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Australian researchers developed a blood test for Parkinson's

By the time Parkinson's disease makes itself known in humans, it's already too late for treatment. But La Trobe University in Australia has developed a test that detects a biomarker present in blood cells in folks with the disease. The school describes the test as a means of detecting problems …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

A Beginner's Guide to Scaling to 11 Million+ Users on Amazon's AWS

How do you scale a system from one user to more than 11 million users? Joel Williams, Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect, gives an excellent …

Cloud Computing

Brain surgeon tortured by software developers and hospital bureaucrats

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (Marsh) offers readers a window into the world of neurosurgery. The author chronicles the …

Harvard Law School

Drag and Drop File Uploading

<i>The following is a guest post by Osvaldas Valutis. Osvaldas is going to show us not only how drag and drop file uploading works, but goes over what</i> …

Web Development

So It Turns Out There's A Lot We Don't Know About Ebola

"If there's anything that this outbreak has taught me, it's that I'm often wrong," says Dr. Daniel Bausch.<p>He's talking about Ebola. He's one of the world's leading experts on the virus — an infectious disease specialist at Tulane University and a senior consultant to the World Health …

Disease

Berlin 1945 und heute

1945 kam der sowjetische Fotokorrespondent Georgiy Samsonow mit der fünften Stoßarmee unter Generaloberst Bersarin nach Berlin. Seine Kamera war eine …

Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide

<b>This happy-looking shot was taken in 1999, when I almost destroyed myself.</b>In this post, I’m going to talk about suicide, and why I’m still on this …

Mental Health

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

Genetics

Diamonds Are Bullshit

"Yeah, they say three years’ salary."<p><b>Michael Scott, The Office</b><p>American males enter adulthood through a peculiar rite of passage - they spend most of …

Diamonds

Follow the White Ball

The torments of Ronnie O’Sullivan, snooker’s greatest player.<p>Early on a Tuesday morning last fall, Ronnie O’Sullivan was running through the woods near his home, in Chigwell, Essex, northeast of London. It was damp and muddy, England in November. O’Sullivan, who is thirty-nine, loves the anonymity …

Unbelievably beautiful GIF art by DarkAngelØne

DarkAngelØne. Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin<p>DarkAngelØne creates gorgeous animations from the work of other artists.<p>DarkAngelØne. …

Then and now: Images of our changing planet

From building goliath dams that harness great rivers, to the natural construction of new land by volcanic activity, our planet is in a state of …

Internet Cafe Refugees

You Are Viewing<p>Share<p><b>Living in Internet Cafe</b><p>The first time Fumiya, 26, spent a night at the internet cafe, other people’s snoring and footsteps kept …

Japan

The Night My Girlfriend Dissociated and Forgot Who I Was

Because of her dissociative identity disorder, I was a stranger in the eyes of the woman I loved.<p>The situation, as it stood, couldn't have looked much worse. A man had cornered a tearful, terrified woman in the lobby of a block of flats and wouldn't let her leave. If another person entered at that …

Empathy

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

Ebola Lessons Show Gates Should Widen Focus, Critics Say

Over the past decade, aid groups such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have spent tens of billions of dollars battling deadly infectious …

10 Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice)

Sep 8, 2011<p><i>Let me preface this post by saying that no programmer should feel compelled to read any of these papers. I list them because I think that</i> …

Mathematics

What Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger

<i>Most people over 50 have some kind of joint and back pain. We think that when we gain weight, there is more pressure in every step, more strain on</i> …

Flakes • An Admin UI & Template Framework

<b>Just think about how easy it has become to build a web application.</b> Think about all the frameworks and tools you have available to get started. When …

Web Design

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

W3C HTML JSON form submission

Iffirst keyis empty, jump to the step labelled <i>failure</i> below.<p>Otherwise remove the collected characters frompathand push a step ontostepswith its type …

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Half an hour of brain stimulation on sleep-deprived military staff improved their performance twice as much as caffeine<p>Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year …

The Disease of Being Busy

I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: …

Software and technology stacks used by top companies

Discover & discuss the best open source and SaaS tools<p>Discover new tools and services<br>• See side-by-side comparisons<br>• Share your tech stack<p>Sign …

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

<b>Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.</b><p>The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a …

Ed Snowden Taught Me To Smuggle Secrets Past Incredible Danger. Now I Teach You.

Late on the evening of January 11, 2013, someone sent me an interesting email. It was encrypted, and sent from the sort of anonymous email service …

Tales of the Trash

A neighborhood garbageman explains modern Egypt.<p>In Cairo, my family lives on the ground floor of an old building, in a sprawling, high-ceilinged apartment with three doors to the outside. One door opens onto the building’s lobby, another leads to a small garden, and the third is solely for the use …