The Problems With Drug Testing

gallifreyan99 writes: Every drug you take will have been tested on people before it—but that testing process is meant to be tightly controlled, for the safety of everyone involved. Two investigations document the questionable methods used in many studies,

The Problems With Drug Testing

gallifreyan99 writes: Every drug you take will have been tested on people before it—but that testing process is meant to be tightly controlled, for the safety of everyone involved. Two investigations document the questionable methods used in many studies,

Nootropics and the Lab Rats of Reddit

Eric Matzner tells me he takes 30 to 40 pills a day. He is 27 and perfectly healthy. Thanks to the pills, he says he hasn't had a cold in years. More importantly, the regime is supposed to optimize the hell out of his brain, smoothing right over the ravages of aging, sleep deprivation,

UFC stars Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both fail drug tests

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has not one, but two huge problems following the latest event, UFC 183, held in Las Vegas on Jan. 31. Both headliners — former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz,

When Are You Going to Get Your Prescription MDMA?

Not long ago, the idea of walking up to a clerk behind a counter and getting a baggie of weed seemed ludicrous. Now, in states where recreational or medical marijuana is approved and regulated, it’s a routine, mundane part of life. Are psychedelics next?Read more...

47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two. During today’s second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups. Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies. With bigger and bigger batches,

Hunting a Silent Killer: How to Cure Hepatitis C in the Undiagnosed

Hepatitis C has a cure, but how do we find those who need it? Patrick Strudwick reports on one attempt to identify some of the estimated 100,000 undiagnosed people in the UK.Read more...

The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector

Cannabis, marijuana, pot, weed, ganja, Mary Jane, doobage. Whatever you call it, it has taken center stage in the world of investment. It’s getting the 15 minutes of fame it rightfully deserves, and it’s getting it right now. Traditionally,

Why Miracle Drugs Exist But You Can’t Have Them

It's supposedly getting easier for innovative drugs for rare diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy to reach the market. So why, asks Andy Extance, is hesitancy still proving devastating to desperate families?Read more...

Genomics Needs A Killer App

Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price,

The Tragic Tale of Atomic Man, the Most Radioactive Human Who Ever Lived

For the first time since the accident in 1976, workers at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington are planning to clean out the room where chemicals exploded in Harold McCluskey's face, showering him with radiation 500 times the occupational limit and embedding radioactive americium in his skull,

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

Is the App Store Broken?

A recent post by Instapaper's Marco Arment suggests that design flaws in Apple's App Store are harming the app ecosystem, and users are suffering because of it. "The dominance and prominence of 'top lists' stratifies the top 0.

More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties

Dupple sends word of new quantum mechanical research in which a neutron is sent along a different path from one of its characteristics. First, a neutron beam is split into two parts in a neutron interferometer. Then the spins of the two beams are shifted into different directions:

Is the App Store Broken?

A recent post by Instapaper's Marco Arment suggests that design flaws in Apple's App Store are harming the app ecosystem, and users are suffering because of it. "The dominance and prominence of 'top lists' stratifies the top 0.

写在互联网“流血事件”48小时后

关于HeartBleed漏洞的原理,另一篇文章已经讲得很清楚了。本文以讲故事为主。   关于漏洞   笔者是48小时前在硅谷著名的科技八卦新闻集散地”Y Combinator黑客新闻”上看到这个漏洞的。

What To Expect At Apple’s WWDC 2014

Starting Monday, Apple will be unloading a week’s worth of news and resources for software makers at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Apple always kicks things off with a keynote at the beginning of the show,

前瞻:Google I/O大会还没有开始,我已经嗅到了浓浓的硝烟味

谷歌2014年度开发者大会将于北京时间6月26日凌晨零点在美国旧金山召开,届时36氪将在主站和微博上为大家提供全程直播。

Sick of Shampoo? Try Baking Soda

How often do you buy shampoo? Apparently, everyday ingredients like honey and baking soda make great substitutes. It's part of a movement called — no sh*t — "no 'poo." See also:

看看美国硅谷青少年们的高科技发明

未来的科技技术靠谁?显然是年轻人们。而在创业环境宽松、教育理念更先进的美国,下一个乔布斯、盖茨或是扎克伯格并不是东方夜谭。

网络红包折射出的国民众相

【导读】优秀的产品经理一定能洞察人性,这个春节期间的红包大战,也是对人性观察的一个窗口,观察产品背后的人性设计 […]

Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge Arrives With An Arc Reactor Charger

Samsung’s Iron Man-branded Galaxy S6 Edge arrives tomorrow, with a custom paint job, 64GB of on-board storage and a limited edition wireless charger accessory with an appropriate arc reactor graphic included on top. It ships with a clear cover, too,

俄一男子因吃掉平板之后死亡

援引 Sputnik News 报道上周日晚上俄罗斯圣彼得堡警方接到报警,称当地一名男子不断往窗外扔东西。在警方到达之后该男子正往窗外扔家具,甚至随后他做出了更令人匪夷所思的行为--吃平板。警方称:进入公寓后发现 ... ...

乔布斯传记片:无情傲慢的科技界怪人值得容忍

10月10日出版的美国《纽约时报》印刷版刊文称,新片《史蒂夫·乔布斯》虽然并没有对这位苹果联合创始人歌功颂德,甚至对他的很多行为展开了正面抨击,但从整部影片的构思来看,它还是认可了这类性情古怪的梦想家给世界带来的影响,并由此认定,这些人的脾气是值得我们去容忍的。

[图]画面太美不敢看 机器人Pepper洋娃娃造型曝光

据美国流行科技网志Gizmodo消息,最畅销的人形机器人Pepper,具备情绪识别能力,同样可以像能讲笑话的芭比娃娃一样穿上很多可爱的服装,梳可爱的发型。

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