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Bill Gates Raises A Glass To (And Of) Water Made From Poop

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water? Easy — get the water from poop.<p>It's a scientifically sound idea, and Bill Gates has a video to prove it. In the video, released this week, he stands in front of the Janicki Omniprocessor, a giant new …

A new breakthrough could end our antibiotic crisis

The rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is a growing worry and threatens to put healthcare back to the early 20th century. Such resistance to drugs was inevitable, because bacteria evolve and learn to defend themselves. But we are worried now because new classes of antibiotics aren’t …

Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

Medicine

'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

Our current cultural obsession with food is undeniable. But, while the advent of the foodie may be a 21st century phenomenon, from an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, a new book argues.<p>In <i>Tasty: the Art and Science of What We Eat</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says

Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain and it may even lower your IQ, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>Researchers found that compared to nonusers, people who smoked marijuana starting as early as age 14 have …

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, U.S. study finds | Reuters

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday, a finding that could have implications for reducing consumption of beer, wine and liquor.<p>Men drink beer at a restaurant in Hanoi in …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

Genetic Links Found Between Schizophrenia And Cannabis Use

A new study involving over 2,000 participants has found an association between genetic risk factors for schizophrenia and cannabis use, suggesting …

Recreational Pot Use Harmful to Young People's Brains

For those young people — and their parents — who think that smoking pot in moderation isn’t harmful, it’s time to think again.<p>A study released this …

Nearly 120 People Overdose on Synthetic Marijuana in 5-Day Period

Almost 120 people in a five-day period in Texas overdosed on a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana.<p>Police believe the drug on which …

FDA Approves Handheld Opiate Antidote

Food and Drug Administration officials on Thursday approved a new handheld device that can quickly deliver a life-saving antidote to addicts who have overdosed on heroin or other opiate drugs.<p>The device, Evzio, will allow family members or caregivers of addicts to deliver a single dose of the drug …

E-Professionalism: How to Be Social in Today's World

<i>Social media is no longer strictly personal. As the technology continues to evolve, health care professionals are becoming more involved online to</i> …

Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta | Colossal

<p>Madrid-based artist Sara Landeta is currently working on a series of birds painted on the backs of unfolded medicine boxes. You can follow her work …