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Momentum toward cannabis change

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How generic medicines wind up costing nearly as much as their brand-name competitors

In August of this year, Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired the toxoplasmosis treatment Daraprim. They quickly hiked the price of the drug by more than 5,000 percent, from $13.50 per pill to $750 a pill, causing a public outcry.<p>“Actually, there isn't any illegal, anti-trust reason why this company …

New Blood Alcohol Technology Can Make A Car Undriveable If Sensors Find The Driver Is Over The Legal Limit

The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety for Safety (DADSS) is researching technology that would disable vehicles when an intoxicated driver …

Project Moonspike wants to send the first crowdfunded rocket to the Moon

Key member of Swedish Academy of Sciences calls for immediate suspension of the “Nobel Prize for Economics”

<b>Bo Rothstein</b>, an important member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has today in Sweden’s most widely read newspaper called for an immediate …

Obama’s remarks on UK remaining in EU get hostile Eurosceptic reaction

Downing Street has played down the significance of Barack Obama’s comments urging the UK to remain part of the European Union if it did not want to lose influence in the world, stating that the British people would have the final say.<p>The US president made his strongest intervention yet in Britain’s …

Great Britain

Could Britain Be Leaving the EU?

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Germany: It matters if the UK remains in the EU - Merkel

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UK researchers studying miscarriage have reignited a global debate on editing human DNA

British scientists have asked the country’s fertility regulator for permission to change the DNA of human embryos as part of their research on miscarriage.<p>If the UK’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority grants the license to go ahead with the work, a team from London’s Francis Crick …

Polls show UK public closely split over remaining in EU | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The gap between Britons who want to remain in the European Union and those who want to leave remains tight ahead of a membership referendum due by the end of 2017, according to two opinion polls on Monday.<p>The British Union flag and European Union flag are seen hanging outside …

Boehner resignation cuts U.S. government shutdown risk | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The shock resignation of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Friday reduces the chances of a government shutdown next week, potentially removing one source of investor anxiety as Wall Street gears up for a week heavy with economic data and commentary by Federal Reserve …

Boehner says will avoid U.S. government shutdown; slams 'false prophets' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Blasting hard-line conservatives as “false prophets,” U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week and he will push through as much unfinished legislation as possible before leaving at the end of October.<p>U.S. House Speaker …

Obama Announces 'Understanding' With China's Xi On Cyber Theft But Remains Wary

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Obama, Xi Reach Agreement Over Chinese Data Thefts

The two leaders agreed that neither government would conduct or knowingly support web enabled theft of intellectual property.<p>The U.S. and China found …

Human Rights

Obama: U.S., China won't engage in cyber theft of trade secrets

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The Real Story Behind 2014 Indictment of Chinese Hackers: Ben Rhodes Moves the IP Theft Goal Posts

As I’ve noted repeatedly, there has been some abysmal reporting on the indictment, in May 2014, of 5 Chinese People’s Liberation Army hackers. Over …

British Scientists Seek Permission To Edit DNA In Human Embryos

British scientists announced Friday that they had applied for permission to edit the DNA in human embryos, a controversial step that has provoked intense debate around the world.<p>Kathy Niakan of The Francis Crick Institute in London and colleagues filed an application with the Human Fertilisation …

UK scientists apply for licence to edit genes in human embryos

Team from London's Francis Crick Institute wants permit to use CRISPR/Cas9 technology in basic research.<p>Scientists in London have asked for …

Doctors, Death and Dignity: The Semantics of 'Suicide'

Inevitably, death comes to be seen as the enemy in medical care. A resuscitation effort ends with success, or death. Death is the antithesis of triumph in medicine. It is where options run out, where treatments end, where the final desperations of hope surrender. It is failure.<p>Nor are we in …

Donald Trump in Hot Water Over Man's Anti-Muslim Comments at Presidential Rally

This time, <b>Donald Trump</b> doesn't put his foot in his mouth—but one of his questioners does.<p>During a campaign rally in New Hampshire Thursday night, the …

Forget that Muslim thing: 1% of Americans think Barack Obama is Jewish

As Friday's news cycle has made abundantly clear, there are still a handful of Americans out there who think Barack Obama is a secret Muslim. But did …