VCs at $2.4 billion Lux Capital think 2020 will be the year Big Pharma companies buy startups that ship Viagra and hair-loss pills to your door

Lux Capital partners Adam Goulburn and Zavain Dar expect pharma companies to build out new ways to reach consumers, perhaps by acquiring a direct-to-consumer healthcare business. 
As pharmaceutical companies look to revamp their businesses, getting direct access to costumers and better using artificial intelligence in drug development could be key pieces. 
The…

The US Army has chosen its top 10 science and technology advances for this year — here are the potential game changers that made the list

US Army and service-funded researchers are making strides in numerous areas, including the material sciences, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
Alexander Kott, the chief scientist at Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, recently picked the Army’s top 10 science and technology advancements of 2019.
The list of potential game changers features things…

Facebook reverses course after backlash, deciding to remove ads about a HIV-prevention drug that were called ‘factually inaccurate’ and a risk to public health

Facebook has begun removing ads that have been criticized for promoting false information regarding an HIV-prevention drug, as the company continues to wrestle with policing ads on its platform. 
Earlier this month, an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — published on GLAAD’s website and signed by over 50 major…

15 years after “National Treasure” came out, here’s the real story of the Manhattan church that the movie suggests hides buried loot

The historic Trinity Church and cemetery are located in downtown Manhattan near Wall Street.
The church, which has been rebuilt three times since 1697, featured prominently in the 2004 film “National Treasure.”
In the movie, a historian played by Nicholas Cage discovers hidden treasure under Trinity Church.
In reality, there’s no treasure in…