Weng Khong Lim

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What It's Like to Learn You're Going to Die

Palliative-care doctors explain the “existential slap” that many people face at the end.<p>Nessa Coyle calls it “the existential slap”—that moment when a dying person first comprehends, on a gut level, that death is close. For many, the realization comes suddenly: “The usual habit of allowing thoughts …

Existentialism

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley’s best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.<p>When Stephanie Tilenius, a former senior executive at eBay and Google, decided to start a health-coaching app, many in her network were incredulous. “Everyone thought I …

Silicon Valley

The Rise Of “Biorights”: Patients Demand Cash, Control For Donating DNA

Push comes as medical researchers need more biological samples in genetic age.<p>Mary O’Connor had long wanted researchers to decipher her genetic code to better understand a deadly heart condition that runs in her family. But the 52-year-old woman balked at providing a saliva or blood sample to …

Genetics

The 9 Things Your Online Professional Profile Must Have

This is what you need to get noticed<p>It’s not enough to have just a resume anymore; if you’re serious about your job search or your career, you need …

Employment

7 must buy instant noodles & ramen when you visit... — Yahoo Travel Inspirations

Most of us would turn to instant noodles as our last resort; For me, personally, I only have instant noodles to satisfy my late night hunger pangs. …

Improved 'liquid biopsy' technique from Stanford enhances detection of tumor DNA in blood

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a way to significantly increase the sensitivity of a technique to identify and …

Scientists are asking the wrong questions of big data

Big Data has changed all that. These days, tremendous volumes of information are being generated and collected through new technologies, be they large telescope arrays, DNA sequencers or Facebook.<p>The data is vast, but the kinds of data and the formats they take are also new. Consider the hourly …

Big Data

Insilico Medicine and CBRM announce a licensing agreement on geroprotective compounds

Insilico Medicine licenses the in vitro research data from the Center for Biogerontology and Regenerative Medicine for a range of anti-aging drugs …

Medicine

Could an Apple Watch detect a stroke before it happens? Scientists need your help

Can an Apple Watch detect abnormal heart rhythms? That's the question a team of scientists hope to answer with the help of a new app.<p>The mRhythm …

Apple Watch

1.6 Million People Have Watched This Video Of A Beautiful Cheesecake Made With Only 3 Ingredients

So fancy it looks like it's from a bakery.<p>Three-ingredient soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is a magical thing. It's blowing the minds of people on the Internet right now (myself included). With just three ingredients — eggs, dark or white chocolate, and cream cheese — …

Cheesecake

Big companies and startups alike are jumping all over a trendy new tech called 'microservices' — here's why

But when it comes to the mobile apps that increasingly rule our world, we demand all three, every single day. Apps have to get better, improve our lives, <i>and</i> work 24/7, in all conditions.<p>It's a complex problem. And complexity usually means cash, as in money out the window — money that big companies …

Microservices

28 Yogurt Upgrades You Should Eat for Breakfast Every Damn Day

These sweet and savory mix ins keep yogurt exciting.<p><i>This story is part of the 2018 Feel Good Food Plan, our two-week mind-body-belly plan for starting the year off right.</i><p>Yogurt is one of our favorite weekday breakfasts. It's fast, it's healthy, and it's filling. But what we love most is how …

Breakfast

Three lessons you should learn from a 30-year-old retiree

Mr. Money Mustache has his fans. Also, his detractors.<p>A recent column profiled the Canadian engineer behind the U.S.-based website (www.mrmoneymustache.com) devoted to early retirement and frugal living. The story attracted a mob of readers and more than a few dissenters who poured scorn on the …

Retirement

Selfish Shellfish Cells Cause Contagious Clam Cancer

In the 1970s, scientists noticed that soft-shell clams along the east coast of North America were dying from a strange type of cancer. Their blood, which was typically clear, would fill with so many cells that it would turn milky. The rogue cells clogged and infiltrated the clams’ organs, often …

Inside the Islamic State ‘capital’: no end in sight to its grim rule

When Isis took over Raqqa, a wave of black swept over the city. The group’s dark flags were raised where its members lived or worked, women were required to shroud themselves in black, and black paint was daubed on buildings and in public spaces.<p>When US air strikes started, though, activists warned …

Middle School

Atomic Is The Missing Interface Design Tool In Your Browser

Great interface design is quickly becoming a priority as companies everywhere start realizing that it’s paramount to their succeeding in the crowded online space.<p>Then why, despite its importance, has there been such a gap in the UX design tools space?<p>Atomic, a startup team of ten based in …

A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Each year, the Food and Drug Administration approves dozens of drugs, but often those medicines don't make a huge difference to people with disease. That's because these "new" drugs are often very much like existing medicines — or <i>are,</i> in fact, existing medicines, approved for a slightly different …

Cancer

If You're Over 30 And Single, You Should Be Using Tinder

So much of the discussion around Tinder centers on people in their twenties. But it's actually the best way for people in their thirties and older who are looking for relationships to meet.<p>Tinder is "stupid and harmful because it only makes romantic human connection harder." It is also "a factory …

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Apps

31 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 10 Minutes

We know the facts: Preparing meals at home is good for your health and your wallet. But let’s face it, with minimal free time and other priorities …

Healthy Eating

Which desktop 3D printer should you buy this holiday season?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: MakeX<p>If you’re an early adopter who is more likely to buy a drone or a smartwatch than a big screen this holiday …

Spaghettini with Garlic and Dried Chile

4 Servings<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces spaghettini<p>Kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<p>3 large garlic cloves, lightly crushed<p>3 dried Calabrian peppers or chiles de árbol<p>4 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cook pasta in a large pot of …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal The Most Important Charts In The World

Business Insider Here they are: the most important charts in the world.<p>A lot has changed since the last time we published this collection back in July.<p>The economic situation in Europe has deteriorated, the unemployment rate in the US has fallen below 6%, and the Fed looks poised to conclude its …

Markets

Fighter Pilot Films First Person View Of Flight Over Fjords

GoPro-ing over Greenland.<p>Being a fighter pilot is a lot of work. Maintence, years of training, planning for missions, paperwork -- all just to pilot one of the faster, deadlier machines ever created by human hands. Seems like a real hassle, right?<p>Fortunately for everyone who isn't a fighter pilot, …

Best honeymoon stays under £150

LulzBot TAZ 3 3D Printer Now FSF-Certified

This month the Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the LulzBot TAZ 3 3D printer, making it the …

3D Printing

Cambridge Audio Minx M5 Review | Trusted Reviews

If you have a PC, laptop or Mac with an underwhelming speaker setup, the M5 at £150 offers great value for the money. It looks great, has a …

Four tips to take you beyond the big data hype cycle

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>As 2013 kicked off Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular noted in her blog that big data is sliding down into the Trough of …

Cancer cartography

A CANCER, put simply, is a gang of rogue cells multiplying out of control. But each gang is different, so “cancer” is actually a term that embraces …

Cancer