Björn Grauers

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A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

When Harvard physician Monique Tello looks at the typical American breakfast, she said, it makes her "want to cry."<p>"A bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a piece of toast, or a muffin are all no different than a dessert," Tello wrote in a recent Harvard Health blog post.<p>Think about it — most blueberry …

Bacteria can be engineered to produce electricity

This could help us with wastewater cleanup<p>Bacteria can be chemically engineered to produce electricity, according to new research. In the future, this kind of method could be used to help clean water in wastewater treatment plants.<p>Some bacteria generate electricity naturally as part of their …

Airlines ask Trump to modernize the air traffic control system

Gary C. Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, told President Trump today that modernizing the air traffic control (ATC) system would be its top priority for what the government can do to help airlines, noting that money spent on ATC had not helped improve it in the past.<p>The comments came at a meeting …

World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top.<p>As decision makers and many of the super-rich gather for this week’s World …

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Democrats seek thaw in Trump plan to freeze federal hiring

By Joe Davidson<p>Joe Davidson<p>Columnist focusing on federal government issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>House Democrats are trying to shield federal employees from the cold reception President-elect Donald Trump promises them shortly after he takes office next week.<p>A federal government hiring freeze …

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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’: 10 questions we still have after the revival

By Emily Yahr<p>Emily Yahr<p>Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” revival (theoretically) had one major purpose: to provide closure to fans who wanted to see how creator Amy Sherman-Palladino envisioned the end of the series, …

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Discovering the Treasures in Chandra’s Archives

Each year, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory helps celebrate American Archive Month by releasing a collection of images using X-ray data in its …

Congress wants to hold 20 Guantanamo detainees in prison by not paying for their release

As President Barack Obama continues to whittle down the number of detainees at Guantanamo Bay before he leaves office, Congress is once again throwing up a familiar roadblock — one the White House has said it will circumvent.<p>Twenty detainees at Guantanamo have been cleared for release, but …

FBI director: Hillary Clinton 'extremely careless' but no charges recommended

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email servers while secretary of state, removing a huge shadow hovering over her presidential campaign.<p>But Comey administered an extraordinary tongue-lashing to Clinton …

Similarities lacking in Clinton, Petraeus investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's recommendation against criminal charges in the Hillary Clinton email matter drew immediate comparisons to last year's …

Philippine voter data hacked but polls to go ahead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The hacking of a Philippine election database may have exposed the personal information of all 55 million registered …

Highest-ranking Navy officer yet sentenced in sex-for-secrets scandal

By Craig Whitlock<p>Craig Whitlock<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The highest-ranking U.S. Navy officer convicted so far in a massive bribery scandal was sentenced to almost four years in prison Friday for selling military secrets to an Asian defense contractor in exchange for prostitutes, stays …

Vice President Biden Says 'Biden Rule' Doesn't Exist

Vice President Joe Biden declared the so-called “Biden Rule” a fabrication during a speech at Georgetown University’s Law School.<p>“There is no Biden …

Throttle is a hassle-free way to rid your inbox of spam and newsletters

Email spam is the bane of many lives, and despite a wealth of services that promise to clean up your inbox, there’s still a good chance that yours is a mess.<p>Throttle, a service that’s been in beta mode since last year, is one of the newer entrants to the market – and its assault on spam takes the …

Därför är intensiv träning så effektiv

För många är några få minuters högintensiv intervallträning lika effektiv som vanlig uthållighetsträning. Konditionen förbättras lika mycket, något …

Why You Should Care About Climate Change: Part 1

Climate change is becoming an issue of rising importance to Americans. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 46 percent of Americans view climate change as a serious issue, up from 33 percent in 2013. Over the past few years President Obama has dedicated much of his time to addressing climate …

HTC Cuts 15% Of Its Workforce As It Bids To Return To Profitability

HTC said last week that it would be cutting costs “significantly,” and today the struggling Android phone maker revealed that will make 15 percent of its staff redundant as part of that strategy. That’ll mean around 2,250 employees lose their jobs.<p>The company, which has seen its stock price sink to …

Nintendo is killing its TVii service for Wii U next month

Nintendo is shutting down the TVii service on its Wii U console next month. One of the big selling points of the Wii U when it launched in late 2012, it provides access to cable and satellite TV channels, as well as video on demand services like Netflix and Hulu.<p>The service, complete with its …

US bank profits withstand trading hit from China, Greece

The biggest hit came at Goldman Sachs, where revenues in bonds, foreign exchange and commodities trading fell 28 percent in the second quarter.<p>"Obviously Greece has been in the headlines continuously and that certainly weighed on spread-sensitive parts of the business like credit and mortgages," …