Science & Technology

Boost for biotech as big pharma faces patent cliff

By Filip Karinja The Big Pharma industry is set for a major shakeup as many blockbuster drugs begin to come off patent. Some high revenue generating drugs will soon no longer be covered by their protective patents, meaning cheaper generic drugs can flood the market. AstraZeneca’s blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor was one of the …

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Scientist claims to have discovered magnetic ‘sixth sense’ in humans

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A US scientist believes he has discovered clear evidence of a lost human ‘sixth sense’ – one similar to that which enables animals to navigate the globe by detecting magnetic fields. For years, planetary scientist Joseph Kirschvink has been trying to find a definitive answer to a hotly debated theory that suggests …

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Study: Strong association between social media use and depression

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This is the kind of stuff the government spends big money to study — how depressed social media makes young people. Regardless, the National Institutes of Mental Health did find some interesting results in a recently completed study on the effects of social media on depression. As we’ve all witnessed, you can’t …

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5 major earthquakes in 48 hours, experts warn mega quakes coming

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Over the past 48 hours, there have been five major earthquakes globally, and one prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way. In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado has made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might …

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Hacker publishes personal details of 20,000 FBI and 9,000 DHS staff

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A hacker has published the personal details of 20,000 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and 9000 Department of Homeland Security officers online. The first wave of Department of Homeland Security data was published on Sunday, while the the FBI data appeared online just last night. In both cases the data is published to …

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NASA hacked by AnonSec: private data leaked, drone hijacked

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Members of the AnonSec hacking group have released more than 276GB of data after allegedly spending months inside NASA’s internal network. The collection of files, provided to Infowars by AnonSec admin Dêfãult Vírüsa prior to being made public Sunday, include 631 videos from aircraft and weather radars, 2,143 flight logs …

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Zika virus outbreak exactly where genetically modified mosquitoes were released in 2015

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The World Health Organization announced it will convene an Emergency Committee under International Health Regulations on Monday, February 1, concerning the Zika virus ‘explosive’ spread throughout the Americas. The virus reportedly has the potential to reach pandemic proportions — possibly around the globe. But understandingwhy this outbreak happened is vital to curbing it. …

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Falcon 9: SpaceX just made space travel 40% cheaper

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida this evening, after traveling into space and back. It’s the first time SpaceX has been able to gently touch down the Falcon 9 post-launch — something the company has been trying to do for the past …

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