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DEA: Heroin ’Probably’ More Dangerous Than Marijuana


You read the headline correctly. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has declared heroin to be more dangerous than marijuana. Specifically, Chuck Rosenberg, acting DEA administrator, has publicly stated that marijuana is “probably not” as dangerous as heroin. While long-time ...

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Why Is Space So Big? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is space so big?” you ask? Good question.  (OK, it is a little bit Douglas Adams maybe but it beats some of those perplexing personal questions. After all, we don’t know ...

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New Weight Loss Pill Mimics Exercise?

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According to a recently completed study at the University of Southampton in Southampton, England, a new, effective weight loss pill could one day replace physical exercise. A pair of professors there announced they have synthesized one molecule that actually mimics ...

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Why Is Mexican Cilantro Banned In The US? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is Mexican cilantro banned in the US?” Good question. Timely too. (Besides, now you have an excuse for why your cooking tastes like  . . . well, keep reading and you’ll ...

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Blowing Nasal Balloons Treats Glue Ear

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According to a new study recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, nasal balloons can aid in healing glue ear which is a relatively common childhood middle-ear malady that can negatively impact hearing.  Numerous young children develop otitis media ...

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Why Is Bugs Bunny So Popular? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is Bugs Bunny so popular?” Good question. Timely too. (Besides, it beats answering the question: “Why did Mickey Mouse divorce Minnie?”) July 27, 2015 marked Bugs Bunny’s 75th birthday. This makes ...

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GMO Rice Can Fight Global Warming


Aren’t all GMOs bad? Contrary to popular belief, the label GMO does not always mean “evil” or “bad for you.” According to a new study recently published in the online journal Nature last week, a new GMO can reduce greenhouse emission. ...

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Why Won’t Education Fix Inequality? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why won’t education fix inequality?” you ask? Good question. Timely too. (Plus it helps us put off questions about some of the odder stuff out there in the real world.  We always ...

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Patrick Stewart Endorses Whale Snot Kickstarter

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Former Star Trek: Next Generation and X-Men star Sir Patrick Stewart is helping to promote a new Kickstarter campaign. Specifically, he is endorsing a team of scientists with Ocean Alliance who invented a better method of acquiring important samples from ...

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