Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers buy draft beer and wine as finished products; their only consumer-controlled variable is the temperature at which you drink them. Why is it that coffee produced by a barista at […]Read More Brewing a Great Cup of Coffee Depends on Chemistry and Physics
“No one knows whether chronic marijuana smoking causes emotional troubles or is a symptom of them…. This dearth of evidence has a number of explanations: serious lingering reactions, if they exist, occur after prolonged use, rarely after a single dose; marijuana has no known medical use, unlike LSD, so scientists have had little reason to […]Read More Read an interesting excerpt from 1967 about the confusion over the effects of marijuana use.
When it comes to the threat of extinction, size matters Animals in the Goldilocks zone — neither too big, nor too small, but just the right size — face a lower risk of extinction than do those on both ends of the scale Read Article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170918132732.htmRead More It’s fascinating that size is a factor for the risk of extinction.
Opponents of legalizing marijuana have long claimed that it is a “gateway drug” that leads to use of other substances. But one of the country’s most famous physicians says the opposite might be true. “The real story is the hypocrisy around medical marijuana,” Mehmet Oz — better known as Dr. Oz — said in an appearance […]Read More Dr. Oz surprisingly promotes medical marijuana as a treatment for opiate addiction on ‘Fox and Friends’.
HURRICANES HARVEY AND Irma left a hell of a mess—millions of tons of debris, much of it toxic. Houston officials said this week it will cost at least $200 million to dispose of 8 million cubic yards of storm debris. More than 100,000 homes in Houston are damaged. Irma caused billions of dollars of damage across the Caribbean […]Read More An interesting article exploring the various problems with hurricane debris disposal.
Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed medical school deans, residents and fellows, and examined a curriculum database maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges […]Read More Needed medical marijuana education seldom covered in medical school.
Researchers have developed a flexible organic battery made from organic composites using “natural feedstock” for use in medical devices. The battery biodegrades safely and may have applications in consumer electronics within 5 years. Read Article: https://futurism.com/new-flexible-organic-battery-could-revolutionize-medical-implants/Read More New Flexible, Organic Battery Could Revolutionize Medical Implants
In a surprising move, US Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Utah Republican and longtime cannabis prohibitionist, today introduced a bill to encourage more research into the effectiveness of medical cannabis. Hatch didn’t just quietly introduce the bill, though. Rather, he took to the Senate floor and gave a passionate speech in defense of the use […]Read More Sen Orrin Hatch, a noted conservative, switches to a pro medical marijuana stance in a dramatic speech.
In the 1880s, a fascinating grave was discovered in the Swedish town of Birka. Chock full of weapons, gaming equipment, and two horses, the 10th century AD burial was assumed to be that of a powerful male Viking warrior. But the skeleton had some traits that suggested the person was female. A new study has […]Read More The first conclusive scientific proof that female Vikings existed.
Researchers have created an original music composition for Monday’s eclipse. They used drums, synthesized tones, and other sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon and the gradual darkness they will produce during the August 21 event. Read Article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170821105747.htmRead More An amazing musical composition created by using eclipse data.