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12 changes that could shake up the blockchain world in 2018

If there is one thing I have learned in the last two years in the cryptocurrency world, it’s that things change so quickly in this sector, it can humble anybody. Anyone who says he knows what he is talking about, doesn’t!<p>Still, it’s New Year’s Day, so what the heck? I’ll put my neck out there with …

'Is Ian cured? Maybe': the astonishing cancer treatment of Australia's chief scientist

“One of my kids said to me it was the first time in their life they saw me scared,” says Ian Chubb, recalling a time he found himself almost unable to breathe after walking for just a few dozen metres.<p>Perhaps more than any other living Australian, Chubb has dedicated his life to championing science.<p>…

Cancer

The Scary Future of Cancer Therapy

By Alison Wakoff Loren, MD, MS and Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS<p>We leukemia doctors live in exciting times, we tell one another.<p>In an unprecedented year, the FDA has now approved six drugs for the treatment of acute leukemias, the rare, but grim, blood cancers that have been treated essentially with …

Ancient genetic "kill switch" causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Cancer is one of our most persistent enemies, but while we now have advanced immune systems to fight the good fight, how did early multicellular life …

Scientists Studied the Daily Lives of 1,000 CEOs. Here's the 1 Thing the Successful Ones Did | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I adore it when I read fine articles that tell me all great CEOs get up at 5 a.m., eat two boiled eggs, swim butterfly better than breast stroke, and sleep only three hours a night.<p>You'd think, …

CEOs

Become a blockchain expert in 1,384 words

And it's going to fundamentally change how businesses operate.<p>Make no mistake… this revolution is <i>at least</i> as significant as the one brought about by the Internet. It will disrupt every single business on the face of the earth.<p>That's why it's vital that you learn to understand this technology. It …

The One Quality That All Successful People Have | Inc.com

When speaking at events, I often start out with some audience interaction. I do this by asking the audience what do they think is the number one indicator that people will be successful.<p>I always get some great answers such as drive, intelligence, self-confidence, entrepreneurial skills, …

Self-improvement

Fred Hutch study: New nanoparticle immunotherapy could replace chemo as front-line cancer treatment

Dr. Matthias Stephan has a vision: cancer-killing immunotherapy that is so cheap and easy to access it replaces chemotherapy as the front-line …

Evidence Suggests Early Exposure to Antibiotics Might Lead to Long-Term Behavioural Changes

The mice showed increased anxiety and aggression.<p>Researchers have found that giving low doses of a common antibiotic to pregnant mice and their …

The secret to curing cancer could lie in treatments that 'supercharge' immune systems

In September 2012, Adrian Webb's wife spotted that a mole on his back had changed colour. It was a melanoma and it had spread to his lymph nodes. …

Humans 2.0: these geneticists want to create an artificial genome by synthesising our DNA

In July 2015, 100 geneticists met at the New York Genome Center to discuss yeast. At 12 million base pairs long, it's the largest genome scientists …

Genetics

The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

In 2001, President George W. Bush issued an executive order banning federal funding for new sources of stem cells developed from preimplantation human embryos. The action stalled research and discouraged scientists.<p>Five years later, a Kyoto University scientist, Shinya Yamanaka, and his graduate …

Cell Biology

Why 2017 Is the Year to Invest in Artificial Intelligence Stocks

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The other day I sat in a coffee shop across from a student who was studying a complex math problem. The equation took up the entire page, and he sat there staring at it for quite awhile. After I thought about how glad I am to not be in school anymore, I started thinking …

This protein designer aims to revolutionize medicines and materials

From DNA to proteins<p>The machinery for building proteins is essential for all life on earth. Click on the arrows at the bottom or swipe horizontally …

The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

The US intelligence chief made some chilling predictions for 2016's biggest global threats

Clapper's testimony reflected the US Intelligence Community's (IC) Worldwide Threat Assessment for the coming year.<p>Based on the insights of the various branches of the IC, Clapper provided a rundown of the major global and regional threats.<p>Based on his released statements, we have summarized the …

If you want to get a bigger salary and expand your skill set, this is the programming language you should learn

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Coding is cool. We don't know how it happened, but in 2015 it's a fact. Even Chris Bosh, arguably a top ten forward in the …

Republicans ‘don’t have a vision,’ Ryan says in first interviews as speaker

Paul D. Ryan, in his first series of interviews since his election Thursday as House speaker, blamed a policy vacuum for causing months of Republican infighting on Capitol Hill.<p>“We fight over tactics because we don’t have a vision,” Ryan (R-Wis.) said on “Fox News Sunday” in the first of five …

Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up white instead. That Perry, a molecular embryologist at the University of Bath, tweaked their coat colour isn’t new – scientists have been making so-called knock-out mice, in which certain genes are disabled, since the …

Genetics

China, Japan And The US -- A Complex Combustible Triangle

Taro Aso, Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, announced on 2 April that Japan would not join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) out of loyalty to the US. He is the grandson of Shigeru Yoshida. Yoshida, a wily highly capable diplomat, was Japan’s prime minister during …

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

367 House lawmakers warn Obama on Iran

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A veto-proof, bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have signed an open letter to President Barack Obama warning him that any nuclear deal with Iran will effectively require congressional approval for implementation.<p>A group of bipartisan senators have penned a bill mandating …

30 Mac SEO tools to boost your website’s traffic

<i>This post is brought to you by SEO PowerSuite.</i><p>Search engine optimization can make or break your website. And Google and other search engines’ constant tweaking of their algorithms means a “set it and forget it” policy can lead to disaster for your site’s SEO.<p>Luckily, there are plenty of DIY tools …

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Top Web Design Trends for 2015

There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many …

34 Free jQuery CSS3 Navigation Menu Plugins/Tutorials

Navigation is one of the most important element of a website design. Building a professional website menu is essential to give your visitors a good …

How Business Intelligence can Work Jointly with Online Marketing

In spite of the several benefits offered by business intelligence, many companies don’t use it in their online marketing. Well, business intelligence</i> …

Marketing

6 Things Wise Leaders Do To Engage Their Employees

An article in the New York Daily News reports that nearly 70% of U.S. employees are miserable at work. According to the story, research conducted by the Gallup Poll suggests that the majority of American’s dislike or feel disengaged on the job. Needless to say, this is disturbing news. It’s also an …

Leadership

Scientists have engineered a bacteria with a genetic 'kill switch'

Genetic engineers have designed strains of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria that can survive only in the presence of a synthetic amino acid that does not exist in the natural environment — meaning that if these bacteria escape the lab, they should, in theory, eventually die.<p>“Amino acids are the essential building …

When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel

Code-named ‘The Green Prince,’ Mosab Hassan Yousef betrayed his father and passed intel from the highest echelons of Hamas to Israel’s internal …