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.

Rising Waters Are Spawning a New Breed of Cyborg Architecture

Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, a masterpiece on the banks of Wisconsin's Fox River, has been hit by three different "100-year-floods" in the last 20 years. Now, preservationists are considering putting the home on permanent hydraulic jacks to lift it above floodwaters.

腾讯回应举报快播:因其侵犯20多个视频版权

腾讯视频今日对媒体回应举报快播一事,称快播之所以被调查,是由于腾讯举报。举报原因是快播侵犯了腾讯20多个独家视频版权,其中就包括《中国好歌曲》、《中国达人秀》等栏目,以及《北京爱情故事》等电视剧。

智能家时代,如何打造感知数据网络?

编者注:本文整理自极客公园第64期活动「智能家时代来临」现场演讲,演讲嘉宾为 Sensoro 联合创始人,首席技术官赵东炜。什么才是真正懂你的智能设备这是一个物联网的时代,然而现在我们很多智能家具产品却不够智能。

白色版《驾驶俱乐部》同捆PS4主机在欧洲发布

感谢MYHP游戏评测网的投递索尼最近又公布了两款游戏同捆版的PS4主机,但这次的发售区域仅限欧洲。

早過 Nokia 6110!史上第一部有遊戲功能手機原來係佢

現時市面上發售的智能手機絕大部份都具備遊戲功能,基本上幾乎所有人都可以享受到遊戲的樂趣。

Relive Your Year in Wasted Time With YouTube's Top Videos of 2014

YouTube just put out its list of its top videos of the year, and it'll be no surprise that you've probably seen many of them before. Let's look back at your year in wasted time and lost productivity by wasting just a little bit more.Read more...

Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release

goruka writes "Godot, the most advanced open source (MIT licensed) game engine, which was open-sourced back in February, has reached 1.0 (stable). It sports an impressive number of features, and it's the only game engine with visual tools (code editor, scripting, debugger, 3D engine, 2D engine,

【分享】博客美化(2)自定义博客样式细节 - asxinyu

这一篇将根据我的博客目前使用的SimpleMemory模版和自己的理解来分析下,CSS文件的一些内容。如果不当,还请大家指正,因为我本身也不是很懂CSS,加上博客园这个CSS文件还挺大,内容挺多,搞错了,还请大家理解。

在签 Termsheet 的时候,都有哪些让创业者较难理解的用词需要注意的?

简单说几个吧,回头有空了再补充。1、共售权:公司上市前,若公司创始人股东计划转让所持有的部分或全部股权,则投资者享有捆绑销售权,即以同样转让条件向被提议的受让方按所持公司股份比例共同销售股权的权利。

There's a Kegel Exerciser Designed to Give Men Taints of Steel on Kickstarter Right Now

Wait–men do Kegels? If you’ve heard of the exercises at all, it’s as a way for women to tone up their vaginas after they’ve been stretched to the max by childbirth . Minna Life, makers of the female-oriented Kegel exerciser kGoal , thinks men should get into the habit, too. Read more...

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