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Enlarge (credit: California Medical Cannabis Initiative ) BOSTONStacy Gruber of Harvard Medical School laid out the numbers: 28 states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana laws, 17 others allow some cannabis-based products, and eight states now allow recreational use. The US has turned into a grand experiment on the medicinal use of pot, even as the federal government's classification of the drug makes it extremely difficult to do good research on it. But that doesn't mean research isn't getting done. Gruber and two other researchers described what they're learning about medicinal marijuana at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “This is the direction we’re headed," Gruber said, "and it’s good to be prepared.” Canadian vigilance Mark Ware of McGill University had a term for one way of tracking the effect of pot use: pharmacovigilance.
TechCrunch
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Uber pinned hopes on running its self-driving fleet in San Francisco but motored off to Arizona two months ago when that plan ran up against some local red tape. Now, just as Uber is dealing with an explosive report of sexual harassment within its engineering team, the company has officially rolled out its self-driving cars in the Grand Canyon state. Starting today, those in Tempe, Arizona Read More
Hemmings Daily
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Or maybe the folks in Hollywood were inspired by this ad. Movie connection or not, Triumph was proud of their TR3A, as it was the most affordable sports car of the time that was able to surpass the 100 MPH mark – and it was also the first mass-produced sports car to be equipped with front disc brakes. They were also proud to offer an optional factory hardtop, and for the grand sum of just $2,835! However, if buyers chose not to have their TR3A fitted with a hardtop, as most did, the base price was only $2,675.
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DETROIT (AP) — The Motor City's automobile races have a new name and presenting sponsor.
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Former world number one Angelique Kerber survived as three of the top five seeds were bundled out of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday. The top seed and winner of two Grand Slams in 2016 dispatched fellow German Mona Bartel 6-4, 6-3 in a second-round match. World number two Kerber is battling to recover the WTA top ranking she claimed last September when winning the US Open, only to see Serena Williams reclaim it with victory at last month's Australian Open. "I'm happy about my performance, I was trying to play my game and focus on every point, I felt strong," Kerber said. The German next plays Puerto Rico's Monica Puig, whom she lost to in the Rio Olympic gold medal match last August. "That match will be completely different," Kerber said. "I will try to do my best against her." Puig ousted 15th seed Caroline Garcia of France 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
Petrolicious
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While the DS undoubtedly had the comfort and style requisite of any respectable grand tourer, the first true GT car from the Gallic brand came to fruition in 1970 with the release of the SM. Citroen had recently purchased financially-troubled Maserati, and went about exercising their engine expertise not long afterward. The SM was the successful product of this union between France and Italy, receiving the innovative hydropneumatic system first introduced in the DS, as well as a V6 motor engineered and built by Maserati. At the time of its release, the SM was the fastest front-wheel-drive car in the world. And to maintain the adequate amount of steering feedback necessary to drive at high speeds for long periods of time, Citroen equipped SMs with an early form of variable power steering; at low speeds the wheel would turn lock-to-lock with much less resistance than it would traveling along the road, making it as easy to park as it was to accurately control at highway speed.
Plymouth Herald
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Plans to turn a popular landmark on the South Devon coast path into the setting for an underground holiday home have been met with fierce criticism. Villagers from Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo have vowed to save the 18th Century Beacon Hill Tea House. They are unhappy about plans to convert it into a one bedroom underground holiday cottage, which they say would also disrupt a public right of way. A Facebook page protesting the redevelopment has gained over 100 likes in just two...
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The ability to raise and lower the car was great for adjusting clearance over the road, but it also allowed for another unique feature: the ability to change your tires without a jack. Definitely worth a quick search on YouTube. The DS was offered in an array of models and trim levels, from the lower-end ID variants, to the Pallas editions that featured extensive luxury options, even all the way up to coach-built rarities like the Henri Chapron Concorde, pictured here in contrasting silver and burgundy, which entailed a new body and redesigned interior for those looking for the highest echelons of exclusivity without straying from what made the DS such a pleasant car to drive. While the DS undoubtedly had the comfort and style requisite of any respectable grand tourer, the first true GT car from the Gallic brand came to fruition in 1970 with the release of the SM.
