Monica Winters

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Israeli Scientists Uncover Therapy That Converts Cancer Cells Into Normal Ones

Cancer cells, by definition, are abnormal cells that divide with abandon and have the potential to spread throughout and wreak havoc on your vital …

Cancer

Meet the Startup That's Giving Away Its CRISPR-Like Technology For Free

CRISPR is one of the most promising areas in biotech, but much of that potential has been locked behind expensive licensing schemes.<p>CRISPR is one of the most exciting areas in biotech. Investors, from VCs to the Defense Department, are pouring billions into CRISPR and CRISPR-like technology …

Genetics

Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The …

Nonprofits

To Take Charge of Your Career, Start by Building Your Tribe

Show me a person who sees uncertainty as opportunity, and I’ll show you a person who has mastered the new world of work.<p>A person like Juliet (not her real name), for example, who described a stressful stretch of her career as “disgustingly exciting.”<p>Juliet had left full-time employment in the …

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was …

Depression

You don't need to be a pro to sell your photos online

Earn a little cash from stock photography websites.<p>If you have a passion for photography, you don't have to wait for your big break. While you work on your craft, you can earn money by selling your pictures on stock photo sites.<p>This is a great way to get cash from a hobby you already enjoy, but …

Selling

Building lithium-sulfur batteries with paper biomass: Scientists have developed a patented method to use cheap and abundant paper biomass to make lithium-sulfur batteries

Scientists have developed a patented method to use cheap and abundant paper biomass to make lithium-sulfur batteries<p>A major byproduct in the …

Doctors say 'superblood' may work against deadly malignancies

New therapy seen as possible treatment for pancreatic cancer and triple-negative breast cancer, among others.<p>Cancer care has seen its share of false dawns in recent years, with many new drugs failing to live up to their early promise. But now there’s great excitement over so-called “superblood” — …

Cancer

This supplement may promote healthy arterial aging

A small pilot study of older people suggests that taking a daily supplement of a nutrient that is present naturally in foods may improve artery …

Atul Gawande: Vexing health problems can be solved, Gawande says

Tackling complex issues such as opioid addiction, gun violence, and uneven access to medical care seems daunting, but Atul Gawande said history shows …

Health Care

How does a fuel cell work, and should I buy a hydrogen car?

It was Welsh scientist and justice of the peace Sir William Grove who, in 1839, discovered the principle of producing electricity from an electro-chemical reaction between hydrogen and air.<p>He called it the 'gas battery', though what we now know as the fuel cell wasn't really a feasible electricity …

Slicing Ice With Your Fingers (and a bit of graphene)! | Outrageous Acts of Science

Chile Adopts Blockchain Technology For National Energy Grid

The Chilean energy regulatory agency, the Comisión Nacional de Energía de Chile (CNE), has announced that it will implement Blockchain technology in …

Peanut allergy? Avoid nuts with these 3 free apps

Whether you are cooking in or eating out, these apps can help peanut allergy sufferers avoid foods with nuts.<p>If you don't want to spring for a pricey peanut sensor, then you can use your phone to avoid foods that contain nuts. Here are three free apps that can help peanut allergy …

Apps

A Harvard professor thinks that tech’s true power comes from design

There’s great risk attached to providing personal information to tech companies through everyday connections—these days, even as you sleep. Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney says the companies’ great power comes not only from the inescapable presence of their creations but from the ability to …

We Might Finally Know Why The Blood of Young People Can Rejuvenate Old Brains

Still creepy though.<p>Scientists have been rejuvenating old mice with infusions of not just the blood of younger mice, but even blood from teenage …

Dark websites: The best sites to get started with on the dark web

Dark websites aren't as easy to find as those on the regular internet so here's our pick of the best and how to access them<p>There are plenty of useful …

Psychiatric illnesses share similar gene activity, study suggests

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least three neuropsychiatric disorders -- autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- appear to share similar patterns of gene activity, a new study suggests.<p>The study, published last week in the journal Science, looked at gene products -- otherwise known as messenger RNA -- in over …

Neuroscience

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Georgia Tech

Drinking alcohol can clear brain waste, study finds

If you're partial to a drink or two, you will love the results of a recent study; researchers have found that a "low" intake of alcohol may help to …

Cancer 'vaccine' eliminated all tumors in mice, human trials being conducted

A new approach to fighting cancerous tumors in mice by Stanford University researchers has been found to not only eliminate the tumors they targeted, …

Scientists found a new way to slow Alzheimer’s progress

One of the biggest tragedies of Alzheimer’s is by the time patients suspect something is wrong, there’s usually not a whole lot that medicine can do to help.<p>The disease causes buildups of amyloid plaques and tau protein tangles that irreversibly degrade the brain, which leads to symptoms like …

Tricked-out Barbecue Will Make You Do a Spit Take

[Strn] and his friends love to barbecue no matter what it’s like outside. But something always seems to interrupt the fun: either it’s time to get up …

Jet Stream

Zap your brain for a better you

Squirt some conductive gel on your skin, place a lightweight headset on your noggin and, according to a number of companies at CES, there's barely a limit to the types of self-improvement you can achieve. You can improve your sleep or your athletic performance, or lose weight. You might relieve …

India:New approach for producing hydrogen gas developed

<b>New Delhi (India Science Wire)</b> -- Hydrogen is considered one of the best sources of green energy. But economic production and storage remain major …

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

I’ll never go back to watching TV without this $14 accessory

It might seem odd if you’ve never experienced this for yourself, but I don’t think I can ever go back to watching TV at home without the EveShine …

Remote Controls

Why bones might hold the secret to weight loss

Scientists have found an entirely new mechanism by which our body measures and influences our weight. This "gravitostat" is thought to reside in our …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality

America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil—or necessarily bad? Angus Deaton, an economics professor at Princeton, and the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is asked questions like these all the …

Economics