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California Eyes Recycling Wastewater for Drinking

The state is currently investigating whether it is feasible to develop standards for direct potable reuse, which would allow treated wastewater to be sent direct to customers for drinking without first being stored in a reservoir or aquifer.

Why Scientists Are Showing Orson Welles’ ‘Touch of Evil’ to Mice

Letting mice watch Orson Welles movies may help scientists explain human consciousness. ‘Touch of Evil’ is good for mouse experiments because ‘It’s black and white and it has nice contrasts and it has a long shot without having many interruptions.’ At least that’s one premise of the Allen Brain Read More … Source:: Future of … Continue reading Why Scientists Are Showing Orson Welles’ ‘Touch of Evil’ to Mice →

How Can You Tell If a Driver Is Stoned?

In a famous scene from the Coen brothers’ cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski is cruising behind the wheel of his car, tunes blasting as he sips beer and smokes pot. In a classic stoner move, he tries to flick his lighted roach out the window – Read More … Source:: Newsfix … Continue reading How Can You Tell If a Driver Is Stoned? →

How Can You Tell If a Driver Is Stoned?

In a famous scene from the Coen brothers’ cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski is cruising behind the wheel of his car, tunes blasting as he sips beer and smokes pot. In a classic stoner move, he tries to flick his lighted roach out the window — Read More … Source:: Newsfix … Continue reading How Can You Tell If a Driver Is Stoned? →

For Some With Autism, a Miracle Treatment That Fades Fast

The story is a familiar one: the saga of a loving parent’s quest to save a child. This time it’s about the mother of a boy with autism. The mother scours the medical literature in search of any kind of treatment, however far-fetched and experimental. She finds one that seems Read More … Source:: Future … Continue reading For Some With Autism, a Miracle Treatment That Fades Fast →

Federal Investigators Want Tesla Data on Fatal Autopilot Crash

DETROIT — Federal safety investigators are asking electric car maker Tesla Motors for details on how its Autopilot system works and why it failed to detect a tractor trailer that crossed its path in a Florida crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a letter to Tesla posted Tuesday, also Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Federal Investigators Want Tesla Data on Fatal Autopilot Crash →