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Changes in Sperm RNA May Shape Future Generations, Scientists Warn

Dad's lifestyle is affecting the kids more than we thought.<p>While the rest of the world debates the ethics of designer babies, a team at the …

Genetics

'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Developing autonomous weapons would make the security situation on the Korean peninsula worse. Toby Walsh, professor at University of New South Wales<p>Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a …

North Korea

Hackers learn to hurdle two-factor authentication | Financial Times

For years, cyber security experts have been urging users to add a second layer of authentication to their accounts, often a code sent by text message …

22-year-old's 3-D scanner can diagnose heart diseases in 90 seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 22, many of us are finishing up college and hoping we might get be lucky enough to land a stable job. Peeyush Shrivastava is a little different.<p>He started a biotech company and collected millions of dollars in capital, including from famed businessman Mark Cuban, and he hopes to start …

Medicine

Is Albania Eastern Europe's answer to the Amalfi Coast?

“Albania!” my barrister friend exclaimed when Mrs Harding divulged our holiday destination. “What have you done wrong?”<p>The answer, in short, was that we were taking a punt on the word of a politician. In a political interview I did for this newspaper with Edi Rama, the country’s prime minister, …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

Harvard's tiny robotic arm can make endoscopic surgery safer

Minimally invasive surgery is already amazing as it is, but a team of Harvard scientists have created a device that expands its possible applications even further. They designed a tiny robotic arm that lays flat while the endoscope is moving through narrow passages and pops up to reveal tools …

Corrected: Facebook AI Bot Scare Debunked

Reports over an AI bot research project were hype.<p><i>Correction: The original version of this column was based on inaccurate reporting and hype that has been debunked. The column inaccurately portrayed the outcome of a Facebook chatbot research project and the company’s reason for ending it. That bots</i> …

Here are 100 PowerPoint shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Well, get ready to be even fancier (and more productive) because we've curated 100 of the best PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills .</i>

Keyboard Shortcuts

Learning to read and write alters brain wiring within months, even for adults

Let’s hear it for the written word. Learning to read can have profound effects on the wiring of the adult brain, even in regions that aren’t usually associated with reading and writing.<p>That’s what researchers found when they taught a group of illiterate adults in rural India to read and …

3 Major Challenges Millennials Face in the Workplace That Employers Don't Seem to Understand

The other side of the story.<p>The Millennial discussion is always so one-sided. It's about how Millennials are difficult to manage, hard to keep long-term as employees, impatient, and shortsighted.<p>But what about the other side? What about the things Millennials have to tolerate in the workplace that …

On his fifth day in power, South Korea’s new president shut down 10 big coal-power plants

The South Korean capital, Seoul, is among the world’s most polluted cities, so it’s no surprise that air pollution was one of the key campaign issues for the newly elected president, Moon Jae-in.<p>That’s why, on his fifth day in power, Moon has announced that the country will temporarily shutter 10 …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists figured out how to convert polluted air into clean energy

In an era of growing concern for the environment, scientists in Belgium have come up with the groundwork for one possible solution: converting air …

License Plate Tracking Has Gone Open-Source

OpenALPR makes it all so, so easy.<p>Computer vision-assisted license plate reading seems to be a favorite spectre of a certain sort of privacy worrier, at least anecdotally speaking. Something to do with its potential for tracking and profiling an activity that seems to make Americans in particular …

8 common traits of highly intelligent people

<i>Getty</i><p>They're highly adaptable<p>Several Quora users noted that intelligent people are flexible and able to thrive in different settings. As Donna F …

Specific brain training exercise can reduce dementia risk

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so …

Cognitive Impairment

5 Things To Do Now The EU Made Your Data Policy Out Of Date

I have been meeting some smart folks for the book I am writing and was introduced to an incredibly knowledgeable, and senior, privacy professional who is employed by a leading institution in the EU. The person agreed to have a very open chat about the new EU General Data Protection Regulation …

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

Mental Disorders

BBC - Earth - The sinister reason why people fall in love

Romance may have existed in some form long before the origin of humanity, and some believe it was born out of death and violence<p>Your heart beats a little faster, glands open to secret tiny dribbles of sweat, and your body starts producing hormones, which make you feel a bit giddy and warm …

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

Not too long ago, you believed that making money with a blog was impossible. But after seeing dozens of income reports from other bloggers, you …

Motivation

Gene study confirms low Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis link

Previous observational studies have found an association between a person's level of vitamin D, which comes from sunlight and from certain foods, and MS, a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and has no known cause or cure.<p>But the problem with these …

Multiple Sclerosis

Remote Painting Studio in Chile Embedded in the Hillside

This <b>Painting Studio</b> in Coquimbo Region, Chile is an example of modern architecture in the service of neighboring art. Architects <b>Felipe Assadi</b> and</b> …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Why obesity protects against heart disease and heart attack

Fat surrounding damaged blood vessels releases chemicals which starts to battle heart disease, scientists have found<p>Being obese could actually help reduce improve chances of survival after a heart attack because excess fat appears to fight heart disease, a study has shown.<p>Previously scientists were …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells

Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. In …

Five espressos worth of caffeine could be damaging to health, warns EU

EFSA study suggests up to 400mg of caffeine a day should have no health consequences for healthy adults, but more than that could be harmful<p>Consuming more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day could be damaging to your health, according to European food safety experts.<p>The European Food Safety …