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Within ten years, the United States could loose its status as the world's scientific superpower, according to the National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins.
In a study of 130,000 American adults, including 19,299 psychedelics users, researchers failed to find evidence that taking psychotropic substances results in serious mental health problems.
A disease still in the initial stages of investigation causes some individuals to literally get drunk from eating normal amounts of carbohydrates.
Criticisms from animal rights activists and concerns for the elephants' welfare have prompted the "Greatest Show on Earth" to retire its pachyderm performers in three years' time.
Some automakers worry about the ability of companies like Apple and Google to quickly leverage their substantial cash reserves to innovate the auto industry ahead of them.