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Monday, 28 July 2014
Fifteen years ago, MIT professor John Essigmann and colleagues from the University of Washington had a novel idea for an HIV drug. They thought if they could induce the virus to mutate uncontrollably...
Monday, 28 July 2014
I have been thinking about death quite a lot recently. Circumstances have forced this topic to the forefront of my mind. Don’t get me wrong. There are no signs that any time soon I will be shuffling...
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Quentin Ruyant has written a thoughtful piece about quantum mechanics and philosophy of mind. In a nutshell he argues both that quantum theory may be relevant to the explanation of consciousness and...
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body. Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and...
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Zeynep Tufekci's scathing response to the establishment consensus that tech will create new jobs to replace the ones we've automated away makes a lot of good points. It's especially good on the...
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have...

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Twitter is the latest tech company to reveal figures showing women are still underrepresented in the information and communication technology (ICT) workforce. Men make up 70% of the overall staff...