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Meet the Top Doctor at Google’s Medical Moonshot Arm

When the opportunity first came up, Dr. Jessica Mega, a star cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, couldn’t wrap …

Digital Health

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.<p>"By the 2020s we'll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands …

Why Unsplash is Hurting Photographers

Launched back in 2013, Unsplash is a site which posts ten handpicked photos every ten days and these photos are absolutely free. By “free” I don’t …

12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

Shares 77.5K<p>When it comes to healthy eating, preparation is the key to success. (Those Boy Scouts are onto something.) In fact, one study published …

World’s Thinnest House: Keret House by Jakub Szczesny

Would you be able to live in a house that was just four feet wide? That’s right – <i>four feet wide</i>! Well, Polish architect Jakub Szczesny began …

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

<i>This is the first in a series, Inside Alzheimer's, about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.</i><p>In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O'Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent …

Dementia

A Scientific Ranking Of The Sexiest Types Of Creativity

What’s hotter, playing in a band or building websites? Science weighs in.<p>We don’t need science to know that creativity is sexy. Mick Jagger’s number proves that point. As do anecdotes from everyone’s lives about far lesser musicians than the Rolling Stones. In one recent study—conducted, of course, …

13 Grocery Shopping Tips Nutritionists Swear By

Because healthy eating starts with healthy supermarket runs<p>When you first step inside the grocery store, you have every intention of filling it up with the ingredients you need to make nutritious meals and snacks for the entire week. But somehow, what ends up in your cart is usually a mixed bag, …

A Convincing Theory About Human Evolution

No ape had done that before.<p>It was an important milestone in the story of human evolution.<p>The ancestor in question, Homo erectus, could use simple tools and hunt. His diet was more meat-based than plant-based. Meat has more calories than food derived from plants. Humans had transformed themselves …

'Bricksy' Lego Art And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Artificial Intelligence Raises New Hope for Cancer Patients

Can big data and smart algorithms generate real medical breakthroughs?<p>On Monday mornings, Bob Michaels walks into the infusion center at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and takes a seat in a comfortable barcalounger.<p>An oncology nurse connects the port implanted in the retired …

Not Getting Consistent, Adequate Sleep Is Still Really Bad For You

<i>And now a team of researchers find that "social jet lag" may also be linked with higher obesity rates.</i><p>"We have identified a syndrome in modern society that has not been recognized until recently," said study author Till Roenneberg in a news release. "It concerns an increasing discrepancy between …

US Accidentally Uploads Secret Israeli Missile Base Plans To Public Website

The blunder knocked Israeli officials for a loop, reports Sheera Frankel of McClatchy:<p>"If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide. This type of information is closely guarded and its release can jeopardize the entire facility," said …

Models' Cartoon Character Lookalikes: Separated At Birth? (PHOTOS)

Have you ever watched a Disney cartoon and thought, "That princess looks familiar"? Well, we have. There's a certain something about our favorite 2-D characters we see echoed on fashion runways past and present.<p>Perhaps it's the cartoons' perfectly drawn features that make us recall star catwalkers, …

Ann Coulter Wants More British Immigrants Instead Of Latin Americans

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Wrong Things Ann Coulter Keeps Saying<p>Ann Coulter wants more white immigrants.<p>In an opinion piece published this week titled “When Did We Vote To Become Mexico?” Coulter laments the demographic changes of the last few decades, saying she wished more immigrants came from the “mother …

Camera Traps Capture Rare and Beautiful Javan Leopards

Camera traps placed in the Javan rainforest have captured striking images of beautiful and critically endangered Javan leopards. While resting, …

The Way We Think about Cancer Must Evolve

Author: Mark Wolverton. Mark Wolverton Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.22.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Right now</b>, as you read these words, …

Got A Wound? Science Says Rub Some Dirt In It

Antibacterial clays can kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli and MRSA, researchers found.<p>The colloquial medical advice "rub some dirt in it" appears to have some merit. Researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have been experimenting with different clays, and it appears in …

Peering at bright screens after dark could harm health, doctor claims

Watching TV or using computers, tablets or smartphones after dark may cause sleep loss and resultant health problems, a leading doctor has …

Dreaming of animals and other warning signs of neurodegeneration

The latest issue of <i>Nature</i> contains an Outlook supplement about the health impacts of poor sleep, including a feature I wrote about the link between …

FYI: How Does Chewing Gum Freshen Breath?

And which gum gives you the sweetest-smelling breath?<p>You're driving home from a first date, and it went great: You didn't sweat too much, your jokes worked 50 percent of the time, and she didn't get an "emergency phone call" in the middle of dinner. Only one thing stands in the way of your …

'Dynamo' accounts for Sun's weather cycle - Futurity

U. LEEDS (UK) / U. CHICAGO (US) — Researchers have discovered what drives the generation …

Weather

Lower obesity rates for kids in traditional families - Futurity

RICE (US) — Children living in households where the parents are married are less likely …

Obesity

White tiger's coat down to one change in a gene

Records of sightings in the wild on the Indian sub-continent date back to the 1500s<p><b>Chinese scientists have acquired new insights into how white tigers get their colouration.</b><p>The researchers have traced the cause to a single change in a gene known to drive pigmentation in a host of animals, including …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Apps

Rat meat and Chinese food safety

<b>The latest food scandal in China - which has seen rat meat passed off as lamb - has raised more questions about food safety in the country.</b><p>It seems that barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal.<p>But the latest case - even by Chinese standards - was truly …