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Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes

You might want to park at the door any assumptions about bacteria being primitive, inert or yucky. This is a story about genetically engineered forms of bacteria that may someday diagnose cancer by analyzing a urine sample, and that have already shown a knack for recognizing the hallmarks …

Warren Buffett Toasts The World's Two Greatest Philanthropists, Bill And Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates have given away over $29 billion, more money than anyone in the history of humanity. But the way in which they have given away that money—turning philanthropy into their fulltime professions—is equally unprecedented, their close friend Warren Buffett told a packed room of 200 …

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Steve Jobs’s And Elon Musk’s Counterintuitive Leadership Traits

History’s best leaders have mastered these traits.<p>A friend of mine recently left Tesla, the renowned electric car maker, saying both, “It was incredible,” and “I’d never work there again.”<p>His sentiment echoed that of several former employees of another of today’s most celebrated companies, SpaceX, …

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What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

“The Koch brothers are more powerful than papal teaching”: Why Rick Santorum doesn’t care what the pope says about climate change

“The pope is focusing on morals,” an expert tells Salon, “but not the morals that Rick Santorum wants”<p>As someone who's all too familiar with the hoops Republicans will jump through to avoid doing anything about climate change, it's not like I thought Catholic GOP leaders would suddenly have a …

10 Post-Human Entities Who Could Inherit The Earth

<i>Homo sapiens sapiens</i> has had a pretty good run for a species confident enough to name ourselves the “wise, wise guys.” But we are reaching a point …

Blue energy: How mixing water can create electricity

The intriguing chemistry that occurs where rivers meet the sea could power our homes and much more, says Phillip Ball.<p>It is perhaps one of the most under-exploited sources of green energy. When salt water and fresh water mix in estuaries, a chemical process occurs that can be harnessed for …

Anti-same-sex marriage booklet sent to Catholic schools 'degrades' gay students

A booklet warning that “same-sex friendships” are very different from “real marriages” has been distributed directly to school students around Australia as part of the Catholic church’s lobbying against changes to the Marriage Act.<p>The wide distribution of the pastoral letter from the Catholic …

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Magna Carta changed the world, David Cameron tells anniversary event

<b>Magna Carta went on to change the world, Prime Minister David Cameron has said, at an ceremony in Surrey marking the 800th anniversary of the document that heralded modern democracy.</b><p>The event at Runnymede, where King John sealed the original accord in 1215, was attended by the Queen and other …

Calls grow for Australian boat payment inquiry

<b>Pressure is growing for an inquiry into whether Australian officials used tax payers' money to turn back a boat carrying asylum seekers.</b><p>The opposition accused the government of misusing public funds, calling for a review by the chief auditor.<p>PM Tony Abbott has refused to deny allegations that …