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New dementia risk factors uncovered

Using a large and comprehensive database, researchers unearth new combinations of factors that increase the risk of dementia later in life. The …

Dementia

Brain signal discovery may let Parkinson's patients sleep through brain surgery

As if the prospect of neurosurgery isn't daunting enough, the idea of having to remain awake for the procedure is enough to turn many Parkinson's …

Neuroscience

Photos of 'migrants' humiliated in Tel Aviv cause outrage

<b>A black man is grabbed and manhandled by a white man, who takes a selfie of them both, grinning, while the black man cringes. The photos that caught this moment shocked social media when they were posted online on April 26. We spoke with the photographer, who said it was an instance of deliberate</b> …

Tel Aviv

Trump is about to kill the Iran deal — and what lies ahead could be catastrophe

<b>Donald Trump; Hassan Rouhani; Emmanuel Macron (Getty/AP)</b><p>Next act of decaying American empire: Abandoning a deal that promised a new beginning in the Middle East<p>Patrick Lawrence<p>May 6, 2018 10:00am (UTC)<p>Here comes the next act in the Theater of Desperation that Washington has made of American foreign …

Geopolitics

Nigeria: Opposition Party Writes to UN, Says Buhari Destroying Democracy

Uche Secondus<p>The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria has filed a petition at the United Nations (UN) against President Muhammadu …

Africa

We told you so – Afrikaner parties over farm murder stats

Since Police Minister Bheki Cele released statistics on farm attacks and murders dating back to 2012 this week, two minority rights political parties …

South Africa

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

We’re Killing Our Lakes and Oceans. The Consequences Are Real.

We only need to look to the Mediterranean Sea and the North American Great Lakes for dramatic illustrations of what lies in store if we don’t act now.<p>…

Lake Erie

The Coming Tech War With China

• <i>China's growing technological prowess will be a source of increasing worry for the United States.</i>• <i><br>Artificial intelligence will be a critical area of</i> …

As US resists, China backs multipolarization

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>Recently, several reports by the US government have labeled China a revisionist power and a rival that tries to rebuild a …

China

One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

How the flu season turned deadly – are NHS vaccine failures to blame?

This year’s flu epidemic is far from over, but the vaccine race has already been lost.<p>Influenza comes around every year. So why is this year’s flu …

Public Health

Scientists have created an Artificial Intelligence that can ‘read your mind’

<b>Brace yourself, Artificial Intelligence is becoming more powerful by the minute.</b><p>According to a study by researchers from Japan, Artificial …

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

WASHINGTON — A newly drafted United States nuclear strategy that has been sent to President Trump for approval would permit the use of nuclear weapons to respond to a wide range of devastating but non-nuclear attacks on American infrastructure, including what current and former government officials …

Obama Administration

White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

WASHINGTON – A White House doctor pronounced President Trump medically fit to serve as commander-in-chief on Tuesday – and added that he easily passed a voluntary cognitive assessment designed to test his mental reflexes.<p>"The president's overall health is excellent," Dr. Ronny Jackson told …

Donald Trump

Russia Fears U.S. Is Planning for Space War

Russia has accused the United States of harboring dangerous hopes to develop and place weapons in space, which Moscow fears could make the state of …

Rumors Of Our Demise: The Science And Economics Of Climate Change

<b>Factors Affecting the Global Climate System</b><p>Source<p><b>Introduction</b><p>The global climate system has long exhibited a high degree of natural variability (Eric …

Climate Change

Mattis, Tillerson Want Blank Check to Wage Illegal War

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson take their seats as they arrive for a Senate Foreign Relations Committee …

The story of humans’ origins got a revision in 2017

Human origins are notoriously tough to pin down.<p>Fossil and genetic studies in 2017 suggested a reason why: No clear starting time or location ever existed for our species. The first biological stirrings of humankind occurred at a time of evolutionary experimentation in the human genus, <i>Homo</i>.<p><i>Homo</i> …

Stone Age

Parkinson's disease could be slowed by molecule linked to exercise

A protein molecule which increases with exercise appears to prevent the advance of Parkinson’s symptoms and may be the key to future treatments, …

When Washington Assured Russia NATO Would Not Expand

Statecraft is a complicated business, but the criteria by which we judge statesmen turn out to be less so. The central question reduces to whether …

Geopolitics

'Simple, but powerful' model reveals mechanisms behind neuron development

All things must come to an end. This is particularly true for neurons, especially the extensions called axons that transmit electrochemical signals …

Notre raison est-elle rationnelle?

L’adage dit qu’on a toujours deux raisons pour faire quelque chose : une bonne raison et la vraie raison. Des travaux en neurosciences et en …

U.S. 'Will Be Taking Names' Of U.N. Votes On Jerusalem Resolution

The United Nations will vote in an emergency session Thursday on a draft resolution that criticizes President Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.<p>But as the Trump administration is making clear, any country that votes in favor of the resolution could face retaliation from the U.S.<p>…

United Nations

50 Easy Habits That Help You Live Longer, According to Science

<b>We asked medical experts for the most impactful things you can do right now to live longer—and stay healthy enough to really enjoy your golden …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

<b>College Football</b> Mar 10, 3:54 PM<p><b>College Football</b> Mar 7, 8:54 AM<p><b>College Football</b> Mar 7, 8:51 AM<p><b>College Football</b> Mar 7, 7:57 AM<p><b>College Football</b> Mar 7, …

Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany

Former President Barack Obama says Americans must be vigilant in their defense of democracy or risk following the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.<p>At a speech earlier this week, the former president told the Economic Club of Chicago that “things can fall apart fairly quickly” if Americans don’t …

Barack Obama

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

OSLO, Norway (AP) — As long as atomic bombs exist, a disaster is inevitable, the head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the …

North Korea

Pulling Iron From Brain May Offer Hope in Alzheimer’s Fight

To curb the dementia epidemic, focus is shifting to one of the most abundant elements on Earth: iron.<p>The familiar metal is key to numerous brain …

Dementia

Scientists discover new optimism in fight against Alzheimer’s

<i>This story is part of the Financial Times Seasonal Appeal for Alzheimer’s Research UK, which is raising funds for pioneering research to develop new</i> …

Dementia