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A Promising Anti-Ageing Drug Is About to Undergo Human Trials For The First Time

It begins...<p>Can we really hope to slow down the ageing process? The compound nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) has shown plenty of promise at …

How to Be Totally Anonymous Online (Part 1)

We hate to make you paranoid, but there’s a strong chance that everything you read, share, like, comment on, buy or bookmark online is being tracked. …

Privacy

Reality is nothing like what you think, says UCI neuroscientist

In the 1999 sci-fi dystopian film, “The Matrix,” the character played by Keanu Reeves is presented with two pills. The blue pill would keep things …

Why It Might Be a Good Idea to Zap Your Brain With Electricity | Inc.com

These days you can use tech to hack your work routine, your education, even your fridge. So why not use tech to hack the most important driver of the human experience of all, your brain?<p>It still might sound a little sci-fi, but scientists and entrepreneurs are already experimenting with wearable …

By the year 2040, embryo selection could replace sex as the way most of us make babies

Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, I predict that it will supplant sex …

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

Scientific Research

8 Startups Behind a Trio of Online's Newest Fashion-Industry Trends

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past two decades, ecommerce has come a long way, and the fashion industry in particular has seen enormous growth.<p>In a strange twist of fate, many brick-and-mortar retailers have had to shut down as they've lost sales to online …

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You | Inc.com

I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and social media connections and received a wonderful response. From marketing, to politics, to religion, …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Slower Mental Decline Linked to Higher Amounts of Growth Factor in the Brain

<b>Older people with higher amounts of a key protein in their brains also had slower decline in their memory and thinking abilities than people with</b> …

How the Iowa caucuses work: a confusing election process explained

The Iowa caucuses are perhaps the most important yet mysterious contest in American politics. The concept of an election is familiar to everyone – but by its very name, a caucus sounds different and archaic. However, give or take a few wrinkles, the Iowa caucuses are simply another election, held …

Government

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

Are you still trying to think of a clever goal to work toward this year? How about challenging yourself to learn a new skill? Or even better, several!<p>…

One type of supplement could be bad for your health

Why stick to eating fruits and vegetables when you can get an extra boost from supplements that put good things like antioxidants into a handy pill?<p>And that seems like it should be a good idea.<p>If the antioxidants that occur naturally in our food, like broccoli and carrots, are good for us, a …

Wellness

Bodybuilding twins reveal how to get ripped quick: 'We workout 20 minutes a WEEK'

With rock-hard abs and bulging biceps, you might think twins Zoran and Goran Tot have just been blessed with great genes.<p>But the super-ripped …

Stephen Hawking warns of an 'intelligence explosion'

In his recent Reddit AMA, the famed physicist explains how that might happen.<p>When asked by a user how AI could become smarter than its creator and pose a threat to the human race, Hawking wrote:<p>This terrifying vision of the future relies on a concept called the intelligence explosion. It posits …

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Supplemental Reading: The Latest Science on Supps, Explained

To take your vitamins, or not? That’s the question being raised by a number of pros in the healthcare industry right now. And it’s for good reason, …

<i>Last night saw the UK launch of the ‘ecomodernist manifesto’, produced by the US Breakthrough Institute. The manifesto calls on environmentalists to embrace technology in order to save nature. Professor Georgina Mace was one of the speakers. Here, she summarises her argument.</i><p>It is refreshing and …

Ecology

Everything we know about the Chinese president's childhood is terrifying

Xi, who took power in 2013, is known for being an incredibly private man of few words. What little we do know about him and how he grew up, though, is terrifying stuff.<p>The New York Times painted a harrowing picture of those days in a profile of Xi's teen years.<p>Xi's father was a high-ranking …

FiftyThree's new Paper app is a productivity powerhouse

One of the best iPad drawing apps has arrived on the iPhone — just in time for the new iPhone 6S.<p>FiftyThree released the iPhone version of Paper, the …

Apps

Here's the real reason artificial intelligence could be a threat

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are just a few notable people who have warned about the perilous consequences associated with developing AI systems.<p>"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race," Hawking cautioned last year.<p>Musk …

Black Earth

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy Snyder<p><b>A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time.</b><p>In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the …

Queen Victoria's record reign

On 23 September 1896, Queen Victoria became Britain’s longest reigning monarch. The next day, the Manchester Guardian published Congratulations To Her Majesty - reports of the demonstrations of loyalty from various dignitaries and members of the clergy.<p>The piece was followed by a look at previous …

United Kingdom

Opinion: 5 questions to ask yourself before making a trade you’ll regret

Telling investors not to panic when the market is churning is like telling someone afraid of heights not to look down from a high ledge.<p>It’s easier …