Laura Mosher

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Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

When Barbara Marder was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she had part of her right lung removed, went through a round of chemotherapy and tried to move on with her life.<p>"I had hoped that everything was fine — that I would not create difficulty for my children, that I would get to see my …

Immunotherapy

The Best Book I Read This Year

Staff selections from a year of reading<p><i>The Atlantic</i>'s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

Space Science

Out of Fuel, Venus Express Is Falling Gently to Its Death in Planet's Skies

After more than eight years orbiting Venus, the European spacecraft's comes to an end.<p>Just above the surface of Venus, one of Earth's most intrepid robots is slipping into a sulfuric hereafter.<p>Over the next few months, Venus Express will fall slowly through the 150-mile-thick (250 kilometers) …

JRR Tolkien: 'Film my books? It's easier to film The Odyssey'

<b>This interview was originally published in The Telegraph magazine on March 22. 1968.</b><p>“Spiders,” observed Professor JRR Tolkien, cradling the word with the same affection that he cradled the pipe in his hand, “are the particular terror of northern imaginations.” The Professor, now 76, is the author …

Literature

The Dirt on Dirt: 5 Things You Should Know About Soil

It's World Soil Day: why our life depends on it.<p>We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?<p>The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is giving soil …

It Only Takes 5 Minutes to Become a Morning Person

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>How you start your day sets the context and your mindset for the rest of the day.<p>Yet, most …

Sleep

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

How to Prank Your Stupid Cat

On April Fools, there's no one more deserving of a good, old-fashioned prank than your smug asshole of a cat. These pranks should help take him down …

Hilarious Trailer for the Vampire Comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

DNA Confirms: Here Lieth Richard III, Under Yon Parking Lot

The king's genes also raise some royally embarrassing questions about the legitimacy of the Tudors who ended his reign.<p>Ancient bones discovered under a parking lot have been confirmed as those of the medieval king Richard III, through a DNA test that also raises questions about the legitimacy of …

DIY Holiday Garlands — 5 Ways

Garlands are a great way to instantly add holiday cheer to every unsuspecting surface or ledge in your home. The fireplace mantel? Well, it probably …

Bugs, Spiders Keep NYC Clean by Eating Garbage

The critters eat the equivalent of 60,000 hot dogs a year in just one area of the Big Apple, a new study says.<p>Meet our cities' real litterbugs: New research shows that insects and spiders consume a big portion of the food tossed on the ground in New York City—and likely other places.<p>By scattering a …