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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wants the richest 1% of Americans to fund a basic income for 90 million people

Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook and chair of the Economic Security Project, has a proposal to attack the problem of rising income inequality through a basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a standard salary just for being alive. And he wants to pay for it by …

Income Inequality

Reweaving the Web

The movement to decentralize the Internet<p>Last spring, the government of <b>Turkey</b> did a terrible thing: It blocked its citizens’ access to <b>Wikipedia</b> on national security grounds. But then, one of the more amazing and wonderful things in Internet history happened: Activists, using a new open-source …


Cancer jab that eliminates tumours even after they've spread will start human trials

A cancer jab that can eliminate tumours even when they have spread throughout the body is about to start human trials.<p>Scientists at Stanford University in the US found that injecting tiny amounts of two drugs directly into a tumour not only kills the original cancer, but also triggers an ‘amazing …


Chinese begin calling Theresa May 'Auntie May' during her trip

Chinese people have taken to calling the Prime Minister “Auntie May” following her trip to the country and meeting with its leaders.<p>The nickname was …


'Promising' blood test detects eight different kinds of cancer before they spread

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said on Thursday.<p>Further study is needed before the test – called CancerSEEK – can be made widely available for …

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced what the agency calls a "historic action" — the first approval of a cell-based gene therapy in the United States.<p>The FDA approved Kymriah, which scientists refer to as a "living drug" because it involves using genetically modified immune cells …

Middle East