Can Marijuana Cure Epilepsy?

With Oregon, Washington, and D.C. legalizing marijuana in this week’s midterm elections, weed and its place in society has been on a lot of people’s minds. It’s not just for looking cool…

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What A 45,000 Year-Old Bone Reveals About Human-Neanderthal Relations

Human Neanderthal Relations Migration

Source: NPR

In 2008, a bearded Russian man named Nikolai Peristov was searching for mammoth tusks along the muddy banks of the Irtysh River in Siberia. Peristov is both a historian and a jewelry maker, and his plan was to carve out pendants and charms from the ivory of the ancient tusks. But that day, instead of mammoth tusks, Peristov found a human femur near the village of Ust’-Ishim. Although he had no way of knowing it at the time, he had just made one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 21st century.

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Everything You Need To Know About Ebola In Under Two Minutes

The most alarming facet of Ebola in the United States isn’t the physical “threat” itself, but rather the media’s coverage of it. In 94 seconds, you can learn everything you need to know about the virus and rid yourself of pundit squawking forever.

For comparison’s sake, check out our article on how Ebola stacks up against other diseases.

New Study On Parental Happiness Shows The Third Time Isn’t The Charm

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Sorry, Danny, but your parents were happier when your sisters were born. Source: Manny Photography

The law of diminishing marginal utility might be an economics term, but according to a recent study it might apply to families, too. An 18-year-long study on parental happiness (the longest running study ever performed on the subject) revealed that the birth of a third child child produces a “negligible” increase in the happiness of parents. Compare that to a two-year-long surge in parental happiness surrounding the birth of a first child, and about half that at the birth of a second child, and we may have a new kind of “Middle Child Syndrome” vying for our attention.

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Your Brain On MDMA

Two million MDMA pills are smuggled into the US every day. Somehow we doubt that every person who uses the drug knows what sort of chemical reactions lead one to believe that spending hours dancing to terrible electronic music is an unambiguously good decision. This video explains what happens to your brain after consuming MDMA: no more mysteries.

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