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F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years.<p>The new therapy turns a patient’s cells into a “living drug,” and trains them to …

Cancer

Las Vegas Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached with the …

Renewable Energy

Sweden is so damn good at recycling, it ran out of trash

Sweden, a nation with a long history of green leadership, gets a significant portion of its energy from burning household waste.<p>But a self-described …

The first US offshore wind farm goes live as renewables race to underprice fossil fuels in age of Trump

Rhode Island flipped the switch on the country’s first offshore wind farm on Dec. 12. When the five turbines in the Block Island Wind Farm reach full power next month, renewables will have notched another win in the effort to out-compete fossil fuels on the open market.<p>The 30MW installation …

Renewable Energy

How To Follow Up After An Interview Without Looking Desperate

Dear Liz,<p>I’m so glad I found your columns! I had a terrific job interview 10 days ago and since then, I haven’t heard anything from the company but crickets chirping. I’ve left one voicemail message for the hiring manager (Elizabeth, like you) and one quick email message. I want this job, but I …

Employment

7 Surprisingly Common Interview Mistakes That Can Cost Smart People the Job

Any of these goofs will send your application to the reject pile.<p>You're ultra-qualified for the job and super prepared for the interview. You've done your homework, researching both the company and the hiring manager you're about to meet. You're prepared with intelligent questions and great …

6 Interviewing Tips to Get the Job You Deserve

Too many candidates are improperly interviewed. While these steps will improve your odds of getting a job you deserve, they won't help you get one you don't.<p>In my 20 years as a full-time executive recruiter, I've prepped more than 3,000 candidates on how to do a better job of interviewing. I …

Europe begins sending people back across the sea, defying human rights outcry

MYTILENE, Greece — The European Union began offloading its refugee crisis onto its Turkish neighbors Monday, sending back more than 200 migrants in the first stage of a plan to deport thousands that has drawn condemnation from human rights groups.<p>The returns — carried out at dawn and under heavy …

North Africa

This Week in World War I, January 30-February 5, 1916

The Lafayette Escadrille<p>The <i>Lafayette Escadrille</i>, July 1917<p>In 1916, following the French model, the German High Command reorganized their air forces into specialist bomber and fighter squadrons. By the beginning of the following year, aided by the deployment of aircraft such as the Fokker D I, D II …

Using general relativity to magnify the cosmos

One of the most powerful known magnifying lenses isn’t found on Earth. The lens is built from stars, gas and dark matter and lies about 4 billion …

Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.<p>That's quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our …

Universe

11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive | Inc.com

I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.<p>The researchers found that …

Time Management

These Unseen Photos From World War I Are Unbelievable

Typically, when long-lost photos are found and restored they're a bit underwhelming. But this new series of images, captured by an unknown …

7 mental shifts that helped me become a millionaire by 22

In the last 12 months, I've generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the planet, where my average competitor is at least double my age with 10 times the tenure in the business.<p>I have a master's degree from a prestigious university, which I received …

Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine gave college students a big speech on success and failure

Corzine spoke at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey to a room of about 100 undergraduate and graduate business students.<p>The 68-year-old's speech was called "Life with Purpose: Reflections on Success and Failure."<p>"It has not been a straight shot to my dreams. Those particular …

A Weed Breathalyzer Could Be on the Way

An Oakland company working with scientists from the University of California at Berkeley is claiming a breakthrough in the race to develop an instant …

Watch Einstein’s Theory of Relativity explained in a superfun 3-minute cartoon

Today is the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and what better way to celebrate that iconic moment in history than taking …

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Veterans Talk About the First Time They Had to Kill at War

Somber faces. Slow nods. Tight lips. Matter-of-fact stories.<p>This was how veterans talked about the first time they killed someone at war and shared other thoughts about morality and killing and when it’s acceptable, or not, outside of wartime.<p>“I was down and all I could see was his head and …

Vietnam War

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.<p>Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a …

How to learn a new language, according to a guy who became fluent in 4 in just a few years

Unfortunately, that's not the situation most adults find themselves in. As a result, many people assume they've got no chance of ever mastering a foreign tongue.<p>But that's where they're wrong. Just ask opera singer Gabriel Wyner, who achieved fluency in <i>four</i> languages — Italian, German, French, and …

Troubled waters: Why all the fuss in the South China Sea?

The South China Sea has been a source of friction for decades with China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei and Vietnam all asserting claims over various sections.<p>The United States and its regional allies fear that China is now trying to establish effective control over parts of the …

China

Why South Africa's born-free generation is not happy

<b>A new black consciousness movement is emerging in South Africa 21 years after its first democratic elections - most recently seen in nationwide student protests. The BBC's Alastair Leithead considers if this marks the end of the idea of the "rainbow nation".</b><p>The trendy bars and clubs of Braamfontein …

South Africa

The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history

They are often described as ruthless and bloodthirsty, famous for their tyrannical reigns of terror. Here, historian Sean Lang examines eight of the …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

North Korea prepared to risk 'all-out war' as Kim Jong-un puts troops on alert

North Korea warned it was prepared to risk “all-out war” as leader Kim Jong-un put his frontline troops on combat readiness to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt propaganda broadcasts across the border by Saturday afternoon.<p>The warning came as military tensions on the divided Korean …

North Korea

Scientists just made a major breakthrough that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The advance may be an important step in the long-standing quest to achieve a room-temperature superconductor, which could help cities build vastly more efficient power grids, researchers say.<p>So far, superconductivity only works at very cold temperatures. And even though this new, record-breaking …

Amazing, never-before-seen World War II photographs

Most of the photographs were confidential photographs taken by the US Signal Corps; Palmer, then a brigadier general, was allowed to have them for private use after censoring (names of places, etc.).<p>Charles Day Palmer was born in Chicago on February 20, 1902. After graduating from Washington High …