新聞 & 政治
Newsweek International

Newsweek International 07/26/2019

This exciting weekly publication offers a clear combination of news, culture and thought-provoking ideas that challenge the smart and inquisitive. Our promise is to put the reporting back into the news.

United Kingdom
Newsweek UK Ltd
51 期號


1 最少
the archives

1970 “Privacy, always held [as] an American birthright, is being nibbled away steadily,” claimed Newsweek, as the rise of technology ushered in “all the debatable charms of wire-taps, in-depth questionnaires and other up-to-date invaders of the body private.” All this left Americans wondering if “we may end up with 1984 long before we actually get there.” Nearly half a century later in the electronic age of social media, oversharing and data breaches, it begs the question if there’s anything left to be nibbled away. 1947 From the Missouri River to the Nevada deserts, where wheat chaff covered clothes and filled lungs, the clatter of giant combines echoed across 150,000 bustling farms 14 hours a day. “It’s harvest time in the wheat belt,” wrote Newsweek, and “now more than ever, America is the world’s…

13 最少
how harvard ‘capitulated’

HARVARD COLLEGE DID NOT RENEW RONALD S. Sullivan Jr., and his wife’s contracts as faculty deans of Winthrop House, one of the school’s 12 residential communities—the culmination of a series of campus protests. The turmoil was unleashed after the New York Post reported in January that Sullivan—a clinical professor at Harvard Law School, the head of its Criminal Justice Institute and a nationally prominent criminal defense attorney—would be joining film producer Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense team against a five-count indictment in New York State Supreme Court alleging rape and predatory sexual abuse. Some students protested that his role on Weinstein’s team was inconsistent with Sullivan’s duties as faculty dean, and even that they felt unsafe with a dean who was aiding such a person. In a Newsweek exclusive, Sullivan gave his first…

1 最少
talking points

“Major League Baseball’s turning this game into a joke.” —houston astros pitcher justin verlander, who suspects baseballs are being "juiced" “People think they have a level of privacy they don’t. Why don’t they give me a choice?” —APPLE COFOUNDER STEVE WOZNIAK, ON DELETING HIS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT LAST YEAR “ONE RACE DOESN’T NEED TO HAVE THE MONOPOLY ON MYTHICAL CREATURES.” —BLOGGER MONIQUE JONES ON CASTING HALLE BAILEY AS ARIEL IN THE REMAKE OF THE LITTLE MERMAID “We get to look him in the face today and see him in handcuffs. Finally, that day has come.” —COURTNEY WILD, A VICTIM OF ALLEGED SEX TRAFFICKER JEFFREY EPSTEIN AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT “IF BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ANYTHING, IT’S THE CLEAR, CLEAR PARTISAN POLITICS THAT’S BECOME VERY WICKED AND VERY MEAN.” —Robert Johnson, entrepreneur and founder of the BET cable network “Parades are cool.…

19 最少
cancer in the crosshairs

FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS, precision medicine is rewriting their cancer stories. Linda Boyed, for example, an energetic 52-year-old occupational therapist, was thrilled to be on vacation with her family in Hawaii, hitting the beaches and taking long walks. But she couldn’t shake a constant feeling of fatigue. By the time she returned home, near Columbus, Ohio, her skin had yellowed. Her doctor passed her to an oncologist, who delivered the bad news: Cancer of the bile ducts in her liver had already spread too far for chemotherapy or surgery to do any good. He offered to help keep her comfortable for her final few months. Boyed’s husband refused to accept that prognosis. He found a doctor at Ohio State’s cancer center who was running studies of experimental drugs for…

2 最少
cancer research is a bargain

SCIENTISTS DECODED THE DNA OF the first human genome in 2003 after a 13-year process that cost $2.6 billion. Today, we can “sequence” the genome of a cancerous tumor in a day for $1,500 to $3,000. Decoding the genome may be affordable, but the cost of understanding what it means to cancer treatment has exploded. Piecing together the elements of the genome that really matter in medicine and matching that learning with carefully designed new biopharmaceuticals and new opportunities for older drugs requires a hefty investment in research. As technologies have evolved, our view of the economics of life-changing genetic tests have become more nu anced. It is important to show not only how these tests can guide the de we make with our patients but als how additional testing can bring…

4 最少
artificial intelligence and cracking the code to cancer

IN ANTICIPATION OF THE 50TH ANNI­ versary of NASA astronauts landing on the moon, Newsweek is spotlighting pioneers in science and technology, highlighting their very own moonshots and how they hope to change the world. Abraham Heifets is the CEO and cofounder of Atomwise, a biotech company using patented deep learning artificial intelligence technology to predict and discover which drugs will be better, safer and more potent for cancer patients. Q _ What is your moonshot? A _ To make novel, better and safer drugs, with the ultimate goal to get medicines into the hands of patients faster. Q _ How do you do that? “Frankly, patients shouldn’t have to be patient. It’s our job to get medicines to them as fast as possible.” — ABRAHAM HEIFETS A _ We’re trying to solve how you modify…