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An African history of cannabis offers fascinating and heartbreaking insights – an expert explains

By Chris S. Duvall, University of New Mexico When I tell people that I research cannabis, I sometimes receive a furtive gesture that implies and presumes: “We’re both stoners!”, as if two members of a secret society have met. Other times, I receive looks of concern. “You don’t want to be known as the guy who studies marijuana,” a professional colleague once counselled. Lastly, some respond with blank stares: “Why […]

todayJanuary 11, 2024 3


Artificial coral reefs showing early signs they can mimic real reefs killed by climate change – new research

Rick Stafford, Bournemouth University and Zach Boakes, Bournemouth University Earth’s average temperature in September 2023 was 1.75°C above its pre-industrial baseline, breaching (if only temporarily) the 1.5°C threshold at which world leaders agreed to try and limit long-term warming. Persistent warming at this level will make it difficult for the ocean’s coral reefs to survive. The same goes for those communities who rely on the reefs for food, to protect […]

todayOctober 20, 2023 3