Hey Silicon Valley, John Kerry Wants You to Help Save the World

When the Secretary of State pitches Silicon Valley, hes looking for more than merely series-A capital. John Kerrys looking for help–for technological innovations that could help win the online war with extremist groups like ISIS, find a route between privacy for US citizens( and dissenters abroad) and unbreakable encryption available to terrorists, and maybe even…

WHO urges taxing sugary drinks, but are such measures effective?

( CNN) Governments should tax sugary drinks to stave off obesity, diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases, the World Health Organization recommended. “If governments taxation products like sugary beverages, they can reduce suffering and save lives, ” said Dr. Douglas Bettcher, director of WHO’s Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in a statement. “They can…

The US Government Is Retiring All Research Chimpanzees

Two years ago, most of the chimps used for medical research in the United States were retired and sent to sanctuaries to live out the rest of their lives. Now, the United States National Institute of Health( NIH) has announced that it is shutting down its chimp medical research program once and for all. As…