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America's '$13 trillion gorilla' is getting even bigger

Even as the stock market was falling, the UK was exiting, and corporate earnings kept disappointing, the US consumer has shown a resiliency that has buoyed the hopes of many economists.<p>According to the Macquarie consumer equities team, recent trends have highlighted that not only is the American …

The sun is finally coming out for the US economy

After an 18-month stretch in which regular data releases were more likely to surprise to the downside than the upside, it appears that these data points are finally turning positive, according to Binky Chadha, chief global strategist at Deutsche Bank.<p>Chadha wrote in a note to clients on Friday:<p>"US …

Are Scientific And Religious Explanations Incompatible?

Last week, I participated in a workshop on the science-religion dialogue during which I was asked: Are scientific and religious explanations philosophically incompatible?<p>I've been thinking about the question ever since. The simple answers — "yes" or "no" — have advocates, but they don't seem to do …

Religion

Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Shorter people are more likely than taller folks to have clogged heart arteries, and a new study says part of the reason lies in the genes.<p>Doctors have known since the 1950s about the link between short stature and coronary artery disease, "but the reason behind this really hasn't been completely …

Biomedicine

The strange world of felt presences

What links polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, sleep paralysis, and hearing voices?<p>On 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had been walking for 36 hours, in life-threatening conditions, in an …

Cognition

18th century doctors shared bodies to teach dissections, research shows

For physicians teaching in Georgian London, the solution was never in question. Faced with a shortage of bodies to dissect, they chopped up cadavers and handed parts out.<p>The sheer number of students passing through London’s medical schools in the mid 18th century made it the only city where …

Medicine

The Tumor Within A Tumor

Biologists who study cancer have been borrowing a lot of concepts from evolution in recent years. That’s because the changes that occur inside a tumor bear some striking resemblances to what natural selection does to a population of animals, plants, or bacteria. Evolutionary biologists who study …

Cancer

Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

When Barbara Marder was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she had part of her right lung removed, went through a round of chemotherapy and tried to move on with her life.<p>"I had hoped that everything was fine — that I would not create difficulty for my children, that I would get to see my …

Cancer

16 Years After Its Inception, 'GoreSat' Set For Launch ... Soon

<b>Update 6:10 p.m. ET Launch Scrubbed</b><p>At t-minus 2 minutes and 26 seconds to launch, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed due to an issue with the system used to track the rocket. The team will review the issue and calculate the next available launch window in order to reschedule.<p><b>Our original post</b> …

Space Exploration

Extract: A man walks off his Parkinsonian symptoms

In this passage from his book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge describes how John Pepper consciously retrained his movements to overcome his foot drag and tremor<p>Norman Doidge: the man teaching us how to change our minds<p>My walking companion, John Pepper, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s …

Extracted

After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

<i>This is the second in NPR's series "Inside Alzheimer's," about the experience of living with Alzheimer's. In part one, Greg O'Brien talked about learning that he had the disease.</i><p>A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, says Greg O'Brien, doesn't mean your life is instantly over. "There is this …

Alzheimer's Disease

There Are No Erotic Jellyfish in the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

Sad news for gelatinous marine animals everywhere.<p>Fans of E. L. James's <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> and gelatinous marine invertebrates will be disappointed to learn that there will be no jellyfish in the film version of the sexy novel, opening next Friday.<p>Well, the movie's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, …

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activists Stage New Protest

In a move aimed at breathing life into Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, thousands gathered at the city's Victoria Park today in open defiance of Beijing's insistence that it have final say on candidates for the territory's next leader.<p>Organizers said 13,000 attended the rally, but police claimed …

Hong Kong

See-Through Fish Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice

Hidden away from the sun below half a mile of ice, complex life flourishes.<p>After drilling through Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, scientists have discovered microbes, crustaceans, and even several kinds of strange fish living in water buried under nearly half a mile (740 meters) of ice.<p>As recently as …

For a humane society, we must never forget

It's the site of horror. Auschwitz, the largest German concentration and extermination camp, is a symbol of Nazi delusions. A visit to the …

Could drones be used against U.S.?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small drone crashed onto the White House grounds on Monday. Described as a 2-foot-long quadcopter -- a drone with four propellers -- the event raises some troubling questions about the possibility that terrorists using armed drones could one day attack the White House or other tightly …

National Security

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Six survivors, some of whom will be returning to the site for the last time, tell Kate Connolly their stories<p><b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She</b> …

World History

How NASA Finds 'Super Earths' Where Alien Life Might Flourish

Since 2009 NASA’s Kepler Mission has been exploring the Milky Way using an extraordinary powerful space telescope. Their mission is to discover …

14 Timeless Rules to Keep You Sane

Back in 1927, at a convention of the American Public Health Association, one Dr. Robert E. Humphreys explained to the crowd that stress caused by …

Researchers Make Super Mario Self-Aware

Mario doesn’t need you anymore to help him rescue the princess. A new project by German researchers, called Mario AI, gives the famous Italian …

15 injured when school bus overturns in North Carolina

A school bus carrying 45 students from a North Carolina middle school overturned Wednesday on a two-lane road, injuring 15 of the children, authorities said. None of the injuries appeared serious.<p>The North Carolina Highway Patrol determined that a compartment door above the driver fell open, …

North Carolina

Divers search for bodies in fuselage of crashed AirAsia jet | Reuters

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian navy divers searched for bodies on Thursday in the fuselage of an AirAsia airliner that crashed into the sea more than two weeks ago, killing all 162 people on board.<p>A military vessel found the fuselage on Wednesday, about 3 km (2 miles) from where …

Airplanes

Oklahoma execution of Charles Frederick Warner now up to Supreme Court

<b>Dallas (CNN) —</b> Oklahoma's first scheduled execution since last April's controversial botched lethal injection is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court to decide.<p>Charles Frederick Warner, who was convicted in 2003 for the first-degree rape and murder of his then-girlfriend's 11-month-old …

U.S. Supreme Court

Syria: From Bad to Worse

<i>By Aitor Zabalgogeazkoa, Head of Mission of the MSF team in Aleppo in 2014</i><p>In 2013, the outlook in Syria was bleak. But the reality is that everything …

Overcoming HIV Obstacles in 2015

<i>AVAC's Executive Director, Mitchell Warren, recently spoke with the</i> Voice of America. <i>This article first appeared here</i>.<p>The head of a prominent …

Public Health

Let Your Kids Sleep More For Better Grades

Sorry, parents, but you might need to start enforcing bedtime. Or letting your kids sleep in.<p>While no one likes a bedtime battle, a new study shows …

How to Make Your Android Battery Last Longer

Cell phone batteries have come a long way since the first smartphones, but we’re demanding more of the devices that double as our navigators, cameras …