Nicky Htun

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In Defense of Running

A non-runner explains why pounding the pavement is not the “worst way to get fit.”<p><i>Fighting Words is a column in which writers rub you the wrong way with their unpopular but well-argued opinions on fitness, health, nutrition, what have you. Got something to get off your chest? Send your pitch to</i> …

The Future of Healthcare

Tomorrow's hospitals will no doubt rely more heavily on robotics and digital technologies.<p>Future hospitals<p>While the advancements in medical knowledge …

Firearm-Related Injury and Death — A U.S. Health Care Crisis in Need of Health Care Professionals

What would happen if on one day more than 50 people died and over 10 times that many were harmed by an infectious disease in the United States? …

What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What kind of jobs do software engineers who earn $500k per year do?</i> <i>Answer by Amin Ariana, Innovation Growth Engineer.</i><p>Disclosure: I’m an ex-Googler. This answer does not represent the company.<p>The premise of the question is somewhat misguided in that there …

Jess Ainscough’s tragic death is all too familiar for oncologists. We’ve all lost patients to the ‘secret powers’ of alternative therapy<p>The consultation is over and I stand to escort her out. Through the open door, I notice the waiting row of patients staring drearily at the television.<p>“But I am …

Cancer

It’s the end of the university as we know it

<i>This is the last in</i> The Vanishing University, <i>a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here are parts one, two, and three.</i><p>“Not enough people are innovating enough in higher education,” gripes Larry Summers, the economist who served for five years as …

Higher Education

It’s over: China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges will halt all trading services for local customers

The last hope for digital-currency trading in China is dead.<p>China’s two largest bitcoin exchanges, Huobi and OKCoin, said on Saturday (Sept. 16) that they will halt all trading services for local customers. It’s an about-face from their statements just a day earlier, in which the two companies said …

Cryptocurrency

The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon and Google’s virtual assistants, or how it’s taking all the jobs (debatable), but not a good explanation of what …

Artificial Intelligence

Scotland has been voted the world’s most beautiful country – here’s why

A delightful mix of smugness and lack of surprise is being felt across Scotland at the news that a Rough Guide readers’ poll has named ours the most beautiful country in the world. Is the feeling intensified by the fact that England came a mere seventh? Of course not. We have no time for such petty …

Coastlines

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf<p>Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate …

Economics

I fucking love science

Craig Venter's ‘Digital-to-Biological Converter’ Is Real

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars.<p>Craig Venter thinks that sending living organisms to other galaxies on spaceships is "definitely" science fiction. It's much more realistic, he thinks, to print them on-site using digital representations of their …

Ghost in the Shell and anime's troubled history with representation

In January of 2015, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson would star as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Paramount's live-action adaptation of the beloved anime and manga franchise <i>Ghost in the Shell.</i> The reaction at the time was mild to positive —€” mostly because it seemed to make a lot of sense if …

The psychological effects of growing up with an extremely common name

There’s a line in a poem by Czeslaw Milosz that’s always stuck with me: “Love means to learn to look at yourself/ The way one looks at distant things/ For you are only one thing among many.” The key to happiness, the poem suggests, is to understand that you’re not that special—so that you can …

The strange rebirth of Scottish Conservatism

How much is the revival of the Scottish Tories down to their leader?<p>Twenty years ago, Conservatism all but died in Scotland. Tony Blair’s landslide victory made Scotland, at least in terms of its Westminster representation, a Tory-free zone. At no point since has the party won more than a single …

Your face could reveal if you have a rare disease

The rarest disease in the world is ribose-5-phosphate isomerase deficiency. First diagnosed in 1999, it is caused by a combination of genetic …

A Trauma Nurse Reflects On 'Compassion Fatigue'

Sometimes, even professionally compassionate people get tired.<p>Kristin Laurel, a flight nurse from Waconia, Minn., has worked in trauma units for over two decades. The daily exposure to distressing situations can sometimes result in compassion fatigue.<p>"Some calls get to you, no matter who you are," …

How Behavioral Economics Can Produce Better Health Care

Consider the following.<p>I’m a physician at the end of more than a decade of training. I’ve dissected cadavers in anatomy lab. I’ve pored over tomes on the physiology of disease. I’ve treated thousands of patients with ailments as varied as hemorrhoids and cancer.<p>And yet the way I care for patients …

Health Care

VICE Australia

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to break the cycle.<p>“I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged men who won’t admit they’re starved for friendship, even if all signs point to the contrary,” wrote …

Psychology

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

A year after her party swept to power, the Nobel laureate faces questions over her leadership and silence on persecution<p>It was never meant to be this way.<p>The script called for the lead actor, a Nobel prize winner, to seize control of a country, bring peace where there was conflict and prosperity …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Redirecting

The Comics Revealing Medical School's Hidden Flaws and Hard Lessons

How “graphic medicine” is helping some students survive the bottom of the hospital pecking order<p>A young woman in a black suit and heels, with a leather portfolio hanging squarely at her side, stares at the wall across from the admissions office. She’s an applicant for medical school, on campus to …

Medical School

Informed Patient? Don’t Bet On It

We want to let you in on a secret.<p>As your oncologists, we’d like to treat you with two, or three, or four different chemotherapy drugs, each of which has distinct side effects, some of which can kill you.<p>Or, if we were cardiothoracic surgeons, we might tell you that we need to crack your chest open …

Medicine

Research to Publication

It’s essential for a healthy immune system and regulates mood. A growing number of UK clinics market vitamin injections to healthy people but do you really need them?<p>B12 is involved in producing red blood cells, maintaining a healthy nervous system, and converting food to energy. It also helps to …

Immune System

No sex please, we're Thai

It started off as nothing more than a small fishing village on the Gulf of Thailand. Its long sweeping bay was dotted with a few boats and shacks …

This year’s other best picture nominees have heart, soul and humanity. Damien Chazelle’s tawdry, dispiriting confection has none – it’s the tale of two narcissists who sacrifice love for self-interest<p>Rarely have the Oscars seen such a dead cert. If you fancy La La Land for best picture, the most …

La La Land