Johnathan Maynard

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Critical Condition: Inside Pfizer’s Drug Supply Problem

<b>This February</b> Ruth Landau, an obstetric anesthesiologist at ­Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, was making rounds when she got a …

Pharma

Can you spot the liar in this group? - Futurity

A new system uses data science and crowdsourcing to spot people who are lying with more accuracy than the human eye. Try out the game for yourself.

Crowdsourcing

Why Children Are So Obsessed with Fire, According to Science

Children love fire because they're not allowed near it. Maybe it's time to invest in a fire pit.<p>Children seem to have an innate fascination with …

Red Cross

For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’

For the first time, the World Health Organization has published a list of diagnostic tests that it considers essential to every health care system in the world.<p>The list, published Wednesday, is similar to the agency’s essential medicines list, which the W.H.O. launched in 1977.<p>In its day, the …

Health Care

Weed-killing robots are threatening giant chemical companies’ business models

AI-powered weed hunters could soon reduce the need for herbicides and genetically modified crops.<p><b>How it’s done now:</b> Current farming methods involve …

Agriculture

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow …

Genetic Engineering

Chipotle Copycat Rice Is What Your Dinner Needs

Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cold, running water.<p>Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add …

Bay Leaf

The truth about organic produce and pesticides

The Agriculture Department recently released the latest measurements of pesticide residues in our food, in the form of the 2016 Pesticide Data Program results, so it seems timely to talk pesticides and organics.<p>And bias.<p>I’ve been following these issues for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of …

Agriculture

When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.

I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with …

Health Care

Ignore the hype over big tech. Its products are mostly useless

It’s years since Silicon Valley gave us a game-changer. Instead, from curing disease to colonies on Mars, we’re fed overblown promises<p>Back in 1999, Google hit 1bn searches a year. Wifi began to make an impact about two years later. Thanks to the pioneers of Facebook and Twitter, the age of mass …

Artificial Intelligence

Diamond defects could lead to low-cost medical devices

Researchers believe that tampering with diamonds could provide low-cost alternatives for medical imaging and drug discovery.<p>Think diamond, think …

Nanotech

USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

Foods that contains genetically modified ingredients will soon have a special label.<p>We recently got the first glimpse of what that label might look like, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its proposed guidelines.<p>This is the product of a decades-long fight between anti-GMO campaigners …

Agriculture

Fake And Faulty Drugs: A Problem No One Wants To Talk About

When Muhammad Zaman came to the United States in 1996, he asked around for pharmacy recommendations. Friends kept telling him the same thing: filling a prescription at Walgreens was as good as filling it at CVS. Duane Reade was as safe as the Main Street drug store in any small town. The medicines …

FDA

Drone pilots' pay plummets 90% in 'race to the bottom'

Andy Trench made $2,000 a day in 2015 taking sky-high photographs along the East Coast with a drone he made himself. Now that same work fetches about $175.<p>"It's apparent that a lot of this industry is a race to the bottom," said Trench, a Rhode Island entrepreneur who has been operating …

Drones

A mix of Viagra and the flu vaccine could treat cancer

A mix of Viagra and the flu vaccine could treat cancer: Bizarre cocktail is now being tested in humans after reducing the disease by 90% in</b> …

Immunotherapy

How graphene and gold could help us test drugs and monitor cancer

Scientists can control heart cells using just graphene and light<p>Graphene and gold could lead the way to better health by helping us test new drugs, deliver drugs more accurately, and even monitor cancer.<p>In one study published today in the journal <i>Science Advances</i>, scientists figured out how to …

Nanotech

Evolution’s Worst Mistake? How About External Testicles?

Of course there’s an explanation (sperm like to develop at lower temperatures). But really: What intelligent designer could have come up with …

Sinusitis

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Over 200,000 young girls die every year in India because of sheer neglect

Hundreds of thousands of young Indian girls are dying from neglect.<p>A new study published in the Lancet journal (pdf) has found that sex discrimination in India led to an average of 239,000 excess deaths of girls aged between zero and four per year between 2000 and 2005. This number is based on the …

India

As '13 Reasons Why' Returns, Schools Try To Help Students Who Are Thinking Of Suicide

School officials have issued warnings to parents ahead of the second season of the Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why," which premieres this week. The first season, which centered on the suicide of a high school student, triggered cautions from the National Association of School Psychologists. Netflix …

Mental Health

Hippos Poop So Much That Sometimes All the Fish Die

Their dung consumes the oxygen around it, creating lethal pulses of suffocating water.<p>At first, Chris Dutton and Amanda Subalusky had no idea why the fish were dying.<p>At a bridge on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, they noticed that whenever the Mara River rose by a few feet, dead fish would …

Water

Your Complete Guide to Ramadan, Including the Proper Greeting and When It Starts

This week marks the start of Ramadan for more than a billion Muslims around the world.<p>The month-long observance — which starts on either May 15 or …

Islam

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Psychology

The $1 Fentanyl Drug Test

Public health experts are encouraging drug users to test their drugs for fentanyl with a $1 strip. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Traci Green of Brown University about the technology.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be a hundred times more powerful than morphine. …

Public Health

Abbott recalls 350,000 implantable defibrillators to protect against hacks

The fix: A firmware update that takes just 3 minutes to install.<p>If you rely on a tiny gadget to help your heart function, you might have wondered: Could it be hacked?<p>Yes, it's theoretically possible. And that's why Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical) is recalling some 350,000 implantable …

Hacking

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

Zuckerberg Was Called Out Over Myanmar Violence. Here’s His Apology.

Last week, after frustrated activists from Myanmar sent an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, they got something unexpected: a reply.<p>The activists, representing six civil society organizations, harshly criticized Mr. Zuckerberg in the letter, saying he had …

Internet

Did you solve it? The hipster bicycle race

The solutions to today’s puzzles<p>On my puzzle blog earlier today I set the following questions:<p>1) <i>Two hipsters, Atticus and Abe, were arguing about whose electronic bicycle was the slowest. They decided to race them along a 100m track. They agreed that the bike reaching the finish line last would be</i> …

Hipsters

When Truth and Reason Are No Longer Enough

In his new book, Steven Pinker is curiously blind to the power and benefits of small-town values.<p>I’m a scientist at UC Berkeley—a card-carrying true believer in liberal Enlightenment values. Imagine that I meet a bright young woman in a small town in Wisconsin or Alabama, and that I want to …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics