David Sheridan

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What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

LONDON — What will our future look like — not in a century but in a mere two decades?<p>Terrifying, if you’re to believe Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” a pair of audacious books that offer a sweeping history of humankind and a forecast of what lies …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Red Flags Your Partner Is Gaslighting You, According To An Expert

I once lived with a world-class gaslighter. If they gave out trophies for mental manipulation, there wouldn't have been an empty flat surface in our …

The 20 Best Rock Albums From 1967, Ranked

<i>Listen To This Eddie is a weekly column that examines the important people and events in the classic rock canon and how they continue to impact the world of popular music.</i><p>1967 is the peak moment of the era we lovingly refer to as the sixties, at least so far as it concerns rock and roll. The …

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

<b>It's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years".</b><p>It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. …

Is your gut making you sick?

New research suggests that the range and quantity of microbes that live in our guts could have a powerful effect on a range of conditions including depression, MS and obesity<p>A gut full of diverse microbes – bacteria, viruses and fungi – is essential for a healthy mind and body. And evidence is …

Multiple Sclerosis

Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

When I was a kid, the milkman came right to our back door. He brought us bright glass bottles of rich whole milk and thick sweet cream. We drank a lot of milk. Nobody had heard of skim. On weekends my dad cooked up breakfasts of eggs fried in butter, piles of bacon, delicious German sausages. For …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

4K televisions clearly coming into their own

It used to be that buying a TV was easy, but it’s become almost agonizing with all the new technology and features entering the fray. Don’t fear, though, this may be a good time to buy a new set, particularly a 4K TV.<p>The terms 4K and Ultra HD are synonymous – they mean exactly the same thing, …

Retirement income: Don’t give a chunk of your nest egg to the taxman

"Will I have enough?" is a question Canadians often ask as they get closer to retirement. Those who have saved diligently and invested wisely may feel confident about their post-work finances – until they file their first income tax return as retirees and realize they could lose a significant chunk …

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us

The still-mysterious ecosystem of bacteria living inside you determines an incredible amount about your health–and your personality.<p>“Bacteria are living things. They are not trying to hurt you. They are not trying to help you. They are just trying to stay alive, like the rest of us.”<p>So begins the …

Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

Elon Musk is venturing headfirst into the battery business. Here’s why it might be his boldest bet yet.<p>Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup …

Tesla

Ottawa pulls diplomats out of South Sudan

The federal government is withdrawing diplomatic staff from South Sudan amid growing concern over violent clashes in the world's newest country.<p>The move comes as South Sudan's government on Friday pledged to end hostilities, regional leaders said at the end of a crisis summit, raising hopes for a …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Don’t let the CRA be your beneficiary when you die

It's often said that death and taxes are inevitable. Yet even after death, taxes can dog investors who want to leave money behind for loved ones and charities.<p>In most cases, the tax collector gets one last cut of your wealth, and the final bill can be supersized – coming close to 50 per cent of the …

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 …

Cancer pill fights disease and gives lifelong protection

British scientists have discovered a drug which fights all cancers by boosting the body's defences and prevents the disease returning by increasing natural immunity<p>A pill which boosts the body’s natural defences could help fight off all cancers and stop them ever returning, scientists …

Mitochondrial disease kills 150 children a year. A micro-transplant can cure it

Parliament will debate allowing the treatment of mitochondrial diseases with micro-transplantation. It would be unethical to deny these children life<p>Imagine that there was a law which prevented 150 children a year suffering from a life threatening liver or kidney failure from receiving a …

Scientists strike back at Church of England over DNA transfer trials

MPs’ vote this week is ‘last chance’ for UK to pioneer mitochondrial gene therapy, warns scientist<p>One of the most prominent supporters of a DNA technique designed to eradicate a range of inherited diseases has angrily condemned Church of England claims that MPs were being rushed into a vote to back …

Church of England

The Absurdity of Infinity: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Explains Whether the Universe Is Infinite or Finite in Letters to Her Mother

“The simpler the insight, the more profound the conclusion.”<p>In 1998, while on the cusp of becoming one of the most significant theoretical cosmologists of our time, mathematician-turned-astrophysicist <b>Janna Levin</b> left her post at Berkeley and moved across the Atlantic for a prestigious position at …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Living Life Without Regret: 3 Secrets From Research

First, what do we regret the most?<p>You’re more likely to regret the things you didn’t do than the things you did. (The split is about 75/25.)<p>Education …

Happiness

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

Scientists unleash the power of immunotherapy on stubborn cancers

With Stage 4 melanoma, Air Force Captain Trent Krajaefski agreed to the experimental treatment that had him come to Toronto from Ottawa for an intravenous infusion every three weeks or so. ‘I was at the point where you say yes to anything,’ he says. (Dave Chan for The Globe and …

Genomics: the revolution that’s transforming medicine

Genetic data centres across the country will save lives and offer hope to millions more<p>During a conversation I had with a doctor a couple of years ago, the subject of cancer diagnoses came up, in a tangential way. She said that not all that many decades ago, a physician who had established that a …