Scientists have trained a spider to jump on command – Sky News

Canadians are expected to spend $6.5 billion a year on pot by 2020. That’s more than hard liquor ($5b), junk food ($5b), but not as much as beer ($9b). – CBC (I think there are big opportunity selling Girl Guide Cookies and opening a chain of brownie bakeries.)

  • It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks – NY Times

My name is Wil Wheaton. I live with chronic Depression, and I am not ashamed.

  • Depression And Anxiety From Storm Disruptions Drive Some Puerto Ricans To Suicide – NPR

Chrome OS is getting Linux – Venture Beat, TechCrunch

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May 9

1960: The U.S. legalizes the birth control pill.

1986: Sherpa Tenzing Norgay dies. He and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand were the first climbers to ascend Mount Everest, in 1953.

1994: South Africa’s new parliament chooses Nelson Mandela as the country’s first black president.