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Astronomers Search For Giant Planet On Outer Edges Of Solar System

Astronomers are continuing their search for a giant planet they believe is lurking at the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>This past weekend, a telescope on top of a mountain in Hawaii took images of a swath of sky. It's where astronomers think an undiscovered planet …

Universe

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

A startup founder’s playbook for transforming big industry

Agile development, rapid learning, granular instrumentation, a large-scale compute and data infrastructure, cutting-edge machine learning — these are the ingredients that give innovative companies their edge.<p>But to date, this mindset and approach have been largely confined to the world of software …

Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever

The new model still needs to be tested, but it could be a game-changer for one of the more intensely hallucinogenic psychedelics there is.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with the Influence.</i><p>Known in drug lore as "the businessman's trip" for its lunch-break-size 15-minute duration, DMT …

Bangladesh crackdown: more than 14,000 arrests, yet machete attacks continue

Police in Bangladesh have arrested more than 14,000 people in the last week and authorities have urged citizens to be vigilant. One district even armed some residents with bamboo sticks and whistles.<p>Yet police said Thursday that machete-wielding assailants had struck again, wounding a Hindu college …

Extremism

The Dragon Slayer: An exclusive interview the man who saved the internet

"You know my mantra: competition."<p>"My heart has always been with the insurgents, not incumbents."<p>"You’re asking me to interpret the Republicans in Congress?"<p>"Why is the information generated by an internet search different?"<p>"Nvidia now has a $50 box, but the cable operators refuse to interface with …

Net Neutrality

What Will News Of Frank Gifford's CTE Mean For Football?

NPR's Scott Simon and Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson discuss the late Frank Gifford, concussions and the debate over locker room interviews.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>And now it's time for sports.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>SIMON: And we begin with an unsettling story that might make football confront …

Drugmaker Amgen posts big increases in 3Q profit, sales

Amgen trounced Wall Street expectations with a 50 percent jump in third-quarter profit, due to lower expenses and higher sales for nearly all the …

Big Pic: Jupiter Gets An Eye In Its Storm

What could darken so much of an 80 million-square-mile storm?<p>When the Hubble Telescope snapped this true-color image in April, NASA scientists found Jupiter staring right back at them. That black dot is Ganymede's shadow, crossing Jupiter's Great Red Spot, creating an eerily blank-looking eye. It …