"A combination gene therapy that endows human stem cells with three ways to resist HIV has passed its first safety test in humans," reports a study published today in Science Translational Medicine.
"A new study from — where else? — France suggests listening to love songs may increase women’s receptivity to amorous advances," reports Tom Jacobs for Miller-McCune.
Advances in technology have created the right conditions for free Wi-Fi. Coffee shops and hotels that still charge their customers are being unnecessarily extortionate, says Farhad Manjoo for Slate.com.
Besides the questionable legality of unpaid internships, their popularity entrenches a class system where only the affluent have access to good career opportunities, says the L.A. Times.
"Copenhagen's failure to deliver a single universal deal opens up space for smaller regionally based deals," says the former U.K. science advisor who is optimistic about climate change solutions.
Glenn Greenwald says today's news media do not understand what holding authority accountable means; power wins out, he says: government over the press and business over the government.
There is more evidence of how similar humans are to our primate cousins: a new study from Japan has revealed that monkeys love watching television, especially circus acrobatics.
"'Wicked Lasers' new handheld super laser could threaten human existence and the world as we know it, according to the manufacturer," says the Christian Science Monitor.
A former CIA Islamabad station chief says the U.S. should strengthen its ties with the Afghan president's little brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, who leads Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.
New York is finally on the verge of joining the other 49 states that have adopted divorce laws that do not require couples to establish who is at fault for the split.
Researchers have found that sperm whale waste stimulates carbon removal. More reason to protect whales and thereby marine ecosystems, explains Jennifer Viegas.
"If the people who brought us television had played by the same rules that today's wireless carriers impose - we'd probably all be listening to the radio," Ryan Singel claims.
The struggle between BP and the U.S. government takes place amid a much larger conflict — over whether democratic capitalism is the best political-social-economic system, writes David Brooks.
The Economist's Charlemagne columnist declares Belgium to be a dying country and, for the first time, there've been no accusations of exaggeration. What's going on?
China could be on the cusp of a new movement that markedly improves the lives of its workers, but the country is at an incredibly fragile moment, explains Leo Hindery, Jr.