Joshua Dawson

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Breakthrough in restoring vision: Genes from algae could cure blindness

Blindness can be treated by inserting algae gene into people's eyes.<p>An innovative gene therapy, which has been invented by a French biopharma …

Meet Hyon Song-wol, North Korea's 'Spice Girl' whose execution was greatly exaggerated

She leads North Korea's answer to the "Spice Girls", was rumoured to have been Kim Jong-un's girlfriend, and was reportedly executed by firing squad.<p>Having been the subject of such fevered speculation for years, Hyon Song-wol was greeted by a barrage of camera flashes as she arrived in Seoul on …

North Korea

The Warner Bros.-Approved ‘Harry Potter’ Fan Film On The Rise Of Voldemort Has Finally Been Released

Back in 2016, a <i>Harry Potter</i> fan-film was crowdfunded, then quickly frozen after Warner Bros. contacted the filmmakers to ask them about what they were doing with their precious intellectual property. Eventually, in a rare instance of a major studio allowing fans of a big-time series to unofficially …

Silicon Valley's elite throw secretive, drug-fueled sex parties where young women can feel pressured to participate

Secretive sex parties are becoming the norm in Silicon Valley.<p>That's according to an excerpt from the Bloomberg reporter Emily Chang's new book, "Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley," which details the inner workings of the Valley's freewheeling sex culture.<p>Chang writes of …

Silicon Valley

Listen to this playlist, designed by a psychologist to support subjects tripping on ‘magic’ mushrooms

Listening to music can be a very personal journey for some people, serving as a guiding light or emotional girder, depending on the situation. For …

NBC Receives at Least 2 New Complaints About Matt Lauer

The fast-moving national reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace toppled another television news star on Wednesday when NBC fired Matt Lauer, the co-host of its most profitable franchise, “Today,” after an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior with a subordinate.<p>The downfall of Mr. …

Media Industry

Why death may not be so final in the future

Could graveyards become a thing of the past?<p>Every day, it seems, our lives become a bit less tangible. We’ve grown accustomed to photos, music and movies as things that exist only in digital form. But <i>death</i>? Strange as it sounds, the human corpse could be the next physical object to vanish from our …

Artificial Intelligence

Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

A new study confirms that cannabinoids, which are a class of active chemicals in cannabis, can successfully kill leukemia cells. They also find that …

Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands

Amazon's amazing Alexa AI assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter. Here are 18 dumb ways you can waste all that wonderful computing power.<p><b>VIDEO:</b> …