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Report: Apple reaches ‘final terms’ for its piece of Toshiba’s storage business

There’s finally an end in sight for the ongoing saga that is the sale of Toshiba’s memory chip unit. According to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>, Apple has reached “final terms” to be part of Bain Capital’s $18 billion bid for the chip business…<p>The report says that Apple is part of a consortium of …

New cancer treatment targeting immune-system-resistant tumours 'promising'

A new cancer treatment, which boosts the body's immune system and breaks down the resistance of tumours to healthy cells, is showing promising …

DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

<b>Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC.</b><p>The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single typo out of the three billion "letters" of our genetic code.<p>They …

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

Scientists Have Discovered an 'Off' Switch For The Revolutionary CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Important.<p>A lot has been written about CRISPR over the past year. The powerful gene editing tool can quickly and easily 'cut and paste' genes, which …

A virus first found in chickens is implicated in human obesity

As someone who's struggled with his weight all his life (and who comes from a family with similar problems), I've long been fascinated with the …

What Triggered The Cambrian Explosion? Fossil Fuel Formation, New Study Says

Roughly 545 million years ago, Earth witnessed a massive burst in diversity of life in an event now known as the Cambrian explosion. It was during …

Want to get out of a bad mood? Science has the answer

And it's surprisingly simple...<p>Now Christmas and New Year's eve is just a distant blur of bubbly, gift giving and roast potatoes, it's back to …

These DIY Science Experiments Will Teach You a Ton, with Explosive Results

Labracadabra, a series of science videos and experiments from the folks at GE, may be designed to get you interested in the work that the company …

10 Reasons To Get Your Little One Coding Now !! + The Best Products To Encourage Them

1.) Learning to code can teach them persistence pays off. They may not get it right the first time but if they continue to try they will.<p>2.) Apply …

Doctors should think like mechanics, says Color CEO Othman Laraki

On the latest Recode Decode, Laraki says turning our bodies into data will change health care forever.<p>It’s been more than a decade since an international team of scientists sequenced the human genome. But the genomics revolution is only just beginning, Color Genomics CEO Othman Laraki says.<p>“Each …

Take a look back at the year in connected health for 2016

Every day, there seems to be another advancement in medicine or medical research. While medical treatments increase the longevity and quality of life, the way that health is monitored is changing.<p>The increasing popularity of wearable devices and health apps enables people to get greater insight …

Bowl-shaped roofs harvest rainwater and promote natural cooling in arid environments

Water scarcity is felt unequally throughout the world with some regions worse off than others. Iran-based BMDesign Studios addressed their home …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …