‘CBD lubricant is a bestseller’: cannabis oil products are booming but does the science stack up?

Its been hailed as a wonder ingredient, added to everything from ice-cream to hummus. But is CBD more than just a wellness trend? Last month, Lisa Jenkins went for a walk alone around her local park for an hour, the first time she had done so unaided for 13 months. Jenkins was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. Now 46, she struggles with vertigo and dizziness, as well as muscle spasms and poor mobility. An Access to Work grant means that she can get a taxi to and from her job in advertising, but for the last three months she hasnt needed one. The difference? She believes, a few drops of grassy-tasting oil under the tongue each …

Somebody Tests How Narrow A Gap Cats Can Fit Through, And Its All For The Sake Of Adorable Science

Science is in our veins and we, as human beings, can’t help but come up with wacky experiments to test the limits of the world that surrounds us. And what experiments are better than fun ones done with adorable cats? The owner of the adorable cat duo Maru and Hana recently tested the limits of how narrow a gap cats can get through. The hypothesis was simple in essence: if the head fits, the body should also fit through. Naturally, we’re great supporters of cat science experiments that involve showing off how cute and awesome they are. More info: Instagram | The adorable science experiment is all about seeing how narrow a gap cats can squeeze through mugumogu/Youtube Maru and …

Evangelical Leader Claims Teaching Kids Basic Science Causes Mass Shootings

mass shootings are caused by “driving God from the public square,” and specifically by teaching kids about evolution.  a gunman in Texas killed seven and wounded 21 others. Perkins also claimed it’s impossible to have morality without religion, a view he said  He did not, however, offer any theories as to how nations See his full conversation below: RELATED COVERAGE Baby Injured In Odessa, Texas Shootings Expected To Make Full Recovery Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Science says using emoji could help you get laid

As text communication becomes more prominent in our lives and the number of relationships started online increase, scientists say there is a correlation between using emoji and having a successful romantic and sex life. study,Mashable Using emoji to convey those physical markers of emotion appears to improve communication and romantic outcomes, according to the research. While there was no clear correlation between emoji use and the number of first dates a person went on, more frequent emoji usage was linked to an increased number of second dates. People who used emoji often when talking to romantic interests were also more likely to kiss their dates, have sex, and enter into long-term relationships. H/T

Teaching ethics in computer science the right way with Georgia Techs Charles Isbell

The new fall semester is upon us, and at elite private colleges and universities, it’s hard to find a trendier major than Computer Science. It’s also becoming more common for such institutions to prioritize integrating ethics into their CS studies, so students don’t just learn about how to build software, but whether or not they should build it in the first place. Of course, this begs questions about how much the ethics lessons such prestigious schools are teaching are actually making a positive impression on students. But at a time when demand for qualified computer scientists is skyrocketing around the world and far exceeds supply, another kind of question might be even more important: Can computer science be transformed from …

The science of senolytics: how a new pill could spell the end of ageing

A simple treatment to stave off the health problems of old age could be available in five to 12 years. Heres how it would work The science of extending life is a subject of morbid fascination, conjuring the image of old billionaires being cryogenically frozen. But imagine if, instead of a pill you could take to live for ever, there was a pill that could push back the ageing process a medicine that could stave off the fragility, osteoarthritis, memory loss, macular degeneration and cancers that plague old age. It could happen, with the science of senolytics: an emerging and highly anticipated area of anti-ageing medicine. Many of the worlds top gerontologists have already demonstrated the possibilities in animals and …

The science behind the climate crisis

(CNN)Not sure how we found ourselves in this climate crisis? Carbon dioxide is called a “greenhouse gas” because of its ability to trap solar radiation in the Earth’s atmosphere like a blanket and heat up the planet — acting the same way a greenhouse keeps plants warm and growing. All of this carbon dioxide is warming the planet. CO2 naturally occurs in the atmosphere and without it, the planet would be too cold to support life. But human activity, like the burning of fossil fuels for energy, has increased the gas to dangerous levels, increasing the thickness of that blanket to the point that the Earth is heating up. Before the Industrial Revolution, the levels fluctuated naturally over many thousands …

