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The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in …

Gene Therapy Skin Grafts Save Boy With Rare Disease

Seven-year-old Hassan was dying. An infection had destroyed most of his skin, he was too weak to eat, and he was in agony.<p>Doctors in Germany were planning to provide palliative care — keeping the child as comfortable as possible while he died. But there was another option: an experimental skin …

Cell Biology

Gingerbread Latte Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°F. Process flour, crystallized ginger, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, …

Dessert

The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!

Bill Burr’s 2003 report recommended using numbers, obscure characters and capital letters and updating regularly—he regrets the error<p>The man who wrote the book on password management has a confession to make: He blew it.<p>Back in 2003, as a midlevel manager at the National Institute of Standards and …

Inventions

Inside the GOP’s surprise health care flop

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shocked Washington by punting on a vote to repeal Obamacare, but he’s still searching for a way to revive the bill.<p>Senate Republicans had no inkling of what they were walking into on Tuesday afternoon as they filed into the Mike Mansfield room on the Capitol’s …

Why you should never skip breakfast

Heart experts confirm it really is the most important meal of the day<p>When you live a busy lifestyle, it can be hard to make time for breakfast, but …

Nutrition