As of Election Day 2020, 1 in 3 Americans live in a state where adults can legally buy cannabis. Here’s what we know about the drug.
By Erin Brodwin and Julia Naftulin
Marijuana’s official designation in the US as a Schedule 1 drug — something with “no currently accepted medical use” — means it has been pretty tough to study.
That remains the case, despite the fact that, at a state level, the drug is increasingly accessible for the general public.
Experts agree: This virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But it’s possible that in the months ahead we’ll devise bright new ways to fight back.
By Andrew Dunn, Aria Bendix, and Hilary Brueck
As the pandemic approaches its second year, the coronavirus has morphed into a tougher foe.
Several mutations that scientists have identified in rapidly spreading variants are particularly worrisome. They raise concerns that these strains will be more contagious or be able to at least partly evade protection provided by vaccines and by prior infections.
Rudy Giuliani’s pathetic press conference underscored how little President Trump has to back his claims of election fraud. It was also hilarious.
By Linette Lopez
On Thursday former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — representing the President of the United States — took to television to decry the outcome of the 2020 election, spout conspiracy theories, and echo disproven lies.
One of his equally glassy-eyed fellows claimed that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — a man who died in 2013 — helped rig the 2020 election.
Giuliani sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He…
Remote work has increased productivity, saved workers time and money, enabled employees to relocate, and diversified the talent pool, Upwork finds.
By Hillary Hoffower
A major factor underlying the great economic potential of reopening lies with how the pandemic ushered in an era of remote work, which is likely here to stay to some extent in a post-pandemic world.
Activists should stand in solidarity without comparing Asian hate crimes to anti-Black oppression, says Katie Li, a second-generation Chinese American.
By Katie Li
Warning: This article contains racial slurs.
As a second-generation Chinese American, I’ve always felt disconnected from Chinese culture — I struggle with the language, am unfamiliar with its customs and traditions, and feel like an impostor in a Chinese body when interacting with first-generation immigrants.
But I also constantly feel alienated in America. Despite having lived in the US my entire life, I can’t help but feel like a foreigner in my own hometown, where people look…
Insider compiled nine experts’ explanations of why the currency that was started as a joke is surging in popularity.
By Shalini Nagarajan
An accumulation of interest in Dogecoin has taken the cryptocurrency by storm, with its 8,000% rally so far this year.
The meme-based token rose by more than 200% last week, fueled by Elon Musk’s “Doge Barking at the Moon” tweet on Thursday. A day before the billionaire’s tweet, only several hundred Twitter users had engaged with the hashtag $Doge. …
You’re more likely to get a blood clot on birth control than after a vaccine, but that narrative can undermine women’s life-threatening experiences.
By Anna Medaris Miller
On Christmas Eve 2014, Melissa Firicano baked cookies with the little girl she nannied, had her car washed, and watched a movie with her then-boyfriend, Daryn. Then, she had a stroke.
“I went to the bathroom, and I just fell over and hit my head on the side table,” Firicano, now 38, told Insider.
When Daryn, who is now Firicano’s husband, called for her after returning from a late-night dog walk, she didn’t…
“We had such a spectacular outcome with coronavirus that we absolutely need to embark on this platform and test it,” a veteran HIV researcher said.
By Patricia Kelly Yeo
The company’s mRNA technology, which has built upon decades of research, will now contribute to the long frustrated effort to contain the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Working in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, Scripps Research, the Gates Foundation, and other partners, Moderna said it would begin testing two HIV vaccine…
The GOP brand stands for standing against other Americans. The new law out of Arkansas is the latest attack on American’s civil rights.
By Michael Gordon
Republicans are the party of hate. The party of anti-. The party against progress. That is — and has been — their calling card for a generation.
Their motto should be: “We keep people down! We stand in the way of progress! Vote for us!”
The latest — but not the last or first — group facing Republicans’ ire is transgender children. This was on full display in Arkansas, as the state recently passed…
America is seeing a “baby bust” as women put off having kids during the pandemic. It could mean lower growth over the long term — or a delayed boom.
By Hillary Hoffower
The predicted baby boom is looking more like a baby bust.
While many thought a year locked up would lead to some serious babymaking, Brookings Institute economists Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine forecasted the opposite last June: The pandemic would lead to 300,000 to 500,000 fewer births in 2021, they said.
So far, their predictions are on track.
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