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The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything

Properly mixed, the medicine came out as a dark brown liquid. A nurse brought the intravenous bag to the side of a recliner, where a man with brain cancer sat. The nurse hung the plump bag on a stand and prepared the treatment for delivery. The moment had arrived for BXQ-350 to meet its first human …

Cancer

Tell me what you say ‘yes’ to, and I’ll tell you who you are

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”  —  Warren …

Self-improvement

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Marijuana or Alcohol? Here's The Science

There are some surprises in the data!<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear …

Deal Alert: US Cities to the Caribbean From $201 Round-Trip

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We're not prepared for the genetic revolution that's coming

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in …

Netflix’s secret genre code list can help you navigate the site

The Netflix secret code list isn’t really a secret anymore, but it might help you get around faster.<p>A quick hack allows you to browse genres that …

The Best Parental Control Apps to Monitor Your Kids’ Screen Time

Six of the best apps for everything from blocking problematic content to managing minutes spent staring into a screen.<p><i>“What exactly is he/she looking</i> …

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

Silicon Valley Wants To Fix Your Crooked Teeth

Direct-to-consumer startup Candid wants to make teeth straightening faster, easier, and affordable. Can we fix our teeth from the comfort of our homes?<p>Former Lyft executive Nick Greenfield had what he thought were great teeth. They were, in fact, the envy of most 12-year-olds: Greenfield never …

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

9 Cheeses You've Never Heard of But Need to Try Immediately

Even if you're a self-proclaimed cheese lover, odds are you could still stand expand your cheese horizons. If you’re limiting yourself to the safety …

Cream Cheese

10 spiffy new ways to show data with Excel

Cool charts for allImage by ThinkstockHave you noticed that people groan when you pop open a spreadsheet to share your brilliant data insights? Maybe …

Data Visualization

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Koenigsegg’s Camshaftless Engine Explained; Watch It in Action

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow. These are the four strokes of the reciprocating, internal-combustion engine (ICE) that Nikolaus Otto patented in the 19th century. The action of the intake valves that allow an engine to breathe and the exhaust valves that let it expel spent gases were, until very …

Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

Viagra Has Unexpected Medical Benefits for Another Private Body Part

The little blue pill is useful outside the bedroom, say doctors.<p>Viagra became a household name when it became the first pill to treat erectile …

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially if You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate superfood, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that …

Every sunset ends with a green flash. Why is it so hard to see?

Don't blink.<p>The finale of every sunset is green. Try to catch it, if you can. The story of the so-called green flash begins by answering this question: Why is the sky blue?<p>Sunlight contains every visible color, each with its own wavelength. Light travels as ripples, with crests and valleys; …

Particles

Half of Americans have diabetes or a high risk for it — and many of them are unaware

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and …<p>diabetes.<p>That’s right. The metabolic condition is about as American as you can get, according to a new national report card on diabetes released Tuesday by the<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The report shows that nearly half of Americans have diabetes …

Diabetes

The First Fully Automated Toothbrush is Here. And it Cleans Your Teeth in 10 Seconds.

Say hello to Amabrush, the world’s first automatic toothbrush, and goodbye to brushing your teeth for minutes at a time twice a day. Amabrush …

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

The surprising benefits of anxiety

“Anxiety can just as well express itself in muteness as with a scream,” wrote existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in 1844.<p>While Kierkegaard spent much of his work analyzing the agonizing nature of anxiety, he did not think that it was an emotional state to be avoided. Instead, the philosopher …

Mental Health

Google’s powerful job search tool is going live today

Google is rolling out new features that will make it easier for jobseekers to connect with employers, straight from the search page.<p>Here’s how it works. Jobseekers can simply type queries like “jobs near me” or “retail jobs” in the search box and Google will return a list of available positions. It …

Employment

NASA wants to probe Uranus in search of gas

We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on …

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

Happiness Formula Explained: H = S + C + V

What makes you happy, and what doesn’t: Explained for dummies<p>In the 20th century, psychology was primarily focused on pathology, victimology, and …