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Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

Immunotherapy

Getting around without draining your phone battery | Reuters

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - For the most part, GPS works great. It gives people the ability to get from point A to point B with a simple press of a button on a smartphone. That’s until you hit a big city.<p>Tall buildings and satellite signals don’t like each other and in an era where companies like …

Apps

Let's talk about sex – podcast

What are we all up to in the bedroom? How often? Do men really think about sex every seven seconds? Does any of this matter? And most crucially, can we believe any of these statistics in the first place?<p>The Guardian's Hannah Devlin and Ian Sample are joined by Professor David Spiegelhalter, …

University of Cambridge

Is your voice trustworthy, engaging or soothing to strangers?

Few people consciously think about their voice, but the way we speak is one of the most fundamental parts of our individual identity. The intricate acoustic patterns which comprise speech affect how we’re seen in terms of our personality, our emotional state and even our professional competence, …

Psychology

What Makes A Life Worth Living?

<i>Part 6 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Maslow's Human Needs<p><b>About Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's TED Talk</b><p>Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says we can achieve one of the most elusive needs — self-actualization — by finding a state of "flow" in our work or our hobbies.<p><b>About Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi</b><p>Mihaly …

TED Talks

Why Do We Need Sleep?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Maslow's Human Needs<p><b>About Russell Foster's TED Talk</b><p>What do we know about one of our most basic needs: sleep? Not a lot, says circadian neuroscientist Russell Foster. We know we need to do it to stay alive, but much about it remains a mystery.<p><b>About Russell …

Sleep

An epic 2,736km trek across the Australian Outback

In 1977, Robyn Davidson set off on a nine-month odyssey through the Australian Outback. The journey’s poignant moments were captured by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan.<p>The world presents would-be travellers with all kinds of great journeys: a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Jerusalem; …

Exploring the Cold Coast: The Adventure Begins

<b>So begins a 14-day adventure odyssey to drive the Pacific Northwest coast from Seattle to Vancouver Island.</b><p>The rocky shoreline was crowded with Sitka spruce trees, like slender green giants pressed up against the edge of the sea shrouded in a layer of morning fog. Sea birds stirred into flight with …