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iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both excitement and criticism (mostly excitement, though). It’s …

Zimbabwe Planning to Increase Its Sales of Baby Elephants, Sources Say

Forcibly separating baby elephants from their mothers causes trauma impossible to contemplate.<p>For opponents of Zimbabwe’s controversial plan to export scores of baby elephants, the stakes have just gotten higher.<p>More than 80 young elephants are being held in a capture facility in Hwange National …

Can science be the solution if it is part of the problem?

Science and innovation should help societies tackle the problems of social inequality. But perhaps they are implicated in the problem. <b>Melanie Smallman</b> looks back at Davos to consider the World Economic Forum’s love affair with science<p>The World Economic Forum brought together the world’s richest and …

Why We Need to Rethink Aging

The aging population is growing in both size and capabilities. This trend, alongside the promise of advances in technology and medicine, invites us to imagine what a world in which people live longer, more active, healthier lives might look like and to shift the context of the discussions on aging …

Labor Economics

America Should Send More People to Prison

You know the statistic. We incarcerate a higher proportion of the population than any other country does. Russia and South Africa rank respectively second and third.<p>Hundreds of thousands of young, now aging, men, are doing hard time for possession of small amounts of drugs. More and more people …

Wells Fargo

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

Empathy

How the global population is ageing as well as growing

The global population is not only growing, it is ageing too. Here we look at some of the factors driving the trend in six countries on five continents

This Exhibit Lets Blind People Touch the Mona Lisa

A museum in Madrid, Spain has unveiled an inclusive exhibit featuring artistic masterpieces recreated so the blind can feel how they look, CBS News …

Alabama judge strikes down ban on gay marriage

<b>(CNN) —</b> States struggling to define the question of marriage equality have an addition to their ranks: Alabama.<p>A U.S. district judge struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage Friday after two Mobile women sued the state for failing to recognize the couple's union.<p>Cari Searcy and Kimberly …

Why the Planet Is Doomed

One solution to carbon pollution is a more economical lifestyle. Sharing cars, living in smaller homes, and generally saving energy are obvious ways to mitigate global warming. Will we adopt them, or will we continue with a more wasteful lifestyle that destroys the only planet we can live on?<p><b>Reagan</b> …

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

<b>Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's three most populous states are experiencing their worst drought since 1930.</b><p>The states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais must save water, she said after an emergency meeting in the capital Brasilia.<p>Ms Teixeira …

Brazil

Indonesian Park Is Safe Home for Threatened Animals

Orangutans, crocodiles, proboscis monkeys and fireflies live together in a threatened patch of rainforest on the southern coast of Borneo.

Dow Jones

Sweden Wants Your Garbage for Energy

Martin Almqvist / Johnér Images / Corbis<p>Every day, some 300 trucks arrive at a plant outside the city of Göteborg on the west coast of Sweden. They carry garbage, but they are not there to dump the cargo. Instead, they deliver it to the plant’s special ovens, which burn it, providing heat to …

World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China

While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has quietly been setting about getting the job done. In March of last year, company WinSun claimed to have printed 10 houses in 24 hours, using a proprietary 3D printer that uses a mixture of ground …

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Boston University

Teenagers sleep less when they have more computer screen time says study

Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep - especially if the gadget is used just before bedtime.<p>The evidence is so strong, the experts said, that health watchdogs should overhaul guidelines for …

How To Bring Healthcare Technologies To The Developing World

UNICEF's Innovation Unit works on creating inventive technologies and practices to enhance the organization's mission, but with such high costs, it can be difficult to convince drug companies to invest in developing countries' needs.<p>As part of HuffPost Live's continued coverage of 2015 World …