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New 15-Minute At-Home Test May Detect Alzheimer's, Goes Viral

According to research published yesterday in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, a 15-minute at-home test may be able to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and cognitive decline.<p>Titled the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination test, or SAGE, and …

Arianna Huffington announces launch of World Post news website

• Tony Blair and Bill Gates among new site's contributors<p>• Backers include 'homeless billionaire' Nicolas Berggruen<p>The 1% are about to get their own publication. The digital media titan Arianna Huffington and the billionaire investor Nicolas Berggruen on Wednesday announced the launch of World …

Sleep Number's x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits

CES 2014: the year the Internet of Things got very, very real. So far at the show we've seen a smart toothbrush and even a smart slow cooker, but is everybody ready for a smart bed? Sleep Number just announced the x12, which packs a variety of sensors to monitor your sleeping habits, movement, …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Exporting Grandma to care homes abroad

<b>Sending elderly relatives to a care home can be a tough and emotional decision. But is booking a one-way flight to a destination 8,000 miles away a step too far?</b><p>Sybille Wiedmer lives in Zurich and is packing her suitcase for a trip to Thailand.<p>But this is no ordinary holiday.<p>She is off to visit her …

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Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

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Dolphins caught chewing on fish to get high

A new BBC documentary will show adolescent dolphins getting high by chewing on pufferfish. The fish secrete a toxin that gives the dolphins a buzz, and the crew on the upcoming show filmed male bottlenose dolphins passing around a puffer fish before acting "most peculiarly." The program's executive …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

Tiffany & Co executive jailed over $2.1 million jewellery theft

Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, vice-president of product placement and design at Tiffany & Co, sentenced to a year in prison for stealing and re-selling 165 items of jewellery<p>She was the highly-paid vice-president of product placement and design at Tiffany & Co. But the luxury good store was stunned to …

Tiffany & Co

Virtually Hike Through the Swiss Alps While Exercising With This App

Working out can be incredibly monotonous, especially if you're aimlessly pounding away on your gym's treadmill or elliptical.<p>Exercise app BitGym aims …

A Social Network For Insurance That Cuts Costs And Reduces Fraud

It’s easy to embellish insurance claims when it’s just some big bad company you’re hurting. But what if you knew the people in your network? It turns out the costs are lower for everyone.<p>The entire concept of insurance is based around large numbers of people getting together to share risk. But the …

Chuck Feeney: The Billionaire Who Is Trying To Go Broke

On a cool summer afternoon at Dublin’s Heuston Station, Chuck Feeney, 81, gingerly stepped off a train on his journey back from the University of Limerick, a 12,000-student college he willed into existence with his vision, his influence and nearly $170 million in grants, and hobbled toward the …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

The Christmas Dish: Baked Macaroni And Cheese In A Pumpkin

Christmas is in a few weeks, and right now many of us are poring over Pinterest, looking for the perfect dish to serve our families on the big day. Some of us will cook turkey, some will order a ham and the vegetarians among us will serve... something. Is there a standard veg staple that everyone …

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8 Paintings Every Art Lover Must See in Person

Posters and prints just don’t do great works of art justice—especially these. Take a trip to the right museum’s gallery and have a one-on-one with …

Secret Service Agent Turns on Obama, Runs for Congress

Dan Bongino, a 12-year veteran of the Secret Service once defended President Obama with his life, but now says "the fog of scandals in the Obama …

Secret Service

'Silk Road' illicit online market reopens

A new anonymous internet marketplace for illegal drugs has opened, with the same name and appearance as the Silk Road website shut down by US law enforcement authorities a month ago.<p>Like its predecessor, the new Silk Road listed hundreds of advertisements for controlled substances available to buy …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

Evidence exists pointing to prehistoric civilizations as advanced as our modern civilization—or perhaps more advanced.<p>Such evidence could turn our …

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6 Biggest Mistakes Brands Make on YouTube

In the beginning, YouTube was a playground for amateurs to post home movies, webcam confessionals and videos of cats chasing string. And it was …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

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