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JPMorgan CEO Sees Long Timeline, Big Goals for Health Venture

A three-way partnership between Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been the talk of the health-care industry, …

Health Care

Addiction Rehab Is Broken. Can Technology Fix It?

My dad’s company had season tickets to the White Sox. On muggy Midwest summer days we’d go as a family—always sitting in the same seats, 25 rows …

Drug Addiction

10 Questions to Spot B.S. From Astrophysicist Carl Sagan

A useful crash course in clear-eyed skepticism for the era of fake news.<p>Baloney, bunk, B.S. Whatever you want to call it, it's probably been with us since the dawn of humanity. But these days it feels like we're living in a golden age of bull.<p>Between politicians' cries of "fake news," fact-free …

Fake News

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

Virtual Health Care Could Save the U.S. Billions Each Year

The conventional wisdom that the best care is delivered in-person by experienced caregivers may soon be overturned. Rising health care costs, a shortage of physicians, and an aging population are making the traditional model of care increasingly unsustainable. But new uses of virtual health and …

Digital Health

Is it any surprise that corporate giants are taking on healthcare?

Lack of innovation has contributed to the industry’s failure to drive down the cost curve and regardless of how Amazon/Berkshire/JP Morgan moves …

Crowdsourcing

‘Marsquakes’ Could Shake Up Planetary Science

Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars.<p>That's when NASA will send the first robotic lander dedicated …

Astronomy

A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on.<p>But as the city government’s desktops, hard drives and printers flickered back to life for the first time in five days, residents still could not pay their …

Cybersecurity

For Many Strokes, There’s an Effective Treatment. Why Aren’t Some Doctors Offering It?

It was one of those findings that would change medicine, Dr. Christopher Lewandowski thought.<p>For years, doctors had tried — and failed — to find a treatment that would preserve the brains of stroke patients. The task was beginning to seem hopeless: Once a clot blocked a blood vessel supplying the …

Medicine

Mayo Clinic partners with cloud startup Mytonomy to give cancer patients critical data

The collaboration aims to help patients understand information about their condition and engage them in shared decision making.

Digital Health

TRAPPIST-1 planets provide clues to habitable worlds

All 7 of the TRAPPIST-1 planets are Earth-sized and terrestrial, making them an ideal focus of study for planet formation and potential …

Universe
Health Care

Xi Jinping reappointed as China's president with no term limits

BEIJING -- China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number …

A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare

Bryan Hill spent his career working as a pediatrician, teaching at a university, and working at a hospital. But in March 2016 he decided he no longer wanted a boss.<p>Soon after, Hill learned about a different way to run a doctor's office.<p>"It's the most fun I've ever had," Hill said.<p>Now almost 18 …

Health Care

Artificial Intelligence Is Infiltrating Medicine -- But Is It Ethical?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being embraced by hospitals and other healthcare organizations, which are using the technology to do everything from interpreting CT scans to predicting which patients are most likely to suffer debilitating falls while being treated. Electronic medical records are …

Machine Learning

They don’t make baby poop like they did in 1926, that’s for sure. Here’s why scientists care.

Our stool is a window into the health of our guts.<p>Most of us do our best not to think too much about baby poop. But, as it turns out, stool has a lot more power than we think—and not just in terms of its pungent smell. Our poops can say a lot about our health, and that’s true from the first time we …

Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home

After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple decide to make a radical life change.<p>When Sheena and Jason noticed their everyday was becoming a bit too monotonous, they knew it was time to shake things up. So, they did what any curious mind would do—they turned to the treasure trove …

RVs

The Air Force released new videos of A-10 Warthogs striking Taliban drug labs — and it shows why the US strategy is a game of 'whack-a-mole'

The Air Force recently released two new videos of A-10 Warthogs taking out Taliban narcotics production facilities in Afghanistan, as the Trump administration continues to quietly ramp up the US' nearly 17-year war in the country.<p>The videos are rather shocking. One shows several missile strikes …

Afghanistan

What scientists found trapped in a diamond: a type of ice not known on Earth

Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth's crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet.<p>The finding, published Thursday in Science, represents the first detection of naturally occurring ice-VII ever …

How to Partner with Outside Innovators in Health Care

In my 20 years of researching and teaching innovation, one consistent theme stands out: breakthrough innovation often comes from outsiders. To accelerate innovation in healthcare technology we need to give creative people who don’t have traditional health science backgrounds more opportunities to …

Innovation

Entangled Quantum Particles Can "Communicate" Through Time

In the world you know, actions have causes and effects, objects exist as one thing or another, and everything is what it is whether you observe it or …

Quantum Mechanics

The 'American Century' Is Over, and It Died in Syria

The forces of democracy and the great moral gains of the New World Order have given way to great-power conflict and the new autocracy.<p>For anyone who thought that the winding down of the campaign against the Islamic State would cause the Syrian civil war to recede from the headlines, the last few …

Middle East

22-year-old's 3-D scanner can diagnose heart diseases in 90 seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 22, many of us are finishing up college and hoping we might get be lucky enough to land a stable job. Peeyush Shrivastava is a little different.<p>He started a biotech company and collected millions of dollars in capital, including from famed businessman Mark Cuban, and he hopes to start …

Medicine

Why We're Suckers for the Giant Pacific Octopus

Amazing Octopus - Most Intelligent Animal - Series Of Tests - Must Watch- Documentary HD 2017

The Soul of an Octopus: How One of Earth’s Most Alien Creatures Illuminates the Wonders of Consciousness

“While stroking an octopus, it is easy to fall into reverie. To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege… an uplink to universal consciousness.”<p><i>“Despite centuries of investigation by everyone from natural</i> …

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

Diabetes

FDA approves first direct-to-consumer test for breast cancer risk

Health<p>F<p>ederal regulators approved the first direct-to-consumer test for the BRCA genes, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the …

Meltdown / Spectre Mitigation Is a Work in Progress

Since researchers disclosed the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on Jan. 3, vendors and IT departments have been consumed trying to figure out …

Weapons of the future: Here's the new war tech Lockheed Martin is pitching to the Pentagon

Planes that can travel six times the speed of sound, lasers that burn drones right out of the sky and machines that mimic the human brain. All of …

Aviation