A farmer in Olympia, Wash. has found a way to make use of the waste that comes from growing marijuana: it's going to the pigs.
Susannah Gross fed a selected group of pigs on her farm leftover stems, roots and leaves, and discovered that the pot-munching pigs had a much bigger appetite than the ones without the supplement to their diet, Inquisitr reported.
Four of her pigs were fed the leftovers of the plant and each gained between 20 and 30 pounds more than the rest of her swine.
The state of Washington legalized recreational use of marijuana in November, just before Gross teamed with medical marijuana grower Matt McAlman. The pair has plans to expand their experiments to other animals to see if they, too, get the munchies.
Medical marijuana has already been tested on animals not intended for consumption, according to Time, when a California veterinarian prescribed it for a pet suffering from cancer.
Doug Kramer, the veterinarian, used it when steroids and other medications were not alleviating the dog's pain, and determined that it restored some of itsappetite and provided therapeutic benefits toward the end of its life.
Mother Jones reported that it has also been used for injured horses and cats.
Research still has not determined whether any THC -- the active psychoactive ingredient in marijuana -- remains in the meat of animals headed to the slaughterhouse.
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder is giving $1 million to the Red Cross for tornado relief, Business Insider reports.
The tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., which is a suburb of Oklahoma City just 11 miles away. Durant made close to $17 million this season and has been an icon of the team and the city itself since the Thunder moved to Oklahoma City in 2008.
Praying for the victims of the Tornadoes in OKC these last few days..Everybody stay safe!— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 20, 2013
This is not the first time he aids relief efforts, either -- in 2010, he donated $100,000 to the Athlete Relief Fund for Haiti to help with recovery after the country was devastated by an earthquake, according to the Hartford Courant. For that fund, fellow athletes LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and other NBA stars joined in the effort.
Durant is the first athlete to promise a lump sum. Matt Kemp, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, pledged $1,000 in Oklahoma relief funding per home-run hit between Monday and the MLB All-Star Break in July.
Durant is one of players that has adopted the city full-time, and lives there during the offseason.
A Los Angeles police officer was arrested Saturday, accused of molesting at least two young girls who he allegedly lured into his home.
Officer Miguel Schiappapietra, 28, a six-year veteran of the force, is expected in court Tuesday to face two counts of lewd acts with a child.
Both victims are under the age of 10, said Sgt. Brian Hudson of the LA County Sheriff's Department Special Victims Bureau.
Hudson said Schiappapietra moved into the Castaic community just five weeks ago, and was most recently stationed at the LAPD's Foothill Station.
Schiappapietra, who is himself a father of young children, is being held on $100,000 bail.
During an interview with Esquire, Brad Pitt revealed he's never been happier than he is now despite only having a "few friends."
The 49-year-old actor, who currently has six children with fiance Angelina Jolie, admitted that having a big family is what he'd always wanted.
In fact, Pitt is so content being a family man that he claims to never have known a better life.
The reason behind the actor's lack of friends might be his self diagnosed prosopagnosia, a disease which prevents him from remembering new faces. He says the condition makes him seem "egotistical" and "conceited" because he can never remember people he's met.
Pitt's full interview with Esquire is available in the physical issue of the magazine, out now.
The Maryland home of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was robbed over the weekend, with a thief making off with two guns and $2,000 in cash.
Rice was out of town when the burglary occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. Friday and 12:50 a.m. Saturday, but a friend was staying in his Reisterstown home and called the police, Cpl. Cathleen Batton, a spokeswoman for Baltimore County Police said.
The robber was reportedly caught on surveillance cameras entering Rice's home through a rear window.
"My family and I are fine, which is the most important thing," Rice said in a statement issued by the team. "This is an unfortunate incident that I am dealing with through the proper channels.''
A 3D food printer could feed astronauts during long-distance space travel, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a pizza-printing prototype.
Anjan Contractor, who founded the company, developed a food printer would use cartridges of powders and oils -- shelf-stable for up to 30 years -- to create customized, nutritionally-appropriate meals from sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein and other basic building blocks.
