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New cancer drug regime could double survival rates for thousands of patients

Patients suffering from one of the most deadly types of cancer should be switched to a new drug regime that almost doubles their chance of survival, researchers say.<p>The combination therapy, using two drugs separately available on the NHS, dramatically boosted survival of pancreatic cancer patients …

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

‘Organoid’ makes antibodies without a body

Engineers have created a functional, synthetic immune organ that produces antibodies and can be controlled in the lab, completely separate from a …

It’s Time To Take Flickr Seriously Again

After trying to be a wanna-be Instagram, a new redesign makes Flickr more magical and powerful than ever.<p>Yesterday, Yahoo pushed out the biggest update to Flickr, maybe ever. An update two years in the making, Flickr 4.0 is a total redesign on every platform that uses magical backend algorithms and …

Elon Musk wants to fund city on Mars with Internet-delivering satellites

In November 2014, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk briefly outlined a plan of delivering internet access through a network of 700 satellites.<p>Now, at an …

The Future of Humanity with Elon Musk

You Can Also Listen On<p>About This Episode<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging that future: billionaire …

Tesla announces low-cost batteries for homes

Elon Musk claims at launch that two billion large batteries could provide enough electricity to meet the world’s needs<p>The electric car company Tesla has announced its entry into the energy market, unveiling a suite of low-cost solar batteries for homes, businesses and utilities, “the missing …

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High-tech lotion heals diabetic wounds

A new kind of lotion could one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, say researchers.<p>Scientist and dermatologist …

How Cooking Sous Vide Can Make Parties and Weeknights Easier ... and More Delicious

Out of the frying pan, and into the ... water? It may sound strange, but cooking food in a warm-water bath is actually kind of amazing -- and it's called sous vide. Sous vide takes the guesswork out of cooking by heating your food to exactly the right temperature, producing reliable, delicious, …

Kitchens

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

3D Bioprinting

This is What Happens When You Put Cut Up Onions in Your Socks While You Sleep

The bottom of your feet are powerful and direct access points to internal organs in your body through what is known as meridians in Chinese medicine. …

Onions

50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

Sriracha Sauce

Cancer drug restores memory in mice

When given an experimental cancer drug, mice with a model of Alzheimer’s disease had their memory and brain connections restored.<p>The drug, which had …

Elon Musk: cars you can drive will eventually be outlawed

Because humans can't have nice things<p>Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk believes that cars you can control will eventually be outlawed in favor of ones that are controlled by robots. The simple explanation: Musk believes computers will do a much better job than us to the point where, statistically, …

Tesla Model S will get self-driving feature in 3 months

Tesla Motors plans to roll out autonomous-driving software for its Model S sedan within the next three months, the company's chief executive, Elon Musk, said in a press conference Thursday.<p>Though not full-blown self-driving software, the over-the-air update will initially provide an …

This beautiful Tesla user interface concept is a huge improvement

The giant touchscreen display in the dashboard of the Tesla Model S (and the upcoming Model X) still feels thoroughly modern — there's nothing else on the automotive market that's quite as unapologetically tech-first in its design. That said, as <i>Jalopnik</i>'s Damon Lavrinc notes, the user interface on …

Elon Wants to Make Your Tesla Drive Itself. Is That Legal?

Forget about Google and Audi and Nissan promising we'll see autonomous cars within the next few years. Elon Musk says he'll roll them out in three …

Western Washington’s “Completely New” Projectile Points

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—A tool-making site estimated to be more than 10,000 years old has been found along Bear Creek in suburban Seattle. Thousands of …

Tesla's Elon Musk Says Human-Driven Cars May Be Illegal Someday

Cars driven by humans could be outlawed once it's proven that self-driving autos are safer, Elon Musk says. The founder of electric-car company Tesla told an audience at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday that as autonomous cars become commonplace and establish a …

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Neanderthals Turned Eagle Talons Into 'Stunning' Jewelry

Long before they shared the landscape with modern humans, Neanderthals in Europe developed a sharp sense of style, wearing eagle claws as jewelry, new evidence suggests.<p>Researchers identified eight talons from white-tailed eagles — including four that had distinct notches and cut marks — from a …

The Pros and Cons of Pinterest for Photographers

Amongst the major social media platforms, Pinterest is a bit of an odd one when it comes to photography. It is a website that you either love or …

10 Tips for Optimizing Your Photos with Lightroom: A Primer on Basic Techniques

If you’re just starting out in Adobe Lightroom and would like some guidance on how you can use the software to improve your photographs, here’s a …

Elon Musk is trying to bring the Internet to space

Elon Musk, the man who's determined to move our civilization to Mars, will also tackle creating an Internet in space.<p>The CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX said Friday night that he will use a fleet of satellites to make the Internet speedier and to bring it to those without access, according to media …

Google said to be in talks to invest in SpaceX at $10B valuation

SpaceX has gone where most startups never have: to space. And it looks like Google may well want in on the excitement.<p>According to a report this morning from The Information (subscription required), Google is close to putting a substantial investment into Elon Musk’s rocket company at a valuation …

Google reportedly in satellite investment talks with SpaceX

Google is cementing its interest in outer space.<p>The company, along with investment firm Fidelity, is pumping $1 billion into SpaceX, the rocket company co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk.<p>The deal, confirmed on Tuesday by SpaceX, is just the latest bet Google has made on space technologies. The …

Elon Musk is Going to Build an Internet In Space

Last night at a SpaceX event in Seattle, Elon Musk revealed that he plans to spend $10 billion building out the internet in space.<p>Bloomberg reports that Musk imagines it would change the way the internet on Earth fundamentally operates; instead of data packets bouncing around routers and networks …

Elon Musk gives $10M to fight killer robots

Intelligent robots and computers intent on destroying mankind may sound like science fiction to most of us.<p>But to Elon Musk it's a real threat. That's why he's donating millions to ensure that Artificial Intelligence technology remains safe for humanity.<p>Musk, the founder of both Tesla Motors (TSLA) …

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