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Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Consciousness

5 Must-Have Android Apps For New Moms and Dads | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Having your first kid is no mean feat. As you leave the hospital, complete with adorable little bundle in arms, you stop being that super rad, free …

Best photo editing apps for Android [May 2015] | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Photo editing apps on smartphones as a necessity to deal with early low-resolution cameras. Instagram even built up a social network off of the idea …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

20 Fun Gaming Apps For Creative People | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Got some time to kill? Your first reaction might be to pull out your smartphone and start browsing through Facebook and all the other social apps you …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Wealthier children have bigger brains, study finds

Brain scans offer new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap”<p>Richer pupils achieve higher academic grades because their brains are different, according to research.<p>Past research has shown pupils from low-income backgrounds fared worse than those from wealthier families.<p>Brain scans have now …

The Brain

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Apple Inc. Will Bring Apple Pay to Canada This Fall · Guardian Liberty Voice

Apple Inc. will bring its mobile payment Apple Pay to Canada this fall. If pushed through, Canada will be the first country outside the United States …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha and S5 Active nab Lollipops on AT&T surprisingly early | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

As the exclusive U.S. carrier of Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S5 Active and metal-framed Alpha, you probably expected AT&T to drag its feet before …

U.S. housing starts data underperforms; jobless claims rise | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. housing starts rose far less than expected in March and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region grew modestly this month, suggesting the economy could struggle to rebound from a soft patch hit in the first quarter.<p>Job seekers browse tables at a veterans' job fair in …

Economy

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

PayPal, Apple Pay and the future of zero-effort payments

Consumers trained by Uber and Amazon are learning to like easy, almost invisible payment experiences, leaving merchants wondering how far that trend can go — and how fast.<p>“Increasingly, customers are expecting these payments to be seamless, painless and, in a lot of cases, happen without us doing …

FinTech

Masters 2015: 10 favorites to win the green jacket

<b>Phil Mickelson</b><p><b>Age:</b> 44<p><b>Country:</b> USA<p><b>PGA Tour record:</b> Has won five majors, including the Masters three times. Is only short a U.S. Open of the career Grand Slam. He has 42 victories and earned $75 million.<p><b>Masters record:</b> Won in 2004, 2006, 2010. Has made the cut 20 times in 22 starts and has 14 top-10 …

Golf

Apple Watch brings the bling in retail debut

Trying to show it's more than a utilitarian electronic object, the Apple Watch arrives in high-end stores surrounded by luxury brands. But you can't walk out with one until April 24.<p>PARIS, LONDON, NEW YORK and PALO ALTO -- With Friday's Apple Watch retail debut, Apple took some of its own "think …

Smartwatches

Fifteen new user experience issues revealed in early Apple Watch reviews

Now that the early Apple Watch reviews are in, the consensus is clear: Apple has designed the best smartwatch yet, but it’s not an essential purchase. (Read our full summary of those reviews, including the positives and negatives, here.) In an interesting break with past traditions, quite a few of …

Apple adds 10 new retailers to Apple Pay website, brings total to 68 merchants

Apple this evening has added 10 new retailers to its Apple Pay site, bringing the total to 68 merchants highlighted on its website. Eddy Cue revealed earlier this year that Apple Pay was available in Oracle Arena, home of the Golden State Warriors, and Apple has officially added the arena to its …

Early Apple Watch Reviews Are Full Of Promise, And A Few Gripes

But, as always, the next version will be even better... probably<p>We only have a couple weeks until consumers can take home an Apple Watch of their very own on April 24. But before it goes on display in Apple stores around the world on Friday (and also goes up for pre-order), we've been deluged with …

Smartwatches

'Furious 7' movie focuses on more than one type of race

<b>(CNN) —</b> It would be easy to laugh off Vin Diesel's prediction that his film "Furious 7" will win an Oscar next year, but not for the reason you might think.<p>After all, the actor was serious when he recently told Variety "It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don't want …

Box Office

The 6 Sharpest-Looking Smartwatches

Most fitness bands have a problem. Two problems, actually. They're ugly. And they're uncomfortable to wear. And that's costing wearable tech companies business.<p>It’s true: Beauty matters and <i>sells.</i> Worldwide annual watch sales total $50 billion—a huge business that Apple wants a part of. But the …

Wearable Tech

A startup that wants to kill Lululemon just raised $6.5 million at a $74 million valuation

In 2010, both quit their Wall Street jobs — Rishi at Goldman Sachs and Tapasya at Credit Suisse — to start a company to bring them back to their yoga roots.<p>Their yoga apparel and lifestyle company, YogaSmoga, has now closed its $6.5 million Series B round, valuing the company at $74 …

Startups

LeBron James 'frustrated' by his relationship with Kevin Love, according to report

The latest rumor: LeBron James has tried to reach Kevin Love, but he hasn't so far, and that could pull the two apart in the summer.<p>Kevin Love could consider leaving the Cavaliers after this season because his relationship with LeBron James continues to deteriorate, according to Frank Isola of the …

Relationships

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Nuclear Energy

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Oxford University

Winston-Mariota Could Be the Next Manning-Leaf

The off-field concerns teams once had about Jameis Winston are mostly gone.<p>Numerous team officials say that as teams have met with Winston, he has answered every question and eradicated most doubts about his past.<p>One particular interview with an AFC team at the scouting combine typified how the …

Football (U.S.)