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Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.<p>The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across …

Global Warming

Could a Diabetes Drug Help Beat Alzheimer's Disease?

Most of the 20 million people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. take metformin to help control their blood glucose. The drug is ultrasafe: …

Neuroscience

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Farming

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

What's a Bullet Journal and Why You Need It in Your Life

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Consciousness

How to create an untraceable new identity

My machine is inextricably linked to who I am. All of us are in the same existential mess. Your identity is now part of your smartphone and laptop. …

Privacy

Web version of Google's Inbox app can now reply to emails for you

One of the most interesting features of the mobile version of Inbox — Google's other mailbox-management app — is coming to its web version. Smart Reply, which scans your incoming messages and works out a natural-language response, is now available for Inbox on the web, giving users an easy way to …

Apps

The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.<p>If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your mind, watch the video below. In it, neuroscientist David Eagleman …

Consciousness

8 Ways to Organize All of Your Most Important Paperwork

That means tax documents, medical info, and even sentimental items.<p>That means tax documents, medical info, and even your kid's treasured drawings.

Best All-in-one Productivity App

With LightArrow Organizer’s device-to-device sync with a free Dropbox or Google Drive account, your data is always available, whether you’re using …

12 Dollar Store Finds That Make Amazing Kitchen Organizers

It doesn't have to cost a fortune to streamline your cooking space.<p>It doesn't have to cost a fortune to streamline your cooking space.

Safely Delete Old Gmail Messages in Bulk to Free Up Space

Gmail was practically founded on the principle of never having to delete an email again. But the service has been kicking around since 2004, and all …

Apps

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Science Proves Your Brain Recognizes the Reality of God, Researchers Say

By Nigel Boys<p>Apparently confirming what the Bible says in Romans 1:20, that since creation, God’s invisible qualities have been clearly seen and …

With money tight, chancellor says UC Berkeley must 'reimagine' its future

A budget deficit at UC Berkeley has hit critical mass and could force a fundamental transformation of the institution, the university's chancellor announced Wednesday.<p>In a message to Berkeley students, faculty and staff, Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks said a "new normal" of dwindling taxpayer support …

This Little-Known Firm Is Getting Rich Off Your Medical Data

You may never have heard of it, but IMS Health knows an awful lot about your medical history.<p>A global company based in Danbury, Connecticut, IMS …

Health Information

What Happens When Businesses Start Accrediting America’s Colleges

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, is the latest major player to recommend steps that could lead to a radical …

College & University

Alzheimer's Plaques Found in Brains of Middle Aged TBI Patients

<b>Scientists have revealed that protein clumps associated with Alzheimer’s disease are also found in the brains of people who have had a head …

Neuroscience

The closest thing yet to a cure for terminal cancer?

Immunotherapy has given Sandra Sayce an extra 10 years of life, and now new combinations of the treatment may offer hope to many more patients<p>Sandra Sayce often finds she is seeing a new doctor when she goes for her regular hospital check-ups. She has a suspicion they all want to meet her. The NHS …

Cancer

Keep cancer alive to stop it spreading, say scientists

Keeping cells alive around a tumour stops it expanding, the University of Cambridge has discovered<p>Keeping cells alive rather can killing them off through chemotherapy could be the best way to fight cancer, scientists believe.<p>Tumours need to kill surrounding cells to make room to grow so if they do …

Why Attacking ISIS Won’t Make Americans Safer

U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.<p>For close to a decade, the trauma of the Iraq War left Americans wary of launching new wars in the Middle East. That caution is largely gone. Most of the leading presidential candidates demand that the United States escalate …

Middle East

This is not Casualty – in real life CPR is brutal and usually fails

“I feel a pulse, but it’s weak,” says the young doctor who has just given prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a patient, alongside a plethora of aesthetically pleasing co-saviours in scrubs. Cardiac monitors show one trace after another, the accompanying “beep-beep” acts as a rhythmic, …

Medicine

8 Genius Ways to Use File Organizers All Over Your House

That means your closet, kitchen, vanity — you name it.<p>That means your closet, kitchen, vanity — you name it.

A simple, five-minute test could make earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s possible

Last Thursday, Jan. 21, I sat perched at a laptop, my eyes fixated on a pair of black-and-white images on the screen. Every few seconds, a new set of images appeared. Some depicted everyday items, such as a teddy bear or ice cream cone. Others looked more abstract, like Rorschach ink blots.<p>At some …

Dementia

Blood Pressure Drugs Could Reduce Cell Damage Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

<b>In laboratory neuronal cultures, an FDA-approved drug used to treat high blood pressure reduced cell damage often linked to Alzheimer’s disease, say</b> …

The booming cost of US housing has made government assistance programs useless

From the time she left foster care at age 18 until her late 20’s, Carly was homeless, staying at shelters or couch-surfing with acquaintances in the Boston area.<p>In August 2014 she finally got an apartment with the help of a housing voucher from an agency called Home Start. The one-bedroom …

Housing

Why More Flexible Retirement Jobs Are on the Way

Staying longer on the job offers big benefits to both workers and employers.<p>More and more older workers are aiming for a phased retirement—a flexible …

Retirement