This September, the world’s largest retailer may also become America’s biggest drug dealer, after Walmart revealed on Monday their plans to begin selling marijuana in stores in both Colorado and Washington State, where recreational marijuana has been legalized.
Walmart hopes to begin selling recreational marijuana in their Colorado stores beginning in September, and in Washington State beginning in January. They plan to sell marijuana in varying amounts, as well as marijuana-laced baked goods and paraphernalia, including bongs, pipes, papers, and more.
Walmart’s marijuana will be produced in-house. The company announced that they’re currently working with State and Federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies to establish three “industrial-sized” marijuana “production facilities,” all of which will be located in Colorado. Walmart plans to invest an ironic $420 million into those facilities over the next six years, and claims their early profit estimates range close to $2.3 billion yearly. ~Source: NationalReport
A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video captured by a local television station later showed the animal much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with children.
According to a Riverside County sheriff’s spokesperson, the deputy was serving an eviction notice at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday when a “large” dog tried to attack him, KCAL reported.
“A dog came at the deputy in an aggressive manner,” Deputy Armando Munoz said, according to The Press-Enterprise. “The deputy, (attempting to defend himself) pulled his service weapon, shot one round, and injured himself in the leg.”… ~Source: Rawstory.com
The results are pretty impressive: In a human body, cancer cells reproduce at an astounding rate, which is what makes cancer so deadly and difficult to treat. Actually killing the cells often isn’t the problem, targeting the tumor is. In a 2D lab scenario, neither of those problems are addressed.
3D printing raises some of its own problems—the actual process is quite violent (on a cellular level)—at first, it was difficult to create living cells in the correct formations without killing many of them. But, eventually, Sun was able to figure out a method in which more than 90 percent of the printed cells remained viable.
The key to studying cancer in a lab is creating what’s known as “replicative immortality,” a hallmark of cancer that basically means that, once a tumor starts dividing and growing, it’s not going to stop… ~Source: Vice.com
Poor Kimberley Davis. The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in her car. The victim suffered a spinal fracture and would spend the next three months in a hospital, but Davis wasn’t having any of it, The Standard reports.
“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is, like, pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” she told a responding officer two days after the Sept. 20 collision. “I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist.”
Davis, of Port Fairy, pleaded guilty on Monday to dangerous driving and was fined $4,500. Police say she used her phone behind the wheel 44 times before running down the cyclist. She called emergency responders but parked more than 300 feet away from the victim and refused to offer him help. ~Source: huffingtonpost.com
According to 680News A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has struck near the Pacific coastal town of Acapulco, Mexico. The quake hit the western state of Guerrero, about 265 km southwest of Mexico City, around 10:30 a.m. EST today. Buildings in the capital city shook for about 30 seconds, according to reports. No deaths have been reported so far and no tsunami alerts have been issued.
CBC has more info: click here
It’s fair to say, not all toasters are created equal. But the Bugatti Noun is a god amongst toasters, a futurist but elegant combination of glass and chrome that would stand out in any kitchen. And it does more than just toast.
Currently on display at the EuroCocina trade fair in Milan, this high-end kitchen appliance reinvents the toaster. Instead of using traditional heating elements, the Noun uses semiconductors embedded in glass to create perfectly browned toast. The design also enables it to cook pretty much anything else, as well, if you put it in a heat-resistant bag…. ~Source: Gizmodo
Police have charged a 19-year-old man from London, Ont., in connection with the recent breach of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency. The RCMP say Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at home Tuesday and is charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation to data. The agency was forced to shut down its publicly accessible website on Friday as the world learned about the Heartbleed computer bug, a previously undiscovered global Internet security vulnerability. Earlier this week, the agency said 900 social insurance numbers had been compromised… ~Source: CityNews
Even though it’s Spring people are still ice fishing and need beer, so this is fitting!!!
Great ice fishing news for lake country anglers. Lakemaid Beer launches Frosty Winter Lager for Ice Fishing Season. Look for Lakemaid Frosty Winter Lager in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Michigan. It’s should be arriving soon in a fish house or ice shack near you. Each bottle will feature one of 12 Lakemaids properly attired for the cold, winter months. And each bottle cap will feature Lakemaid Beer’s new unique winter bottle cap icons for hours of fun in the ice-fishing shack. With a deep amber color, Lakemaid Frosty Winter Lager offers a smooth, American craft malted flavor that’s perfect after a day on the ice or in the snow. Just one taste and it’s sure to fly your tip-up flag. Ask for it.
A smart highway that promises to save energy while improving safety was unveiled along a 500-meter stretch in the Netherlands last week. Interactive and self-sustaining, it’s being called the “Route 66 of the future.”
The project is designed and developed by Daan Roosegaarde and Dutch engineering firm Heijmans Infrastructure. Earlier this year, we posted about other Studio Roosegaarde projects: houseplant reading lights
and bioluminescent streetlamps
. Now, this glow-in-the-dark technology actually exists on the N329 highway in Oss, about 100 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam.
The road markings are made with paint containing photo-luminescent powder that charges in the daytime and then releases a green glow at nighttime. Roosegaarde tells Wired UK
that Heijmans had managed to take its luminescence to the extreme: “It’s almost radioactive.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/technology/glow-dark-roads-now-reality#DI6CVXlCOR8VIWH9.99
According to 680News 900 SIN numbers stolen from CRA website!!! The Canada Revenue Agency says the Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of 900 Canadians have been stolen from its website. It says it happened during a six-hour period when the site was destabilized by the Heartbleed bug.