Call it the Great Cannabis Tax Holiday of 2015. Colorado held a tax holiday Wednesday for all marijuana sales in the state. Why? Because people are buying more marijuana than the government projected. They really underestimated everybody’s need for weed. This past fiscal year, Colorado raised nearly $70 million on marijuana sales alone. Compare this […]

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For those of you waiting for the imminent demise of humankind, I have good news — we now have killer robots. Researchers at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology have created a robot that is able to seek out one specific kind of starfish and administer a lethal injection to it. Ingenious and fool-proof invention, or […]

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In the spirit of starting the school year, I think it’s appropriate to remind you all how much you spend on textbooks. College Board estimates that students at a private nonprofit four-year university (such as Boston University) spent more than $1,200 on average on books and supplies for the 2014-15 school year. Even though some […]

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Welcome new Boston University students! Congratulations on choosing such a wonderful school to attend, and for clicking on such a great article to read. You’re probably feeling a mix of two emotions right now: excitement at the thought of becoming an independent college kid in a modern metropolis, and fear due to the fact that […]

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No, Stephen King didn’t release a new book, but one woman has gone through something straight out of a horror movie. A Ph.D student from Indiana named Yamini Karanam thought she had a brain tumor — until surgeons operated on her and removed a bundle of hair, teeth and bones from a tiny space in […]

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In things-I-wish-I-would’ve-done-first-news, a man has declared himself the ruler of a new country he dubbed “Liberland.” Vít Jedlička, Liberland’s current president, discovered an unclaimed 2.7-square mile patch of land between Croatia and Serbia. Because neither country wanted it nor had any citizens living in it, Jedlička claimed it for himself and did what anyone would do […]

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LGBTQ rights activists rejoice. The U.S. President Barack Obama administration finally took a stance against LGBT conversion therapy on Wednesday. Though no therapy-banning legislation is slated to follow, it’s monumental that the president even commented on an LGBT issue other than same-sex marriage. This is proof that petitions can actually work. The White House’s statement is […]

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Glam music wizard David Bowie has come out of hiding to announce plans to bless the earth with his genius once again. Bowie is co-writing a play entitled “Lazarus,” based on the 1963 novel and the 1976 movie, “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” which he starred in. The only information currently known about the […]

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For once, Abercrombie & Fitch isn’t in the spotlight for something horrible like discriminating against customers or being all-around rude. Now, it’s because Abercrombie & Fitch revealed plans on March 24 to price basic tees down to a measly $12. Hey, it’s still cheap by A&F standards. Before any of you preppy tools get your salmon […]

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It’s time to talk about the p-word: porn. And according to a professor at Aalborg University, in Aalborg, Denmark, it should be done in the classroom. Christian Graugaard of Aalborg University went on Danish public television to say that he believes porn should be incorporated into Denmark’s sex education programs as early as eighth grade. […]

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