Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting in the Weed Biz

At first glance the former professional cyclists Floyd Landis and David Zabriskie–both kicked out of video games after confessing to use performance-enhancing drugs–seem like imperfect( at best) advocates for the benefits ofmarijuana. Yet today theyre announcing their new business: topical creams laced with the active ingredients of weed, is targeted at athletes. The pair are […]

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Amsterdam’s solution to the obesity crisis: no fruit juice and enough sleep

The city is successfully fighting fat by promoting tap water in its schools, along with healthy cooking classes and a ban on fast food sponsorship The city of Amsterdam is resulting the world in ending the obesity epidemic, thanks to a radical and wide-reaching programme which is getting outcomes even among the poorest communities that […]

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Soil carbon storage not the climate change fixing it was thought, research discoveries

Soils potential to soak up planet-warning carbon dioxide emissions has been overestimated by as much as 40%, say scientists Hopes that large amounts of planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions is likely to be buried in soils appear to be grossly misplaced, with new research finding that the ground will soak up far less carbon over the […]

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Here’s why there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ drugs- not even heroin | Marc Lewis

As Allisons story presents, with any psychoactive substance, the balance between help and harm varies depending on the person and the circumstances Before she found heroin, Allison could not get out of bed most mornings. She contemplated suicide. She saw herself as a shitty lazy person who felt like crap all the time. She was […]

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Paris Opens the First Stretch of Its 28 -Mile Bike Superhighway

This tale originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk cooperation . Paris has inaugurated its first motorcycle highway. Opening last May, the 0.5 -milestretch of freshly paved roadalongside the Bassin de lArsenal is part of theRseau express vlo( REVe) , an initiative to build fast-track bike lanes free of motorized vehicles. […]

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Soil carbon storage not the climate change fixing it was thought, research detects

Soils potential to soak up planet-warning carbon dioxide emissions has been overestimated by as much as 40%, tell scientists Hopes that large amounts of planet-warming carbon dioxide could be buried in soils appear to be grossly misplaced, with new research finding that the ground will soak up far less carbon over the coming century than […]

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This Firefighter Received The WorldaEUR( tm) s Most Extensive Face Transplant

Patrick Hardison are applied to gag with children that he had fought a bear. If anything, the way he actually got his scars was even more heroic . Running into a burning build to rescue a woman in 2001, the firefighter’s face had been burnt beyond recognition. His eyelids had to be sewn virtuallyshut to […]

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Here’s why there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ medications- not even heroin | Marc Lewis

As Allisons story shows, with any psychoactive substance, the balance between help and harm depends on the person and the circumstances Before she found heroin, Allison could not get out of bed most mornings. She contemplated suicide. “Shes seen” herself as a shitty lazy person who felt like crap all the time. She was deeply […]

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Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet?

The long read: For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dream into reality but will it spell the end for dictionaries? In February 2009, a Twitter user called @popelizbet issued an apparently historic challenge to someone called Colin: she asked if he could “mansplain” a concept […]

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