With the recent measles outbreak linked to a certain famous mouse’s home turf in California, the spotlight has been thrown back onto a disease that was thought largely eradicated in the United States. —> Read More Here
Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is spinning off the company’s prized stake in China’s Alibaba Group Holding in a move that will let Yahoo avoid paying billions in future taxes. —> Read More Here
Scientists at Heriot Watt University in Scotland recorded two million laser pulses over a 10 minute period, as individual particles – known as photons – collided with the air. —> Read More Here
Georgia Tech researcher Mason Bretan has created a backing band complete with xylophone player. They have been programmed to improvise their own jazz songs, and play along with Bretan. —> Read More Here
San Francisco scientists found people who carry the gene have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making. —> Read More Here
It’s 3 a.m., and my mind is moving at hyperspeed. Plagued by the same thoughts, at this same inconvenient time: where is my life going? Am I using these precious seconds, minutes, days right? How am I giving back to the world? AM. I. ADEQUATE? These crises, and their subsequent laments over missed goals, misguided motivations, woulda-shoulda-couldas, strike like terrifyingly accurate heat-seeking missiles when the sun has set on the time for action. I should be writing but its time for bed and there’s nothing I can do about it now. “How can I prove myself to the world, and what am I doing wrong?” wondered from beneath the covers on a late September evening. But where were those thoughts all day? When these calls to action may have translated to something physical? Something useful? Yet it is in these hours, when we are halfway between asleep and awake, that we make the plans, set the resolutions, and otherwise worry about the direction that our lives are taking us. What is it about this half-awake, half-asleep state that turns our minds into these running machines that won’t let us be?
Salvador Dalí, Sleep 1937.
As if Pavlov conditioned you himself, the instant you hear that single syllable jingle, your eyes peer off the road and onto your iPhone — “Hey baby where are you?”
And just like that, you find yourself crunched between your seat, airbags from every which direction (if you’re lucky), and the bumper of an SUV that once seemed miles away. It all happened in a split-second, but you can recall every minute detail of that fateful moment which initially left you gasping for air, and now finds you with a twinge in your neck and incessant headaches.
Once the emotional shock of the accident subsides, you begin recalling with clarity: yes, you rear-ended the car in front of you, but they also slammed on their brakes unexpectedly. And you technically never touched your phone, but rather, that endearing message from your newly minted fiancé popped-up as a notification. So, who’s at fault? And more importantly, who pays for the damages – both to your body, and that of your new car?
Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones during the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating analysts’ expectations for the latest models of it iPhone. —> Read More Here
21st Century Cures Act contains lengthy list of proposals for FDA, NIH —> Read More Here
A NASA spacecraft en-route to the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter returned its sharpest images yet of its target, the dwarf planet Ceres. —> Read More Here