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Pot, weed, marijuana, devils lettuce, ganja, reefer — you’ve heard it all. The cannabis plant has various names and terminology nowadays; however, this hasn’t always been the case. The word “marijuana,” specifically, is a somewhat newer term for cannabis in the English language, with its history being one that many either do not know or …

How can old traditional crafts be promoted among the young, technology-driven generation? In this week’s Futuris, Euronews spoke with Xenophon Zabulis, a computer scientist at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas in Greece, to find out about the innovative ideas they have come up with to engage today’s youth with some past traditions. Some of …

Ginsburg, who died last Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, will become the first woman to lie in state in the US Capitol on Friday, according to congressional historians. She’ll also be the first Jewish person to be given that honor. Ginsburg joins Rosa Parks, John Lewis, and Abraham Lincoln as those who …

A new interactive online exhibition on the fascinating story of sound technology is launching thanks to a collaboration between the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford and the University of Nottingham. Sonic Futures is a series of three online exhibits which bring objects from the Museum’s Sound Technologies Collection to life, allowing people to …

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is widely reported to have told his Democratic colleagues on Saturday that “nothing is off the table for next year” if Republicans confirm a Supreme Court nominee in this Congress. He means this as a threat that Democrats will break the filibuster and pack the Court with more Justices in …

The comments came minutes after he slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him, equating them to preschoolers, in a defense of his own politically tuned decision making in the Trump administration. Addressing a Constitution Day celebration hosted by Hillsdale College, the event’s host asked Barr to explain the “constitutional hurdles for forbidding …

CLOSE From the dome to your home. Ramblings, mutterings, keen observations and things you ought to know out of Helena from the mind of Phil Drake. HISTORY BEING MADE: Ground was broken Wednesday for the $52.7 million Montana Heritage Center project. I’m a big fan of history and have lived through an interesting chunk of …

Picture yourself living in complete isolation like the old-timers once did in the North American arctic for 100 days. Shiloh native Roland Welker, 48, now of Red Devil, Alaska, did proving he was the “big bull of the north woods” by outlasting nine other survivalists on History Channel television show, Alone. And for that, he …

Ever since he was a presidential candidate, President Donald Trump has been promising the American people a “terrific,” “phenomenal” and “fantastic” new health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. But, in the 3½ years since he set up shop in the Oval Office, he has yet to deliver. In his early days on …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ice shelves can extend under the water for many hundreds of metres Twenty-five years of satellite observations have been used to reconstruct a detailed history of Antarctica’s ice shelves. These ice platforms are the floating protrusions of glaciers flowing off the land, and ring the entire continent. The European …