A federally funded study has confirmed, not surprisingly, that marijuana use went up in Washington state after its first legal pot stores opened in 2014. In fact, consumption appeared to double, at least in one major city, over three years — a conclusion scientists reached by way of the unglamorous
Luis Alvarez, 9/11 first responder, has entered hospice care due to cancer he is fighting after working at Ground Zero.
One writer's deep dive into whether dairy products cause acne and how to keep skin looking blemish-free while being emotionally attached to cheese.
Picture 3 million swimming pools full of water. That's how much ice melts from glaciers in the Himalayas each year, and climate change is the primary cause.
People are more likely to return a lost wallet if it contains money — and the more cash, the better. The presence of money — the equivalent of about $13 in local currency — boosted this response rate to about 51%, versus 40% for wallets with no cash. Another author, Christian Zuend of the University
Does the amount of cash in a lost wallet impact how likely a person is to return it? Classical economic theories suggest that the greater the temptation, the less likely we are to be honest -- but a new study turns the idea on its head, finding that altruism, and a powerful aversion to viewing oneself
Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries are ready to be transported back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Officials from the Czech Republic's Dvur Kralove
A Nevada teenager was hospitalized after his vape pen exploded in his mouth, leaving him with injuries consistent with "a close-range gunshot wound."
European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that debris orbiting the earth must be cleaned up as satellites launched by private companies and other new entrants are adding to the crowding. The amount of debris -- ranging from dead satellites to
Record numbers of patients are being sent home from hospital without being told how to look after themselves, a watchdog has found. A major report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveals the proportion of patients - 60 per cent - given written advice on how to cope in the aftermath of a hospital
Two beluga whales from a Shanghai aquarium arrived in Iceland on Wednesday to live out their days in a unique marine sanctuary that conservationists hope will become a model for rehoming some 3,000 of the creatures currently in captivity. Little White and Little Grey, two 12-year-old female belugas,
A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian environmental group reported Thursday. The Marevivo group said the Italian Coast Guard had responded to the sighting and surmised that the mother, which
A wolf that captured international attention earlier this year after being rescued from an icy Estonian river by construction workers may have been killed, authorities said. The Environment Agency told local broadcaster ERR late Wednesday the wolf's GPS tracking collar hasn't transmitted signals
As disaster costs keep rising across the United States, a troubling new debate has become urgent: if there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global warming, how should we decide which ones to save first?After three years of brutal flooding and hurricanes
This is what it's like to live with migraine with aura, a debilitating chronic health condition affecting 9+ million Americans, mostly women.
Wolves are officially back in the Netherlands, two centuries after the animals were hunted to extinction in the country, after a pair produced a litter in the wild — news welcomed Thursday by conservationists. The province of Gelderland posted a video online this week showing three young wolves in a
A push by most European Union nations for the world's biggest economic bloc to go carbon neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Hungary. France and Germany had led efforts for the 28-member EU to lead by example
A teenage boy's life-threatening heart condition was discovered by accident after he asked to play with his GP mother's new stethoscope. George Ashby was unaware he would only have had a year to live because of a narrowing of his aorta that meant it shrank to a fifth of its original size. The