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Why Quantum Physics, AI, and Eastern Mystics Agree We Are In A Video Game

An MIT trained computer scientist and Silicon Valley video game designer gives 10 reasons for the “Simulation Hypothesis”: that our reality is a …

Singularity

The NHS is to offer cancer patients a revolutionary treatment that teaches the body to attack rogue cells

The NHS is to offer cancer patients a revolutionary treatment that teaches the body to attack rogue cells.<p>US trials showed it eradicated the disease …

Cancer

This Tibetan monk visited India in 1934 and wrote a book about sex that rivals the ‘Kama Sutra’

The book, which Gendun Chopel wrote to make sexual love in Tibet more democratic, has now been translated into English.<p>In 1934, Gendun Chopel, a …

Literature

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Immune System

May contain masturbation: the woman weaponising pop's Filthy 15

In 1985, a group of Washington women hit back at the ‘offensive’ lyrics of some of pop’s biggest names. Now their ‘parental advisory’ meddling – and the 15 tracks they initially targeted – have been turned into a riotous piece of musical revenge<p>‘First, I was stunned, then I got mad!” That’s how …

Senate Committees

‘Desperation Oncology’: When Patients Are Dying, Some Cancer Doctors Turn to Immunotherapy

Dr. Oliver Sartor has a provocative question for patients who are running out of time.<p>Most are dying of prostate cancer. They have tried every standard treatment, to no avail. New immunotherapy drugs, which can work miracles against a few types of cancer, are not known to work for this kind.<p>Still, …

Cancer

Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia.<p>But a new study suggests that some classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly those used to treat depression, Parkinson's and urinary incontinence -- …

Dementia

Pioneering prostate treatment for tens of thousands of men gets NHS green light

A pioneering prostate treatment which means tens of thousands of men could be spared major surgery has been given the green light.<p>NHS watchdogs have approved the new technique to treat one of the most common medical complaints facing older men.<p>Around half of men over the age of 50 suffer from an …

Cancer

11 Plants For Your Bedroom To Help You Sleep Better

We have compiled this list of 11 great plants to help you sleep better, based on their calming and cleansing effects.<p>There is nothing more annoying …

Air Purifiers

How to Make Sure Your Period Cup Doesn't Leak: A Guide

Ever since switching from pads and tampons to period cups two years ago, I have preached the wonders of my new sustainable menstrual lifestyle far …

Women's Health

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

Youngs don't have to worry about smoking too much weed

A meta-review shows there are no long-term cognitive effects from using marijuana.<p>Marijuana causes brain cells to die, concluded a Tulane researcher …

Cannabis

Sword of Compassion?

<b>Zen at War</b><br>Brian Victoria<br>Weatherhill: New York, 1997<br>228 pp. $19.95 (paper)<p><b>The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II</b><br>Iris Chang<br>Basic …

Meditation

7 People You Will Legit Hate In The First Month Postpartum

Hate is a strong word, yet so many of us use it so liberally. In reality, it's just a lazy way to describe something a person dislikes deeply. I …

Pregnancy

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …

Quantum Mechanics

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might courteously thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but …

Privacy

“Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” Goldman Sachs analysts ask | Ars Technica

Analyst report notes that Gilead’s hep C cure will make less than $4 billion this year.<p>One-shot cures for diseases are not great for business—more …

Goldman Sachs

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

Coconut Golden Milk: A Soothing Beverage With Benefits

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 74<p>Fat 4.5g<p>Carbs 10g<p>Protein 0g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 2<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>74<p>% Daily Value*<p><b>Total Fat</b> …

Food

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

8 Unexpected Physical Symptoms Of Loneliness

Sometimes spending time alone is necessary, but prolonged social isolation can have some serious health effects. Feeling lonely can take a toll on …

Depression

5 Myths About Natural Birth

No, natural birth isn't superior. But support for it also isn't based solely in pseudoscience.<p>By<p>Apr 09 2018, 10:44 AM<p>Natural birth — childbirth …

Pregnancy

Marijuana linked to 'unbearable' sickness across US as use grows following legalisation

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every …

Cannabis

Our mindless future

In greeting the fourth industrial revolution – characterized by the combination of the power of data, information processors and algorithms – most …

Artificial Intelligence

Medical Marijuana's 'Catch-22': Limits On Research Hinder Patient Relief

By the time Ann Marie Owen, 61, turned to marijuana to treat her pain, she was struggling to walk and talk. She was also hallucinating.<p>For four years, her doctor prescribed a wide range of opioids for transverse myelitis, a debilitating disease that caused pain, muscle weakness and paralysis.<p>The …

Cannabis

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

James Comey

9 Surprising Things You Never Knew Could Happen To Your Body On Your Period

There's no denying that being on your period can make you feel all sorts of interesting. You likely feel tired, and maybe a bit crampy — all symptoms …

Women's Health

Neuroevolution Will Push AI Development to the Next Level

Next up for developing artificial intelligence systems is automated neural-net architecture search.<p>Evolution is the historical process that created …

Machine Learning

Why Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children Is the Greatest Psychedelic Album of the ’90s

Once upon a time there was a London vintage clothing boutique that lured customers inside with the slogan, “Don’t follow fashion, buy something that’s already out-of-date!” Some musicians opt for a similar strategy: Avoiding the timely, they aim to achieve the timeless.<p>That’s what Boards of Canada …

Construction Industry

What the Buddha Thought

Dr. Richard Gombrich has spent much of his life studying Buddhism, but he does not call himself a Buddhist. The only child of two educated and …

Spirituality