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Kerala’s Idukki to be declared as country’s first district with broadband connectivity

The high-speed internet connectivity is rolled out across the agrarian district as part of the national optical fibre network, the rural connectivity …

The Grand Illusion | Jim Holt

Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Lapham’s Quarterly</i> partner<p><b>I</b>saac Newton had a peculiar notion of time. He saw it as a sort of cosmic grandfather …

Physics

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

American physicians are increasingly unhappy with their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for their patients<p>All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients. When I look at my career at …

Middle Age

Palestinian connection

OUTSIDE of Silicon Valley, one of the most vibrant places for technological innovation is Israel. And while it is early days and tiny by comparison, …

Mt Gone

LESS than a year ago Mt Gox was the pinnacle of bitcoin trading, accounting for an estimated 70% of the cryptocurrency’s global transactions. Today …

Fever rising

AS INVESTORS and executives crammed into a New York ballroom for a conference held this week by the Biotechnology Industry Organisation, the mood was …

Biotechnology

FDA approves swallowable 'PillCam' after almost a decade (video)

It's been about <i>nine years</i> since we last heard from from Given Imaging, but the FDA has finally granted a version of the firm's minuscule snapshooter its blessing. Not everyone has an easy time undergoing traditional colonoscopy procedures (due to drug allergies, for example), which is where the …

Scott Hanselman's 2014 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows - Scott Hanselman

December 21, '13 Comments [196] Posted in Tools<p>Sponsored By<p>Everyone collects utilities, and most folks have a list of a few that they feel are …

Neurologist Walter Freeman’s Lobotomy Legacy - WSJ.com

Neurology

How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

Many thousands of articles have been written purporting to explain Bitcoin, the online, peer-to-peer currency. Most of those articles give a …

Bitcoin

23 and You

Does that commercial DNA test you just bought violate somebody else’s privacy?<p><b>CHERYL WHITTLE TRIED HER BEST</b> to fall asleep, but her mind kept racing. …

Why Life Does Not Really Exist

A native bee in my backyard (Credit: Ferris Jabr)<p>I have been fascinated with living things since childhood. Growing up in northern California, I …

The Big Sleep

Insomnia drugs like Ambien are notorious for their side effects. Has Merck created a blockbuster replacement?<p>One evening in late May, four senior employees of Merck, the pharmaceutical company, sat in the bar of a Hilton Hotel in Rockville, Maryland, wearing metal lapel pins stamped with the word</i> …

Human genetics successes and failures: ASHG stories of disease genes.

If you want a look at a high-profile field dealing with a lot of humbling snags, peer into #ASHG2013, the Twitter hashtag for last week’s meeting of …

Designer Babies

An excerpt from the <i>Markets without Limits</i> manuscript, a recently written, very drafty first draft of the section on designer babies. (The tables …

Inside 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki’s $99 DNA Revolution

The $126 million genetic-testing company can tell you how to live smarter, better, and longer. It can also tell you what might kill you.<p>There’s a lot you can do for your child with 99 dollars.<p>You can purchase 14 gallons of organic milk or 396 lollipops. You can give her 33 rides on the Ferris wheel …

To This Day
Robotics

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running A Business

No joke. This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. If you're a lawyer, feel free to disagree with me so you can charge someone your BS …

Entrepreneurship

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

Health Care

Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331” | Ars Technica

For Ars, three crackers have at 16,000+ hashed passcodes—with 90 percent success.<p>In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars deputy editor …