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The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike.<p>Over the past five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion on a drug that is no more effective than alternatives that are tens of thousands of dollars cheaper per …

Don’t bother, India. That noise was just someone getting lynched in the neighbourhood

Take a close look at the photograph. I know it is disturbing, but you should be disturbed. It is not a photograph you will see on the front pages of newspapers and on your television screens, not because it is disturbing but because it does not matter very much in modern India if two young Muslim …

Chiefs’ Spencer Ware Expected to Miss Season With Torn PCL

Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware tore his PCL "in addition to other damage" during Friday’s preseason loss to the Seahawks and is …

Report: Cowboys fear Hitchens out for season with knee injury, will undergo MRI

The Dallas Cowboys are fearful that linebacker Anthony Hitchens suffered a season-ending knee injury during Saturday's victory over the Oakland …

Cyborg Bacteria Covered in Tiny Solar Panels Are Changing The Future of Clean Fuel

"These bacteria outperform natural photosynthesis."<p>In an effort to improve the efficiency of natural photosynthesis, a researcher at the University …

Clean Energy

Scientists remotely hacked a brain, controlling body movements

Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body’s central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn’t …

Zach Orr ends comeback attempt, retires again due to spinal condition

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr announced Friday he will again retire from the NFL after a brief comeback attempt.<p>On The Players' …

Travel the Globe in Serious Style with Aman’s Latest Private Jet Journey

Read about Aman’s 22-day private jet adventure that will whisk just 16 passengers in a well-appointed Airbus through nine countries across Asia and …

Redefine statistical significance: Large group of scientists, statisticians argue for changing p-value from .05 to .005

(Phys.org)—A large group of scientists and statisticians has uploaded a paper to the PsyArXiv preprint server arguing for changing the p-value from …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

How to watch next month's eclipse (if you aren't headed to Oregon)

On Aug. 21, many lucky Americans will witness a total solar eclipse. In California, we'll get to see just a partial eclipse. But not to worry, Bay Area eclipsophiles — there are plenty of ways to see the total eclipse from home. It is, after all, the first total solar eclipse to cut across the …

Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

These 6 Microwaveable Desserts Are Genius For When Sugar Cravings Strike

These will change. your. life.<p>View this post on Facebook<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tablespoons butter<p>1 tablespoon brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon granulated sugar<p>⅛ teaspoon salt<p>¼ teaspoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon vanilla<p>3 tablespoons flour<p>2 tablespoons chocolate chips<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. Add butter, sugars, baking powder, salt, …

The Marine Corps wants smart trucks that can pretty much repair themselves

In the not-too-distant future, Marine Corps 7-ton trucks may be able to diagnose worn-out parts before they go bad, put in an order for a relevant replacement and get the part 3D printed and shipped to their location to be installed — all without a human in the loop.<p>It's an aspiration that …

New York Yankees: 5 Creative Ideas to Overcome Injury Crisis

If only the New York Yankees' recent misfortunes stayed confined to the rule of threes.<p>On June 12, they improved to 38-23 with their sixth-straight victory, and fans already began envisioning October baseball in the Bronx.<p>Fast-forward to July, and they're 44-38 following an Independence Day loss to …

Volvo, Betting on Electric, Moves to Phase Out Conventional Engines

Volvo Cars on Wednesday became the first mainstream automaker to sound the death knell of the internal combustion engine, saying that all the models it introduces starting in 2019 will be either hybrids or powered solely by batteries.<p>The decision is the boldest commitment by any major car company …

What to see in the night sky in July

From the Thunder Moon to the Delta Aquarids meteor shower, we've got some celestial fireworks for you.<p>The month celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere …

Nil Communication: How to Send a Message without Sending Anything at All

We connect to each other through particles. Calls and texts ride flecks of light, Web sites and photographs load on electrons. All communication is, …

22 Cheat Sheets For Anyone Who Wants A Bigger Butt

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for putting more junk in that trunk.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has previously reported, your butt is made up of three glute muscles — the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and gluteus maximus — which are covered with a layer of fat. So getting that bun definition is …

Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to claim more territory once held by department stores, essentially placing a dressing room in your house.<p>The …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

This Scientist Has Come Up With A Mathematical Model For A Time Machine

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.<p>Ben Tippett, a mathematics and …

This airline gave a free lifetime pass to a baby born mid-flight

An Indian airline has given its youngest customer the ultimate birthday present.<p>Jet Airways on Sunday said it awarded a free lifetime travel pass to …

Jet Airways

$415 Flights to Paris (Non-stops avaliable)

Related Articles<p>Here’s another great fare to Europe on American Airlines. You can fly from Boston to Paris for $415, with non-stops available.<p>Valid …

Southwest Is Selling $39 Flights for Its Birthday

Happy birthday Southwest!<p>Southwest is celebrating its 46th birthday with a new airfare sale. Tickets are on sale now for as little as $39 one-way to …

Airfare Deal: Boston to Spain from low $300’s RT

Loyalty Lobby reports a nice airfare deal on Delta/KLM/Air France of just <b>$398 round trip</b> between Boston and Valencia, Spain. That’s a great fare to …

Step away from the aspirin? Inflammatory molecule boosts muscle regeneration, say Stanford scientists - Scope

My gym routine has been suffering lately. So I felt a pang of guilt writing my most recent release about muscle soreness after exercise or trauma. …

Stem Cells

FDA wants opioid painkiller pulled off market

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals must remove its powerful opioid painkiller Opana ER from the market. The agency says this the first time it has asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled due to "the public health consequences of …