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A cannabis chemical may have a “major impact” in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.
America’s largest impact crater wreaked havoc on the land and water. Scientists are just beginning to understand it.
The queue of applicants—there were 251 in line as of late July—and the attendant monthslong waiting times are frustrating scientists interested in the basic biology and therapeutic possibilities of cannabis.
Since its legalisation in November 2018, there have been very few, if any, prescriptions for medical cannabis containing THC on the NHS. And this has led some patients, with conditions such as epilepsy and MS, to pay up to £800 a month privately.
The investigation was limited to freshwater megafauna and included almost no data from South America, Africa, the Mediterranean, or the Middle East.
Many of the world’s freshwater megafauna—including sumo-sized stingrays, colossal catfish, giant turtles, and gargantuan salamanders—may soon find themselves on the brink of extinction.
The region is home to the Ayoreo Totobiegosode tribe – the last people in the Americas outside the Amazon to remain uncontacted by outsiders.
The researchers found that humans settled higher up in the mountains earlier than previously realized and lived in the region for more extended periods as well during the Middle Pleistocene Epoch.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey recently discussed what would happen if the asteroid that caused the Chelyabinsk impact event hit a heavily-populated city.
Archival records from sky surveys show it had previously been observed but wasn’t recognised as a near-Earth asteroid.
The study used data on the number of environmental defender deaths collected from the international human rights group Global Witness.
A group of cross-party MPs who’ve been on a fact-finding trip to Canada predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis use within five to ten years.
The team behind the research hope their findings might one day help us create new painkillers that come without the troublesome side effect of potential addiction.
It has long been suspected that the southern North Sea hides a vast landscape that once was home to thousands of people.