Cystic fibrosis hope as new gene therapy improves condition

Ten thousand people suffering from cystic fibrosis have been offered new hope after a gene therapy was shown to reverse the condition in some cases. The therapy, which was described by health experts as 'life-changing' is likely to be available within ...

Oceans face massive and irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study

By 2050, the loss of coral reefs and mangroves is expected to contribute to 'substantial declines' for tropical fisheries, on which many human communities depend. Photograph: Alamy. Press Association. Friday 3 July 2015 03.55 EDT. Share on Facebook 

Microsoft gears up for surge in Windows 10 demand; upgrades to roll out in...

Microsoft is going all out to ensure that a billion device run Windows 10 – its latest operating system. With a little over three weeks to go before Microsoft Windows 10 is available to consumers, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Operating Systems ...

Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a MAMMOTH? Yes. Should I? NO

Poll It will be possible within the foreseeable future to bring back the long-extinct woolly mammoth, a top geneticist has said. However, in his opinion such a resurrection should not be carried out. The assertion comes in the wake of a new study of

Are Seahorses the Secret to Robots?

With unique square-shaped tails, seahorses can bend and twist while still maintaining a resistance to crushing. How their anatomy may be a game changer for robotic engineers. The future of robotics may be defined by an unlikely source: the tails of ...

Wesley Matthews agrees to 4-year deal with Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have reached a verbal agreement with free agent shooting guard Wesley Matthews on a four-year deal, a person with knowledge of the decision told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal 

Harris: Don Sweeney has Bruins looking good

To focus on the strange exit of young defenseman Dougie Hamilton could mean missing the stunning redesign of the Bruins' lineup that new general manager Don Sweeney has engineered. Less than one week after an NHL draft weekend that did not go well ...

Analyzing Day 2: Heat keep Wade and flexibility for 2016

The second day of NBA free agency wasn't quite as busy as the opening 24 hours, but still featured a number of notable deals. That pace will have to slow at some point, since 14 of the top 19 free agents, by my value projections, have already agreed to

Experts: Hacking Probe Will Stretch if Cards Execs Involved

HOUSTON — Legal experts say the federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database. No charges have been filed in the ongoing probe, whi

Red Sox ride eight-run first past Blue Jays

TORONTO — The Red Sox are still in last place, so the season hasn't been saved. It will take a lot more than one successful road trip to do that. But the Sox left Rogers Centre on Thursday night speaking in confident tones not heard since the early

Pamela Geller Files Lawsuit To Get Muhammad Cartoons on D.C Metro | Mediaite

Pamela Geller has been unapologetic for her anti-Islamic stance ever since achieving public recognition after the American Freedom Defense Initiative came under attack for holding a Draw Muhammad cartoon contest. On Wednesday, Geller continued he

NYT Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope

When asked by the Examiner why the Times would happily run a several-hundred-word article on a portrait of Pope Benedict made out of condoms, currently being exhibited somewhere in Wisconsin, they explained that, unlike the Muhammed cartoon

Beatles cartoonist swings through Iowa – The Des Moines Register

In the early 1960s, when a television producer asked the graphic artist Ron Campbell if he might like to make a cartoon about an upstart group called The Beatles, the artist was skeptical. "I mean, Jiminy Cricket was OK, but for the most part, insec

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University

Paper that won’t publish Mohammed cartoons oddly okay with Pope portrait …

That's great, but neither were the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was murdered in the January terror attack, wrote a book (published posthumously) that criticized France for scapegoating Muslims immigrants for t

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . . – Liberty News...

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in th

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill – Nick Anderson

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching – HitFix

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

Power Ranking Virginia Tech’s 2015 Schedule from Easiest to Toughest

It's never too soon to start looking ahead to the new college football season. After all, the Virginia Tech Hokies open the 2015 season in just under 70 days on Labor Day night in Blacksburg. The Hokies host defending national champion Ohio State in

Wal-Mart E-Commerce Tech Director Named CIO at Online Retailer Yoox

Yoox SpAYOOX.MI -6.65%, an Italian online retailer for high-end fashion brands, has named a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc.WMT -0.12% e-commerce technology director as its first chief information officer. Alex Alexander joined Yoox in June after thr