Huffing and Puffing

Thailand recently decriminalized marijuana, becoming the first country in Asia to embrace a new attitude toward the plant that the locals refer to as ganja. The Southeast Asian country will likely not become a pot-focused tourist haven anytime soon, however, the Washington Post cautioned. While marijuana...

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Gold Rush

Zimbabwe launched gold coins to be sold to the public this week, a move economists say is aimed at curbing soaring inflation that has eroded the value of the African country’s unstable currency, Al Jazeera reported Tuesday. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said the newly-minted Mosi-oa-Tunya...

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New Frontiers

Russia will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024, a move that comes amid tensions between Moscow and Western nations over the war in Ukraine, Sky News reported. Yuri Borisov, head of the state-controlled space corporation Roscosmos, confirmed Russia’s departure Tuesday, adding that Moscow is...

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Hard-Headed

Scientists have long wondered how woodpeckers can withstand the catastrophic impact of their beaks on wood. Previous studies have suggested that the bird’s brain is protected because of a skull that acts as a cushion or a beak that absorbs force. Now, a new research team is...

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