John Antonson

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Prevention Pill Cuts HIV Risk For Injecting Drug Users

A once-a-day pill has been proven to lower the risk of getting HIV among needle-using drug addicts, just as it does among heterosexual couples and men who have sex with men.<p>Among 2,400 injecting drug users in Bangkok, those assigned to take a daily dose of an antiviral drug Viread, or tenofovir …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

Major U.S. Weapons Compromised By Chinese Hackers, Report Warns

A previously undisclosed portion of a U.S. Defense report lists the specific weapons system designs that it says have been at least partially …

May Was A Huge Month For Marijuana Legalization And Virtually Nobody Noticed

May was a huge month for marijuana reform supporters, with a string of significant wins and important milestones as more and more states lean toward a laissez-faire approach to marijuana.<p>First and foremost, the Colorado Legislature successfully navigated its first big regulatory test, inventing the …

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Seeing Double: Errors In Stem-Cell Cloning Paper Raise Doubts

This feels a bit like deja vu.<p>Scientists report a major breakthrough in human stem-cell research. And then just a week later, the findings come under fire.<p>Biologists at Oregon Health & Science University said May 15 that they had cloned human embryos from a person's skin cell.<p>Researchers have been …

NASA's Plan to Lasso an Asteroid is Making Progress

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Quick update on NASA's amazing plan to lasso an asteroid: they're making progress on the ion …