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Cannabis and the brain: the knowns and the big unknowns

There's still a lot we don't know about the effects of cannabis on regular users because research was so difficult during prohibition

Cultivating cannabis: 5 tips on how to grow your own a bit better at home

Canada’s first PhD in cannabis horticulture gives growing tips for better bud.

Cultivating cannabis: 5 tips on how to grow your own a bit better at home

Canada’s first PhD in cannabis horticulture gives growing tips for better bud.

Addiction & cannabis: it's real & this is what you need to know about it

A user's propensity to becoming addicted varies according to their genetics, age, and personal history.
Bob McDonald's blog

Canada's cannabis experiment: Scientists are excited about legalization

The end of prohibition opens the door to research to understand this fascinating plant

Are we on the verge of a new race to the Moon?

This time it's not competing nations, but public vs. private space exploration.

Oct.13, 2018: The Great Canadian Ganja Experiment

Quirks & Quarks explores the science of cannabis now that our entire country is legalizing it for recreational use.

Addiction and cannabis: it's real and this is what you need to know about it

A user's propensity to becoming addicted varies according to their genetics, age, and personal history

Cannabis in a van: American researchers get creative to study high potency products

High potency marijuana products result in a quicker buzz, but come with unknown health risks

Cultivating cannabis: 5 tips on how to grow your own a bit better at home

Canada’s first PhD in cannabis horticulture gives growing tips for better bud.

What's in a pot plant? Exploring the genes of your favourite ganja

Forget indica versus sativa — the genetics doesn’t support the distinction

Cannabis and the brain: the knowns and the big unknowns

There's still a lot we don't know about the effects of cannabis on regular users because research was so difficult during prohibition
Bob McDonald's blog

Canada's cannabis experiment: Scientists are excited about legalization — for the research

The end of prohibition opens the door to understanding this fascinating plant.

Addiction and cannabis: it's real and this is what you need to know about it

A user's propensity to becoming addicted varies according to their genetics, age, and personal history

Cannabis in a van: American researchers get creative to study high potency products

High potency marijuana products result in a quicker buzz, but come with unknown health risks

Cannabis and the brain: the knowns and the big unknowns

There's still a lot we don't know about the effects of cannabis on regular users because we are coming out of a dark age of prohibition.

What's in a pot plant? Exploring the genes of your favourite ganja

Forget indica versus sativa — the genetics doesn’t support the distinction

Cannabis and the brain: the knowns and the big unknowns

There's still a lot we don't know about the effects of cannabis on regular users because we are coming out of a dark age of prohibition.

We can forecast the hurricanes. Can we figure out how to forecast their floods?

A new technique measures how much the ground is pressed down by flood waters.

Why is bird poop white? Here's the answer

Birds equivalent of urine is the pasty white glob that ends up on our cars when we park them under trees.

Watching a moon rise — in a solar system 8000 light years away

There is compelling evidence for the first moon outside our solar system.

Researchers are reading doctors' brains to see how good they are at surgery

New research suggests neuroimaging might offer a better way to assess surgeon competence

Hundreds of thousands of women with autism may be going undiagnosed because it's a 'male disorder'

Vast numbers of girls and women with autism aren't being helped with their problem due to diagnostic gender bias, according to a leading UK autism researcher.

CSI on the beach: How scientists are using DNA to 'smell' for sharks around beaches

Researchers have found they can detect the presence of sharks around busy beaches by sampling the water for "environmental DNA" in a process that they hope can help inform beachgoers when it's safe to go back into the water.

CSI on the beach: How scientists are using DNA to 'smell' for sharks around beaches

Detecting environmental DNA from white sharks could be used to make beaches safer.