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A pharma giant just made a $100 million move into a disease that's been called 'one of the next epidemic-level chronic diseases'

On Thursday, BMS agreed to pay Japanese company Nitto Denko $100 million to license a drug that's being studied to treat advanced liver fibrosis, a condition that's related to liver conditions like hepatitis C and a fatty liver disease called NASH.<p>The drug, called ND-L02-s0201, is currently in …

Biotechnology

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy It Had to Pay Customers to Use It

Renewable energy generation hit a high in Germany Sunday, with commercial power consumers being paid to use electricity for a few hours.<p>Around midday …

Look for “Error Fares” to Score Incredibly Cheap Flights

With a dose of good timing and a fair amount of flexibility, you can find some decent prices on flights. And with a little more flexibility and …

New Crash Course science show: Physics with Dr. Shini Somara.

Look, I know there’s a huge galaxy-shaped hole in your heart ever since Crash Course Astronomy aired its final episode in January.<p>But despair not! …

Choosing Your Leadership Style? Start with The 5 Must-Have Traits

Whether you are the owner of a business or without a leadership title, you can choose the type of leader you want to be. There is a lot of research …

'Awkward Black Girl' creator partners with Project Greenlight to help aspiring writers

LOS ANGELES — Issa Rae knows what it's like to struggle to get heard in Hollywood. Though the writer-producer-actress eventually rose to mainstream …

Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back)

Ingrained cognitive biases play a role, as does inverted snobbery about educational privilege. But we must battle on, says this scientist<p>Pseudoscience is everywhere – on the back of your shampoo bottle, on the ads that pop up in your Facebook feed, and most of all in the Daily Mail. Bold statements …

Psychology

The Best Chai You Can Buy

Our favorite looseleaf, concentrate, and blends for all of your chai needs.<p>No disrespect to <b>Oprah</b>, but when it's prime mitten-hat-glove season and we want a deep mug of chai, we either make our own (cue this stellar Lahore Deli Chai), or rely on a select few pre-packaged blends and concentrates. …

Chai

If we want medicine to be evidence-based, what should we think when the evidence doesn't agree?

To understand if a new treatment for an illness is really better than older treatments, doctors and researchers look to the best available evidence. …

What The Interview Process Is Like At Google, Apple, Amazon, And Other Tech Companies

The best and worst interview processes according to job applicants will surprise you.<p>It’s kind of a perfect storm.<p>A record 78% of hiring managers anticipate more hiring in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of 2015, according to the latest report from career site Dice. That means …

Google links your camera app and Photos library

Inside the Android version of the Google Photos app, a chunk of users have noticed a new option that makes it easier to access your cloud-centric library after taking a photo. As <i>DroidLife</i> explains, by swiping to the Assistant tab some people now have the option to enable a "Jump from Camera to …

87 Inspiring Quotes for Martin Luther King Jr.'s 87th Birthday | Inc.com

Each morning, I send a subscription email called <i>Big Optimism</i>. It includes a reflection on a timely motivational quote, plus a few other things to encourage positive thinking during the day.<p>Today was among the hardest days to put it together. Why? Because it's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which made …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

18 Pairs of Shoes Celebrities Wear to Survive a Long Night of Partying

Platforms, ankle straps, and more hidden shoe secrets from the Golden Globes red carpet.<p>We've named the best gowns at the Golden Globes, discussed standout red carpet trends, and shared what the stars wore to every after party. Now, we think it's only fair to give a little love to the underdog of …

Sailing this year? Here are 5 top cruise trends to look for in 2016

The cruise industry is chugging ahead in this new year, with an estimated 24 million passengers setting sail.<p>That's a significant jump from the 15 million passengers a decade ago, according to Cruise Lines International Assn.<p><b>FULL COVERAGE: Cruise reviews, deals and news</b><p>Twenty-seven new ocean, river …

Cruise Ships

This Breathing Trick Will Put You to Sleep in Seconds

Yes—sweet, sweet slumber can be yours.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep—we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing technique was …

Yoga

10 Entrepreneurs' Productivity Secrets | Inc.com

Whether you're looking for a productivity app or a podcast to download, most of us ask our network for a recommendation. Why read a random website review when someone in your network has an opinion? Do the number of app downloads really matter if someone you trust loves a product? In the …

Entrepreneurship

Khloe Kardashian's DIY Hair Mask Recipe

Few people have access to the world's fanciest hair masks like a Kardashian, so the fact that Khloé is a DIY kind of girl when it comes to hair treatments is particularly noteworthy. She wrote on her app, "I've learned from my glam squad that if you're going in to get your hair colored, you've *got …

Science Explains...When You Should and Shouldn't Trust Your Brain

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>Advice is usually boiled down to regurgitations of the idea that you are the best judge. Follow your heart, trust your gut, <i>to thine own self be true</i> -- all utterances that essentially say, hey, what you're feeling and what you're thinking is …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Education

27 Decorating Tips We Learned From “Fixer Upper” Star Joanna Gaines’ Beautiful Instagram Account

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Joanna Gaines

Soon You'll Be Able To Vacation In A Fixer Upper Renovated By Chip and Joanna Gaines

So basically, all your dreams are coming true.<p>We've said it before and we'll say it again: We wish we could go to Waco, Texas, to stay in a home renovated by HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines (or even just to visit their new Magnolia Market storefront!). Well, it seems like our dream is about to come …

Creative Mom Turns Children's Hearing Aids into Superheroes to Boost Their Confidence

With a 4-year-old son who was diagnosed with profound deafness and hearing loss just months after his birth, UK mother Sarah Ivermee is all too familiar with the struggles of fitting a child with cochlear implants and other hearing aids. One often neglected issue is the teasing or sense of …

Hearing Aids

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

Immunotherapy

25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond

Whether we’re talking gnocchi or dim sum, we’ve yet to meet a dumpling we haven’t liked. By design, they know how to deliver pure comfort in just a bite or three, and this collection of 25 parcels all bundled up in a thin wrap is no exception. You’ll find an assortment of traditional Chinese …

San Diego Couple Jerry Rice and Janice Ruhter Reveal Torment After Moving into Dream Home

The house seemed to have everything a growing family could want.<p>Located in an upscale suburb, the Spanish-style home featured a huge backyard and a …

Crime

Chemists Find A New Chemical Bond

Forming it requires replacing atoms' electrons with more exotic sub-atomic particles.<p>Fresh evidence suggests there exists a type of chemical bond that nobody has ever seen before, <i>Chemistry World</i> reports.<p>Not that they haven't looked. In the early 1980s, chemists searched for--but couldn't …

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>1) You walk into any store—low- or high-end—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>2) You've</b> …

Home Decorating

The History of the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra

Click through for a short history lesson on the Victoria's Secret Fantasy bra.<p>Another year, anotherVictoria's Secret Fashion Show. A spectacle of glitter, feathers and gemstones, the fashion show always pulls the who's who of modeling, with names that are sure to be on our #fitspiration list for …

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