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Medical Marijuana Faces Fed's Catch-22

Doing large studies of marijuana's potential as medicine means getting it removed from an official federal list of substances with no official medical use--which requires more proof of its potential as medicine.

7 hours ago — Steve Mirsky

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now

February 25, 2017 — Dirk Helbing, Bruno S. Frey, Gerd Gigerenzer, Ernst Hafen, Michael Hagner, Yvonne Hofstetter, Jeroen van den Hoven, Roberto V. Zicari and Andrej Zwitter

2 Words Trigger CDC to Stay Quiet

Researchers and administrators at the CDC dare not utter the words guns or firearms for fear of budget cuts from Congress, according to health policy researcher David Hemenway.  

February 17, 2017 — Steve Mirsky