Zan Eibig

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Harvard's Sugar Industry Scandal Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

There's a lot of junk science -- and corporate sponsorship -- out there.<p>The sugar industry paid scientists to pad research to support its interests in the 1960s, according to a paper published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>Author Cristin Kearns University of California, San Francisco …

Diabetes

Inside a $5 billion biotech startup that's among the most secretive in the world

But the reality is more complicated.<p>A STAT investigation found that the company's caustic work environment has for years driven away top talent and that behind its obsession with secrecy, there are signs Moderna has run into roadblocks with its most ambitious projects.<p>At the center of it all is …

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Trump directs nearly one-fifth of his money to his own businesses

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has directed nearly one-fifth of his campaign cash to companies that are part of his vast business empire, new federal records show.<p>Trump, hurting for cash after he suddenly stopped self-funding his campaign last month, has mixed his public campaign and his private …

Donald Trump

Thousands protest at US bases on Okinawa after Japanese woman's murder

Tens of thousands of people on the Japanese island of Okinawa have taken part in one of the biggest protests against US military bases in recent years, weeks after the arrest of an American base worker in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old local woman.<p>The protesters, many of whom wore …

Japan

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

The women with superhuman vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

University of Cambridge

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

New Zealand

Richard Dawkins: What are aliens like?

What will alien life look like? Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins told BBC Future why it may be a complete surprise.<p>Out there, far beyond the edges of our solar system, is there life?<p>In this video, presented at BBC Future’s World Changing Ideas Summit in New York, evolutionary biologist …

Richard Dawkins

Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The Brain

World-Changing Ideas Summit 2014: Ezekiel Emanuel

Ezekiel Emanuel has said he doesn’t want to live past 75. He explains why he thinks extending later life is wrong.<p>Physician and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel caused controversy earlier this month when he wrote an essay for the Atlantic on how he hoped he would die at 75. At BBC Future’s …

Alexis Ohanian

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

Print, Assemble, Drive: The 3-D Printed Plastic Car

Its makers are hoping to have it assembled and ready to roll by the end of the week.<p>In a convention center in Chicago, there's a living-room-sized 3-D printer that's just finished printing the parts for a driveable plastic car. The engineers working on the car -- including those involved in …

3D

Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems inevitable given the immensity of the universe, says US planetary scientist Dr Sara Seager.<p>…

How To Stop Light and Make Objects Transparent

New research offers hope for optical cloaking and much more.<p>We see colour in objects because of the way light interacts with them. Different surfaces scatter or emit different wavelengths of light, giving us quantitative colour information in the process. So if colour is, arguably, a matter of …