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NYU Makes Medical School Tuition Free

In a surprise announcement today, the New York University School of Medicine said that it will pay the tuition of all its students regardless of merit or financial need, becoming the first major American medical school to do so. NYU made the announcement at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where new …

College & University

The 9 Best Skin-Care Tips I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Being a Beauty Editor

Celebrities love to say that the secret to glowing skin is to drink a lot of water—and by the way, use this cream, or take this supplement. But not …

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

Jose Mourinho praises ‘special’ Cristiano Ronaldo after heroic display against Spain

Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo after his compatriot bagged a hat-trick to make history for Portugal in their 3-3 draw with …

The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S.

A few are even free.<p>From swampy marshes to soaring canyons, from pristine glaciers to scorching deserts, America’s national parks encompass nearly …

Doctors in California Are Prescribing Food as Medicine, and It's Keeping Patients out of Hospitals

A California Senator launched the program after hearing that health care costs plunged by 55 percent for those who ate doctor-approved meals in a …

California now world’s 5th largest economy, surpassing UK

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world’s fifth largest, according to new federal data made public Friday.<p>California’s gross domestic product rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017, surpassing $2.7 trillion, the data said. Meanwhile, …

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

Health bosses tell doctors to get 'back to basics' for mental health patients

Physical health, including diet and exercise, is inextricably linked with mental health, says health board member. (File pic)<p>Doctors in Marlborough …

Protein Engineering May Be the Future of Science

Scientists are increasingly betting their time and effort that the way to control the world is through proteins. Proteins are what makes life animated. They take information encoded in DNA and turn it into intricate three-dimensional structures, many of which act as tiny machines. Proteins work to …

Protein

How Much Energy Can You Store in a Rubber Band?

How much energy can you store in a rubber band? Obviously, the answer depends on the size of the rubber band.<p>I'm talking about, of course, the energy …

Rio Ferdinand perfectly sums up what separates Lionel Messi from Cristiano Ronaldo

Rio Ferdinand was left awestruck by Lionel Messi’s performance as the Argentine superstar orchestrated Chelsea’s Champions League demise on Wednesday.<p>…

Amazon's Free Shipping Is Killing These Companies' Margins

Not even Walmart's or MercadoLibre’s margins are safe from Jeff Bezos.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos once said, "Your margin is my …

eCommerce

Zahavi scores three goals after new contract

The 30-year-old forward signed a three-year contract extension last Monday that is set to earn him a minimum of $10 million per season.<p>Eran Zahavi. …

Tamiflu may have odd side effects, particularly in children, experts say

INDIANAPOLIS — In the throes of one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years, renewed attention is being paid to the suggestion that one of the few medications to treat the virus may not be right for every patient — especially healthy children and young adults.<p>For the last decade, reports …

Public Health

Vitamin pills and supplements aren't helping most people, doctors say

The vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you healthy, doctors say.<p>There's more evidence the vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you healthy.<p>When researchers examined existing data on four popular …

International cyber crime ring smashed after more than $530 million stolen

<b>(CNN) —</b> US authorities have indicted 36 people for stealing more than $530 million from victims across the world in one of the "largest cyberfraud enterprises ever prosecuted."<p>In a statement, US investigators claimed the accused were taking part in a massive operation known as the Infraud …

Family's Viral Hospital Bill Breaks Down the Crazy Expense of a C-Section

One father took to Reddit to share an itemized graphic that got tongues wagging.<p>The conversation around health care in the U.S. can be tense, complicated, and frustrating all at once. But there's nothing like seeing an itemized hospital bill to put the situation, as it affects so many American …

New insight into how some viruses disrupt the immune system and establish a chronic infection

A study from McGill University has provided new insight into how a virus causes a chronic infection. The previously undiscovered molecular mechanism …

Lithium Investing: Asia Makes Bold Investments To Secure Supply

Over the past few years, demand for lithium batteries has skyrocketed due to the mass global adoption of consumer electronics such as smart phones, …

CERN May Have Evidence of a Quasiparticle We've Been Hunting For Decades

Meet the elusive odderon.<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the particle accelerator that just keeps on giving, and recent experiments at the site …

Scientists invent way to turn astronaut poop into food for long-haul space missions

Humanity has big dreams when it comes to space travel, but our technology isn’t quite there yet. Spacecraft that can take astronauts to Mars and …

China has built a huge floating solar farm on top of a deserted coal mine

Floating Solar<p>The world’s largest floating solar farm, sitting on a lake that used to be a coal mine, is China’s latest effort to showcase its …

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Sleep

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change

The attorney who won a $200 billion settlement from tobacco companies in the 90s has set his sights on an even bigger target.<p>When you want to sue the largest, most powerful companies on the planet, Steve Berman is the guy you call. He forced Jack-in-the-Box to pay $12 million for causing an <i>E. coli</i> …