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Top 10 Disease Killers

With the recent Ebola outbreak and its presence in the U.S., it's easy to think this very scary disease is one of humanity's greatest threats. But these ten diseases kill more people worldwide each year than Ebola does.

How 'robo-investing' is managing money for the masses

<b>"Robo-investing" - using computer algorithms rather than humans to manage your investments - is a white-hot sector attracting lots of start-up cash.</b><p>There are now several companies here in the US promising that their algorithms can get more bang for your investment buck at a fraction of the price …

Singapore remains world's most expensive city

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1149000/1149344_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524773806_94dcb89df9324ec21d3b268227413bdf<p><b>Singapore has retained its position as the world's most expensive city, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).</b><p>The top five …

Two-Thirds Of U.S. Consumers Expect Drone Delivery Within The Next Five Years

While commercial drone regulations are likely years away from becoming law, a recent survey showed that consumers have already embraced the idea of drone delivery and are willing to pay for it.<p>More than two-thirds of respondents to a poll indicated they expect to receive a drone-delivered package …

Canteen Uncle

Scientists take detailed pictures of the smallest known life forms

Just how small can life get? Almost unbelievably small, if you ask a team of Berkeley Lab researchers. They've taken the first detailed electron microscope pictures of the tiniest bacteria known to date -- at a typical 0.009 cubic microns in volume, you could fit 150 of them in an already miniscule …

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

‘Miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis

The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure, and affects around 100,000 people in Britain.<p>A pioneering new stem cell treatment is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again, in results branded ‘miraculous’ by doctors.<p>Patients who have …

This is what happens to your brain when you stop eating sugar

I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Penn., “Chocolate Capital of the World,” doesn’t help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave up sweets for Lent. I can’t say that I’m …

Neuroscience

Meet the little girl who’s been 'designed' to help beat Huntington’s disease

Adorable seven-month-old Amelia Queen is a baby with a difference<p>Baby Amelia Queen, aged seven months, was genetically engineered in a laboratory to help beat an incurable disease which has blighted her family.<p>Her birth is one of the first in Britain which is hoped will help eradicate devastating …

Best of February 2015