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A possible new weapon against eczema: live bacteria

With two decades of medical education, training, and research under my belt, I have finally reached the stage in my career when I can proudly state that I intentionally spray people in the face with live bacteria.<p>Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is an inflammatory skin disease that …

Medicine

Best Universities in the World for 2018

College & University

Complexity, fidelity, application: Researchers outline plan for quantum supremacy

Things are getting real for researchers in the UC Santa Barbara John Martinis/Google group. They are making good on their intentions to declare …

Quantum Mechanics

Plan for quantum supremacy

Things are getting real for researchers in the UC Santa Barbara John Martinis/Google group. They are making good on their intentions to declare …

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Vancouver Itinerary: 6 Must-Dos to Make the Most of Your Visit

Jam Pack Your Vancouver Itinerary With These Tips By Laura, our Local Guide! There are tons of things to do in Vancouver. So much so that planning …

European Travel

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There’s a hole at the heart of quantum physics.It’s a deep hole. Yet it’s not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by …

Quantum Mechanics

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other …

Physics

This chart created by Merck's CEO helps the pharma giant set its long-term strategy

When Kenneth Frazier became CEO of Merck & Co. in 2011, he knew from the outset that consideration of all the company's stakeholders — customers, investors, employees, and society at large — was going to be crucial to the success of his tenure.<p>As head of the pharmaceutical giant, Frazier oversaw an …

Merck

George Church: 'Genome sequencing is like the internet back in the late 1980s.'

<b>A new genetic testing company called</b> <b>Nebula Genomics</b> <b>wants to help people profit from their own genomes. The Observer talks to Harvard University DNA sequencing pioneer George Church about his latest venture, what’s cooking in his lab and how falling asleep on the job can sometimes be a godsend.</b><p><b>What</b> …

Genetics

Sony’s new A7 III is a $2,000 full-frame mirrorless camera that should terrify Canon and Nikon

The imaging giant’s mirrorless camera lineup has never looked more intimidating<p>Sony spent 2017 releasing pricey powerhouse cameras like the A9, but today the company announced one that sounds almost as good at half the price. The new full-frame A7 III splits the difference between the pixel-packed …

Cameras

MIT predicts 10 breakthrough technologies of 2018

The MIT Technology Review has released a list of technologies it believes will make the most impact over the next 12 months, including smarter …

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Scientists Are Revealing The Brain Difference That Turns Some People Into 'Superagers'

This is amazing.<p>They're the minority the majority is dying to get into. Superagers: older folks aged 80 and beyond whose razor-sharp powers of mental …

A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …

Blockchain

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Quantum Computing

A “thunderstorm asthma” epidemic may lead Australia to a cure for the disease

On a sweltering afternoon in November 2016, the Bureau of Meteorology in the Australian state of Victoria issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several regional areas around metropolitan Melbourne.<p>It was a relatively routine announcement for the time of the year. Thunderstorms are a common …

Medicine

3 Things You Need to Solve a Really Tough Problem | Inc.com

By the early 20th century, the world's great mathematicians knew they had a big problem. The very foundations of logic, held sacred since the time of Aristotle, were under siege after the discovery of troubling paradoxes by Cantor, Frege and Russell. It was unclear whether things could ever be set …

Eli Lilly

Octapeptin: 'Forgotten' antibiotic offers hope against worst superbugs

An antibiotic overlooked since its discovery 40 years ago could help develop new drugs against life-threatening infections caused by some of the …

Medicine

Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment

New research, published in the <i>Journal of Investigative Dermatology</i>, presents a new approach for treating atopic eczema and preventing the worsening …

The Trait That Made Elon Musk and Steve Jobs Fearless--and How to Cultivate It | Inc.com

When Elon Musk found out that NASA had no intentions of going to Mars, he decided to invest $100 million of his own funds to develop reusable rockets; if NASA was not going to bring humanity to Mars, he would do it himself. Space industry veterans dismissed him by saying that reusable rockets were …

Motivation

Quan­tum physics turned into tan­gi­ble re­al­ity

ETH physicists have developed a silicon wafer that behaves like a topological insulator when stimulated using ultrasound. They have thereby succeeded …

Quantum Mechanics

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques | Inc.com

10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing or a master of a language, it's going to take time. With all of the new social media platforms and business opportunities, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Towards a genomics revolution

In 1865, Gregor Mendel discovered the two laws of inheritance that are now named after him. Almost 90 years later in 1953, the work of James Watson, …

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Quantum Physics

Hepatitis C outside the body and other virus facts

The hepatitis C virus can live outside the body in some circumstances, although it is unusual for a person to be infected by the virus in this way. …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …