The U.S. is falling behind in the creation of new marijuana-based drugs because of government restrictions on marijuana research. The drugs have the potential to shrink tumors, enhance the effects of morphine in cancer patients, and treat depression, among other conditions. Also see this article on the history of marijuana cancer research.
The very special album of the week is Brian Wilson’s Smile. Originally intended for release by the Beach Boys in 1967 the unfinished album has been re-recorded from scratch and released as Wilson originally intended.
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A study finds that novice weightlifters fail to choose heavy enough weights to gain benefits.
A new study indicates that people who live in the suburbs are less healthy because they have to drive everywhere they go and don’t get any exercise.
G4TechTV has a creative response to the NHL lock-out: they’re playing all 1,230 regular season games on a video hockey game and presenting daily scores and highlights on their “Sweat” show.
The first of the new Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy episodes is now online. It will be up for the next week.
You can now read the Joss Whedon penned Astonishing X-Men #1 online for free over at Marvel.