Washington state issued its first 24 licenses for retail marijuana shops in the early morning hours of July 7. The early notification allows retailers a few extra hours to stock their shelves before stores are allowed to open at 8am July 8. High prices and long lines are anticipated.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit 10 miles from Mazatan, Mexico. Damage was reported in San Marcos, Guatemala and at an airport in Tapachula, Mexico (pictured)
A UK archive has released to the public some of the detailed notes taken by Vasili Mitrokhin, who defected to the UK after spending over a decade secretly copying KGB files.
As more information about the NSA’s spy program leaks, Internet users are exploring encryption options. A new report suggests searching for privacy software online can make you a target for the NSA.
Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto maker claiming this character is based on her likeness
A mechanical exoskeleton to help paraplegics walk has been cleared for marketing in the US.
If someone can correctly explain a position but continue to disagree with it, that position is less likely to be correct. And if ability to correctly explain a position leads almost automatically to agreement with it, that position is more likely to be correct. (See free trade). It’s not a perfect criterion, of course, especially for highly idiosyncratic views. But the ability to pass ideological Turing tests - to state opposing views as clearly and persuasively as their proponents - is a genuine symptom of objectivity and wisdom. — Bryan Caplan