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The Marijuana Project at The University of Mississippi cultivates and supplies research-grade cannabis material for scientific and medical research.Robert Jordan/AP According to the US government, marijuana is one of the most dangerous drugs in existence–a..
[embedded content] The best thing about high speed cameras is they reveal things you couldn’t see before. Even watching recordings of ordinary things offers extraordinary results–in this case, the progression of cracking glass as it..
Quite a few Olympic events involve flipping and twisting, including gymnastics, diving, and trampoline. You might ask, “What is the difference between a flip and a twist?” I am going to give my definition of..
Take your hand and draw it through water in a pool. You can feel resistance–this is hydrodynamic drag. It is the effective force created by the interaction of your body and the water. Swimmers push..
An array of hillside solar panel feed electricity to a nearby home on October 14, 2014, near Duncans Mill, California. George Rose/Getty Images California is the incubator for US environmental regulation. Its clean air, water,..
Health workers spray insecticide in the Sambadrome as a means of killing the Aedes aegypti mosquito, on January 26, 2016. The Sambadrome will be used for the Archery competition during the summer Olympics in Rio..
Getty Images Humans don’t spontaneously combust, but manure does. A stable full of manure caught fire last week in Throop, New York, leaving the town smelling … unpleasant. The horses aren’t to blame, though. Microbes..
Foam can either be really classy, a la culinary foam delicately garnishing a dish in a Michelin restaurant, or really unclassy, a la an Ibiza foam party. Let’s talk about the former and forget about..
The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images Mount Sakurajima erupted in Japan on Tuesday, sending a plume of smoke rising more than 16,000 feet into the air. It was an astonishing sight, followed by something equally amazing. This..