“There is now compelling evidence on the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people.”—Emilie Jouanjus, the lead author of a French study that’s prompting concerns that marijuana may have unforeseen cardiovascular effects.
It’s not a duck. Turns out the “bio-duck” sound — a heretofore mysterious noise first heard in the 1960s by submarine personnel and subsequently recorded all over the Southern Ocean — is actually made by minke whales.
Audio by Denise Risch, Northeast Fisheries Science Center / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
“We don’t own the moon! We don’t need a national park on the moon even if we did.”—the Congressional Western Caucus, on the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, a bill that would create a national historical park on the moon
“I like to think that I’ve helped to bring sexy back to the accordion.”—Weird Al Yankovic, who’s among those interviewed in the latest L.A. Times Great Read, on the once-unhip accordion’s rising stature among musical instruments
“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.”—Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, at a Monday news conference presenting a new report on climate change by hundreds of scientists from 70 countries
“We are asking that the LGBT community rise above all the anger we feel toward the Westboro Baptist Church and do what we’ve been asking the Phelps family do for 20 years, which is let us grieve in peace.”—Thomas Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas, on the death of Fred Phelps