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CEO Who Tested DIY Herpes Treatment Locks Himself in Lab as Fellow Biohackers Abandon Him

Aaron Traywick, the theatrical CEO of a regulation-averse biotech company called Ascendance Biomedical who recently injected himself with an untested …

Genetic Engineering

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

Anti-anxiety drug found to undo some of alcohol's ill effects on the brain

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have discovered a surprising secondary function for an existing drug. Tandospirone is …

Australian Universities

Data Bestsellers: Most Popular Datasets On USA Open Data Portal

The US government’s data portal now offers more than 231,000 datasets, and even these are only a fraction of the data resources available through US federal, state and local governments. Information riches offer boundless possibilities, but can be overwhelming.<p>For those who have a clear goal and an …

Los Angeles

NHS publishes £300m contract for new surgery robots

Robots which carry out heart surgery or remove cancerous tumours could soon be more common after the NHS launched a search for companies to provide £300m of robotics services in UK hospitals.<p>A public tender has been published for companies which manufacture and maintain robots for a range of …

Medical Technology

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

John Sculley

Researchers claim they created a substance that regrows hair

Living With Hair Loss<p>Some people really love their hair. They love styling it in various ways, dyeing it, braiding it, and just using it as a way to …

Artificial organs: We're entering an era where transplants are obsolete

No More Heart Transplants<p>Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are often longer than the lists of those willing (and …

Inhibiting one enzyme may allow us to extend the human lifespan

A Key Enzyme<p>A new study has been able to extend the lifespan of worms and flies by inhibiting RNA polymerase III (Pol III). Since the enzyme is …

Aging expert: the first person to live to 1,000 has already been born

To Be Young Forever<p>Aging has plagued biological organisms since life first began on planet Earth and it’s an accepted and universally understood part …

Scientists Have Developed a Baldness Treatment That Helps Grow New Follicles

But there's a catch, of course.<p>There's a plethora of treatments for balding on the market. But what if you could regrow your own hair out of your own …

This is why your job is becoming impossible to do

As the old saying goes, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Consider the onslaught of cognitive overload that so many of us contend …

Management

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

Motivation

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

We'd all love to have a better memory. If there was a tool that could make us better at retaining information for exams, or at remembering important facts for a presentation or interview, we would probably pay good money for it.<p>This is what researchers have been working on at the University of …

The Brain

Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been a confusing season for America’s working men, as the conversation around workplace harassment reveals it to be a nationwide epidemic — and many men wonder if they were involved or ignored the signs.<p>Consider Owen Cunningham, a director at San Francisco’s KBM-Hogue design …

Sebastian Gorka

New Studies Look At Cost And Benefits Of Robotic Surgery

As robotics in medicine becomes more widely adopted, two new studies look at the cost and advantages and disadvantages of robotic surgery versus freehand surgery.<p>University of Stanford researchers conducted a multiyear analysis and study with 24,000 patients with kidney cancer who needed …

Medical Technology

Energy-efficient vertical farm to fight food poverty

Vertical farming has been suggested as a way to bring fresher food to urban dwellers while reducing the carbon footprint needed to grow and transport …

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

The Brain

This Three-Story Tiny House Fits In The Footprint Of A Parking Space

With a floor for working, another for sleeping, and a greenhouse on the top, the Tikku house is designed to replace a city’s parking spots with living space.<p>In Helsinki, like many cities, there isn’t enough housing to keep up with demand. Some people blame a lack of land to build new housing, but …

Google's Latest Self-Learning AI Is Like an "Alien Civilisation Inventing Its Own Mathematics"

Okay, that's pretty awesome.<p>An AI that vanquished humanity at perhaps the most complex traditional game on Earth was inconceivably smart. But not …

Artificial Intelligence

Paper clip game 'superintelligence' theory

The harbinger of human extinction. David/Flickr<p>A game about making paperclips has gone viral, and it's a sly nod to a famous thought experiment about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence.<p>The game, as described by Business Insider's Matt Weinberger (one of the many staffers at Business …

Singularity

Jeff Bezos says the technique he uses to keep from wasting time at meetings can seem 'strange' to new employees

There are lots of reasons this happens, but many times it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive meeting, but this won't do any good unless people take time to review and think things …

Jeff Bezos

Amazing Houseplants to Clean The Air in Your Home and Bedroom

In the event that that favor, costly air purifier that you just found in the shopping center is a tad bit out of your value run, don’t be miserable! …

China Claims To Have Built A Version Of NASA's 'Impossible Engine' That Uses NO Fuel

For it to work it actually has to break the laws of physics.<p>The USSR-USA space race might be history, but China has confirmed that NASA still has …

Monumental inverted pyramid home in Spain will blow your mind

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all when it comes to home architecture, along comes one of the most imaginative homes yet. This inverted pyramid …

Nation's Largest Urban Farm Planned for Pittsburgh

A former 107-acre public housing site in South Pittsburgh's St. Clair neighborhood is being transformed into a massive urban farm.<p>According to Next …

Study: A smartwatch app can detect the heart condition hiding in millions of Americans

Most people think of fitness wearables as step counters, or maybe sleep trackers. But it turns out that strapping on a gadget that continuously …

Incredible luxury tree house is hidden away in a Cape Town forest

Not all tree houses are rustic backyard projects—some, like the stunning House Paarman in Cape Town, take the typology to luxurious new heights. …

Tweaking brains with ‘smart drugs’ to get ahead in Silicon Valley

George Burke has a talent for tossing back his daily cocktail — which contains vitamins, minerals, muscle-building compounds, some little-known research drugs and a microdose of LSD — in almost a single gulp. It’s a weird but handy trick for someone who swallows 25 pills a day, most of them …

The Brain

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Happiness