Giving up marijuana improves memory in just one week, study shows

Attention rates, however, remained the same whether smoking or not.

Pixabay
Mind & Brain
  • 88 youngsters from Boston were recruited for the study. 55 of them managed to abstain the full 30 days.
  • Memory improved one week after abstaining, although attention rates stayed the same.
  • The researchers hope to conduct a six-month test.
Keep reading Show less

10 people who got famous from the grave

Really puts the whole "don't give up until you're dead" thing to shame.

Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette, by Van Gogh
Culture & Religion
  • It's been said that "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the grim reaper."
  • These ten folks made huge advances in their field... but never lived long enough to see the fruits of their labors.
  • Can you think of someone alive today who might make the list in the future?
Keep reading Show less

Apple debuts new iPad Pro alongside revamped MacBook Airs

... and also the return of the (mini) Mac.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts an Apple launch event on October 30, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Apple debuted a new MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iPad Pro. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
Technology & Innovation
  • Inside the new iPad Pros are the new A12x Bionic chip, which are apparently faster than 92% of the laptops out there.
  • MacBook Airs come with Retina display, first true update in 8 years.
  • The iPad Pro starts at $799 while the MacBook Air starts at $1,199.
Keep reading Show less

10 of Europe's weirdest laws

Amongst other things, you can't get away with handling a salmon suspiciously in Scotland.

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
Politics & Current Affairs
  • While a few of the laws on this list are holdovers from long ago, some laws are as recent as 2011.
  • While marrying a dead person or handling salmon suspiciously might sound morbid or hilarious, these laws have historical context.
  • Some of today's laws might seem as antiquated as these in 100 years, too.
Keep reading Show less