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The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Scientists discover RNA modifications in some unexpected places

Deploying sophisticated high-throughput sequencing technology, dubbed ψ-seq, a team of Whitehead Institute and Broad Institute researchers …

New Drug May Revolutionize Heart Failure Treatment

An experimental drug could be one of the greatest advances in protecting against heart failure in more than 25 years, cutting the risk of death or hospitalization due to the condition by 20 percent, researchers said. The drug — currently called LCZ696 — produced by the Swiss company Novartis cut …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

Enhance Mother Nature with Special Effects from AKVIS NatureArt

Go ahead and add nature effects to your photos — Mother Nature won’t mind.<p>AKVIS, the folks behind the new Pastel app, has updated its NatureArt package with a host of new features and fixes. The app simulates natural phenomena in your digital photos, letting you do everything from changing seasons …

7 US Startup Visa Options for International Founders

<i>Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc.</i><p>There is no other place like Silicon Valley, the tech Mecca of access to great talent, capital and countless prospective clients. For some …

An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

But while all of that density can help cities become more sustainable, it does create one obvious problem–there’s less and less natural light …

UC Berkeley

No three-month course can teach you how to code

Organizations such as Codecademy, the Flatiron School, and General Assembly regularly get lauded for churning out legions of seemingly qualified engineers. The latest came in a recent Wall Street Journal article headlined, “Have Liberal Arts Degree, Will Code.” Student X took Course Y and in a mere …

Computer Science

Finish, The Anti-Procrastination App, Goes Freemium

Finish, the anti-procrastination app built by teenagers Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen, is today trying out a new revenue model. Instead of offering the app for $.99, Finish will now be available for free with extra paid features such as time limits and extra tasks.<p>Finish launched in January of …

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

Real life is the game that – literally – <i>everyone</i> is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.<p>Basics<p>You might not realise, but real life is a …

The Future is Now: 9 Unbelievable (Real) Technologies That Exist Today (PHOTOS)

According to Moore’s Law, it is generally held that the processing power in our computing technology is destined to double every two years. With respect to the trend first recognized in 1965, it only takes a glance at the headlines covering the high-concept gadgets and gizmos of today to notice …

Finally, an Exercise App Built for Lazy People

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …