Thursday, September 23, 2021
As more U.S. states legalize marijuana, a debate is growing around whether greater availability of cannabis products is causing an increase in auto accidents. A report Thursday from a highway-safety research group supports the camp that believe the two are linked. The report, issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents…
Jonathan GitlinForget the impending death of the sedan, as an automotive species the station wagon should be on life support. Which is a shame, because station wagons are great. The utility of an SUV without the high seating position, sure, but also without the high center of gravity and drag coefficient. In return, a much…
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nikki Rose (centre) and Ian Power (right) were the first to buy legal cannabis at Tweed in St. John's Newfoundland, just after midnight on Wednesday Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight amid…
Enlarge / Barley grain used in the production of beer at the Asahi Kanagawa Brewery in Japan Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesThere's nothing quite like putting your feet up after a long, hot summer day and enjoying a refreshing cold brew if you're a beer lover. But a warming climate could give rise to global barley shortages,…
“Venom,” a character from the comic-book world of “Spider-Man,” topped the box office for a second weekend, breathing life into Sony Pictures’ superhero movie plans. The surprise hit, which overcame poor reviews, collected $35.7 million in theaters in the U.S and Canada, ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. It beat three new movies, including…
Snapchat has had its signature filters to make selfies pop a little extra for awhile, but now even pets can take advantage of the fun. The messaging app just unveiled its new Cat Lenses feature. Cat Lenses allows you to put filters on your cat, which was previously reserved only for human faces, of course.…
Aurich / GettyInternet Relay Chat (IRC) turned 30 this August. The venerable text-only chat system was first developed in 1988 by a Finnish computer scientist named Jarkko Oikarinen. Oikarinen couldn't have known at the time just how his creation would affect the lives of people around the world, but it became one of the key…
PHILADELPHIA — One morning last year, Michele Carter woke up to find an eviction notice slipped under her apartment door. She had to move, she was later told, to make way for the renovation of her high-rise and the higher-paying tenants it would bring. Ms. Carter, 66, an Air Force veteran who lives on a…
Enlarge / Vaping with a satisfying release? The US Food and Drug Administration made clear on Thursday, October 11, that it has a major bone to pick with an electronic-cigarette vendor that illegally pumped prescription erectile dysfunction drugs into unapproved e-liquid products intended for vaping. The cocky company, HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd, even advertised…
Waymo's self-driving cars have driven 10 million miles on public roads, the company announced on Wednesday. That puts the company way, way ahead of any of its rivals. Only one other company has announced more than a million miles of testing. And that was Uber, which announced 2 million miles last year but was forced…