Raaliya Hussain

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Without action on antibiotics, medicine will return to the dark ages

Continued overprescribing and abuse could lead to more people dying of resistant infections than cancer. Only global cooperation can solve the problem<p>When Prof Sally Davies published The Drugs Don’t Work in 2013, it wasn’t some allusion to a Verve number from the 1990s, but a sombre warning of the …

Microbiology

Prof proves 100-year-old medical test cures infertility after mum tells him: 'That's how you were born!'

When the mother of Professor Ben Mol told him that a 100-year-old medical technique had cured her infertility, leading to his birth, the scientist was naturally curious.<p>Since 1917 doctors have performed a technique in which they inject a special dye into women’s tubes which can be picked up on …

Behind the myth of Elon Musk: Has the onetime Silicon Valley visionary lost his magic?

Musk is the CEO of three companies — Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity — all of which would fail without government money<p>These would seem to be heady times for Elon Musk. Recently, he announced that SpaceX, his space exploration and tourism company, has developed plans to colonize Mars and save humanity. …

Tesla

The Social Good Network: Where 11,000 Entrepreneurs Go To Grow

Starting any business is tough, and it’s often even harder for those looking to help, rather than just to capitalize. The most valuable asset many entrepreneurs have, especially when starting out, is their network—but how do you find those like-minded people, if you don’t already know them?<p>Enter …

Entrepreneurship
Political Science

Bill Nye says bubbling air into Earth's oceans might save the planet from ourselves

In keeping true to form, Nye laid down his opinion on yet another contentious but intriguing field during an interview with National Geographic on Nov. 15.<p>In the chat, Nye said he believes that geoengineering — a family of techniques to hack the environment — could be a game-changer for combating …

Climate Change

The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.<p>Not long ago I was waiting for a domestic flight in a departure lounge at one of the crumbling …

Aviation