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New Study Finds Marijuana Use Leads to Lower Cognitive Function

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Photo by James St. John via Flickr Have you smoked marijuana recently? If yes, you may be negatively affecting your cognitive function. According to a recent study, users of marijuana (also known as weed) remembered fewer words during middle age in comparison to those who do not use the substance. They also exhibited lower performance in all three aspects of cognitive function: verbal …

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California Natural Gas Storage Facility Causing Major Pollution

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Photo by Earthworks via Flickr After flying his pollution detecting airplanes around California, UC Davis scientist Stephan Conley reported that that the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon storage field has emitted high levels of methane into the air. Methane, a greenhouse gas that is significantly more detrimental to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, makes Porter Ranch, a suburban area …

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What About Global Warming?

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Photo by Climate Safety via Flickr Global warming or global climate change has been an issue for years, specifically in the 21st century. 2015, according to CNN News, was the hottest year on record. The change does not seem to be too monstrous, right now. Looking at the day to day, we do not tend to notice the difference between …

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Black Organizations Take Over The Bay Bridge

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Photo by Tony Webster via Flickr In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, protestors chained themselves together on the San Francisco Bay Bridge Monday. Organized by the Black Seed and Black Queer Liberation Council, the demonstration was called in response to the rampant police violence that occurred in the past year.     During the protest, more than 1,000 …

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Supreme Court to Rule Over Obama Immigration Plans

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Photo by Victoria Pickering via Flickr Tuesday morning the Supreme Court agreed to take a look at the President Obama’s immigration plan which could potentially protect over four million immigrants from deportation. If the court rules in favor of plan the administration can start implementing changes as early spring. However if it is ruled against, the plan could be put on …

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ISIS Expands After Bloody Massacre

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Photo by Quapan via Flickr Islamic terrorist group ISIS seized their fourth Libyan city after the fatal shooting and beheading of around 300 Syrian soldiers, women, children, and the elderly civilians on Sunday. This act of violence adds to the militant group’s power as their control over Syria continues to extend across the Mediterranean coast.   Bin Jawad, a town …

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The Chance of a Lifetime

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Photo by Will C. Fry via Flickr Many people have jumped on the bandwagon of the Powerball jackpot. The Powerball jackpot has continued to grow, and it has grown so much that it is now at a record $1.5 billion. After taxes and other fees are taken out, it is reduced, to a still mind-blowing, $930 million. Lottery officials reported …

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Syrian Towns Finally Receive Aid After Months Without Provisions

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Help has finally been come to the people of Madaya, Syria who have been prevent by pro-government forces from receiving adequate food supplies since October. On Monday International Red Cross aids arrived in the Syrian town, home to about 42,000 people. There they found scores of malnourished civilians, describing the scene as a horrific and an unacceptable. The pro-government forces established blockades of multiple …