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The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – So Far

Here’s my latest my-year list.<p>You might also be interested in:<p>Here are my choices for The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – So Far (not in any order of …

Science

Sanofi says LixiLan Diabetes Drug Trials Meet Targets

France’s Sanofi said on Sunday that two late-stage Phase III clinical trials of its LixiLan diabetes drug had met their targets, readying it for …

Biotechnology

FDA Has Strong Words for Cancer Drug Developers

A new type of cancer drug that takes the brakes off the body’s immune system has given drugmakers some remarkable wins against the deadly disease, …

Biotechnology

A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Sharon Belvin's nightmare with cancer began in 2004, when she was just 22.<p>Belvin was an avid runner but said she suddenly found she couldn't climb the stairs without "a lot of difficulty breathing."<p>Eventually, after months of fruitless treatments for lung ailments like bronchitis, she was diagnosed …

Immunotherapy

Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

Immunotherapy

The Evolutionary Power of Loneliness

The pain of isolation may be what motivates people to make friends.<p>As social animals, we depend on others for survival. Our communities provide mutual aid and protection, helping humanity to endure and thrive. “We have survived as a species not because we’re fast or strong or have natural weapons …

Neuroscience

Primitive Quantum Computers Are Already Outperforming Current Machines

The future is now.<p>By now, most readers of Futurism are probably pretty well acquainted with the concept (and fantastic promise) of quantum …

Quantum Computing

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

Cancer

$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his founding roles at Napster and Facebook, is backing an unconventional $250 million effort to attack cancer that involves persuading hundreds of the country’s top scientists — who often are in competition with each other — to join forces and …

Immunotherapy

Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound

New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Today in Science: People Get Aroused When They Touch Robot Genitals

It wasn't even a cute robot.<p>Technology is really coming at this robot sex complex from all angles. Movies like <i>Her</i> test how icky we feel, virtual reality porn edges its way into our homes, and in labs, scientists are hooking us up to robots to see how aroused we get.<p>Researchers at Stanford …

Robotics
Mathematics

Hidden Epidemic of Fatal Infections Linked to Heart Surgeries

A slow-brewing epidemic of a little-known, potentially fatal bacterial infection appears to be building among cardiac-surgery patients. The physicians who write the blog <i>Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention</i>—all three of whom work at the University of Iowa—are so concerned about it that …

A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means Making One Decision Most People Don't Make

It doesn't seem like the obvious thing to do. Until you think about it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whoever said becoming rich was going to be easy?<p>Actually, it was pretty much everyone who's written one of those self-help, …

Credit Cards

Nuclear missile 'mishap' costs Air Force $1.8M

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three U.S. Air Force airmen were stripped of their nuclear certifications after a "mishap" caused approximately $1.8 million in damage to an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2014, officials said Friday.<p>The incident occurred when the Minuteman III nuclear missile, assigned to the 90th …

Military

Why red wine and blackcurrants are sexual superfoods

Flavonoid-rich foods like blueberries and red wine prevent erectile dysfunction, scientists have found<p>Improving your sex life could be as simple as drinking red wine and eating more fruit.<p>A 40 year study by Harvard and University of East Anglia scientists has found that middle-aged men who enjoyed …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

What triggers supervolcano eruptions?

Supervolcanoes – massive eruptions with potential global consequences – don’t appear to follow the conventional volcano mechanics, say researchers.<p>A …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

4 Apps To Turn You Into A Stock Market Pro (You Should Use)

The stock market is changing, and not by its own accord. Just like nearly every other industry, the stock market is experiencing disruption. From …

How to Learn a Foreign Language for Free

Tweet<p>Forget Rosetta Stone! I have some ways to learn the foreign language of your choice for free. For example, the Internet is full of educational …

Language Learning

Eight classic personal finance must-reads

Time is money, so put your time to good use by reading these personal finance classics.<p>Money conscious readers from all generations should brush up …

Personal Finance

How a Russian hacker made $45,000 selling a 0-day Flash exploit to Hacking Team | Ars Technica

"Volume discounts are possible if you take several bugs."<p>If you’re a Moscow-based zero-day exploit seller, all you have to do is e-mail a spyware …

Selling

Azure Cloud Service with ASP.NET MVC and WCF

Contents<p>This tip shows how to create an Azure Cloud Service with ASP.NET MVC and WCF by using Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio 2013 for Web …

Unit 8200: Israel’s cyber spy agency

In a searingly hot afternoon at a campuslike new science park in Beer Sheva, southern Israel, I watched as a group of bright, geeky teenagers …

Israel

Born this way? Society, sexuality and the search for the 'gay gene'

Are our sexual desires derived from our genes? Or can we make active choices about who we are sexually attracted to?<p>Over the past decade the idea that we are “born this way” — or that our sexuality is genetic — has become increasingly important. The mantra has become a political strategy, in …

LGBTQI

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Imperial College London

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …