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Knowledge Network launches documentary series about VGH Emergency Room

Print<p>Related<p>It has gripping life-and-death drama, a fast pace, and all the mayhem of a Hollywood action film. Except a new television series that …

Scuba Breath

My perception of a pristine and peaceful scuba dive changed when I went for my first dive off the Great Barrier Reef. It looks so easy in the movies, …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Does Bedtime Honey Improve Sleep? Nine Reasons to Think So

Stuart King, an Australian musician in his thirties, recently commented:<p>Most days I wake up feeling more tired than when I went to bed the night …

3D-printed regenerative shoes developed by British designer

Self-repairing trainers that are 3D-printed from biological cells could be a reality by 2050<p>A British designer has come up with a concept for a pair of running shoes that can be 3D-printed from synthetic biological material and repair themselves overnight.<p>London designer and researcher Shamees Aden …

Scientists Turn To The Crowd In Quest For New Antibiotics

Could you dig up the next antibiotic in your backyard? Two scientists would like you and, if they're lucky, millions of other people to give it a try.<p>The researchers hope that lots of do-it-yourself scientists around the world can come up with the next big idea for much-needed drugs.<p>There are …

Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

'Mindfulness' Meditation Alters Gene Expression, Study Suggests

It's no secret that mindfulness meditation -- a practice that encourages focusing attention on the present moment -- can ease emotional stress. And evidence is mounting that mindfulness also may have key benefits for your physical health -- from lowering blood pressure to helping curb addiction.<p>But …

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the publications.<p>Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Restaurant review: Diners line up for ‘hippie Mexican’ food at Bandidas

Print<p>Related<p>Sometimes, the front of house in a restaurant seems to do everything right and yet, there’s a negative ju-ju because the service doesn’t …

These New Yorker Cartoons Perfectly Sum Up What's Wrong With Our Tech-Addicted Culture

Liam Francis Walsh is a rare breed: A working, urban-dwelling adult who doesn't own a smartphone. The New Yorker cartoonist -- whose recent work mocks our cultural tendency towards Internet addiction -- describes himself as a "late adopter" of technology. According to Walsh, he began to see the …

Plenty of job vacancies for dermatologists in BC; uncompetitive pay to blame, doctors charge

<b>By PAMELA FAYERMAN</b><p>BC dermatologists say a shortage of skin specialists has reached crisis proportions.<p>Patients with serious skin problems are waiting …

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading

Author Vaclav Smil tackles the big problems facing America and the world. Andreas Laszlo Konrath<p>"There is no author whose books I look forward to …

Hundreds, if not thousands, of B.C. kids go to school hungry

Print<p>Related<p>Forty children come to Richmond’s William Bridge Elementary hungry every day and bring nothing for lunch. By cobbling together donations …

Dwyane Wade Teams Up with The Tie Bar

The NBA star takes a shot as neckwear designer<p>Dwyane Wade might also be making headlines on the court, but off the court he’s been scoring some serious points in the fashion industry for his style—because if there’s anyone that can rock head-to-toe orange, it’s Dwyane Wade.<p>In June, Wade and The Tie …

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors says the era of gasoline engines will soon look "quaint." He also divulges his idea for his next company.<p>If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up …

Beef Enchiladas - Beef Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Our Favorite Lightened Up Beef Enchiladas with 10 Minute Enchilada Sauce. {Video!}<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 11, 2013 107<p>It would probably be an excellent …

Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 92<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

Accusations of fraud spur a revolution in scientific publishing

Scientific publishing may be on the brink of a revolution fought, in part, within the chemistry blogosphere. In the past few months it has been the scene of debate about whether the scientific publishing practices initiated by members of the Royal Society almost 350 years ago are still fit for …

East Coast Biotech Roundup: Arno, Accelerate LI, Immunogen, & More

Abstracts for next month’s annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology began pouring in Thursday, but plenty more happened along the East …

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Six tips to communicate like a leader

Excelling in communication is one of the top consistently rated traits of distinguished leaders. But communication skills are not intuitive or taught in business school.<p>The communication style of recognized personalities such as the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde, Virgin Group …

Being a doc not all about the money, honey

Our Salaries Series has generated a lot of comments about the professions we've profiled, and the article on doctors was no exception.<p>Here are just a few comments we received online about the good, the bad and the ugly side of being a doctor.<p><b>Well paid, not overpaid</b><p>Arr wrote that doctors are well …

Breast Cancer: Research leads to discoveries of faulty cells in normal tissue

Print<p>Related<p>A recent discovery by a team of researchers from the BC Cancer Agency and the Indianapolis School of Medicine in the U.S. is causing …