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The Frog Slime Cure for Flu

A compound found in the protective slime of an Indian frog blows apart flu viruses and might become a powerful new drug to treat influenza, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>The compound, a small structure called a peptide, cured mice of killer doses of human flu, the research team reported in the …

Silicon Valley has a fresh take on a new movement that could be the future of medicine

For $150 a month, it acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>It's a type of doctor's office that's similar to direct primary care, a small but fast-growing movement of pediatricians, family-medicine …

7 Things You Know in UX That Will Help You Design Chatbots

At BEEVA we have been working with chatbots for some time now. In addition to the design framework I previously published, I’m going to share seven …

How to Find the Best ISO for Astrophotography: Dynamic Range and Noise

ISO is one of the three major exposure settings in the exposure triangle of a digital camera — shutter time, f/number, and ISO. Of the three, it is …

Cameras

Our lungs play a previously unknown role in making blood

The lungs produce half the platelets circulating in the blood of mice.<p>The lungs are not just for respiration and could also play a crucial, and …

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

Stem Cells

Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing

BLOOD from the young seems to have healing powers, but how can we harness them without relying on donors? The discovery of a protein that keeps blood …

Pixar’s next film looks like a gorgeous trip to the afterlife

Err, the Land of the Dead, that is<p>Pixar has a new, original film heading to theaters this fall: <i>Coco</i>, a musical adventure premiering this November. Its first teaser trailer promises a slightly darker look than we’re used to from the studio, with the Land of the Dead figuring in as a major part of …

Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Headed For Bigger Tests

Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.<p>The drug is nilotinib, which is approved to treat a form of leukemia.<p>In late 2015, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center found that small doses of the drug appeared to help a …

Dementia

Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

OK, kids, a quick moment to gloat: As it turns out, it’s not just you; it’s us parents too. We just can’t stop staring at screens.<p>That’s the result of a new national survey suggesting that parents spend nine hours a day plugged into tech, with only an hour and a half of it dedicated to work and …

Parenting

Family History of Heart Disease? You Can Still Cut Risk 50 Percent

DNA isn’t destiny when it comes to heart attacks. That's at least the takeaway from a new study of more than 55,000 adults published in the <i>New</i> …

Holistic Medicine

YouTuber Builds Working Atari Emulator In Minecraft

SethBling is a master at making games do amazing things. He’s managed to inject the code for Flappy Bird into <i>Super Mario World</i> and created a bot that …

Here's everything we know about Pixar's next movie 'Coco' — its only original film until 2020

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• "Coco" is Pixar's only original film for the next three years.</b><b><br>• It's about a young Mexican boy who wants to be a musician and enters the underworld.<br>• The movie has an all-Latino voice cast.</b><p>Pixar has been teasing "Coco" for about six years now. But until today, the details have …

Modern medicine and C-sections are affecting human evolution in a very interesting way

Technology and modern medicine has brought us a long way in the last hundred years. So many diseases that used to be life threatening can now be …

This Gorgeous, Handmade Stop-Motion Short Took Seven Years to Complete

Simon Scheiber spent seven years making <i>The Lighthouse</i>, the tale of a solitary lighthouse keeper whose ho-hum life is jolted with surreal excitement …

Microsoft LifeCam Studio review: A hi-def webcam for business or pleasure

Billed as the top dog of Microsoft’s LifeCam line, the LifeCam Studio ($100 MSRP, currently available from Amazon for $55) pulls out all the stops: 1080p video, Skype certification, and an eye-catching durable design. It mostly lives up to its high-end promise, too, ranking near the top of the …

Case Study: Toonie. Mascot Design for UI Interactions.

Working over any interactive product, designers have to find the way of communication which will correspond to users’ expectations and will be …

What makes Bach sound like Bach? New dataset teaches algorithms classical music

MusicNet is a new publicly available dataset from UW researchers that labels each note of 330 classical compositions in ways that can teach machine …

GSK gets green light to sell breakthrough asthma treatment to the NHS

GlaxoSmithKline has had one of its most promising new asthma drugs recommended for use on the NHS in England and Wales after agreeing to cut the price of the treatment.<p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has said mepolizumab, sold under the brand name Nucala, should be …

Asthma

The Man Who Invented VR Goggles 50 Years Too Soon

Science fiction as we know it would not exist without Hugo Gernsback. He coined the term “science fiction” as the editor and publisher of <i>Amazing</i> …

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

New York University

Surprising monkey study could lead to 'functional' HIV cure | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn’t make house calls.<p>But when a drug already taken by thousands of people for intestinal conditions appeared to control the monkey version of HIV, it got the attention of the director of …

The Coolest Returning and New Sci-Fi TV Shows of 2017 and Beyond

Here are the Coolest New Sci-Fi TV Shows Airing in 2017, 2017…<i>ish</i> and beyond.<p>It looks like Marvel will have their hands full once again as they …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

This column is by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy <i><br>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you</i> …

Creativity

IBM and allies find a way to make chips even tinier and faster

Chip designs two generations more advanced than today's cutting-edge designs are now closer to reality as IBM announced Wednesday it's built a test processor that makes computer circuitry significantly more powerful.<p>The test chip has working components, called transistors, but it is a research and …

Engineering

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower Looks to Set a Record

At 830 m from base to tip, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building—for now. Iwan Baan

Microsoft Edge is already good enough for me to drop Chrome

From the tarnished ashes of Internet Explorer came Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built from the ground up for Windows 10. When we first went hands-on with the browser – then still called Project Spartan – we thought it brought some interesting concepts to the table, but it was much too buggy …

Zero UI will "change design"

Zero UI is the new term for "invisible interfaces"—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: "If you look …

Cystic Fibrosis improved with gene therapy for first time

Gene therapy has been shown to have a "significant" but "modest benefit" for cystic fibrosis sufferers for the first time.<p>The root cause of the …