Daily Mail - Rugby Union
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EVO Reviews
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The car, and the feelings it elicits, are nothing short of riotous. Then you drive more miles, you scratch the surface a little more, you carry out more (manual) gearchanges and you sift through the driver modes. Hell, you might even take it on a trackday at the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit like we did. Then, then you will be shocked. Why? Because underneath the exaggerated ridiculousness of the Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo LSA you’ll find a damned good driverscar. Seriously. Sure it’s big, but there’s a gristly connection with the road surface that allows you to place the Maloo with precision. Everything feels organic, rather than ancient, and despite its size you always feel ready to indulge. Of course, with so little weight over the rear and so much power, the potential for oversteer is huge. However, it gives you understeer first, safely cautioning that you’ve exceeded grip levels, then falls into graceful oversteer should you drive through it.
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(credit: BBC) Bored now that The Grand Tour 's first season is done? In need of some arty, slow-motion shots of tires being converted into smoke? Hang in there, because the BBC's Top Gear is almost back. Last season ended in some ignominy. Ratings were awful , and Chris Evans took responsibility and duly fell on his sword. But there was plenty to like about the show in the post-Clarkson era, particularly Chris Harris and Rory Reid. Top Gear must have listened to the Internet, because it's giving the pair much more to do this season, alongside Matt LeBlanc. Season 24 features the usual array of supercars: the Bugatti Chiron, Ford GT, and Ferrari FXX K to name but three. And we can look forward to road trips through Kazakhstan, Cuba, and Nevada among others. Obviously the Stig will be back, and we're particularly looking forward to an episode involving Sabine Schmidt trying to overtake a million pounds-worth ($1,250,000) of supercars on the Nürburgring armed with nothing more than a Volkswagen Golf GTI and Reid in the passenger seat counting.
Washingtons Blog
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And what’s the strategic objective? To occupy Russia and school them in democracy? That’s rich. Or do we go back to fighting proxy wars with Russia in various Third World backwaters as we did so earnestly in the 1960s. Another Vietnam would be grand, right? Just what we need. Or maybe a fifty-year-war like the one in the Congo. Or should we put aside all that penny-ante nonsense and just Drop the Big One, no a thousand Big Ones! Oh, wait a minute… they’ve got plenty of their own Big Ones. Now, it may be the case that President Donald Trump is batshit crazy, but cooking up fake hostilities with the world’s second-leading nuclear super-power is a strange way to run a coup d’état against the White House. I mean, if it’s that bad, the generals and the senior spooks ought to just step up to the plate without further pretense and remove the fucker — as I’ve been predicting they would inside of sixty days from the inauguration.
The Truth About Cars
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The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse produces 1,200 horsepower from its tightly packed quad-turbocharged W16 engine. It is a modern marvel that takes four camshafts and 64 valves to move all the air needed to make this power, and it sure doesn't come cheap. An oil change for the Veyron costs slightly more than a [] The post Build Your Own Cadillac Sixteen with this 14-liter LS appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
Petrolicious
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The ability to raise and lower the car was great for adjusting clearance over the road, but it also allowed for another unique feature: the ability to change your tires without a jack. Definitely worth a quick search on YouTube. The DS was offered in an array of models and trim levels, from the lower-end ID variants, to the Pallas editions that featured extensive luxury options, even all the way up to coach-built rarities like the Henri Chapron Concorde, pictured here in contrasting silver and burgundy, which entailed a new body and redesigned interior for those looking for the highest echelons of exclusivity without straying from what made the DS such a pleasant car to drive. While the DS undoubtedly had the comfort and style requisite of any respectable grand tourer, the first true GT car from the Gallic brand came to fruition in 1970 with the release of the SM.
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