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Cancer Drugs Fund makes no sense, says head of drugs rationing body Nice

Sir Andrew Dillon, the chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence told MPs it was illogical that the Cancer Drugs Fund paid for medication that Nice ruled was not cost effective<p>The government’s Cancer Drugs Fund ‘makes no sense’ the head of the NHS drugs rationing body …

Cancer

Research helps identify memory molecules

A newly discovered method of identifying the creation of proteins in the body could lead to new insights into how learning and memories are impaired …

A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.<p>On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass of …

6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

Some people choose not to accept those limits.<p>Neil Harbisson was born without the ability to see color. Now, he can perceive more than 360 colors and even discern the infrared spectrum. Kevin Warwick, the U.K.-based cybernetics professor and author of "I, Cyborg," was the first person to implant a …

Singularity

Mercury levels rise in oceans

Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world's oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.<p>The study, the first to be based on widespread and long-term …

New Material, Darker Than Black, Could Help Space Cameras See Better

Super-dark coatings help calibrate sensitive cameras and absorb unwanted light.<p>The latest super-dark material absorbs so much light, you can't tell when it's been crumpled or folded.<p>"You expect to see the hills and all you can see … it's like black, like a hole, like there's nothing there. It just …

Nanotech

Creepy New Seat Monitors Your Heart, Knows When You’re Falling Asleep

Soon, your car may know your heart rate—and may take control from you if it doesn’t like what it sees.<p>A new project from Nottingham Trent University …

Driverless Cars

The Air Force Is Working On A New Bomber

The B-52 may finally have a grandchild.<p>The U.S. Air Force is quietly ramping up spending on a future bomber, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service published earlier this month. The Air Force also sent requirements for the program to the industry earlier this week. The goal is …

Aviation

The Ultimate 5-Minute Lower-Body Warmup

It only takes a few minutes to unlock your muscular potential and squat more weight than ever before<p>Boost your squat performance with this 5-minute warmup from <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour. It will increase your hip and groin mobility, protect your back and knees, and help you lift harder and …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Cannabis

Sleep deprivation leads to symptoms of schizophrenia

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by …

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Billionaire Google CEO Thinks It Won't Be So Bad When Robots Start Taking Our Jobs

The man who made billions at his full-time job running Google thinks you should stop worrying so much about losing your own full-time job to the robots that his company is building.<p>Google CEO Larry Page said last week that one possible answer to the serious problem of humans struggling to find …

NYC Borough Won't Prosecute Low-Level Marijuana Possession Charges | Fox News

Many of the thousands of people arrested on low-level marijuana possession charges in Brooklyn will likely get the cases dropped before even having to go to court, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced Tuesday in a novel move to address the heavy toll of pot arrests in the nation's largest …

Argentina Through to Final on PK's: Pictures

U.S. officials begin tough talks in China

BEIJING — China's Communist Party leader Xi Jinping and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry vowed better economic and security cooperation Wednesday as the two countries held the latest in a series of talks designed to improve their often difficult relationship.<p>Amid the positive rhetoric lay several …

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

A 503-hp, 194-mph Miata in big-boy clothes.<p>A ride-along is the equivalent of a tepid handshake climaxing a hot date. Compared with actually driving a brilliant car, a ride-along evaporates from memory quicker than spit on a hot exhaust pipe. One notable exception is a Mercedes-Benz event I attended …

Mercedes-Benz

L.A's first cannabis farmer's market to open Friday

Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market will open for business Friday, where up to 50 pot vendors will sell their wares to card-carrying patients.<p>Organizers of the California Heritage Market plan to showcase high-quality cannabis vendors and growers from throughout the state. The market …

These Tiny Robots Are Powered by Living Tissue

Creeping machines use real skeletal muscle to power their movements.<p><b>Famed sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke called</b> them biots—biological robots that use real muscle tissue to walk or crawl. While they've been created in the lab, today's biobots are currently little more than strips of muscle that inch …