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Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have

Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of what he thinks are the essentials.<p><b>1. Natural Light</b><p>Look for ways to maximize light, from eliminating cabinets next to windows to using …

All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need, Courtesy of Bush and Obama

More and more, we're counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils.<p>Reuters<p>What we know is that the people in charge will possess the capacity to be tyrants -- to use power oppressively and unjustly -- to a degree that Americans in 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, or 2000 …

Trigger Man

Two eyewitness versions of the final moments of Osama bin Laden have gone public thus far, and as is so often the case with eyewitness accounts, the two versions are in conflict—specifically over the question of exactly who killed the al-Qaeda leader. The author of *The Finish,*whose account of the …

California's New 'Problem': Jerry Brown on the Sudden Surplus, and the Filibuster

The Senate's abuse of the filibuster "could end America's ability to govern itself." And other interview outtakes.<p>While I'm at it, here was another Jerry Brown riff that couldn't fit in the article. We were talking about the oddities of California's governing structure, especially the unique (among …