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Pot Smoke And Mirrors: Vaporizer Pens Hide Marijuana Use

Vaporizer pens look like the e-cigarettes that dispense nicotine, and the vapor smells the same. But these devices are optimized for a potent marijuana resin with high concentrations of THC. hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Grenco Science

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Pot Smoke And Mirrors: Vaporizer Pens Hide Marijuana Use

Odorless and discreet, vaporizer pens for pot are growing in popularity. But the devices are a nightmare for parents because they make it hard to know if kids are using marijuana.

Japan Says It Will Temporarily Scale Back Whale Hunt

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi speaking in Tokyo on Friday. He says Japan will cut back on the number of whales it kills this year, but resume previous levels in 2015. hide caption

itoggle caption Kyodo/Landov

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Japan Says It Will Temporarily Scale Back Whale Hunt

After a U.N. court ruling last month ordering Japan to halt whaling in Antarctic waters, Tokyo said it was reducing its target catch to just 210 animals.

China Admits That A Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

Xiang Zhengming plants rice seedlings in a field in southeast China's Fujian Province earlier this month. A newly released report says nearly 20 percent of the country's farmland is contaminated. hide caption

itoggle caption Lin Shanchuan/Xinhua/Landov

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China Admits That A Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

A government report says the land has been poisoned by heavy metals such as cadmium, nickel and arsenic, and concludes that the condition of China's soil offers "no optimism."

Undead Hipsters And An Abstract Alien Star In Two Arty Horror Pics

In Under The Skin, Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who adopts an English accent and cruises Scotland enticing hitchhikers into a darkened building. Film4 hide caption

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Undead Hipsters And An Abstract Alien Star In Two Arty Horror Pics

Every so often an arthouse director dips a toe into the horror genre and you realize vampires and space aliens are subjects too rich to be the property of schlockmeisters, says critic David Edelstein.

Here's What Putin Didn't Tell Snowden About Russia's Spying

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who appears not to have told the whole story about his nation's surveillance programs. hide caption

itoggle caption Alexei Nikolsky/AP

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Here's What Putin Didn't Tell Snowden About Russia's Spying

When the NSA leaker asked the Russian leader about his nation's electronic eavesdropping, Putin said there's no "mass system." The Center for Strategic & International Studies says there is.

Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated

Potent but not perfect: Medical assistant Elissa Ortivez prepares a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at a clinic in Walsenburg, Colo. hide caption

itoggle caption John Moore/Getty Images

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Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated

A mumps outbreak in Ohio has ballooned to 234 cases even though the community is well protected against the virus. One scientist explains why this "vaccine failure" occurs.

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