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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

The government wants to crack down on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes in a huge move against tobacco products

America's food and drug regulator is proposing steps meant to stop people from smoking such as limits on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes.

Silicon Valley’s favorite e-cig company shut down its social media accounts — but Juul’s advertising now has a life of its own

The move is part of a series of actions the e-cig maker said it's taking to address teen vaping. Juul also said it would temporarily stop selling its flavored e-cigs in stores.

‘Red-light district on the move’: Self-driving cars open up a whole world of on-the-go activities — including sex

Sex is a vital part of urban tourism, say researchers in the Annals of Tourism Research, and self-driving cars are poised to complicate that.

A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $6 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she’s already...

A brush with death inspired ex-Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen to embark on her latest initiative at a San Francisco-based startup called Openwater.
A neck scan could help determine those most at risk of dementia.

A 5-minute neck scan could spot dementia 10 years before symptoms appear, according to research

There are about 50 million people in the world living with dementia. A new test could identify those most at risk by measuring their pulse intensity.

Google’s life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps dete...

Ancestry partnered with Google's life-extension spinoff and discovered that our genes play less of a role in how long we live than previously thought.
Adding zinc to your diet could protect your proteins and DNA.

Adding zinc to your diet of wine, coffee, and chocolate could make you live longer

Zinc combines with a molecule found in these foods to mimic an enzyme that breaks down superoxide, which contributes to cell damage and ageing.

MORGAN STANLEY: Juul, Silicon Valley’s favorite vaping startup, is drawing in young users who don’t smoke

Morgan Stanley found that while Juul has helped smokers cut down on their cigarette consumption, it still has a strong appeal to young non-smokers, too.
Psychopaths hide in plain sight.

Psychopathic traits are usually only attractive to other psychopaths — here’s why

A study found that psychopathic traits such as recklessness, a lack of empathy, and manipulation may only be tolerable by other people with dark personalities.
You can learn to design your procrastination.

Procrastinators and doers have different brains — here’s how you can find the benefit in all those times you get distracted

The way to tackle procrastination is to design it. If you're going to get distracted anyway, you may as well do something worthwhile with your time.