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.

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 and TypeScript 1.0 RC

Microsoft has rolled out Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2, which comes with a plethora of features and fixes. Not to be outdone, Microsoft has also rolled out TypeScript 1.0 Release Candidate (RC), adding TypeScript support into the Visual Studio 2013 product.

京东回应数据库被盗传闻:被盗号可能性较大

3月2日消息,针对外界传闻的疑似京东数据库遭泄露传闻,京东日前通过官方微博正式做出回应,称经内部调查,没有发生大规模用户注册信息泄露的情况。

环球厕所之旅:请体会屁股的心情

日本人石田裕辅骑单车环游世界,把七年在路上的经历写成《不去会死》,又意犹未尽,再写《最危险的厕所与最美丽的星空》一书,列数旅途之最。

当匿名社交变成“人身攻击”,巴西要求下架 Secret

午饭时间,刷了一下“友秘”,前 5 条中:有两条在讲感情问题, 一条是“房祖名宴客大麻任吸,警方掌握 120 名涉毒艺人名单,求证实”,一条在骂某公司老板,另一条则在点名爆料某科技媒体某作者的“丑闻”。

新平治 S Class 將加入手勢操控

平治往往會為旗下的 S-Class 豪華房車提供最頂尖的科技,以現時的 S-Class 為例,集合了一系列感應器和鏡頭,令到運作可以高度自動化。

离线安装Cloudera Manager 5和CDH5(最新版5.1.3) 完全教程 - StanZhai

## 关于CDH和Cloudera ManagerCDH (Cloudera's Distribution, including Apache Hadoop),是Hadoop众多分支中的一种,由Cloudera维护,基于稳定版本的Apache Hadoop构建,并集成了很多补丁,可直接用于生产环境。...

盘点| 2014年朋友圈20种热门刷屏状态

朋友圈里,早起的人负责刷屏,晚起的人只能被刷。   从年初的红包,到年末的圣诞“愿望指”,朋友圈在这一年来被各种玩法折腾得够呛。   

深入探索AngularJS(持续更新) - 予沁安

## 作用域Scope是DOM和Directives交互的抽象### Scope是POJO对象AngularJS只是往Scope中添加了很多“内部"属性,大部分以$开头,还有些以$$开头,两个$开头的属性一般不要使用。

「不吃晚饭好处多,饿治百病谁知晓」说的对吗?不吃晚饭对身体真的好吗?

不请自来,虽然这句话听起来很扯,但还是有一定的科学依据的:在灵长类随机对照的实验中,卡路里限制(Caloric restriction)会使生物体更多的使用生存向(Longevity)策略,增加端粒酶活性修复修复氧化损伤等等维持体细胞稳定的策略,其中也有大量的基因甲基化或者组蛋白乙酰化之类的修饰,简单来说健康饮食会导致基因层面的修饰性的优良改变,有利于健康与长寿且此改变可以遗传(但并不稳定)值得注意的是,实验中采取的方式更多的是每顿饭减少热量以及高糖高脂肪食物的摄入,而非不吃饭(可能的肠胃损伤等等),整天饿成狗的妹子们,你们的方法是作死,不是健康(人体在极度饥饿的情况下基础代谢率会降低,导致每天淤积大量的待代谢的废物,面色暗沉、肌无力、无精打采、思考迟钝等等,整个人都不好了!

Atlassian Opens Its Bitbucket Code Management Service To Third-Party Extensions

Bitbucket, Atlassian’s GitHub-like Git and Mercurial code management service, is getting a major update this week that now allows third-party tools to integrate their applications right into the service.

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