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Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

<b>Analysis:</b> A combination therapy – helping the body’s own defences fight cancer cells – has shown impressive results for terminally ill melanoma patients<p>Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems …

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

This may have been the most embarrassing moment in the history of the world's strongest military alliance

Among many accomplishments over the course of its 66-year history, the alliance protected Europe from Soviet expansion during the Cold War, intervened to stop ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, and provided air support for the rebels who overthrew Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.<p>And now it's responsible …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

A solid snooze can be yours in one minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, holding your eyes wide open, counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p>What is it?<p>The 4-7-8 …

Strength Training for Beginners: Guide to Reps, Sets, Weight

Photo: Pond5<p>The second you walk into the weight room, you’re faced with a million questions: How much weight should I lift? Once I actually find a …

The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win …

Personalised cancer treatment a step closer with world's first 'living biobank'

Tissue grown from biopsies shown to closely mimic patients’ tumours, allowing researchers to study specific mutations and identify most promising drugs<p>Scientists have created the world’s first “living biobank” of patients’ tumours and used the tissue to identify the most promising drugs for each …

Cancer Treatment

4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds<p>If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.<p>That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …

DNA 'Printing' A Big Boon To Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Here's something that might sound strange: There are companies now that print and sell DNA.<p>This trend — which uses the term "print" in the sense of making a bunch of copies speedily — is making particular stretches of DNA much cheaper and easier to obtain than ever before. That excites many …

The Best Exercise for Each Muscle, According to Science

You’re busy. We’re busy. We’d love to give you the <i>perfect</i> workout that’ll save you time and give you the most bang for your buck; so we consulted the …

Muscle

The Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Here's what a successful entrepreneur looks like, by the numbers.<p>Some people were just born to be entrepreneurs, it seems.<p>I certainly feel that way. Before starting WordStream, I did consulting to bootstrap the software side of my business. Starting and building businesses is what I was meant to …

NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane

Planes and helicopters have their strengths and weaknesses. Planes are fast and can carry a lot of stuff a long way, while helicopters are slow but …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

6 PhD Productivity Tips To Have (And Manage) A Social Life

PhD productivity, it feels like we are never productive enough.Writing a PhD thesis is never an easy job – not because your subject matter is …

Time Management

Did you hear the one about the Muslim, socialist, Kenyan president? The joke Obama can’t stop telling.

By Hunter Schwarz<p>Hunter Schwarz<p>Blogger who covered politics and pop culture<p>Bio Follow<p>If there's one thing we can count on from President Obama at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner every year, it's him making jokes about being Muslim, foreign-born and socialist.<p>On Saturday, he joked …

The White House

Back across the brink: Can scientists bring a species back from extinction?

By Nancy Szokan<p>Nancy Szokan<p>Email Bio<p>In “Jurassic Park,” fictional scientists find dinosaur DNA preserved in prehistoric amber and use it to re-create species that had not lived on Earth for tens of millions of years.<p>In “How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction,” molecular paleontologist …

Jurassic Park

An Introduction to Ancient History

The attitude adjustment that leads to entreprenurial success

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don't?</i><p><i>Answer below by Quora user Oliver</i> …

10 of the best family summer holidays in Europe

Photograph: PR<p>Graine & Ficelle<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/16/1429194108621/32d12d6c-b046-43a2-ae82-8b5c4d03bca9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Graine & …

Anatomical Core Training

This is the sixth in the author's series of anatomical training articles. Check out his guides to biceps, deltoids, triceps, back muscle and your chest.<p>Anatomy<p>When most people think of the core, they think of abs. Although the abs are a very important part of the core, they are not the only muscle …

11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space

1) The sun is incomprehensibly huge<p>We all know the sun is big. But this image, part of a great series on the size of astronomical objects by John Brady, underscores that it's vast on a scale that's simply impossible for our puny human minds to understand. We think of the Earth as a big place: …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Meet the largest aircraft on earth

A U.S. Army mega aircraft – a hybrid of plane, helicopter, hovercraft and airship- is going civilian.<p>Designed by British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles for the U.S. military, this massive piece of next-gen tech can travel through the air at nearly 100 miles per hour.<p>At 302 feet, the Airlander …

Why is the scientific world abuzz about an unpublished paper? Because it could permanently change human DNA

Scientists around the world are anticipating the results of a Chinese study that would mark the first time DNA in a human embryo has been modified in …

April 2015

What's in the Iran deal?

President Barack Obama said that the framework agreement announced Thursday between Iran and six world powers is a “good deal” that will increase Iran’s nuclear breakout time from around two to three months to more than a year.<p>But, of course, the devil’s in the details. Here they are, according to …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

For as long as humans have been alive, they’ve been concerned with finding ways to live longer.<p>These days, with the right combination of genes and …

Singularity