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A top financial adviser says we should all expect to work until we're 105 — and that's not a bad thing

Ric Edelman thinks you have many, many years of work ahead of you.<p>And you'll like it.<p>In a Facebook Live interview with Business Insider, Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services, one of the nation's leading financial advising firms, and author of the new book "The Truth …

Retirement

This Wearable MRI Device Could Help Us Read Minds

A Wearable MRI<p>What if you could “see” directly into another person’s brain? The ability to read minds, referred to as telepathy, is yet another …

U.S. Department of Defense

This Study Could Help Extend the Human Lifespan

Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have found the key to longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) worms — and maybe, someday, …

Biology

(Im)mortality: Researchers Find That Human Lifespan Has A Max Limit

Maximum Lifespan Defined<p>Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine assert that they have discovered the maximum lifespan of human beings, …

There Are 52 Genes Related To Intelligence

A new study finds 52 genes that are related to intelligence — a rousing success in a field that has often struggled to find correlations between smarts and genes.<p>The 52 genes, though, account for only about 5 percent of the variation in intelligence scores among different people. That’s because …

Genetics

AI Predicts Lifespan By ‘Looking’ At Your Organs, 69% Accuracy

The gross speculation of this is deeply disturbing: it has a 69 percent accuracy but they don’t know why. Nevertheless, just wait until the insurance …

Artificial Intelligence

Normal Longevity increases of 1 year every five shows 100 year lifespans will become common amid calls to increase retirement to 70 in developed World by 2050

Since the 1950s, life expectancy has been increasing rapidly. On average, it has been increasing by one year, every five years. Babies born today …

Here's Stephen Hawking's Epic Response to Criticism on the Origins of the Universe

An Inflated Discussion<p>The players: 36 of the world’s top physicists. The arena: the entire cosmos, sort of. For physicists and cosmologists, the …

Physics

"Brain age" found to be a predictor of death

While your chronological age will tell you how long you've been riding around on this planet, your biological age might actually be a more important …

Machine Learning

Forget Your BMI and Focus on This Measurement Instead

When it comes to determining whether a person is overweight, body mass index (BMI) is the most widely used measure out there. But doctors admit that …

Holistic Medicine

A Parent's Life Experiences Can Alter Their Offspring's Genes

Parent to Child<p>Genetic inheritance has been believed to be a mechanism of equality — each parent passes half of their DNA to the offspring. Recent …

Genetics

This Chip Costs One Cent and Can Diagnose Everything From Cancer to HIV

Cheap, Good, and Fast<p>What do you get when you combine an inkjet printer, 20 minutes, a penny, and a drive to fight global health inequality?<p>Medical …

Cancer Cells

The search for the ‘Holy Grail’ of human longevity

Our life expectancy at birth has risen from roughly age 50 to 80 in the past century, a dramatic increase considering that for hundreds of years the …

Four scenarios for our future lifespans.

Humanity’s increase in lifespan may be our greatest achievement. Most of the world’s children and their parents and grandparents will live long, …

Future of higher education: 'The situation in research is clearly unsustainable'

<i>This is an extract taken from the second edition of Raising the Stakes: Gambling with the Future of Universities, by Peter Coaldrake and Lawrence</i> …

Star Wars and the future of healthcare

Dr. Darren Schulte Contributor<p>Dr. Darren Schulte is the CEO of Apixio.<p>In his iconic Star Wars series, George Lucas envisioned a world in a galaxy far, far away, where, among other things, doctors were droids and bots.<p>In this world, a droid surgeon fitted Luke Skywalker with a bionic hand after a …

Medical Technology

Made of gold, powered by heart cells of rats – meet the robo-ray

Tiny robotic stingray gives hope to scientists they can create artificial creatures and ultimately build a human heart<p>With a flash of light and a ripple of fin, the small aquatic robot set off across the water and into the annals of science as the latest advance in artificial creatures.<p>A melding of …

Robotics

Cancer cell lines predict drug response and accelerate personalized medicine - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Research published today in <i>Cell</i> has shown that patient-derived cancer cell lines harbour most of the same genetic changes found in patients' tumours, …

What Is a Biotech Milestone Payment?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>A milestone payment is a pre-determined fee smaller biotechnology companies receive from larger partners, after their collaboration project passes a specific goal. The goals, and milestone payments, typically begin small at the early clinical stages of a new drug …

The Death of Aging

The meaning of life is to live forever.<p>This was the answer Google’s chatbot AI gave to the ultimate question: What is the meaning of life? Some may …

White House Gives $55 Million to Build Genetic Database

The Obama Administration is giving out $55 million to a collection of hospitals and companies to uncover links between a person’s genome and disease. …

Health Care

Healthy at 100? Longevity Study Shows It's Common

Many people fear living into their 90s and beyond because they think that means having health problems or serious illnesses that will make them …

IBM Says It's Designed a Molecule That Could Fight Off Any Human Virus

Ready, aim, fire.<p>Part of the difficulty in tackling viruses like Ebola and Zika is that they're all so different, and each one can regularly mutate …

Immune System

Scientists Think a Simple Paper Strip Could Tell if You Have Cancer or Malaria

Scientists at the Ohi0 State University (OSU) may be on the cusp of reducing diagnostics for diseases like malaria and even cancer down to a cheap, …

Biomarkers

How to live to 100: Meet the scientist who believes he can cure ageing

Imagine a world where people live to celebrate their 500th birthday; where sprightly, smooth-skinned men and women with the agility and metabolism of 30-year-olds roam the planet, popping pills that prevent the curse of ageing. It may sound like a fantasy (a rather gruesome one at that) but for …

Google Spreads Its Cloud Into Universities

Google is trying to spread its cloud into universities.<p>The search giant said on Tuesday that it would give university students free access to some of …

Computer Science

Magic Leap's hotly anticipated 'mixed reality' device could be here sooner than you think

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz announced Thursday at the Business Wired Conference that the secretive company will begin production of its "mixed reality headset" this summer.<p>"I won't tell you when we are shipping, but I will tell you we are turning on the first production line in our factory …

Augmented Reality

Lenovo Demos a Bendable, Wearable Smartphone

Bendable smartphones have been teased in the past, but this may be the first time we've seen a fully functional prototype that morphs with such ease …

Glow-Hard: Luminous Cement Could Light Roads, Structures

A bicycle lane inspired in Van Gogh’s <i>Starry Night</i> can be found in the Netherlands. It was built using phosphorescent tiles, so at night passersby see …

Engineering

Why Americans Are Living Longer and Better

You may have to finance more years in retirement than you expected.<p>Older Americans not just are living longer today—they’re enjoying extended life …

Retirement