UK Lawmakers Aim to Fully Legalize Cannabis Within 10 Years

Sometimes all that’s needed for a policymaker to change their mind on marijuana legalization is a quick trip to a place where regulation is in place and the apocalypse has not yet arrived. Such was the case when members of UK parliament (MPs) made an exploratory visit to Canada’s rapidly evolving legal marijuana industry. The […]

Donald Trump Will Air Attack Ad During Second Round of Democratic Debates

Donald Trump won’t be on stage for the two nights of the Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, but he’s not missing the opportunity to take shots at the candidates. The president’s re-election campaign will air a 30-second attack ad on Tuesday and Wednesday that opens with 10 Democrats, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Kamala […]

The Crab Nebula Just Sent Earth the Highest-energy Photons Ever Recorded

This image of the Crab Nebula in x-rays shows the pulsar clearly spinning at the nebula’s center. (Credit: NASA/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al.) Astronomers using the Tibet AS-gamma Experiment have discovered the highest-energy light ever measured from an astrophysical source. Photons streaming from the Crab Nebula were recently measured at energies well over 100 tera-electronvolts (TeV). […]

A Pro-Impeachment Majority Among Democrats May Be Inevitable

Former special counsel Robert Mueller gave short, clipped answers in front of two House committees last Wednesday, and he provided almost no new information about his investigation into the 2016 election and Russian interference during his testimony. But his appearance nonetheless seems to have bolstered the movement on Capitol Hill to impeach President Trump. Since […]

Ohio’s Governor Just Signed a Bill Legalizing the Sale of Hemp and CBD

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio signed a bill on Tuesday that legalizes hemp agriculture and sales of products made from the crop, including CBD. The measure, Senate Bill Number 57, decriminalizes hemp cultivation and establishes a system to license growers and processors. DeWine signed the bill on Tuesday morning during an appearance at the […]

Rebooting Converse: Should the Brand Play Hard to Get?

Converse is throwing a lot of spaghetti at the wall, trying collaboration after collaboration, while U.S. sales for its iconic Chuck Taylor high-and-low-top canvas sneakers continue to slump. This summer, at rough count, the brand will unveil a half-dozen collaborations and launches: Shoes made of upcycled jeans, shoes that change color like mood rings, shoes […]

Scientists Uncover Genetic Links to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

(Credit: Master1305/Shutterstock) Military missions can expose service members to horrible and life-threatening situations. As a result, 20 to 30 percent of combat veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – ongoing feelings of guilt, anger, and shame that surface as outbursts, reckless behavior and intense flashbacks. But despite PTSD’s prevalence among vets and other survivors of […]

Woodstock’s Owners Licensing Cannabis Brand for Festival’s 50th Anniversary

The original Woodstock was a three-day music festival filled with drugs, sex and mayhem that defined a generation known for its deep distrust of authority. But 50 years later, the owners of the festival name are getting an assist from a federal judge.  Power to the people, indeed. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe […]

False Caption on Refugee Picture

Quick Take A photo circulating on social media claims to show “Europeans trying to get to North Africa during World War II,” but it actually shows Albanian refugees arriving in Italy in 1991. Full Story A photo of a boat teeming with refugees has been doctored and mislabeled on Facebook to make it appear it […]

Posts Twist Facts on Democrats’ Names

Quick Take Social media posts claim some well-known Democrats are “fraudulent and corrupt” for not using “their real names.” But in some cases, the posts refer to them by an incorrect name, a nickname, a middle name or a maiden name. Full Story  A conspiracy theory shared across social media platforms uses deceptions and falsehoods […]