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Warnings over shock dementia revelations from ancestry DNA tests

Companies have been told to accept moral responsibility and provide counselling for people who inadvertently discover health risks<p>People who use genetic tests to trace their ancestry only to discover that they are at risk of succumbing to an incurable illness are being left to suffer serious …

Molecular Biology

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

Neuroscience

Meet The Futuristic Personal Transportation Vehicle Coming To China And U.S. Soon

Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine.<p>“I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus standing completely upright on giant wheels,” he recalls. “They were Segways. I thought to myself, …

Remote Controls

Advanced Electric Propulsion System successfully tested at NASA’s Glenn Research Center

Advanced solar electric propulsion will be needed for future human expeditions into deep space, including to Mars. Shown here is a 13-kilowatt Hall …

Bitcoin is already playing a key role in the unsteady financial systems of some developing markets

When I began to teach in 2012, I decided to start my course with an analysis of how money affects social order. What my students found particularly fascinating was the then-nascent world of cryptocurrencies, which I described at length as a crucial feature in the future of money.<p>Some colleagues …

Cryptocurrency

A controversial trial wants to bring people back to life using stem cells

But in one study expected to launch later this year, scientists hope to use stem cells in a new, highly controversial way — to reverse death.<p>The idea of the trial, run by Philadelphia-based Bioquark, is to inject stem cells into the spinal cords of people who have been declared clinically …

Medicine

Bitcoin just soared to a new $1,600 high — but the first investor in Snapchat thinks it could hit $500,000 by 2030

But the cryptocurrency isn't anywhere close to its potential, according to Jeremy Liew, the first investor in Snapchat, and Peter Smith, the CEO and cofounder of Blockchain.<p>In a presentation sent to Business Insider, the duo laid out their case for bitcoin exploding to $500,000 by 2030.<p>Their …

Cryptocurrency

Canada Aims to Become the First Developed Country to Legalize Marijuana

The U.S. marijuana industry has seen incredible growth for the past couple of years. Last year alone, residents in four states voted to legalize recreational marijuana, doubling the number of states that allow the sale of adult-use pot, while five new states legalized medical cannabis (two of which …

'Not natural friends': Trump, Xi will be 'odd couple' at first summit

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - When U.S. President Donald Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, their summit will be marked not only by deep policy divisions but a clash of personalities between America’s brash “tweeter-in-chief” and Beijing’s cautious, calculating leader.<p>They may …

Donald Trump

Snaphash is an augmented reality weed doctor for your iPhone

The future for weed growers is an exciting one. Innovative companies like Snaphash, which I visited with today, are taking a forward-thinking approach to the centuries-old cannabis business. The upcoming product aims to ensure higher yields, fewer problems, and an Instagram-like ability to show of …

Augmented Reality

Scientists may have just unlocked a real ‘fountain of youth’

Scientists have reversed signs of aging in mice, increasing their lifespan by 30 percent -– a finding that researchers believe could one day increase …

This fast-food chain you've probably never heard of is making a killing selling $8 burgers

The San Francisco-based fast-food burger chain has garnered a cult following for its extra-juicy double-patty burgers that cost $8.50 with cheese. The company says it sources ingredients within miles of its restaurants.<p>Here's what it's like to eat at Super Duper Burgers, one of the Bay Area's …

Fast Food

The most important stories in advertising, December 6

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Niall Kennedy/Flickr<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. The top 10 most popular Christmas ads on YouTube in 2016.</b> With six of the top 10 from Britain, Christmas ads are becoming as much of a British cultural export as the …

Advertising

How one 24-year-old runs a $70,000-a-month business while traveling the world

Aileen Adalid entered the corporate world at age 19 after graduating from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, with a degree in business …

Faroe Islands

South African pastor sprays insecticide on congregants 'to heal them'

<b>Johannesburg (CNN) —</b> Images of a South African Pastor spraying insecticide into the faces of his congregants are circulating on social media.<p>Lethebo Rabalago, of the Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA), in Limpopo, has openly posted photographs on his Facebook page of him spraying congregants with …

Hung Up

Boosted tells people to stop riding its electric skateboards after battery malfunctions

Samsung isn't the only tech company having problems with flaming batteries. Boosted, the maker of some of the better electric skateboards on the market, has warned customers to stop riding and charging its second-generation devices after two separate incidents in which lithium-ion batteries were …

Batteries

A New Alzheimer's Drug Just Hit a Major Milestone in a Human Clinical Trial

This could be the first new treatment in a decade.<p>A new drug that targets toxic amyloid proteins in the brain - one of the main hallmarks of …

Dementia