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Weed Withdrawal Is a Real Thing and It's Hell

If you're using weed for medicinal reasons, it can wreak havoc on your mental or physical health.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>I gave up smoking cannabis eight years ago. I’d been promoted—from telemarketing supervisor to the noble heights of telemarketing manager—and I couldn’t come …

Mental Health

Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] warring board members have struck a peace deal that allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and which would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent …

Venture Capital

Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin.<p>24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time.<p>Check out the …

Cryptocurrency

Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure

If you spend most of your days typing at a desk, it's worth looking into an ergonomic keyboard. The traditional flat QWERTY keyboard design wasn't designed with comfort in mind, and really, why should you be forced to live with an input interface originally designed for typewriters in the 1870s? …

Ergonomics

Facebook will capitalize on your broken heart — just in time for Valentine's Day

If you're feeling totally alone in the aftermath of a traumatic breakup, don't worry, Facebook knows what you're going through. Like, <i>exactly</i> what …

Fifth tourist in 3 months dies while snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef

A British tourist has died on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef after swimming in an area suspected to be plagued by killer jellyfish.<p>The 63-year-old man, who has not been named, was killed during a snorkeling trip at Moore Reef-- 25 miles off the coastline of Cairns, in Queensland, Australia. He is …

Trump ousts acting attorney general as outcry grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban — and then fired a Cabinet head who refused to enforce it.<p>Acting Attorney General Sally Yates earlier Monday ordered Justice …

Donald Trump

Scientists move Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The keepers of the Doomsday Clock have moved the symbolic countdown to potential global catastrophe 30 seconds closer to midnight based on President Donald Trump's comments on nuclear weapons and climate change.<p>The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, in a statement accompanying the …

Doomsday

There's a Pretty Good Chance You're Showering Too Much

Some researchers believe over-showering can be bad for your health.<p>It's been well-reported that a number of gross things happen to our bodies if we don't shower for a couple of days, yet there's increasing evidence to suggest that showering too often can actually do more harm than good.<p>Some …

Science Advances

Amazon club gives your kid a science toy every month

A well-made educational toy can do a lot to foster curious young minds. But what if you're not sure where to start shopping, or wonder which toys are appropriate at your kid's age? Amazon is taking an unusual step to help out. It just launched a STEM Club that delivers one pre-selected science, …

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature rear fingerprint scanner and desktop dock

As the Galaxy S8 rumorfest continues to intensify, The Guardian has published a hefty report of Samsung leaks – and while the material appears to corroborate previous speculation rather than offer new details, we might finally have some clarity as to what we can expect from the flagship …

Samsung Galaxy S8

Apple Watch will soon let you talk to Siri to use your apps

The next version of Apple Watch’s software will let you talk to Siri via your smartwatch in order to interact with third-party applications, according to new developer documentation from Apple released on Tuesday. This will let you do things like order an Uber, send a message through a chat …

Smartwatches

India’s Uber rival Ola hires a new COO

Ola, the ride-sharing service that rivals Uber in India, has hired a new COO.<p>Vishal Kaul has joined the company from Pepsi, where he was most recently GM for Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Ola’s first hire, Pranay Jivrajka, previously occupied the COO role but now he has been “elevated” to a new …

Startups

UK's May to defend free trade and Iran deal in talks with Trump | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will stress the value of free trade and her support for the Iran nuclear deal when she meets U.S. President Donald Trump later this week, her spokeswoman said on Monday.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Inaugural Law Enforcement …

North Africa

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia.<p>Stafford, 74, had just gone to the bathroom during Sunday's football game when the wind started whipping the …

Weather

HTC's smartwatch appears in new photos

New photos have leaked that show HTC’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch. This smartwatch initially leaked on Weibo in October, but no announcement or …

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Earth Science

Over 1 million join anti-Trump women's marches worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda …

Donald Trump

T-Mobile’s new promo lets customers send gifts to AT&T, Verizon subscribers

Last summer, T-Mobile introduced a new rewards program called T-Mobile Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers are able to take advantage of a …

Agriculture

On 2022 We Might See a Supernova With Our Naked Eye

Scientists have predicted an event that will be the first of its kind and will happen in just five years time. In 2022, two binary stars (stars that …

The Latest: Former CIA chief says Trump should 'be ashamed'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>12:15 a.m.<p>Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Donald Trump "should be ashamed of himself" for his behavior at CIA headquarters.<p>That's according to a statement released by Brennan's former aide Nick Shapiro.<p>The …

Donald Trump

How Samsung plans to blow Siri out of the water

S Voice, Samsung’s answer to Siri, has been a poor excuse for a virtual assistant for the last four years. But the South Korean company is working on a brand new version for the Galaxy S8 — and it will have features that blow its competitors out of the water.<p>Samsung’s new assistant is dubbed Bixby, …

Extradited 'El Chapo' Guzman arrives in US; hearing set for Friday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a legend in Mexico through his dramatic prison escapes and years of staying just ahead of the law, arrived late Thursday in New York after his extradition to the United States.<p>Guzman will appear Friday in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, where he will …

Mexico

The Long Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over

Blood, blood everywhere — but not a drop when you need it. In the U.S. alone, there are around 17,000 preventable trauma deaths each year due to untreated hemorrhagic shock. Basically, that means someone loses a fatal amount of blood before they can reach the hospital more than 46 times per …

Boston Marathon

Facebook rolls out ‘fake news’ filter in Germany amid growing concern

Facebook is taking new filtering and verification tools to Germany in response to concerns that “fake news” could undermine the country’s upcoming …

Internet

Dsquared2 Covered Men’s Hiker Boots in Shiny Crystals and Metal Plates

It wouldn’t be a Dsquared2 show without shock factor. Design duo Dean and Dan Caten showed their first co-ed collection for fall ’17, debuted during …

Footwear

Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes up almost half of the Switch’s storage (update)

Maybe consider buying the physical version<p>The Nintendo Switch’s hardware specifications arched some eyebrows when it was revealed that, once again, Nintendo was launching a console with a shrimpy 32 GB of flash memory on board. Now we know what it really means to a user. <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath</i> …

Here’s every game confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Any gamer will tell you that a console is only as good as the games you can play on it.<p>That means the race is on for Nintendo Switch, a …