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News from the Vatican - News about the Church - Vatican News

25/05/2018<p>Pope: Health of family is decisive for world, Church<p>25/05/2018<p>Irish Church urges voters to reject abortion and protect life<p>24/05/2018<p>Africa …

GP ‘told the mother of a 12-year-old boy ‘I’m the doctor’ as he refused to treat him for the rare disease that was killing him’ 

GP 'told the mother of a 12-year-old boy 'I'm the doctor' as he refused to treat him for the rare disease that was killing him'<p><b>Carol Morse, 54, from</b> …

Medicine

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

Black Holes

19 Writing Tips To Help You Become The Next J.K. Rowling

We asked writers what helps them stay motivated.<p>1. No cute coffee shop with notebook for me. It's all about <b>snuggling up in bed with the laptop, a cup of tea and SoundCloud drip-feeding me music</b> with the perfect ambience for the mood of the story.<p>And when I need to get out of my bubble, I go to …

Stephen Hawking’s second Reith Lecture: Annotated transcript

<b>Stephen Hawking, the "world's most famous scientist", is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures.</b><p>As a guide for the "interested but perplexed", I have added a few notes (in italics below) to the transcript of Prof Hawking's second lecture, in the same way I did last week.<p>You can listen to the lecture …

Physics

Busting the Hype Behind Deep Neural Networks

An MIT cognitive science researcher questions the 'unreasonable reputation' of neural networks.<p>Many technologists who are not also neuroscientists would like us to believe that human-like artificial intelligence—or something close to it—is right around the corner. Just a discovery or two away. Less …

50 Simple Things You Can Do To Be A Real Leader

It isn't rocket science. It is all about perseverance, hard work, love and empathy. Here are 50 surefire things you can do to be a real leader.

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

50 Quotes to Inspire Your Day

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just snapped a picture of something that's unlike anything it encountered before

Just in time for the holidays, NASA's Curiosity rover is celebrating Christmas 2015 at a Red Planet Paradise — spectacular "Namib Dune." And she marked the occasion by snapping her first ever color self-portrait with the mast mounted high resolution Mastcam 34 mm camera.<p>Heretofore Curiosity has …

Particles

5 truths about money, from a 90-year-old personal finance classic

Many people argue it doesn't matter how much money you make — it's about how much you keep.<p>And holding on to your cash requires experience, smart habits, and a bit of wisdom: "Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it, but with wisdom, gold can be secured by those who have it not," …

Personal Finance

Arizona Mom Discovers Her Son May Be Only One In the World With His Disease

At 5 weeks old while staying with family in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Simon had a full-out grand mal seizure. His heart rate dropped, his breathing slowed, …

Rare disease insights from croudsourcing, cognitive computing

Two new developments offer glimmers of hope to patients with rare, hard-to-diagnose conditions—validation of the power of crowd sourcing and the …

Medicine

Storify: Should Whole Genome Sequencing Be the Standard for Rare Disease?

<b>Bio-IT World</b> | Elizabeth Worthey's comment that families affected by rare disease should push for whole genome sequencing has bioinformatics Twitter …

Genetics

How does a chick breathe in the egg?

… with the aid of a membranous bag called the allantois. And guess what? You once had one too<p>Easter is fast approaching, which probably hasn’t escaped your notice. It certainly hasn’t escaped mine. Having a five-year-old who asks you every day how many more sleeps it will be until the Easter bunny …

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

Majority of Americans Don't Like Capitalism: YouGov Poll

‘The business of America’ may be business but a new YouGov poll for the Legatum Institute shows that Americans aren’t terribly fond of the financial …

Humans created a new top predator that's taking over the Northeast — and that's just one example of the evolution we're driving

Evolution, it turns out, isn't the long, invisible process we once thought.<p>Instead, it's happening all around us, all the time, and we are its primary drivers.<p>Numbers of the coywolf, a new hybrid of the coyote and the wolf, likely just topped a million.<p>By shaping landscapes, dumping pollutants into …

Biology

Who Owns Your Genes?

<i>“Who Owns Your Genes?” by Diana Brazzell, executive editor at Footnote, is the third and final article in the genomic medicine series by Footnote, a</i> …

Mayo Clinic

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 …

Research Shows Thoughts and Perceptions Can Change Our DNA

By Guest Writer Pao L. Chang| For decades, most scientists and cell biologists thought that our genes mostly control our reality, life, and health. …

Genes

The Fault in Our Genes: How CRISPR Could Eradicate Genetic Disorders

Each one of your 37.2 trillion cells contains all the instructions to make a complete human. These instructions are governed by a code made up of …

Smoking Doesn't Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …