How To Find And Sustain Breakthrough Ideas In Science


In 2015, Harvard professor Pardis Sabeti was riding an ATV in Montana. But in a split-second accident that sent her hurdling off the road, she shattered nearly ever part her her body. Today, she still has 36 plates and rods in her body, which put the

Oil Rally Has Bulls on Top, But $60-Plus Seen as Hard to Sustain

Oil bulls are back in the driving seat with $60 a barrel in sight, but it could be a short ride. OPEC and Russia are cutting output deeper than ever, demand is surprisingly strong and the threat of Middle East disruption looms again. Global prices have Oil Prices Are Near …

Breakthrough Treatment for Dire Cancers Is Approved by FDA

U.S. regulators approved a revolutionary new treatment from Novartis AG that modifies the body’s own immune-system cells and reinjects them to treat, and in many cases cure, patients with deadly blood cancers who have run out of other options. Known as …First CAR T-Cell ‘Living Drug’ Approved by FDA

‘Nobody saw it’: Breakthrough claimed by UNSW’s quantum computing team

Researchers delving deeply into their fields routinely risk overlooking a vital connection staring them in the face. If you’re a scientist dealing at the scale of billionths of metres, that danger is perhaps greater than usual. So it was in May 2015 Quantum Computing Game Changer has been Hiding in …

US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

In this July 9, 2015, photo, provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., human T cells belonging to cancer patients arrive at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.’s Morris Plains, N.J., facility. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first FDA Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475000

House Democrats: We need new ideas to win majority

You’re sure to get an earful asking a roomful of House Democrats if they can win back the majority just by running against President Trump. “No,” shouted Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (Ill.). “You can’t beat something with nothing.” “That’s not true,” Rep Isolated, Trump embraces New York friends — and instincts

The most powerful business lobby has no ideas for tax reform

The most powerful business lobby has no ideas for tax reformWashington PostThe threat, delivered in an interview on C-Span — conducted by my colleague Heather Long and Sahil Kapur of Bloomberg News — of the business lobby’s grandly titled Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley, echoed the message delivered to Capital …

5 Controversial Ideas For Shoring Up Health Insurance Markets

NPR5 Controversial Ideas For Shoring Up Health Insurance MarketsNPRThe Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee says it plans to launch hearings next week to stabilize premiums in the individual insurance market — hearings that will feature state governors and insurance commissioners. A bipartisan group …and more »