Healing Herb? Marijuana Could Treat These 5 Conditions

It’s now legal to use marijuana to treat certain medical conditions in 25 states, but the Food and Drug Administration has still not approved the marijuana plant as a treatment for any disease or health issue. That’s because there haven’t been enough large studies of the drug to show that its benefits outweigh the risks in patients who use it, said the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). And in order to gain approval, researchers also need show that marijuana is safer or more effective than existing treatments for certain conditions.

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Short Film: The Boy Who Learned to Fly

Even though I’m not exactly a conventional sports fan (a nerdy film geek? shocking, I know!), I always look forward to the Olympics. The pageantry—a literal parade of nations full of competing athletes—is magical. It’s also something that is inherently cinematic—grandiose and worthy of an iconic John Williams score.

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Ironic Windows Vulnerability Shows Why Backdoors Can’t Work

APPLE’S REFUSAL TO comply with a court order to help the FBI crack an iPhone highlighted the pressure tech companies face to include backdoors in their software. This “new crypto war” pits public safety concerns against the argument that backdoors and robust security are mutually exclusive. A seemingly innocuous Windows feature designed to protect users underscores that point.

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How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.

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