Bogus Stoned Driving Arrests Highlight Dubious Methods of ‘Drug Recognition Experts’

To the untrained eye, Katelyn Ebner seems completely sober during her 28-minute roadside encounter with Cobb County, Georgia, police officer Tracy Carroll, who has pulled the 23-year-old waitress over for ailing to maintain her lane as she made a left turn.

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Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.

A crime lab technician tests a substance thought to be cocaine. AFP/Getty Images On Jan. 9, 2012, Sonja Farak—a chemist at a crime lab in Amherst, Massachusetts—pilfered a sample of crack cocaine and smoked it in the bathroom throughout the morning.

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Indonesian Island Prepares for Devastating Volcanic Eruption

This month has been marked with a staggering number of geological and meteorological catastrophes. Powerful hurricanes have pummeled the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, and a spate of earthquake events rocked Mexico. Now, geologists worry that seismic activity in Indonesia will lead to a powerful volcanic eruption.

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More Evidence That Pink Snow Will Be a Problem for the Planet

Last year, a team of European researchers was alarmed to learn that glaciers covered in pink snow—caused not by an Ocean Spray truck collision, but by snow-dwelling red algae— were melting faster than the surrounding white ice. Now, another group of researchers has observed the same phenomenon halfway across the world… Read more…

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Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s innate properties. It turns out that one of the weirdest things scientists have come up with, what Albert Einstein derisively called “spooky action at a distance,” is more… Read more…

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