But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans.
On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference, hundreds of marijuana researchers were giggling.It wasn’t the groundbreaking research they’d just heard—proving the ability of THC, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, to stave off HIV (or SIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor was it the author of the study, Dr. Patricia E. Molina, who had them laughing. It was the rogue researcher daring enough to taint the victory with a harsh dose of reality: “What’s next, testing this on humans?”As the laughter subsided and the gravity of Dr.
Before he became Chris Christie’s man at the Port Authority, David Wildstein was his de facto publicist online.
Today, he’s one of the key players in the George Washington Bridge scandal. But David Wildstein was once the anonymous force behind a powerful New Jersey political website that gave disproportionate attention to a heroic, Springsteen-loving “corruption buster” named Chris Christie.Wildstein started the insidery PoliticsNJ.com in 2000. His rundown of must-know stories, The Inside Edge, reads like the early aughts' Jersey version of Politico’s Playbook.
The ‘Today’ show star blasted the New York mayor’s decision to keep schools open Thursday. Was it dangerous? Let's call in the weather detective.
Al Roker tweeted from Russia with no love for the decision by New York’s new mayor to keep the city public schools open during Thursday’s snowstorm. “Al Roker @alroker Why are schools all around NYC closed? It’s going to take some kid or kids getting hurt before this goofball policy gets changed.”Roker was speaking as a dad with a daughter in a New York City public school as well as the Today show’s weatherman on assignment at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Without universal preschool, middle class families vie for the same early education treatment that those who live below the poverty line are afforded.
In New York City, affluent parents sign up for pre-school while their child is still in the womb. Waiting lists are long and it’s become an article of faith that the earlier the schooling the better to give kids a head start on the competition that lies ahead. With the politicians talking about income inequality and its insidious effect on children, everyone was relieved when cuts to the early education program Head Start were restored in the recent bipartisan budget deal, but federal funds only cover two out of five eligible kids.
Politicians and businesses have long complained about the price of fighting climate change. Now they're getting a taste of just how expensive inaction will be.
The weather has become the go-to excuse for economists and businessmen who want to explain poor performance. “Unusually, disruptive weather across large stretches of the country kept people indoors,” explained Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, in accounting for a slowdown in home sales in December. Speaking on CNBC, Diane Swonk, the chief economist of Mesirow Financial, used the January chill that gripped much of the nation to explain disappointing numbers on U.
Most evangelical colleges teach evolution, but churches don’t. So when unprepared Christian students begin to study science and lose their faith, it feeds deep distrust of academia.
The sky is falling! Fellow Christians, gather your children and seek shelter. Hold your hands over their ears while you flee. If you don’t they might hear about … evolution.This was the reaction of Marvin Olasky, the editor of the evangelical magazine World, to my “revelation” in The Daily Beast a few weeks ago that most evangelical Christian colleges teach evolution to their students. “Teach evolution” was my phrase for what is happening. Olasky describes it instead as “insinuating evolution,” which sounds sinister.
Cable companies can’t sign up any more people. In fact, they’re losing them to the Internet. So the only way to survive is to monopolize more of the market and up-sell subscribers just as Comcast-Time Warner Cable will do.
On Wednesday, Comcast struck a $45-billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable. If approved, the deal would represent a giant step toward greater consolidation: Comcast has 22 million subscribers and Time Warner has 11 million. To allay anti-trust concerns, Comcast said it would divest systems with about 3 million subscribers, leaving the merged company with a combined 30 million customers—well over half of the nation’s cable television subscribers.
Atlanta was caught cold by a freak ice storm last month, now the authorities are struggling to deal with another one.
A second historic winter storm in a month has struck the Deep South, leaving Atlanta in the grip of a series of ice storms it has no experience of combating.Georgia’s governor, Nathan Deal, was criticized heavily during the first storm for the state’s response time and lack of snow and ice removal equipment. This time he was taking no chances. “This is one of Mother Nature’s worst kinds of storms that can be inflicted on the South”, he said. “We’re not kidding.
On this day celebrating love and relationships, some helpful pointers on how to best handle workplace crushes and romances.
Workplace etiquette is tricky enough, but on Valentine’s Day it becomes a veritable riddle! Check out these tips to keep your Valentine’s Day office-appropriate.-Women especially enjoy receiving gifts on Valentine's Day, so give chocolates to your female coworkers. If you’re unsure of a coworker’s gender, give them an apple. -Valentine’s Day can cast an oppressive pall over your single coworkers. Break the tension by tying a balloon to a single employee’s desk that says something goofy like, “Unloved Crone.
Jason White’s journey from L.A. art gallery to FBI custody, as told through rabid text messages and explosive emails, illustrates the downward spiral of a disturbed and desperate man.
Jason White was a convicted felon from North Dakota who managed to infiltrate the Los Angeles Art world, until he snapped. On Wednesday, FBI special agents arrested the 43-year-old for allegedly stalking, threatening and attempting to extort art world professionals in a series of schemes that stretched from California to the United Kingdom. He was expected to make his first court appearance in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, facing federal cyberstalking charges.
Niagara Falls has partially frozen over for the second time this year, giving tourists a one-of-a-kind photo op, and a reason to brave the frozen U.S.-Canada border.
As hangovers cleared, on panels and in booths, Day 2’s momentum drained away from the GOP’s aging “values” peddlers—in favor of the young, energetic followers of Rand Paul.