Anesthesia induces unconsciousness by changing the function of proteins that reside on the surface of a thin membrane that forms a barrier around all cells, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The findings challenge a century-old concept of how anesthetics work and may help guide the development of new agents associated with fewer side effects.
Georg Cantor showed that some infinities are bigger than others. Did he assault mathematical wisdom or corroborate it?
Lofty goals here, but I’m not quite sure he’s really make the case he set out to in these few words. The comments on the article are somewhat interesting, but seem to devolve into the usual pablum seen on such posts. Nothing stuck out to me as a comment by a solid mathematician, which might have been interesting.
The problem in Washington is not a conspiracy against the President; it’s the President himself.
Stewart Butterfield is the chap who accidentally invented Flickr and then Slack. That alone makes him a pretty smart person. He also studied philosophy before deciding to get into software development. I know this because Jeremy Keith in my Huffduffer network liberated the audio of an interview with Ezra Klein from SoundCloud's silo and shared it.
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At precisely the moment he needed to project sobriety, seriousness of purpose and self-discipline, Mr. Trump delivered the most presidential speech he has ever given.
Times photographer Al Seib explains how he captured the jarring moment when the Oscars handed the best picture award to the wrong film.
Starting a conversation about smarter radio for everyone
We are excited to announce that the Mozilla Corporation has completed the acquisition of Read It Later, Inc. the developers of Pocket.
Pachter, a computational biologist, returns to CalTech to study the role and function of RNA.
The future of Medicaid expansion is a big disagreement — and the divide over replacement is getting bigger.
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.
By now a staggering number of people recognize the name of Susan Fowler and have read some account of her experiences of sexism, sexual…
Feb. 23rd, 2017 By now a staggering number of people recognize the name of Susan Fowler and have read some account of her experiences of sexism, sexual harassment and horrendous management at Uber. So what explains the silence of Uber’s investors? Continue reading An Open Letter to The Uber Board and Investors
The background check must be completed by White House staffers for positions that cover national security.
The billionaire visionary is digging in on a tunnel project to skirt gridlock, but there’s a hole in his Trump-era business bet.