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10 Steps To A Perfectly Organised Wardrobe

A definitive guide to getting more value and variation from your clothes<p>Minimalism might be the smug Instagram ideal, but the reality for most people …

Men's Fashion

50 Grilling Recipes That'll Cover All Of Your Summertime Needs

Fire up those grills!<p>Grilling season is here again, and that means one thing: all of your meals are about to get a whole lot tastier. There’s something about a little char with your veggies and a smoky flavor to your meat that makes dinnertime so much more satisfying ― especially when that meal is …

Cooking

Why Microdosing Is Taking Over Medical Marijuana

In the winter of 1999, Dr. Allan Frankel, a renowned internist in Los Angeles, suffered a viral infection of the heart. Doctors told him he had six …

Cannabis

A Day in the Life of a Food Vendor

It’s 6 on a Wednesday morning, and Kabir Ahmed has snoozed his alarm one too many times. He steps softly, barefoot, around his small, second-story apartment in Jamaica, Queens, creaking through the green and pink hall.<p>He is late, but careful not to wake his wife and their three children, or his …

Business Administration

The Office: Jim schtick

Stop Giving Away Shots: Tighten Your Game From Tee To Green

The difference between a good round and a bad one is how well you avoid the three biggest shot-wasters in golf: (1) Penalty strokes when hitting longer clubs; (2) Needing two short-game shots to get the ball on the green; (3) Three-putting. To avoid these mistakes, I'll first get your chipping and …

Eric Schmidt: ‘Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight’ over it

Google grabbed five major clients for its cloud business.<p>Google announced Wednesday it had recently gained some major customers on its cloud platform: Verizon, Colgate, HSBC and eBay.<p>The message from Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt during a keynote highlighting the additions at the annual …

Baidu’s Artificial Intelligence Lab Unveils Synthetic Speech System - MIT Technology Review

In the battle to apply deep-learning techniques to the real world, one company stands head and shoulders above the competition. Google’s DeepMind …

Artificial Intelligence

Bannon says he’s a Leninist: that could explain the White House’s new tactics

Trump’s top political adviser says he wants to destroy the state, like the Bolshevik leader, and some of his ideas certainly echo the Russian revolutionary<p>Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s chief political strategist and, after Trump, the most powerful man in Washington, once declared proudly: “I am …

Donald Trump

Peter Thiel vs. the FDA

Trump has tapped Thiel to help unleash the Silicon Valley mindset on the agency. Will it work?<p>Since the election of Donald Trump, there’s been a lot of discussion in medical circles about bringing a Silicon Valley ethos to drug innovation in America.<p>This idea is embodied in Peter Thiel, the …

A transplant operation of cartilage from the nose could bring help to people who suffer knee problems

Swiss doctors have reported that cartilage cells harvested from patients’ own noses have been used to successfully produce cartilage transplants for the treatment of the knees of 10 adults with damaged cartilages.<p>Two years after reconstruction, most recipients reported improvements in pain, knee …

Meet The Newest Blood-Repelling Material Designed For Medical Implants

Whoever coined the phrase “blood is thicker than water” probably wasn’t thinking about chemistry. But in any case, researchers are now reporting a strategy for making titanium surfaces that repel blood. At this stage, the material is only a laboratory experiment. If future testing pans out, the …

Immune System

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

Uber gives cities a peek under the hood, sharing trip data with new tool

Now operating in more than 450 locations, Uber is sitting on a wealth of data about how our cities operate.<p>Notorious for its heated battles with …

Proof will track your blood alcohol content with a wristband

Checking your blood alcohol content with a breathalyzer while out with some friends might just be a party trick — but if you really wanted to know it to figure out whether or not you should have another drink, it might be awkward to pull one out.<p>So that’s why Evan Strenk started Milo Sensors, a …

Travelers react to smartphone wipes in Japanese bathroom stalls

Travelers passing through Tokyo's Narita International Airport have spotted an unusual offering in bathroom stalls: toilet paper for smartphones.<p>The airport's smartphone wipe dispensers, available in 86 stalls throughout the arrival hall, hang next to traditional toilet paper dispensers.<p>The move …

Japan

Scar-Free Healing Is Almost Here

Scientists have figured out how to make scars heal like regular skin.<p>Scars have been a persistent problem for people healing from injuries and surgery for all of human existence. But that might be about to change. New research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, …

To Rate How Smart Dogs Are, Humans Learn New Tricks

Pam Giordano thinks her dog is quite intelligent, and she has proof: Giorgio, an 11-year-old Havanese, has diplomas stating he has a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from Yale. The bumper sticker on Ms. Giordano’s car announces, “My dog made it to the Ivy League.”<p>The honors were bestowed on Giorgio …

Pets

NHS rejects claims of 'humanitarian crisis' in England's hospitals

<b>The NHS has disputed claims from the Red Cross that there is a "humanitarian crisis" in its hospitals in England.</b><p>One of NHS England's specialist medical directors said he thought the service was not "at that point" of crisis, but admitted demand was higher than ever.<p>The Red Cross helps some …

MIT Invented The Material We’ll Need To Build In Space

It’s ten times stronger than steel but is only 5% as dense, and it could revolutionize architecture on Earth, too.<p>The space elevator–a theoretical mode of transportation where transport modules move up and down a long cable that connects Earth to space–has long been the stuff of futuristic fantasy. …

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Psychedelia

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't) | Inc.com

This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and we have developed all kinds of fads to combat it--from standing desks to smartphone alerts to get us up and moving.<p>Armed with that …

Standardized Testing

New peanut allergy prevention guidelines start in infancy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Peanut allergy affects about 2% of the children in the United States, and those numbers appear to be growing.<p>A serious peanut allergy can lead to anaphylaxis and, rarely, even death, which means some parents avoided introducing peanuts to their children.<p>But on Thursday, an expert panel …

Biomedicine

Could a little-known California law allow Mike Trout to become a free agent?

Section 2855 of the California Labor Code suggests it's possible<p>By any objective measure, Angels center fielder Mike Trout is the best baseball …

Mike Trout

Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News

Fake news.<p>We’ve used this phrase so many times in the past two months that it’s almost lost meaning — partly because it can mean so many different …

Don’t forget the corruption that inspired the US Office of Congressional Ethics in the first place

Even with the Republican party backing off a threat to neuter the House Office of Congressional Ethics, it’s instructive to remember why the office exists in the first place.<p>It’s all fairly recent history. In June 2005, a story broke in the San Diego Union-Tribune about a member of Congress who …

Corruption

The Latest: AMA asks GOP how it would replace 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress convening for a new session (all times EST):<p>9:25 p.m.<p>The American Medical Association wants Republicans to …

Health Care