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Improving economy class flights, THC from beer yeast, ancient phallic graffiti and more from around the internet

1970s Feminist Artists Inspired Many Famous Painters That Followed Much of the inspiration for the loud and lauded paintings by men from the ’80s comes from feminist artists a decade earlier—by the likes of Joan Semmel, Maria Lassnig, Betty Tompkins and others. The 1960s and ’70s proved to be pivotal eras in privacy law, and the succeeding decade in art showed outward expression of these …

Scientists Engineer Beer Yeast to Produce THC and CBD

Growing cannabis is a process that requires time, water and ultimately a lot of energy—and there’s plenty of room for error. Because the plant has become exponentially more potent (and popular) over the years, its make-up can often be difficult to understand. Cannabis has many active components, but the main two are THC (which gets you high) and CBD (a non-psychoactive anti-inflammatory). Extracting the two—separately …

Interview: Beryl Solomon, Founder of CBD Retailer Poplar

The entrepreneur's multi-brand destination ditches jargon to make room for clarity

In 2018, the market for CBD products grew by 80%. That’s a jump to $591 million according to Illinois-based Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the cannabis industry. Though it’s soon to be a $22 billion business, digestible information about how CBD and THC products impact one’s mental and physical health is hard to come by. “It was everywhere and nowhere,” Beryl Solomon …