for his teacher?
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This article discusses the possible implications of deciding to try and stop a bully.

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Not LOL: Service allows bully reporting by text

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What are the possible implications of schools allowing a leading education technology company to create a free and confidential way for students to report bullying via their cell phones?

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Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs into tasty pork roast

Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs into tasty pork roast | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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This is definitely a third order implication of legalizing marijuana; how to address the marijuana waste.  Interesting implications...

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Hoarding disorder gets spotlight in DSM-5

Hoarding disorder gets spotlight in DSM-5 | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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One of the mini-headlines in this story is "the implications of hoarding disorder being in DSM-5"

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Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of bullying on social media

Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of bullying on social media | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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The implications of bullying hits an athletic, professional level.

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Print, Aim and Shoot: What Does a Plastic Handgun Mean for the Future of 3-D Printing?

Print, Aim and Shoot: What Does a Plastic Handgun Mean for the Future of 3-D Printing? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
A 3-D printing pioneer explains the technology’s capabilities and limitations in manufacturing arms
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The possible implications of 3D printer's ability to produce a handgun.

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Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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What are the possible implications of changing the current drunk driving limit from .08 to .05?

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Building a Stronger Bridge for America’s Talent Gap — Together

Right now, a truth resonates with much of the American workforce: Finding new ways to stay competitive is tough, and it’s getting tougher every day. We have a thirst for knowledge, but we lack time. After all, the demands of an evolving economy are constantly changing. Every worker and company feels the pressure to keep up, but it’s harder to build a successful business — or a successful economy — without a talented and qualified workforce.

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Marijuana Research Funding Cut as Support for Drug Grows

Marijuana Research Funding Cut as Support for Drug Grows | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
As more states embrace legalized marijuana, the drug’s growing medicinal use has highlighted a disturbing fact for doctors: scant research exists to support marijuana’s health benefits.
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Funding for medicinal marijuana is declining due to more states embracing legalization.

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Wisconsin farmers, grocers oppose junk food bill

Wisconsin farmers, grocers oppose junk food bill | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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What are the possible implications of reducing the amount of food stamps spent on junk food?

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