The bill, known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, permits the state to automatically grant clemency to residents who were convicted for possessing up to 30 grams of cannabis.
Londoners overwhelmingly support the legalisation of cannabis for adult recreational use, according to a poll.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women represent 2% of Australia’s female population but make up 34% of all women in prison, June Oscar told the Human Rights Council on Friday.
2.3 million Americans are behind bars — the largest prison population on the planet. Many are there for possession of marijuana when more than half the states have legalized or decriminalized it.
In what it called a “breakthrough”, the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy declared it had detected Saturday’s relatively small incoming asteroid in advance in a press statement.
Our DNA today is speckled with contributions from ancient hominin groups who lived alongside us, but did not survive to the present day.
A famous astrophysicist (and guitar player) tells all about an ambitious mission to save humanity from asteroids, should one ever threaten Earth.
The sophisticated tech requires specialized training and expensive equipment, but researchers have recently been trying to make its use more widespread.
Fossilised jaw of baby diprotodon, a type of megafauna extinct for millennia, extracted in NSW by Australian Museum.
While capuchins won’t use tools like us any time soon, the species now “has its own individual archaeological record,” scientists report.
Scientists, scholars, astrophysicists, engineers, students and academics will gather in 192 countries to be part of the official United Nations’ day of awareness and education.
Proteins dating back more than one million years have been extracted from some fossils, and could help to answer some difficult questions about archaic humans.
DNA coaxed from 120,000-year-old Neanderthal fossils suggests that early Neanderthals from Western Europe and later Neanderthals from Siberia were closely related.
A small, harmless space rock turned into a fireball in our atmosphere. What’s unusual is that astronomers saw it beforehand.
The Swiss government has proposed to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suffering from cancer or other serious conditions.