Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Partner With 3 Companies on NASA Moon Lander

WASHINGTON — The race is on to build the next spacecraft that will land American astronauts on the moon — and the richest man in the world wants to come in first. On Tuesday, three major aerospace companies led by Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, announced […]

Trump’s Error-filled Cabinet Meeting

For more than an hour, President Donald Trump presided over a cabinet meeting, reeling off numerous false or misleading claims: Trump claimed, without evidence, that President Barack Obama tried to call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “11 times” but that “the man on the other side … did not take his call” due to […]

Bulletin Warns Law Enforcement Agencies Against Fentanyl Disguised As Weed

A local television news station in Utah reported on Tuesday that a bulletin has been issued to law enforcement agencies warning officers of the dangers of fentanyl “disguised to look like marijuana.” Citing an “internal law enforcement bulletin” of unidentified origin, KUTV in Salt Lake City reported in an online written story that instances of […]

Facebook Pledges $1 Billion to Ease Housing Crisis Inflamed by Big Tech

SAN FRANCISCO — The technology industry’s biggest companies show no signs of leaving the places they call home. But to stay there, they’re deciding that they need to play a role in fixing a housing crisis they helped inflame. Facebook said on Tuesday that it would give $1 billion in a package of grants, loans […]

Miami Beach Commissioners Vote Unanimously To Ban Public Smoking Of Weed

Miami Beach commissioners have voted unanimously to make public cannabis consumption a criminal offense. And according to law enforcement, there’s one rowdy visitor to thank for the new ordinance. Captain Daniel Morgalo says someone climbed on top of a cop car during a “Columbus Day” celebration to proudly smoke a joint. And without that incident, […]

Mexican Committees Introduce Draft Legislation To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

The Mexican Supreme Court mandated an October 24 deadline for the national legalization of cannabis, and Senate committees have announced a draft of legislation that could finally make cannabis legal in the country. The bill would establish a government agency to oversee marijuana activities, and requires a special permission for home grows, which are capped […]

FDA Endorses Tobacco Pouches As Safer Than Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration marks the government’s first backing of a so-called […]

Georgia’s New Medical Cannabis Program Hits A Standstill After Just Six Months

Earlier this year, it appeared that Georgia had fully embraced medical marijuana with the signing of a new law that allowed the cultivation and distribution of it in the state. But six months later, the fledgling program has stalled, leaving patients there unable to procure the treatment.  A report this week from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution […]

Massachusetts’ Short-Term Ban On The Sale Of Vaping Products To Remain In Effect

BOSTON (AP) — A state judge on Monday allowed Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products to remain in effect but said Gov. Charlie Baker had failed to follow required procedures in enacting the measure. Immediately lifting the ban as requested by the vaping industry “would contravene the public interest,” Suffolk Superior […]

These Weird Bagworm Moths Build Log Cabins of Twigs to Live and Die In

The nest of a female bagworm. (Credits: Will478/Shutterstock) Is that a cluster of miniature Lincoln Logs hanging off a branch? Not quite — what may look like a meticulous assortment of twigs is actually the home of a bagworm moth. These bug architects spend most of their short lives weaving homes out of plant debris. […]