Republican lawmakers have blocked a vote on a bill that would have allowed Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a pain treatment in states where the drug is legal. MORE
Talk about Getting Buzzed
A plane-size asteroid buzzes by Earth undetected. The big space rock slipped right by us last week and was only spotted as it left our cosmic neighborhood.
Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is “the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States.” 14 states, most on the East Coast of the country, have reported 95 percent of confirmed cases. Every year 30,000 cases are reported to the CDC, and that number is only increasing. Scientists at a laboratory associated with the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School are working on an answer, and have made progress on a shot that could offer 100% protection against the disease. MORE