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Pete Frates, inspiration behind ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge,’ dies at age 34, family says

Pete Frates, the man who inspired thousands to participate in the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which raised over $ 220 million for ALS research, has died at age 34, his family said. In a statement released to Boston College, Frates was remembered for his “heroic battle with ALS.” “Today Heaven received our angel: Peter Frates.… Read More »

The dubious science behind Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s $5K anti-radiation ‘tinfoil tent’

Jack Dorsey — Twitter CEO and aficionado of dubious “wellness” trends — has revealed he likes to sit in a US$ 5,499 tent in his garage. The “Faraday sauna” is made of steel-infused “grounding fabric” designed to block electromagnetic fields (EMF). Dorsey claimed on a recent podcast that his regular 30-minute retreats into the sauna… Read More »

What’s BMS saying about its Celgene buy behind the scenes? This transcript tells all

Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio has friends on TV now. R&D chief Tom Lynch has done some of his CAR-T due diligence on YouTube. And one reason Celgene was interested in Bristol’s $ 74 billion buyout bid is that its own rollout of multiple sclerosis drug Otezla was, well, pretty lame. A fly on the… Read More »

The Challenge Behind the 30-Day Well Challenge

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. When some of my colleagues at The New York Times approached me about doing a health program for our readers, I knew immediately what I didn’t want. I didn’t want another impossible fitness program. (Some… Read More »

Reason behind weird new city statues

Unsophisticated drinking moments from the internet will be brought to life across the country through a series of augmented reality displays in bars and city centres — in a hi-tech bid to stop young adults getting too sozzled this Christmas. As silly season begins, Melbourne will be the first Aussie city to be hit by… Read More »