11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. Some Japanese islands have more cats than people. (Learn more at The Atlantic) 2. The length of a man’s fingers might signal how nice he’ll be to women. (Learn more at AARP) 3. EGOT — a word for someone, like Whoopi Goldberg, who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — is in the Oxford Dictionaries Online. (Learn more at Time) 4. Stem cells from wisdom teeth can grow tissue that might lead …

The Latest Buzzkill: Marijuana Stock Scams

Promised incredibly (ahem) “high” returns by investing in medical marijuana stocks? It’s a (groan) pipe dream – and those touting big money can be made from medicinal toking are likely scammers, warns the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). With medical marijuana now legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia – and its recreational use recently decriminalized in Colorado and Washington state – the timing is especially ripe for such investment ripoffs. “The cannabis business has been getting a …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and fun … 1. At the Washington National Zoo, a newborn panda cub that will weigh more than 200 pounds as an adult tipped the scales at 4.8 ounces. (Learn more at USA Today) 2. The legendary Linda Ronstadt “can’t sing a note” anymore. (Learn more at AARP) 3. A baldness drug could stop 175 jumbo jets full of men each year from getting prostate cancer. (Learn more at AARP) 4. With their brains “linked” via the Internet, a scientist controlled the movements …

The Takeway: Half of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana; Would You Trust a Robo-Surgeon?

When Gallup first asked about marijuana legalization, in 1969, just 12 percent of Americans favored it. Now 50 percent do, according to a new Gallup poll.

The Takeaway: Obama’s Jobs Plan; Weed for Weight Loss?

A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found obesity rates are about a third lower among people who smoke pot at least three times a week, compared with non-smokers … Obama's new plan"”called the American Jobs Act"”includes $447 billion in tax cuts and government spending that the President says is needed to boost our lagging economy (and keep us from spiraling into another recession).