Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, was popping up in cafes, restaurants and stores, with businesses eager to join an exciting new market already well-established in countries around the world. That all came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD was criminalized in … Read more

The US spends the most on health care but has the worst health outcomes among high-income countries, a new report finds

CNN — The United States spends more on health care than any other high-income country but still has the lowest life expectancy at birth and the highest rate of people with multiple chronic diseases, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund, an independent research group. The report, released Tuesday, also says that compared … Read more

A tiny radioactive capsule is missing in Australia. Here’s why people are concerned

CNN — It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack – an 8mm by 6mm silver capsule, no bigger than a coin, believed to be lost somewhere along a stretch of vast desert highway in Australia’s biggest state. Mining company Rio Tinto issued an apology on Monday saying it was supporting state government efforts … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the eastern battle

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: The reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more

Facing the extremes as an Arctic photographer

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — The Arctic was once a surprisingly warm place — and a haven for unusual creatures. About 56 million years ago, Earth began experiencing a global warming event. Temperature differences between … Read more

Russia strikes Ukraine’s cities hours after Western countries pledge tanks to Kyiv

CNN — Ukraine has urged the West to get military hardware into the hands of its troops as quickly as possible, as Russia fired missiles toward Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities just hours after Germany and the US announced their plans to provide modern tanks to the country. Russia launched 55 missiles at Ukraine on … Read more

How M&M’S is making the most of its spokescandies controversy

New York CNN — Over the past year, M&M’s has been the subject of Fox News tirades and criticism from a small segment of fans — first for changing the Green M&M’s footwear and more recently featuring female M&M characters on its packaging for International Women’s Day. So this week it announced a change: Following … Read more

Ticketmaster gets grilled: 6 takeaways from hearing over Taylor Swift concert fiasco

CNN — Lawmakers grilled a top executive of Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, on Tuesday after the service’s inability to process orders for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour left millions of people unable to buy tickets late last year. During the three-hour hearing, senators pressed Live Nation president and CFO Joe Berchtold and some other … Read more

The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to total annihilation

Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited newsletter series guides you on how to minimize your personal role in the climate crisis — and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it’s no ordinary clock. It attempts to gauge how close humanity is … Read more

Taylor Swift: Live Nation exec will face lawmakers about concert tickets fiasco

New York CNN — Lawmakers are set to grill top executives from the event ticketing industry on Tuesday after Ticketmaster’s inability to process orders for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour left millions of fans unable to buy tickets or without their tickets even after purchase. Joe Berchtold, the president and CFO of Ticketmaster parent company Live … Read more