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Top 5 Companies in Telemedicine | Investopedia

Telemedicine represents a growing segment of the healthcare sector, and telemedicine companies are reaping the benefits of its rising popularity. …

Can Smoking Pot Treat Incurable Disease?

For 1.4 million Americans who suffer from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, medical marijuana might offer some promise.<p>Annual colonoscopies, …

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

Multiverse

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Earth Science

Purest yet liver-like cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells

A research team including developmental biologist Stephen A. Duncan, D. Phil., SmartState Chair of Regenerative Medicine at the Medical University of …

UC Berkeley launches Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence

The Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, launched this week, will focus on making sure AI systems are beneficial to humans.

Artificial Intelligence

Congress Must Do More to Combat Unaccountable Bureaucrats’ Funding of Junk Science

Dubious, agenda-driven studies on hot-button issues are draining funds from vital public-health research.<p>When Congress meddles in how federal …

Public Health

Investing Our Way Out of the Global Water Crisis

How finance, farming and freshwater conservation are becoming increasingly connected<p>August 23, 2016<p>Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. © TNC<p>View …

Why scientists are losing the fight to communicate science to the public | Occam's corner

Scientists and science communicators are engaged in a constant battle with ignorance. But that’s an approach doomed to failure<p>A video did the rounds a couple of years ago, of some self-styled “skeptic” disagreeing – robustly, shall we say – with an anti-vaxxer. The speaker was roundly cheered by …

Organisms

Fear of the light: why we need darkness | Amanda Petrusich

Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?<p>Every civilisation we know of has devised a system – scientific, religious, what have you – to make sense of the night sky. The mystery of what’s up there, where it came …

Scientists have much to gain by sharing their research with the public

Academic life is a juggling act. It involves research, teaching, applying for grants, writing scientific articles and peer reviewing others’ work. …

Science is Changing, Can I Change Too?

Science is changing. Change is hard though and I have struggled while trying to reconcile my own self-interested pursuits (e.g., being right, tenure) …

A Doctor's Take on Pot

On August 11th, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its decision to keep marijuana classified as a Schedule I drug. The federal government …

Can Satellites Learn to 'See' Poverty?

A new team improves on the old “Earth at night” technique.<p>Imagine the Earth at night—the vast and curving darkness, splotched with rivulets of light. It is a gorgeous sight, and a familiar one. Today, this image often plays as a beautiful cliché, a pre-metabolized testament to human invention and …

World Bank

Australian Scientists Just Set a World Record For Solar Thermal Efficiency

97% conversion of sunlight into steam.<p>Scientists at the Australian National University have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal …

11 Amazing Reasons To Work Out That Have Nothing To Do With Weight Loss

Even when you have the best intentions, sometimes, it can be really, really hard to drag yourself to the gym. Whether your bed or brunch plans are …

This Is How Alcohol Gets in the Way of Fat Loss

While it's been proven that having a glass of wine can be good for your health, there's also no denying that alcohol in general has a significant impact on your metabolism and can be a key factor in weight gain. We think the more you know about how what you consume affects your body, the more …

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement around the world. While there is no such miracle drug, there is a way to trigger these effects in the body without taking any medicine at all — simply by fasting. You probably …

How much will your health expenses be in retirement?

<b>Question: My wife and I are trying to set up a budget for retirement, and we’re wrestling, in particular, with health-care expenses. How can we</b> …

Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?

How extreme was Dr. Kempner’s rice diet, compared to traditional surgical approaches, and is there a safer alternative?

Diets

Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>But, first: how science is increasingly considering the possibilities of medical marijuana as conventional medicine for some …

Cannabis

So Many Research Scientists, So Few Openings as Professors

The United States is producing more research scientists than academia can handle.<p>We have been told time and again that the United States needs more scientists, but when it comes to some of the most desirable science jobs — tenure-track professorships at universities, where much of the exciting work …

Freaky New Evidence Suggests Your Immune System Could Be Controlling Your Behaviour

"Part of our personality may actually be dictated by the immune system."<p>We all like to think of ourselves as totally unique, independent individuals, …

Artificial intelligence: can we control it? | Financial Times

Scientists reckon there have been at least five mass extinction events in the history of our planet, when a catastrophically high number of species …

Weekly roundup: Regrets of older Americans | A nasty family battle | Feeding the rich in Vegas

<b>MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting articles published over the past week.</b><p>1 . The biggest regret of retired Americans<p>You probably know …

Stock Markets

The next major advance in medicine will be the use of AI - ExtremeTech

By on May 20, 2016 at 9:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Over the last few decades, medical …

The Future Belongs To Leaders Who Get Artificial Intelligence

6 steps to become 10 times smarter with Artificial Intelligence.<p>Co-Authors<p>Overnight on October 14, 2015, Tesla introduced an semi-autonomous driving system for owners of the Model S. Within a day, owners began uploading videos of themselves being driven around.<p>You can see the fear wash over …