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10 ways legal marijuana could change the food world in the next 10 years

10 ways legal marijuana could change the food world in the next 10 years | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The business of edible marijuana products has become increasingly sophisticated as more states have moved to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use.

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87 reasons to rethink the death penalty

87 reasons to rethink the death penalty | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Execution was meant for the worst of the worst. Research shows that's far from the reality.

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Global warming may spread Lyme disease

Global warming may spread Lyme disease | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Scientists tackle the difficult problem of how climate change aids the spread of the tick-borne disease.

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What do our drug choices say about us today?

What do our drug choices say about us today? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

You don’t have to look far to find comparisons between falling in love and getting high. Ever since the 60s people have used love and drugs to bring about social revolution and reshape ideas of identity.

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A rare, personal look at Oliver Sacks's early career

A rare, personal look at Oliver Sacks's early career | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The world was saddened to learn of neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks’s terminal illness through a recent op-ed. With Sacks’s new autobiography out this month, Lawrence Weschler shares early stories and diary entries about Sacks, his close friend, before Sacks achieved worldwide fame.

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The microbes on your phone are different from the microbes on your shoes

The microbes on your phone are different from the microbes on your shoes | Gavagai | Scoop.it

But the microbes on your shoes are similar to the microbes on everyone else's shoes and the microbes on your phone are similar to the microbes on everyone else's phone. In both cases, the microbes are cousins to bacteria that can make you really sick, but generally they're protecting you against worse bacteria.

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Bill Nye explains holograms with emoji

Have you ever wondered how all of those holograms worked in the Star Wars movies? Bill Nye is at the GE emoji science lab to explain everything you need to know about holograms.

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On the 45th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, a talk with one of the students who got shot

On the 45th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, a talk with one of the students who got shot | Gavagai | Scoop.it
The Kent State massacre, 45 years later, remains a red mark on our nation’s history. On a sunny spring day, May 4th, 1970, National Guardsmen attacked—with a 13 second barrage of bullets—a group of unarmed students, gathered for an anti-war protest. Nine were wounded, and four (Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandy Scheuer and William Schroeder) were killed. Those four bear witness to a divisive political landscape that exists as much today as it existed in 1970.
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The fight to build Earth's most powerful optical telescope

The fight to build Earth's most powerful optical telescope | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A new telescope would let astronomers see further than ever, but local opposition in Hawaii might scuttle the project.

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Why can't we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

Why can't we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness | Gavagai | Scoop.it

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you're in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear.

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Ancient Native American city may have been done in by Mississippi floods

Ancient Native American city may have been done in by Mississippi floods | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Cahokia’s run just happens to line up with a hiatus for the area.

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The false promise of marijuana money in education

The false promise of marijuana money in education | Gavagai | Scoop.it

While marijuana may be a solution to many problems, education funding probably isn’t one of them.

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Brains at play

Brains at play | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Research shows that the instinct to play lies in the primitive part of the mammalian brain. Playing, it turns out, is very serious business.

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If black people lived as long as white people, US election results would be very different

If black people lived as long as white people, US election results would be very different | Gavagai | Scoop.it

How black deaths have affected control of governors' mansions and the US Senate.

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We've driven 60 percent of the Earth's large herbivores to the brink of extinction

We've driven 60 percent of the Earth's large herbivores to the brink of extinction | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Elephants, rhinos and gorillas could all disappear, a new study warns, leaving 'empty landscapes' behind.

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What the rest of the world thinks about the world's powers, in 8 maps

What the rest of the world thinks about the world's powers, in 8 maps | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Pollster Gallup says it invented the approval rating system of US presidents 70 years ago, and now it has applied the same principle to countries themselves.

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Scientists create the sensation of invisibility

Scientists create the sensation of invisibility | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The power of invisibility has long fascinated man and inspired the works of many great authors and philosophers. A team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible body, and show that the feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations.

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What's wrong with finance

What's wrong with finance | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Both financiers and economists still get the blame for the 2007-2009 financial crisis: the first group for causing it and the second for not predicting it. As it turns out, the two issues are connected. The economists failed to understand the importance of finance and financiers put too much faith in the models produced by economists.

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What women really think about masturbation

What women really think about masturbation | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Men have a host of terms to describe self-pleasure including jerking it off, jacking off, spanking the monkey, shaking the sausage and choking the chicken - women, meanwhile, don’t enjoy such a vast range.

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Human beings do not have an instinct for war

Human beings do not have an instinct for war | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Many evolutionists believe that humans have a drive for waging war. But they are wrong and the idea is dangerous.

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