Kids too dependent on parents say scientists


Why do American children depend on their parents to do things for them that they are capable of doing for themselves?

Elinor Ochs, an anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles and her colleagues, have studied family life as far away as Samoa and the Peruvian Amazon region, but for the last decade they have focused on a society closer to home: the American middle class.

Continue reading… “Kids too dependent on parents say scientists”

California’s Medical Marijauna Patients Expanded To Include Teenagers


Medical marijuana, in tincture form.

At the Peace in Medicine Healing Center in Sebastopol, the wares on display include dried marijuana — featuring brands like Kryptonite, Voodoo Daddy and Train Wreck — and medicinal cookies arrayed below a sign saying, “Keep Out of Reach of Your Mother.”

The warning tells a story of its own: some of the center’s clients are too young to buy themselves a beer.


Continue reading… “California’s Medical Marijauna Patients Expanded To Include Teenagers”

The $300 Million Battery Prize

The $300 Million Battery Prize

 Next generation car batteries could power a car for days without recharging

John McCain hopes to solve the country’s energy crisis with cold hard cash.The presumed Republican nominee is proposing a $300 million government prize to whoever can develop an automobile battery that far surpasses existing technology. The bounty would equate to $1 for every man, woman and child in the country, “a small price to pay for helping to break the back of our oil dependency,” McCain said in remarks prepared for delivery Monday at Fresno State University in California.

Continue reading… “The $300 Million Battery Prize”