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Fake weed bleeding

Cases of fake weed causing severe bleeding have now spread into multiple states

April 7th, 2018

Last month, reports emerged from the Illinois Department of Public Health of “severe bleeding” following consumption of synthetic marijuana alternatives. Users reported bleeding from their eyes and ears, as well as extremely heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding disproportionately from an injury, and some victims have been hospitalized for an extended period of time for treatment to …

Dinosaur footprints Isle of Skye

50 perfectly-preserved dinosaur footprints have scientists freaking out

April 4th, 2018

Dozens of giant dinosaur footprints have been discovered on a remote Scottish island, shedding light on period of dinosaur evolution which relatively little is known about. The prints were made 170 million years ago, in what is now a muddy lagoon on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The prints were discovered in an area that’s impacted …

Synthetic pot: legal weed causing bleeding

Synthetic pot has people bleeding from their eyes and ears in Chicago

March 31st, 2018

While some states are moving towards legalizing marijuana at pace, residents in the vast majority of the country are left buying sketchy weed from illegal sources, or equally-sketchy legal highs from corner stores. Unfortunately, with no regulation, you have no idea what you’re getting, and that appears to have had quite the unintended consequence in …

Weed alcohol liver damage

Alcoholics who smoke weed every day have healthier livers, study finds

January 27th, 2018

Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states, with a laundry list of positive uses including pain control and controlling nausea. But according to a new analysis of hospital discharge records, chronic marijuana use could have another side effect: Preventing liver damage in alcoholics. A peer-reviewed paper accepted for publication in Liver International journal looked at inpatient …

Biggest underwater cave discovered

Divers have found the biggest underwater cave in the world, and it could contain Mayan secrets

January 17th, 2018

A team of divers have successfully explored a tunnel linking two gargantuan underwater cave systems in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, unlocking what they believe is the largest underwater cave system in the world. By discovering a tunnel that links Sac Actun, a 263-kilometer cave system near the beach resort of Tulum, with the 83km Dos Ojos system, researchers …

Russia Oymyakon temperature

It’s so cold in Russia that thermometers are breaking

January 16th, 2018

The East Coast of the US has been inundated with cold weather for the last few weeks. With temperatures dropping to as low as 14 degrees in places like normally sunny Atlanta, local governments have been warning people to stay inside and travel only if necessary. So you can imagine what kind of precautions the residents …

Holding in sneeze emergency room visit

Holding in a sneeze could land you a week in hospital, doctors say

January 15th, 2018

There’s a lot of old-school pseudo-medicine that says holding in a sneeze could be bad for your health: Sneezing helps get the devil out, so the theory goes, so your bodily function is actually a vital component of exorcism or something. But according to a new case report published in the British Journal of Medicine and …