Quartz reports that Contractor will begin building his pizza printer within two weeks. It works by first printing a layer of dough, which is baked by a heated plate at the bottom of the printer. Then it prints a tomato layer made from a powder base mixed with water and oil, followed by a final protein layer.
Contractor's printer is based on the open-source RepRap 3D printer, and he plans to keep his software open source as well. He envisions a future where every kitchen has a 3D food printer, and people create and share "recipes" as they might create and share apps.
The sources of the organic base powders used for printing could come from anywhere, including insects, algae and grass.
The prototype for Contractor's pizza printer was a simpler chocolate printer, which was not the first of its kind, but this trial video was enough to win the grant through NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
A studio version of Beyonce's latest single, "Grown Woman" leaked and hit the Internet Monday night to the delight of her thousands of fans.
It is still unclear if the leaked track, which was reportedly produced by Timbaland and co-written by The-Dream, is the final version of the song.
In the single, Queen Bey sings about being a grown woman who "can do whatever [she] wants."
A South Florida burglar was running from the cops when he decided to stop and steal a couple of beers from a neighbor's porch.
Police say the burglary suspect was caught allegedly looting a Port St. Lucie home and defacing it with mustard and illegible scribblings, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
The residents were out of town when a neighbor called Lighthouse Police to report a man climbing up to the second floor. When officers arrived at the home, they found the suspect pacing with a T-shirt pulled over his head.
When officers confronted the man he jumped a fence and set off running, prompting the Broward Sheriff's Office to get a helicopter and K-9 units involved in the search. The police chase ended with Andrew Fatzinger, 21, taken to a hospital after tussling with a police K-9 after being spotted a few blocks away from the break-in.
During the chase, a deputy in the helicopter noted that Fatzinger jumped onto someone's patio and ran away carrying two bottles of Heineken beer, the report said. Fatzinger threw the bottles while continuing to run away.
Inside the burglarized home, police found smashed televisions, splattered mustard on the walls and illegible messages scribbled throughout most of the rooms. Outside, police found a suitcase packed with items including two laptops, electronics and medications.
Fatzinger faces multiple charges including home burglary, grand theft, striking a police dog and resisting arrest with violence. The owner of the Heineken beer indicated he also wants to press charges.
Cheap and readily available vitamins may succeed in slowing the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia where expensive prescription drugs have repeatedly failed.
New research shows that regular intake of the vitamins B6 and B12, combined with folic acid, can slow the atrophy of gray matter in the areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's by as much as seven times.
The study, published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that elderly people with increased risk of dementia who were given high doses of B vitamins experienced lower homocysteine, which directly reduces gray matter atrophy.
The vitamin cocktail does not reverse already occurring decline, but delays the beginning of the disease.
"It’s the first and only disease-modifying treatment that’s worked,” A. David Smith, professor emeritus of pharmacology at Oxford University and senior author on the study, told Bloomberg. “We have proved the concept that you can modify the disease."
Although wider studies are needed to confirm the findings, pharmaceutical companies, who have spent billions on so-far ineffective therapies -- won't likely want to fund the research.
“The pharmaceutical companies aren’t going to make any money on this and the supplement companies aren’t going to have enough money to do it,” Joshua Miller, a professor of nutritional sciences at Rutgers University, said. “This would have to be government-funded. I’m just not sure the climate is right for it now.”
Barbara Garcia, an Oklahoma tornado survivor, was pleasantly surprised to find her missing dog while she was being interviewed by CBS News's Anna Werner.
It all began when Garcia was recounting what she did during Monday's tornado.
Garcia told Werner she hollered for her little dog but that he didn’t answer. Later, as they were walking over the rubble with the film crew a member of the team spotted the canine buried under the debris.
Monday's tornado devastated the Oklahoma City area and killed at least 51 people.
[VIDEO CREDIT: CBS via YouTube user hitnewsvideoful.]