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Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill | Ars Technica

“That got us kind of p---ed off,” doctor said after learning of price jump.<p>A drug that treats a variety of white blood cell cancers typically costs …

Pharma

Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach | Ars Technica

Hydro and wind were the big players last month.<p>Portugal's energy system operator had some interesting news to share once March had closed out. It …

Renewable Energy

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

In the early 1950s, the psychologist Muzafer Sherif brought together a group of boys at a US summer camp – and tried to make them fight each other. Does his work teach us anything about our age of resurgent tribalism?<p>• Read an extract from The Lost Boys<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods …

Psychology

All of the World's Yeast Probably Originated in China

Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.<p>When scientists in France set out to sequence 1,000 yeast genomes, they looked at strains from all the places you might expect: beer, bread, wine.<p>But also: sewage, termite mounds, tree …

Anthropology

sexo e género (BLASFÉMIAS)

This algorithm can hide secret messages in regular-looking text

Whether it’s hiding messages under the stamps on letters or writing in invisible ink, people have always found ingenious ways of using whatever …

Extracted

Here's how to see which apps have access to your Facebook data — and cut them off

If you've ever opened an app and selected the option to "log in with Facebook" instead of creating a new account, chances are that the people or …

Apps

Open-plan offices have been found to reduce productivity and impair memory. They’re associated with high staff turnover. They make people sick, hostile, unmotivated, and insecure. Open-plan workers are more likely to argue more with their colleagues. https://t.co/fkz2g87iuu

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

Mathematics

As provas da Lava Jato contra Lula no caso triplex

Lula. Foto: REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto<p>Ao <b>condenar o ex-presidente Lula e aumentar sua pena para 12 anos e 1 mês de prisão</b> em regime fechado, na …

Encontro FDC “E se o SNS acabar?”

(aviso: este é um texto longo, e contém publicidade)<p>A Marina Caldas, jornalista há muito tempo dedicada aos temas de e à comunicação em saúde, lançou …

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

Is the doctor in?<p>In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce.<p>“You call the doctor’s office to book an appointment,” said Matt Feit, a 45-year-old screenwriter in …

Health Care

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Stealing Wi-Fi Passwords with an Evil Twin Attack

While Wi-Fi networks can be set up by smart IT people, that doesn't mean the users of the network are similarly tech-savvy. We'll demonstrate how an …

White Hat

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

Fake News About Health You Need to Stop Believing

Low-fat diets are good for your heart, and other dangerous lies that can hurt you.<p>I met Luke at a professional conference. I'm a public health and behavioral science expert; Luke's a statistician for a hospital system in New York City. I thought he was brilliant — two Ivy League degrees, decades of …

Fake News

Joseph Fourier is Still Transforming Science

From JPEG images to the detection of gravitational waves, the work of Joseph Fourier, whose 250th anniversary is being celebrated this March, led to …

Mathematics

With Mega Millions now at $502 million, Here are 12 things you better not do if you win

The Mega Millions lottery drawing Friday night could make for a really Good Friday indeed for some lucky winner or winners. With the jackpot now up to $502 million, the cash option, or a lump-sum payment, will still pay out $301 million to the grand prize winner(s).<p>Winning a lottery even one-tenth …

Finance

100 Things Everyone Should Do In London

If you're visiting London, you can't afford to miss these sights.

England

Tired of Netflix? Here’s where to find free, legal movies online

Everyone has those days where they fire up Netflix or Hulu, only to find they’ve already watched every good movie the service has to offer. Few of us …

Televisions

Aprende a tirar o quebranto (mau-olhado)

Rezas populares – Aprende a tirar o quebranto (mau-olhado)!<p>Sabias que o quebranto, mais conhecido por “mau-olhado”, é o resultado da energia negativa …

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloads

Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well. Then streaming happened, and last year generated more money in the US than all the other formats. Now, digital downloads are coming in …

RIAA

How To Safely Access The Dark Web

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web - those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing - are not for the …

Privacy

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

Bitmain's $12K cryptocurrency miner might be useless by the time it ships

Bitcoin mining titan Bitmain has launched a new ultra-powerful cryptocurrency miner specifically designed for the CryptoNight hashing algorithm which powers privacy-oriented coins like Monero (XMR) and Bytecoin (BCN). But there is one massive problem: the device might be virtually obsolete by the …

Ever buy an original PS3? Sony may owe you $65

Sony's "OtherOS" class-action settlement could mean money in your pocket.<p>Remember when Sony said your PlayStation 3 would be a "computer," not just a game console? Remember when Sony backed up that claim by letting anyone (including the US Air Force) install Linux on the thing? Remember when Sony …

Class Action

HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of …

Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Fewer heart attack patients die when top cardiologists are away at conferences, study finds

Heart attack patients are more likely to survive when top cardiologists are not in the hospital, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that when heart specialists are away at academic conferences, the survival rate at their hospitals actually improves.<p>They believe that …

This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

Eastern Washington had cheap power and tons of space. Then the suitcases of cash started arriving.<p><b>EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the</b> wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a …

Bitcoin