“If you [only] have products created by white guys in their 20s, you’re gonna miss the mark.”

Melinda Gates on diversity in tech, ending malaria, and the problems money can’t solve

vox.com • Interesting

Melinda Gates is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the United States. With more than $40 billion in assets, the Gates Foundation works on a dizzying array of issues, from eradicating polio to feeding the world to treating HIV to stopping climate change to reforming the US education system.

These divided into three severe and two mild forms of disease: one corresponding to type 1 diabetes and the remaining four representing subtypes of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Consists of Five Types, Not Two, Say Researchers

medscape.com • Interesting

Adult-onset diabetes consists of five types of disease that have different physiological and genetic profiles, rather than the traditional type 1 and 2 classification, say Scandinavian researchers, findings that could bring the promise of personalized medicine a step closer.

“O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” is set to air March 11

Fox to Air Unseen O.J. Simpson Interview

variety.com • Interesting

Fox will air a special containing footage of O.J. Simpson’s previously unseen interview with publisher Judith Regan, in which the disgraced football star hypothesizes about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

potentially dangerous levels of metals leak from some e-cigarette heating coils

Study: Lead and Other Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette ‘Vapors’

jhsph.edu • Interesting

Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

distinctive molecular traces in people with mental illness

Major mental illnesses unexpectedly share brain gene activity, raising hope for better diagnostics and therapies

sciencemag.org • Interesting

Mental illness affects one in six U.S. adults, but scientists' sense of the underlying biology of most psychiatric disorders remains nebulous. That's frustrating for physicians treating the diseases, who must also make diagnoses based on symptoms that may only appear sporadically. No laboratory blood test or brain scan can yet distinguish whether someone has depression or bipolar disorder, for example.

"It's rugged country, a lot of it is not accessible any other way than horseback"

In Rural New Mexico, Ranchers Wage Their Battle Through The Courts

npr.org • Interesting

Ranchers across the West watched intently as the federal government prosecuted a Nevada ranching family for leading armed militia standoffs over cattle grazing on public land. Last month, the case against Cliven Bundy and his sons collapsed and now they're calling on other cattlemen to defy federal grazing rules and regulations.

SpaceX is poised to make history by launching the world's fourth electric car into space

SpaceX's First Falcon Heavy Rocket to Launch 4th Electric Car to Leave Earth

space.com • Interesting

Years in the making, the commercial spaceflight company is preparing to launch its first Falcon Heavy rocket, which as its name implies, is a heavy-lift booster built from a core stage and two of SpaceX's Falcon 9 recoverable rockets. According to SpaceX, when the Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be "the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two."

He even sat through a House Financial Services​ Committee hearing with the thing on

This Congressman Had to Wear an Eagles Helmet to Work Because He Lost a Bet

vice.com • Interesting

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots on Sunday night, securing their first-ever Super Bowl win and sending the entire City of Brotherly Love into complete pandemonium. But not everyone celebrated by running the streets naked or eating horse poop off the ground.

they studied the brains of mice

How a little alcohol could help ‘clean’ the brain

lifestyle.inquirer.net • Interesting

New research in the United States suggests once again that a little alcohol may be good for health, finding for the first time that it could help with the brain’s cleaning process and potentially lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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