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Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

The 15 highest-paying jobs in the US, according to LinkedIn

What occupation earns the biggest bucks in America?<p>According to LinkedIn's first State of Salary report, the answer is orthopedic surgeons.<p>To find the highest-paying occupations, LinkedIn analyzed data from two million members who submitted their total compensation, including bonuses and …

FDA approves historic 'living drug' treatment to fight childhood leukemia

Opening a new era in<p>cancercare, theFood and Drug Administrationon Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek out and destroy childhoodleukemia.<p>The CAR-T cell treatment developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and …

Cancer

The Basis of the Universe May Not Be Energy or Matter but Information

There are lots of theories on what are the basis of the universe is. Some physicists say its subatomic particles. Others believe its energy or even …

The quantum internet is just a decade away — here's what you need to know

The word "quantum" sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every quantum breakthrough elicits a positive response, in the case of a so-called quantum internet, people have a reason to be excited.<p>In the simplest of terms, a quantum …

Why Neutrinos Aren't "Real"

<i>Brian Koberlein is bringing the story of science to the world. His Kickstarter project — a television series called Big Science — recently garnered</i> …

Ignore Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg's War Over Killer Robots, the Real Challenge Is Already Here

Tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckeberg have been engaged in a very public, somewhat silly and self-indulgent battle over artificial intelligence …

A New Gene-Editing Breakthrough Could Forever Change Life on Earth

CRISPR<p>The discovery of the gene-editing technology CRISPR came, in part, from Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist at the University of California, …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

The Doctor Who Delivered the World's First 'Three-Person' Baby

When reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang introduced a new in vitro fertilization technique at a medical conference in China in 1997, the audience …

Don’t Worry If You Always Worry (It May Help You)

New research examines what leads to excessive worrying, and what can be done to stop it<p>When Penelope Malone got a traffic ticket recently, she says she fretted about it 24/7 for a month. Many nights she bolted awake with worry around 4 a.m., “like a piece of toast coming out of the toaster,” she …

Humanities

Optical Computers Run At The Speed Of Light—Literally

Virtually every device you use—from the one you're using to read this to the pocket calculator growing dust in the back of your desk—relies on the …

15 Clever Ways To Eat Veggies Instead Of Starchy Carbs

Study finds brain connectivity aberrations in anabolic-androgenic steroid users

Users of anabolic-androgenic steroids have significantly reduced connectivity between certain brain regions, according to new research published in</i> …

The Brain

Worlds Without End: The Many Kinds of Parallel Universes

Multiversal<p>It’s a frequent staple of science fiction—the notion that there’s another universe out there, coextensive with yet sejunct from our own; a …

Dark Matter

This Is the Holographic AI Servant of Your Dreams...or Maybe Your Nightmares

Very Modern, Very Japanese<p>The video below might look like a movie trailer for a film like <i>Her</i>. Well, it’s not. This guy really has a hologram for a …

A group of high school students has made Martin Shkreli's $750-drug Daraprim for $2

To prove how much of a dick move that was, a group of high school students in Australia has now created 3.7 grams of Daraprim's active ingredient in their chemistry lab for just $20 - an amount that would sell in the US for between $35,000 and $110,000 at the current rate charged by Shkreli's …

Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds

Rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia appear to have fallen considerably since 2000, and better education may be partly responsible, researchers reported Monday.<p>Better treatment for diabetes and cardiovascular disease may also be helping, the researchers reported in the Journal …

Dementia

Small Savings For Drugs Made To Mimic Biotech Blockbusters

Generic drugs generally cost 80 percent less than brand-name drugs, so hopes were high when a law enacted in 2010 paved the way for competition among the highest-priced drugs of all, known as biologics.<p>But, as these competing drugs start to appear on the market, consumers aren't reaping a …

Biotechnology

Researchers Found A Way To Erase Memories Of Meth In Mice

A major stepping stone for treating addiction<p>The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive …

Research

See The World Through Bionic Eyes With This Incredible Simulation

Behind bionic eyes<p>New visual simulations give us a glimpse of what it might look like to see the world through bionic eyes.<p>Since the FDA’s approval of the world’s first bionic eye system, the Argus II, more and more people who were once blind can now see (more than 80 by March 2014, according to a …

University of Washington