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Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

Don't touch that dial: meet the engineer behind pop's biggest hits

Standing out as one of the only women in a male-dominated industry, Emily Lazar is the engineer behind the sound of everyone from Björk to the Killers. Mona Lalwani sits down with her<p>The walls of The Lodge studio are lined with classic platinum records and music memorabilia. A David Bowie poster …

Music

NFL investigating use of deflated balls

The National Football League is investigating whether the New England Patriots used deflated balls in their blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts during Sunday's rain-soaked American Football Conference championship.<p>NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the investigation but could not offer …

Google mulls SpaceX investment to supply global internet access by satellite

Google is reportedly considering a billion-dollar investment in SpaceX, Elon Musk’s spaceflight company, in order to boost its deployment of cut-price satellite internet.<p>The investment, the exact size of which is unknown, puts a value on SpaceX of more than $10bn.<p>News of Google’s plans was reported …

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Coinbase raises $75M to make Bitcoin (more) mainstream

<i>Updated at 6:40 a.m. PT with additional details from Coinbase.</i><p>Coinbase, the least obscure Bitcoin wallet on the web, today announced a hefty $75 million raise led by DFJ Growth. This is the largest round ever raised by a Bitcoin startup, the company tells us.<p>The cash will be used, Coinbase says, …

Futures up; oil falls on lower IMF forecasts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed little changed on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, increasing speculation central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement.<p>The lower forecasts implied less demand …

Stock Markets

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

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Nearly 7,000 homes due to topple into the rising sea

More than 800 properties will be lost to coastal erosion within the next 20 years because it is too expensive to save them<p>Nearly 7,000 homes and buildings will be surrendered to the seas around England and Wales over the next century, experts believe.<p>Properties worth more than £1 billion in total …