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This New Treatment Has Successfully Increased Stamina And Reversed Hair Loss

How to 'retire' old, damaged cells.<p>Researchers have developed a new peptide therapy that reverses some of the symptoms of ageing in mice, including …

Carnegie Mellon researchers want to fix app permissions once and for all

An app to help you figure out your apps<p>Mobile app permissions are a daunting problem: it’s difficult to know exactly what each app on your phone is doing, reading, or tracking when you’re not using the app. With the right combination of permissions, an app can have access to everyone you’ve talked …

Why the Stock Market Is Stacked Against Donald Trump

For a few golden weeks in November, U.S. stock markets loved Donald Trump. As this magazine went to press in late November, equities were in the …

Obamacare Repeal Will Be Biggest Tax Cut of New Year

The health care crowd in the Beltway is abuzz this morning with press reports that president-elect Donald Trump has named Georgia Congressman Tom Price, M.D. as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. In a related move, he will name longtime Mike Pence aide Seema Verma to the …

Cholesterol drug shows promise to help reverse heart disease

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is …

Medicine

Ibuprofen May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Over-the-counter and prescription drugs that control inflammation, like Advil, Aleve and Motrin, are among the most popular drugs people take. …

Housing costs a lot more in Canada than it does in the US

Canadian Real Estate Is Expensive<p>One of the most shocking things Americans find is that Canadian real estate is really pricey. Especially when contrasted with US real estate. The average benchmark home in the Canada is CA$474,000 (US$352,076), while the average home in the US is CA$315,303 …

Canadian Real Estate

'Science isn't about how your age, it's about ideas', from the 16-year-old helping cure Alzheimer's

Think back to what you were doing when you were 15 years old, probably trying to get through GCSEs? Surrey-based teenager Krtin Nithiyanandam was …

IBM Develops A Broad-Spectrum Virus Cure That Outsmarts Viral Mutation

If you lined up everything alive on the planet today and counted them one-by-one, you’d find that viruses are the most common creatures by far. …

Immune System

Scientists May Have Reactivated The Gene That Causes Neurons To Stop Growing

A Reactivation<p>It’s commonly believed that brain cells stop multiplying when our bodies become fully grown. Researchers from the German Centre for …

The Biology of Aging

Warren Buffett's favorite metric says stocks are way too expensive

The four valuation indicators we track in our monthly valuation overview offer a long-term perspective of well over a century. The raw data for the "Buffett indicator" only goes back as far as the middle of the 20th century. Quarterly GDP dates from 1947, and the Fed's balance sheet has quarterly …

Investing

LARRY SUMMERS: A third of men aged 25-54 will be out of work by 2050

Here's a sobering thought.<p>Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says the unrelenting rise in the proportion of men without work since the 1970s will continue and by 2050 he estimates that around one-third of all men in the United States will be without work.<p>Writing on his blog, Summers says …

Larry Summers

Meet Todd Rider, the Man Who Maybe, Probably Cured Most of the Viruses on Earth

"I believe that DRACO has the potential to completely revolutionize the treatment and prevention of viral infections in the 21st century."<p>Todd Rider, …

Your battery status is being used to track you online

Battery status indicators are being used to track devices, say researchers from Princeton University – meaning warnings of privacy exposure have come to pass<p>A little-known web standard that lets site owners tell how much battery life a mobile device has left has been found to enable tracking …

Batteries

IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction

There are a thousand good reasons to never get married: in-laws, divorce attorneys, and the inevitable ravages of age on one’s attractiveness come immediately to mind.<p>But there are also significant tax hits that come with getting hitched, or as they’ve collectively been coined, the “marriage …

Personal Finance

Blacks Are Most Likely To Be Arrested By Police—But Not Killed

A new look at data on violent police encounters reveals that the chances of getting killed or injured during a police encounter are mostly the same …

Visit this site before you pay hackers a ransom for your files

The use of ransomware has been on the rise in recent times. Earlier this year, a hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in Bitcoin to hackers who’d encrypted its files so they’d unlock them; a Canadian university paid $20,000 to attackers for the same reason just last month.<p>And no, individuals aren’t …

The bond market is 'broken'

As we've written before, if you really want to know what's happening in the world economy you need to look at what the bond market is saying. But these aren't normal times, and looking to the bond market for guidance is, well, misguided.<p><b>What falling bond yields usually mean</b><p>Under normal …

Bank of Japan

Study Links Alcohol To Seven Types Of Cancer

Alcohol has long been recognized as a carcinogenic substance, but narrowing down exactly what primarily causes which types of cancer is a tricky task.<p>…

Snowden designed an iPhone case: Guess what it does

Edward Snowden and noted hacker Andrew "Bunnie" Huang plan to present a design for a new personal security device at the MIT Media Lab on Thursday. According to Wired, the device is a case-like gadget that "wires into your iPhone's guts to monitor the electrical signals sent to its internal …

Cure for asthma on horizon as scientists find genetic cause

A cure for asthma is on the horizon after scientists discovered a genetic switch which prevents the condition.<p>The research carried out at the University of Southampton, discovered that the gene ADAM33 plays a crucial role in causing the twitchiness and inflammation of airways that triggers an …

Diversifying clinical science to represent diverse populations - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively …

What do e-cigarettes do to your lungs?

When e-cigarettes hit the market they seemed like a godsend to smokers (and maybe even curious nonsmokers): all the enjoyment of smoking cigarettes …

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement around the world. While there is no such miracle drug, there is a way to trigger these effects in the body without taking any medicine at all — simply by fasting. You probably …

Science Reveals the Secret Behind Pomegranates' Anti-Aging Power

This distinctive molecule is the probable reason for pomegranates' anti-aging effect.<p>While pomegranates have long been touted as an anti-aging …

9 things you should know about Prime Day 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Prime Day.<p>On the evening of Monday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, and 6 p.m. in the UK, Amazon will kick off its third annual sales event. It's basically a Cyber-Monday-in-July that promises extra savings over and above the company's usual discount prices. But …

Has technology made us more independent?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>As the British celebrate their independence from the French and Germans, and we celebrate our independence from the British, I wonder about technology.<p>Has it made us more independent?<p>Has the rise of Apple, …

The world’s 10 best train journeys – by the woman who’s done them all

<i>After covering three continents and 45,000 miles by train for our Around the World in 80 Trains series, Monisha Rajesh shares her unmissable rail journeys</i><p>1. Xining to Lhasa<p>Climbing more than 17,000ft, the Qinghai-Tibet railway travels along the top of the world past ice-blue lakes and snow-capped …