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Chimps and chumps.

Bonobos prefer bullies and jerks. Why don't humans?

If you saw someone helping another person, then a third person antagonizing them, who would you choose to associate with? As a human, chances are you'd prefer the helper, who appears to be a more cooperative member of society. But, according to new research out of Duke University, not all apes feel the same way.

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19,000-Pound Space Station Falling 'Uncontrolled' Back To Earth

It's pretty common for old satellites and other "space junk" to come falling back down to Earth. While hundreds of pieces of debris come down each year, scientists are nervously watching a 19,000-pound space station's course because its out-of-control route is making it impossible to figure out where it will crash.

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The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017 | Leafly

84% of patients who received access to medical cannabis reduced their opioid prescriptions, compared to 45% in the comparison group.

 

In part one of this series, we took a look at some of the most impactful studies in medical cannabis, specifically those relating to CBD. This next installment highlights several cannabis wins beyond CBD, as it shows promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more.

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Chess champ and Chill?

"Tantric" and "sexy" are not generally the first words that spring to mind when thinking about chess, but the logo for the 2018 World Chess Championship has provoked an unusual reaction. The image, which shows intertwined human-shaped figures holding a chess board, has even been labelled as " borderline pawnographic".   Read the article on bbc.com >

"Tantric" and "sexy" are not generally the first words that spring to mind when thinking about chess, but the logo for the 2018 World Chess Championship has provoked an unusual reaction. The image, which shows intertwined human-shaped figures holding a chess board, has even been labelled as " borderline pawnographic".

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Hair of the dog.

Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users' mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform's effect on society.   Read the article on theguardian.com >

Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users' mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform's effect on society.

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Chicks'n Alfredo

Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover of...

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'Donut' bribe politicians.

A high-ranking Massachusetts lawmaker has been arrested and charged in a 113-count indictment that accuses him of running his State Senator office as a "criminal enterprise" that netted him $1 million in kickbacks and bribes, federal prosecutors announced today. The 102-page indictment charges him with racketeering, extortion, honest services fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the IRS and other charges.

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