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The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …

The Best Moments from the 2015 Golden Globes in GIFs

From**Emma Stone’**s eye-roll to <b>Louis C.K.</b> freaking out over <b>Prince,</b> here are the best moments in GIFs from last night’s Golden Globe Awards.<p>Emma Stone and her big eyes get a dig from hosts <b>Tina Fey</b> and <b>Amy Poehler.</b> Her reaction is very apropos.<p>Golden Globes Emma Stone<p><b>Steve Carell</b> does in fact look …

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find

Workers who ‘switched on’ long after the office was shut were more likely to have problems with their health and private lives<p>A company mobile phone or laptop might seem like a perk of the job but it could spell disaster for personal relationships, a new study has found.<p>Modern gadgets which allows …

Steven Gerrard has made the right decision to quit Liverpool - he is too proud to live on past grandeur

Gerrard would have won far more at Chelsea but stayed loyal to a club that was often average, and he will return one day<p><b>Steven Gerrard</b> is leaving <b>Liverpool</b> but Liverpool will never leave him. He will have spent a quarter of a century playing for them, will forever be associated with momentous events …

Soccer

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Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Ski Bums Pick: North America's 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Is this you?<p>You have moments when you study the calendar in front of your office desk and question what you did with all those days gone by. Your body feels sluggish and you think your back might be permanently arched from hunching over a computer. You spend more time commuting to earn a living …

Skiing

You'll Want to Travel for These 10 Craft Beers

<i>By Tom White for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>As the craft beer boom continues, serious fans go to greater lengths to get their hands on the latest limited-release grail brews. Most of them are only available for a day, aren't distributed outside the brewery or the region, and have pretty big festivities …

Beer

6 Historic Luxury Mansions You Can Buy for Under $300,000

Would you like a 9-bedroom, tudor estate built for a licorice tycoon for only $299,000?<p>Have you ever dreamt of owning a sprawling estate fit for a Dowager Countess, but sighed thinking it was hopeless without an extra inheritance to spare? As it turns out, it isn't (as long as you're willing to …

8 Hot Tubs in Cool Places

Baby, it's getting colder outside, but that's nothing a little hot tub can't fix. There's no shortage of pools and Jacuzzis to be found around the globe, but for those in search of more spectacular ones -- be it en suite or under the stars -- this is your list.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>8 Hot Tubs in Cool …

Skiing

Virtual reality is giving Elon Musk an existential crisis

It doesn't sound like Musk has had a go on the Oculus Rift just yet, but virtual reality has certainly got him thinking about some deeper …

Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.<p>The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep. In a NASA-commissioned study on human stasis, aerospace engineers at SpaceWorks have found …

Ryan Gosling Wanted For ‘Suicide Squad’ Along With Other Actors You’d Recognize

We just went over the roster of likely characters who’ll be featured in the <i>Suicide Squad</i> movie coming in 2016 from director David Ayer (<i>Training Day</i>, <i>Fury</i>). Not surprisingly, news has emerged about some of the actors Warner has approached about playing these supervillains who do dangerous missions …

More Privacy Than Zuck: Buy Your Own Private Island

Recently news broke that Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg paid more than $100 million for a 700-acre swath of North Shore Kauai land that he plans to use as a private retreat for his family. Of course, it’s hard to attain complete privacy on the island, since all Hawaiian beaches …

Fusion Experiment Achieves Key 'Bootstrapping' Effect Not One But Four Times — NOVA Next

We’ve come yet another step closer to harnessing the power of the Sun.<p>Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report that they’ve …

Physics

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Researchers Make One-Atom-Thin Electrical Generator

Super-thin material could turn clothing into a power source<p>How thin can an electrical generator possibly be? Thanks to a study published yesterday in Nature, the answer is about as thin as possible. Using molybdenum disulfide, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia …

This App Turns Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

Donate your phone's capabilities to science! Plus, if physicists use data from your phone in their paper, then you'll get credited as an author.<p>Want to turn your smartphone into a cosmic ray detector? Well there's an app for that. Cosmic Rays Found in Smartphones, or CRAYFIS, uses smartphones' and …

The 20 Most Influential Billionaires Behind The Scenes Of US Politics

The Brookings Institute released a ranking of U.S. billionaires according to their political influence.<p>The billionaires' influences are measured by the "use of great wealth for campaign expenditures, activism through non-profit organizations and foundation, holding public office, media ownership, …

Same-sex Marriage

Spitting on the working poor: Living wage surcharges and the nickel-and-diming of America

Minimum wage hikes are a great idea. But here’s how corporations and the right hope to make America hate them<p>Last week, a restaurant in suburban Minneapolis began not-so-discreetly adding a 35 cent “minimum wage fee” to its diners’ bills. An asterisk at the bottom of the Oasis Café’s receipts …

The physics of proton therapy

A brief explanation of the physics behind the treatment that Ashya King’s parents wanted for their son’s cancer<p>The story of Ashya King and his parents is desperately sad. One feature is that his family want him to receive proton therapy. This is not a “magic bullet” treatment and without knowing …