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October 30, 2015

Inside Advanced Grow Labs’ Operation

Join HIGH TIMES for a tour of Advanced Grow Labs. This state-of-the-art facility, located in West Haven, Connecticut, features epic vegging, flowering and drying rooms.

Advanced Grow Labs also boasts onsite concentrate production and an industrial kitchen for creating delectable edibles.

Don’t miss this rare, behind-the-scenes look at this incredible facility. And, stay tuned to hightimes.com for more coverage of the East Coast’s emerging legal cannabis production market.

Source HIGHTIMES

Have We Really Discovered A Huge Alien Megastructure Around A Star?

An alien space station

Last week, the internet was abuzz with the news of a mysterious object orbiting a distant star 1,500 light-years away that was blocking a huge amount of its light. With no obvious candidate for what the object could be, one scientist suggested the very faint possibility that it could be artificial in nature – yes, made by aliens.

“Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build,” Jason Wright, an astrophysicist from Pennsylvania State University, told The Atlantic. Wright wasn’t directly involved in the study, which has been published in Arxiv, but made his comments after discussing the findings with lead author Tabetha Boyajian. Is he right, and if so, what could it be?

Wright has since clarified his comments and said that such a theory is extremely (emphasis on “extremely”) unlikely. But it’s intriguing, nonetheless – if not least to spark discussion as what might be out there. After all, there are hundreds of billions of planets in our galaxy, itself one of hundreds of millions of galaxies in the known universe. It seems doubtful that we are the only planet with life on it, although why we have not found other intelligent life yet is a mystery, known as the Fermi Paradox.

full article at IFLS 🙂

America’s crypto battles

Graphic of an encryption key

John Miller reckons he can get into pretty much any safe. A court order to the owner is one option, another is a team he has with blow torches.

The reason John Miller has such a team is because he is Deputy Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) for intelligence and counter-terrorism.

Getting into safety deposit boxes and bank vaults has not been a challenge. But he says NYPD is now faced with a new problem.

“We are now dealing with electronic compartments that we cannot get in[to], no matter the urgency,” he told the BBC. “It is something we are going to have to deal with not as a department, but as a society.”

full article at the BBC

HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN (videos,links,resources)

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

but there is so much more to this festival and it is much older then the church.

Find a huge amount of curated videos,links,stories and pictures History

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