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Drinking three cups of coffee a day (even decaf) could help you live longer, says Harvard

Moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, Parkinson's disease and Type 2 diabetes<p>Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day might help you live longer, according to new research.<p>Moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart …

Biomedicine

Netflix can't collect its money because everyone has new credit cards

Haven't bothered to give Netflix your new credit card number? The company's flailing stock price might be partially your fault.<p>The video streaming …

Learn it Faster: The Complete Linux Kernel in a Single Map

<i>Short Bytes: Today, we are sharing an interactive Linux Kernel map that will teach you the basics and understand the various subsystems. Take a …

BT hits out at Sky over pay TV to deflect Openreach separation 'storm'

Telecoms giant says regulatory landscape for pay television giant is 'lop sided' in submission to Ofcom's ten yearly review<p>BT has hit out at rival Sky’s dominance in the pay television market in an attempt to deflect attention over its telecoms infrastructure business which it is fighting to hold …

The Cyber Activists Who Want to Shut Down ISIS

Somewhere in Europe, a man who goes by the name “Mikro” spends his days and nights targeting Islamic State supporters on Twitter.<p>In August 2014, a Twitter account affiliated with Anonymous, the hacker-crusader collective, declared “full-scale cyber war” against ISIS: “Welcome to Operation Ice …

Internet

What Elephants Can Teach Us About Cancer Treatment

For many years, Dr. Joshua D. Schiffman, a researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, drove past Utah’s Hogle Zoo on his …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

Great leaders don't give in to these bad habits, and neither should you.<p>There are good habits, and not-so-good ones. Then there are habits that will actually prevent you from achieving success. That observation comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates, which recently used Stephen R. …

Britain's commitment to climate aid is immoral

There are other, far more severe issues to tackle first, from malnutrition to poverty<p>The decision by the Conservative government to spend 50% more on so-called "climate aid" is a feel-good policy that does little for the world’s poorest or the planet. It is part of an indefensible international …

What would a UK outside the EU look like? | Mark Leonard

Singapore or Switzerland? None of the scenarios are likely to win over the great British voter<p>“It’s cold outside” was the hardest-working slogan of the 1975 Euro referendum. For the Britons of the 1970s – recovering from fuel shortages and the three-day week – the story of a European future was …

Snapchat will let brands advertise on your face

Snapchat will soon launch a new advertising format that will let brands advertise on people's selfies. The feature, called "Sponsored lenses", is …

Why cloud users should care that Amazon just kicked Apple TV to the curb

Amazon, the corporate parent of cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services, just kicked Google Chromecast and Apple TV off of its retail island. The …

Kenya’s free education system is making inequality worse

There is a new brand of educational entrepreneur emerging in Nairobi’s slums: privately owned and run schools that promise particularly poor children a good education at little cost.<p>These schools position themselves as providing a public good. But the majority are not registered with Kenya’s …

Education

Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

Ancient Greek grave 'for Alexander the Great's friend Hephaestion'

Opulent underground monument in northern Greece was for Hephaestion, closest friend and general of Alexander the Great, archaeologist claims<p>An opulent underground monument in northern Greece that caused a stir when excavated last year may have been a symbolic grave - but not the final resting place …

The Middle East is angry and bewildered by US inaction in Syria

The U.S.-led coalition, created to combat the jihadi threat from Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, has been wrong footed by the Russian jets pounding the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and by an influx of Iranian forces.<p>The question on everyone's mind is: will the United States …

Middle East

CRISPR, the fancy new technology that lets people edit genes, could have an unprecedented and horrific consequence

The method, known as CRISPR, holds the potential to fix genetic defects that cause disease in humans. And researchers are also experimenting with tweaking the genes of other animals. For example, you could modify mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading horrific diseases like malaria and dengue …

Genetics

Elon Musk-backed SolarCity claims to have built industry's most efficient solar panel

SolarCity — the leading installer of residential solar panels in the US — announced today in Times Square that the company has built the industry's most efficient solar panel, Reuters reports. The panel converts sunlight into electricity with a 22.04 percent efficiency, according to third-party …

Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Quantum Physics

In defence of airline food

Sometimes, you have to admit that you will never be popular. That people do not like you. That you are one of life’s ugly ducklings, forever condemned to be sneered at in the street, ignored by those you would seek to impress, and called names by all the cool kids.<p>Income tax can count itself among …

Discovering the Brain's Memory Switch

<b>Scientists have recorded evidence of the brain turning off its memory inhibitor to make new memories.</b><p>In 1953, a man named Henry Molaison underwent a …

Neuroscience

Never say die

Australian scientist David Sinclair is at the forefront of a global quest to develop an anti-ageing pill – a drug worth untold billions.<p>In March …

Amazon is about to announce a deal that should terrify Microsoft

It will also put Microsoft on notice.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that Rackspace will partner with Amazon to help enterprise customers move their tech into Amazon's cloud.<p>Rackspace had previously made a similar deal with Microsoft. So this new deal with Rackspace is a direct blow to …

Rackspace

The Stress Hormone That's Messing With Your Diet

<i>By Kristen Domonell,</i> <i>Life by DailyBurn</i><p>We’ve all had those weeks where crazy amounts of stress leave us soothing our woes with late-night ice cream …

This “Yelp for people” app wants you to review other human beings. What could go wrong?

After a dinner date, instead of rating the restaurant, why not review your companion?<p>In a world where you can rate your restaurant, professors, and workplace, a new app called Peeple—a “Yelp for people” that lets users review or give one-to-five-star ratings to anyone they know—should feel right at …

The world's most dangerous foods

The Surprising Genealogy of Your Brain

Each of your neurons is more closely related to heart cells than to most of its neighbors. Why?<p>People talk about an individual’s genome as if it was a single consistent entity—but it isn’t. Every one of us actually contains a cosmopolitan melting pot of different genomes. Our 37 trillion or so …

Mutations

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Stack Overflow

The 4 Things About Office Perks That Actually Matter

Not all office perks are created equal. Use this criteria to re-evaluate that foosball table.<p>Offering cushy job perks has become a competitive sport. From tech powerhouses in Silicon Valley to the soap experts at Johnson & Johnson, major businesses are playing an ever-escalating game of, “Is this …