In this photo of 2014 provided by the University of Mississippi, Dr. Suman Chandra inspects the marijuana plants growing in the Ole Miss Medicinal Gardens at University, Mississippi. The plants are used for research under a contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The planned growth of NIDA for 2019 will be split between high and high THC varieties of CBD with "recent interest (in CBD) as a potential drug for a number of medical conditions," said NIDA. (Photo: Robert Jordan / University of Mississippi via AP)

USA cultivates its largest marijuana crop for research

The US government is growing the largest marijuana crop in five years, responding to the interest in varieties with

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This computer graphics image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Hayabusa2 spacecraft above the asteroid Ryugu. (Photo: ISAS / JAXA via AP)

JAXA says space probe successfully landed on asteroid

The Japanese space agency reported that data transmitted from the Hayabusa 2 probe indicated that it landed successfully on a

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An aerial view of the Thwaites glacier, which shows the growing gaps between the ice and the rock bed. Photo: Nasa / OIB / Jeremy Harbeck / Apostila / EPA

Antarctic glacial melt may become irreversible

Antarctica faces an inflection point where glacial melting will accelerate and become irreversible, even if the

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Result of damage left by Cyclone Kenneth in a village north of Pemba, Mozambique in May. Photo: Mike Hutchings / Reuters

A disaster of the climate crisis happening every week, UN alert

Disasters of the climate crisis are occurring at a rate of one per week, although most attract little international attention

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The office of President Jair Bolsonaro declined to comment, saying that the issues would be addressed by the Ministry of Environment. Photo: Felipe Werneck / AP

Amazon faces its highest level of deforestation

Deforestation in the Brazilian portion of the Amazon forest increased more than 88% in June compared to the same month

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Tabular iceberg located between the Larsen C ice shelf of Antarctica and the ice island A-68 Photograph: Jefferson Beck / Operation Ice Bridge / Nasa

Antarctic ice slumps since 2004, scientists say

The vast expanse of sea ice around Antarctica has fallen precipitously since 2014, according to data from

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"Individuals should not be left out for their prejudiced attitudes just because we see evidence of racial prejudice in perception," says Dr. Brent Hughes. Photo: Newsteam

Racial groups are similar because of visual and neural processes, study says

The common perception that people from other racial groups are alike is rooted in how human brains

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An artist's impression shows the Dragonfly quad-shell landing module that would take advantage of the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan to explore. Photo: AP

NASA to send drone to explore Titan, Saturn's largest moon

NASA is sending a nuclear powered drone to Saturn's largest moon to explore various locations

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Women who live in the midst of the worst air pollution are up to three times more likely to have low ovarian reserves. Photo: Andy Wong / AP

Air Pollution May Affect Ovary's Number of Ovuses, Research Says

Air pollution has been linked to a decline in the activity of a woman's ovaries, the researchers found.

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The scientists analyzed stool samples from 15 athletes who ran the Boston marathon and 10 non-athletic people who did not run. Photo: USA Today Sports

Bacteria found in the gut can help improve physical performance

From faster stripes to energy gels, athletes have long sought ways to improve their performance. Now,

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