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This new street drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, and now it’s showing up in Canada and the U.S.

It was first developed in a Canadian lab more than three decades ago, promising and potent — and intended to relieve pain in a less addictive way.<p>Labeled W-18, the synthetic opioid was the most powerful in a series of about 30 compounds concocted at the University of Alberta and patented in the …

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Chilly Reception Likely as Old Allies Face New Pressures

President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to meet with King Salman — but his reception could well be a chilly one.<p>The American president’s visit comes during one of the most public rifts between the two countries in their 83-year-old alliance.<p>Amid ongoing strategic disagreements …

Feeling rejected? Mushrooms could help

Psilocybin, the mind-altering chemical that gives some mushrooms magical properties, can do more than induce trippy states. A new study finds that it reduces the sting of social rejection.<p>By tracking how, exactly, psilocybin affects the brain's chemistry and activity levels, the research suggests …

Depression

PS4 update 3.5 release date confirmed, feature list detailed

Sony has announced update 3.50 for the PlayStation 4 will be available from April 6. A video for the update, which is codenamed Musashi, has also been released to highlight some of the key feature additions.<p>Among these are the ability to appear offline, notifications for when friends come online, …

Nexus 6P review: Google tempts away this iPhone owner

I gave up on Android some time ago, after a six month stint with the Nexus 5. I was a long time user of Google’s devices, but Apple was consistently beating even the best flagship Nexus phones on performance, camera and phone build every year.<p>Now, two years on, I’m revisiting Android for the first …

Phones

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

People who took capsules containing <i>Bifidobacterium longum 1714</i> reported less stress and fared better on memory tests, study finds<p>A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who took the bug-bearing …

Wellness

It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy: Samsung’s latest ads take it to Apple

One of the big secrets behind Apple’s considerable mobile success is the Cupertino company’s marketing department, which coined the iconic “<i>if it’s not an iPhone… it’s not an iPhone</i>” phrase and transformed what mobile technology marketing should be like. In its latest ads, Samsung has sought to …

Galaxy Note

Samsung finally has an elegant smartwatch in the Gear S2

Few companies have churned out as many different smartwatches as Samsung, so it's little surprise the company is showing off a new one -- the Gear S2 -- at IFA. What <i>is</i> a surprise, though, is how much more elegant, more polished the S2 feels compared to just about all of Samsung's previous attempts. …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

9 Best Exercises You're Not Doing

1 of 10<p>Pavel Ythjall<p>Give Them a Try<p>Sometimes the best exercise is the one you’re not doing. And why is such a great move not part of your training? …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

11 Best Supplements for Mass

Without a doubt, you can add muscle simply by eating right and lifting weights. But to truly maximize your growth potential, supplements are a …

Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Chemistry teachers don't need to go the way of <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Walter White and make methamphetamine if they're looking for a compelling side gig.<p>Andy Brunning, a high school chemistry teacher in the U.K., makes beautiful infographics on everyday chemistry on his blog, Compound Interest. Thanks in …

New Shrew Looks Like a Mouse, but It's More of an Elephant

(Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants, a California scientist who helped identify the tiny creature said on Thursday.<p>The new species of elephant shrew, given the …

Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video

Lucky camera trap captures a glimpse of rarely seen short-eared dog.<p><div class="caption">Video footage of the rare short-eared dog, seen inside Peru's Tambopata National Reserve.</caption><p>One of the Amazon rain forest's most elusive inhabitants, the short-eared dog, has been caught on video.<p>About …

Man feeds swans, starkly poetic picture goes viral. But what about the ducks? Beautiful photo taken in Krakow by Marcin Ryczek!

The three faces of Android Wear, compared

Google made much ado about the debut of Android Wear at its I/O conference keynote, and few would doubt that this is a potentially sea-changing move in the wearable space. However, the company didn't do much to address the differences between the first smartwatches using its brand-new platform. How …

Don't Let Your Brain Commit This Crime Against You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called “The War of …

Cambridge University

Can a Small Business Compete With Amazon?

Former Pets.com CEO Julie Wainwright details her strategy for competing with the retail giant.<p>Is it possible to compete with Amazon? Julie Wainwright, former CEO of Amazon-backed Pets.com, thinks it is. And she says her luxury-goods consignment service, The Real Real, is living proof that there are …

eCommerce