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How hospitals are seeking to prevent medical error deaths

<b>HONEST MISTAKES</b><p><i>Elliott Jones almost died when a nurse gave him the wrong drug. Carly Weeks reports how, in an effort to reduce the estimated 70,000 Canadians harmed by medical errors each year, hospitals are coming clean</i><p>Melissa Jones and her 16-month-old son Elliott in their Toronto home on June …

Medicine

Buy Insys Therapeutics Before Medical Marijuana Reaches A Tipping Point

Medical marijuana is already approved in over half of the U.S. and 5 more states will be voting on it in 2016. Todd Hagopian says we will soon see a tipping point in which medical marijuana companies like Insys Therapeutics (INSY) will be transformed from fringe enterprises trading at a discount …

Biotechnology

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Swarming mayflies, a black-naped monarch and beached whales are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

Four patients died after mistakes at North Middlesex – report

The hospital whose A&E unit has been threatened with closure on safety grounds has admitted that four patients died after errors by staff in the emergency department and other areas.<p>The deaths are revealed in one of a number of internal NHS documents seen by the Guardian that detail a series of …

Medicine

The Swiss have upgraded a hydroelectric dam to produce as much energy as a nuclear power plant

We need batteries that can power millions of homes, deliver excellent efficiency, and cost little to operate. It turns out we’ve had the technology since 1890. We just need to build a lot more of them.<p>They’re called pumped water storage, and the technology is the world’s largest energy storage …

Hydroelectric Power

Taliban Get A New Leader, Who's Just As Violent As The Old One

When Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on May 21, many wondered whether his death might help open a window to peace in Afghanistan.<p>"A new opportunity presents itself to those Taliban who are willing to end war and bloodshed," Afghan President Ashraf …

Afghanistan

Here's What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks

This is kind of worrying.<p>We all know that a diet heavy in processed foods isn't doing us any favours, but a study from 2015 has provided insight into …

Google Fiber’s TV Boxes add support for Google Cast

Google Fiber, the company’s steadily expanding gigabit internet service, will now more easily work with Google Cast – the technology that powers Chromecast – the company announced this morning. Instead of requiring subscribers to use a device like Chromecast, Google Cast will actually be integrated …

Google Fiber

Hot new solar cell

A team of MIT researchers has for the first time demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically …

Clean Energy

New Student-Developed Technology Could Be A Game-Changer For People With Disabilities

Wearable tech now goes way beyond your FitBit.<p>Researchers have floated possibilities in this space that could end up transforming health care, like …

Google Glass