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It’s been one year since California enacted its aid-in-dying legislation. More than 100 people have used it to receive prescription drugs to end their lives. We meet the wife of a terminally ill man with cancer who did that. A group is also suing to repeal the fledgling law. We hear arguments on both sides of the debate.
Nguyen Tran and his wife started an illegal dining club in his apartment in North Hollywood, so he was good at coming up with creative workarounds. When he opened his legal resturant, Starry Kitchen, Tran had to go to unique lengths to keep it running.
Nguyen Tran and his wife Thi opened a fully licensed restaurant, Starry Kitchen, in 2010.
One of Nguyen's dishes: Singaporean chili crab.
Photos by Bao Minh Nguyen.
Vantablack is allegedly the blackest black that exists. It was originally only used for aerospace technology, until Anish Kapoor got exclusive rights to use it in art. No one else could get their hands on it. British artist Stuart Semple decided to fight back by creating his own color -- the pinkest pink -- and banning Kapoor from buying it.
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