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Are cars in cities becoming a thing of the past?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last month, Oslo became the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free by 2019, pledging a comprehensive and permanent ban in the Norwegian capital -- but it's not the only urban hub trying to reduce their reliance on vehicles.<p>And the impetus to do so is stronger than ever.<p>On …

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence attorney, who speak in jargon that ordinary people do …

Crime

Berlin fertility app Clue scores $700K seed funding round

It looks like Clue, the Berlin-based fertility tracking app, is one step closer to fulfilling our prediction that it will blow its rivals out of the water.<p>The startup today announced a €500,000 (around $680,000) seed funding round led by business angel Christophe Maire, with Joanne Wilson, Luminary …

Nonprofit Sends Free Kits Of Potential Malaria Cures To Researchers

The Malaria Box is the result of a high-throughput screen done by the nonprofit and cooperating pharmaceutical companies.<p>All you have to do is write in. A nonprofit malaria research organization, the Medicines for Malaria Venture, is offering boxes for free that each contain samples of 200 …

Malaria

Depression: 'Second biggest cause of disability' in world

<b>Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide after back pain, according to a review of research.</b><p>The disease must be treated as a global public health priority, experts report in the journal PLOS Medicine.<p>The study compared clinical depression with more than 200 other diseases …

Mental Health

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It begins with Halloween, continues with All Saints' and All Souls' days, runs through Bonfire Night – the evening where the English burn effigies of historical terrorists – …

1.8-million-year-old skull shakes mankind’s family tree

Some had protruding foreheads, others had short, squashed faces. Some had enormous jaw muscles and big teeth, while others had enormous heads to hold bigger brains.<p>They had one thing in common, however: They were family -- our ancient family, that is, from around 2 million years ago.<p>The world's …

Sleep: Why We Need It and What Happens Without It

The Different Ways Men And Women Talk On Facebook

Word clouds from the Facebook messages of 75,000 volunteers<p>Ugh, how stereotypical can we be? In a study of the different words used by various demographics of Facebook users in their status updates, women talked most about shopping and their hair, while men posted about sports, video games and …

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …

The Truly Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs

During the Super Bowl, a representative of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly posted the on the company’s corporate blog that the average cost of bringing a new drug to market is $1.3 billion, a price that would buy 371 Super Bowl ads, 16 million official NFL footballs, two pro football stadiums, …

Finally, FDA tells mobile health app developers what it plans to regulate

More than two years after issuing its draft guidance on the regulation of mobile health apps, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally …

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

30 minutes of exercise better for weight loss than longer workouts

A short daily workout of just 30 minutes a day can help dieters lose more weight than exercising for an hour, scientists have found.<p>For anyone wanting to lose weight, you may need to exercise less than you thought.<p>A new study has found that people who exercised for just half an hour a day lost a …

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head …

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that …

Inside Remote Area Medical

Wise, Va., free clinic director and RAM event organizer Teresa Gardner shows fairground setup.

Five ways the patient room in hospitals should be changing

NXT Health, a non-profit that promotes change in the healthcare industry through sponsorship of design innovation, is the creator of the …

How colour-changing technology could revolutionise the medical industry

You might not want to hear this, but there's a good reason to be scared of needles: the most deadly clinical procedure in the world is a simple injection.<p>Every year, 1.3 million deaths are caused by unsafe injections, due to the reuse of syringes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that …

How the complicated US healthcare system makes $1 IV bags cost hundreds

A simple saline solution — also known as a sterile mix of water with salt — is commonly used in IV bags to replenish lost fluids. Manufacturers pay about a dollar to produce these bags, but by the time they make it onto patients' bills in the US they cost far more — especially when bundled with "IV …

David Cameron rejects Stephen Fry's call for Russian Winter Olympics boycott

David Cameron has rejected a call by comedian and actor Stephen Fry for Britain to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics over the abuse of gay people in Russia.<p>The Prime Minister said that he shared the "deep concern" that Fry has expressed over anti-gay laws passed in Russia, but insisted a boycott of …

Zenefits Lands $2.1M From Venrock, Maverick, Aaron Levie, Charlie Cheever And More To Automate Startup HR

For small businesses, managing health insurance and payroll services can be a huge pain and time-sink. They probably don’t have someone on staff dedicated to these issues, and they themselves would rather be dedicating that energy to building a company. Zenefits launched out of Y Combinator this …

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs

When a young Indian-American woman walked into the funky L.A. jewelry boutique Tarina Tarantino, store manager Lauren Twisselman thought she was just like any other customer. She didn't realize the woman was actress and writer Mindy Kaling.<p>"I hadn't watched <i>The Office</i>,"Twisselman says. Kaling both …

Refer A Startup To FundersClub For Crowdfunding, Get Paid If It Exits

Think you know about the hottest startups before anyone else? Equity crowdfunding platform and online venture firm FundersClub wants you to be their eyes and ears, so they’re offering to give you 10 percent of their carry (profit) if a startup you refer to them has a big exit. The FundersClub Refer …

Can Big Data solve the mystery of suicide?

Everywhere on the Internet, we're trailed by bots that inspect our searches and social chatter, attempting to predict what we're going to buy, watch or who we might date next. But in the middle of all that commerce-friendly jibber jabber, some people are saying, in not so many words, "I am going to …

Mental Health

SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians

An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and …