The science behind Andrew Luck’s shock NFL farewell

We often look at athletes with awe and envy, blessed with genetic gifts most can only wonder at possessing. But those gifts often come with a price Andrew Luck is human, with tendons and cartilage that can tear and bones that can break. Though his skill might seem superhuman, his ability to heal is not. Faced with the Sisyphean task of rehabbing yet another injury, Luck examining the polarized reaction to Robert Griffin III and Jay Cutlers injuries, researcher Jimmy Sanderson, an assistant professor in sport management at Texas Tech University, noted that, Football is closely tied to a narrow version of masculinity that normalizes and values playing through pain and suppressing injuries in the name of toughness. In that …

Indias Oyo acquires Copenhagen-based data science firm Danamica for $10M

India’s Oyo said on Monday it has acquired Copenhagen-based data science firm Danamica as the fast-growing lodging startup works to expand its business in Europe. Neither of the parties disclosed financial terms of the deal, but a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that Oyo paid about $10 million to acquire the Danish firm. Danamica, which was founded in 2016, has built machine learning tools and “business intelligence capabilities” to specialize in dynamic pricing of rental properties. The firm’s algorithm analyzes 144,000 data points every hour and makes 60 million price changes every day with a prediction accuracy of 97% to help hotels boost their revenue, Oyo said. The Indian startup said Danamica would help it scale its technical …

Jeffrey Epstein’s influence in the science world is a symptom of larger problems | Kate Darling

In a system stacked against women, we must direct our harshest judgment at people and institutions who remain silent Many of us are reeling from the recent news that MITs Media Lab, where I work as a researcher, took funding from Jeffrey Epstein, the late financier who faced federal sex-trafficking charges. For me, the Epstein connections dont stop there: Epstein had close ties to John Brockman, the founder of the heavy-hitting science literary agency that recently sold my first book. The Epstein web can appear inescapable, and for those entangled in it, theres a temptation to break out and cut all ties with his enablers. While I understand and respect that decision, Ive made a different one. I will not …

Check Out Our Favorite Images From The Science Photographer Of The Year Competition 2019

The Science Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at the Science Museum in London, UK, on October 7. The shortlisted images were selected by an expert panel and are designed to showcase the “best scientific photography” and “photography of science”, whether that is an extreme close-up of a stag beetle or a high-definition shot of a nebula hundreds of light-years into the distance.  “Since the very beginning, science has been integral to photography,” Gary Evans, the Royal Photographic Society’s science exhibition coordinator, said in a statement. “Now photography has become integral to the way science is carried out and how it is communicated to the wider public. We are delighted to be the guests of the Science Museum for this exhibition and …

Musk Still Wants To Nuke Mars For Reasons Not Based On Science

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to re-hash a theory he had a few years ago: dropping nuclear bombs on Mars to release trapped carbon dioxide and heat up the planet. The goal is to create the necessary conditions to turn the Red Planet into a habitable world, i.e. to terraform Mars. He first endorsed the idea in 2015 in an interview with Stephen Colbert. The vague details had enough merit for actual scientists to use their time to investigate the concept’s feasibility. But it is not possible. In a paper published last year, astronomers investigated just how much carbon dioxide can be liberated from Mars and there is literally not enough to make the enterprise worthwhile. “There has been …

What Sci-Fi Can Teach Computer Science About Ethics

This story is part of a series on how we learn—from augmented reality to music-training devices. The protagonist of Rebecca Roanhorse’s short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM” is a bit of a sad sack. A guide for a VR tourism company in Sedona, Arizona, he leads “vision quests” in a digital guise taken straight from Little Big Man. He’s Native American in our corporal realm as well, just not the sort tourists wish to commune with, he argues—until one does, stealing his job and his life story. Heartbreaking yet ambiguous, the story won a bunch of top sci-fi honors, including a Nebula and a Hugo. For the students in Emanuelle Burton’s ethics class, the story is tricky to …

“God Created Science”: Scientist Who Studied Genetics Demolishes Evolutionists Arguments

ShareTweetPin By Billy Hallowell Dr. Georgia Purdom is a scientist and Christian with a PhD in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University. Well-educated in matters of both faith and science, she believes much of what’s observable in science aligns with the truths described in the Bible. “Christians have a reasoned faith. I think a lot of people characterize Christians as having a blind faith,” she recently said on PureFlix.com’s “Answering Atheists.” “I’m a scientist. I love science. God created science. He’s the reason that we can study and work on these things.” READ ALSO: Who Created God? Author Responds to Atheists’ Burning Question Purdom believes available evidence supports and confirms biblical creation, arguing that what is described in the …