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  • Why buying drugs online is safer than buying them on the street

    "There's no way Silk Road could be reasonably expected to reduce violence," Federal District Court Judge Katherine Forrest said at the recent sentencing hearing for Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of the Silk Road online drug market. Going into...
  • Can Apple take a big bite out of the auto industry?

    Can Apple take a big bite out of the auto industry?
    Here’s how Apple could blow away the auto industry — by going electric and outspending everyone else. That’s the assessment of Adam Jonas, auto industry analyst at Morgan Stanley research. “If the world’s most valuable...
  • Grizzly bears captured for study as feds consider delisting

    Twenty-four grizzly bears have been captured so far this year in and around Yellowstone National Park as wildlife managers start another season of research toward a potential lifting of federal protections. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team...
  • Tim Hunt's Witch Hunt

    Tim Hunt's Witch Hunt
    Nobel Prizewinning scientist Tim Hunt joked that men and women in the same lab tend to fall in love, and that tends to get in the way of their work. He also said that when female lab workers get criticized, they tend to cry. As a result of this...
  • Toomey backs move to boost medical marijuana research

    Toomey backs move to boost medical marijuana research
    The Obama administration has removed a significant bureaucratic step to boosting medical marijuana research, a move that Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey applauded on Monday. The changes would no longer require researchers to go through a Public Health...
  • Why conservatives might be better at dieting than liberals

    Are conservatives more likely to stick to a diet than liberals? The answer might be yes. In a paper published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers say there is a link between political ideology and the ability to...
  • Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it's humans' fault

    Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it's humans' fault
    A vast chunk of space rock crashes into the Yucatan Peninsula, darkening the sky with debris and condemning three quarters of Earth's species to extinction. A convergence of continents disrupts the circulation of the oceans, rendering them stagnant and...
  • Study: Skinny jeans could lead to nerve damage

    Study: Skinny jeans could lead to nerve damage
    Head's up, hipsters: A new case study suggests that wearing skinny jeans can lead to serious nerve damage in your lower legs -- if you spend the day in a squatting position. In a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, a team of...
  • Feds paying for sewer analysis of pot usage in Washington

    The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities — research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, according to the...
  • Marine expert to talk at VIMS about first-ever recording of giant squid

    Marine expert to talk at VIMS about first-ever recording of giant squid
    In 2012, marine biologist Edie Widder did something others had attempted for many years, but failed: She recorded an elusive giant squid cavorting in its native deep-sea habitat. And she and her crew accomplished it by using a method no one had ever...
  • Berkeley lab scientists search Amazon for clues to impacts of climate change, drought

    BERKELEY, Calif. For several days at a time each week, Lawrence Berkeley lab scientist Kolby Jardine rambles along slippery, oft-muddy roads for miles into the heart of the Central Amazon, braving jaguars and snakes to study more than 500 species of...