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DNA typos to blame for most cancer mutations

Environment and heredity might not contribute as much to cancer risk as researchers thought.

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Flying for Freedom South Africa

Flying in Kruger National Park to get the teams of police officers and forensics to crime scenes where poachers have killed rhino and elephant for …

7 lessons from entrepreneurs who kept their day jobs while starting their businesses

Even better, working for someone else gives you a front-row view of the best (and worst) ways to run a company, from managing time and money to handling customers and employees.<p>We asked some successful entrepreneurs who founded companies while holding down a 9-to-5 to share the lessons they learned.<p>…

The innovators: how smaller batteries give more power to UK solar households

Entrepreneurs,Energy industry,Business,Solar power,Renewable energy,Energy,Environment,Energy bills,Energy efficiency,Consumer affairs,Ethical and green living,Household bills,Money,Energy,Technology,Small business<p>London startup tailors smaller, cheaper battery for UK households to use more of …

Happy Birthday to Dolly the Sheep, the First Cloned Adult Mammal

Also: the birth of contemporary biotech paranoia.<p>Biotech paranoia hardly began with GMOs. On July 5, 1996, Dolly the Sheep was born in Scotland. Formally unveiled to the public nearly a year later after an aggressive campaign of secrecy, Dolly ushered in a new strain of bio-anxiety and outright …

Solar energy revolution: Past point of no return

When the SunShot Initiative was launched by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011, even I thought it was a little crazy to think the goal of $1-per-watt solar energy was within reach. In this article from April 2011, I said that $1 per watt by 2017 had a "fighting chance" at best, but it was a long …

Solar Power

The First Step to a Great Personal Brand? A Distinct Look.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the first article in the series, "Living Your Personal Brand," in which marketing master Jim Joseph discusses practical ways to build your brand daily and use it to advance your personal and professional lives.</i><p>There’s …

Boot up: Sony's self-washing robots and Google Maps Game of Thrones

Plus end-to-end Gmail encryption, apps going the way of consoles, Facebook going all out on ads, and more<p>A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team.<p>VentureBeat's source at Google acknowledged that "end-to-end encryption is the best defense for message …

Cholesterol levels linked to early signs of Alzheimer's in brain

Health news<p>High levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and low levels of the “bad” LDL kind are not just helpful for your heart, they’re better for your brain as well, a new study finds.<p>In fact, the wrong levels of the two types of cholesterol are associated with more of the protein deposits in the brain …

Medical Research

Millions at high risk for lung cancer should be screened yearly, panel says

Health news<p>In a move that could affect millions of current and former smokers, a highly influential, independent panel of medical experts is recommending yearly screening for healthy adults between the ages of 55 and 80 at high risk for lung cancer.<p>The screening would be done with low-dose computed …

Cancer

Biotech boom brings new medicines and biofuels but fears about GM remain

For scientist Jack Newman, creating a new life form has become as simple as this: he types out a DNA sequence on his laptop. Clicks "send". And a few metres away in the laboratory, robotic arms mix together some compounds to produce the desired cells.<p>Newman's biotech company is creating new …

Small is beautiful – nanotechnology in pictures

Photograph: Shruti Gour/Drexel University<p>Spray drying is a commonly used technique in the pharmaceutical industry to control the particle size and distribution of powders. It typically results in shrunken and partly collapsed particles. This is due to the initial formation of a dry shell around a …

Could a brain scan diagnose you as a psychopath?

Society is intrigued by psychopaths, at least from a distance. Hollywood paints them as powerful and emotionless predators – a small few who have embraced their inner dark passengers. Whether it is Gordon Gekko, Catherine Tramell, or Dexter Morgan, the mythology of the psychopath is …

23andMe suspends marketing after failing to meet FDA requirements

Genetic testing company 23andMe has stopped marketing its at-home kit in response to a November order by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).<p>The Google-backed company halted all television, radio and online advertising for its $99 Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS) last …

Cancer trial drug eliminates advanced leukaemia in 23% of patients

A cancer drug in a Melbourne-led trial eliminated advanced leukaemia in almost a quarter of patients who had run out of options, researchers say.<p>They say the cancer was cleared in 23 per cent of patients and a further 61 per cent achieved partial remission, despite having endured an average of four …

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.<p>The study, involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of …