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Alzheimer's drug clears away sticky plaque in the brain

A pioneering new drug has been shown to clear away sticky clumps of plaque in the brain, thought to be a primary cause of Alzheimer's, and is now in final trials.<p>The drug, verubecestat, is one of a number being tested by pharmaceutical companies in a race for the first treatment that can halt or …

Disrupting Solar

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world's energy production could come from solar.<p>Today, the global oil and natural gas industry is about a $4 trillion business.<p>It's big money, and in the U.S., 67 percent of the electricity generated in 2015 was from fossil fuels (coal, …

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

The Brain

Getting Back With Carbs

The original low-carb diet flirts with reason.<p>"So you can't eat all the cheese you want?"<p>"No, you can't. And you can't eat all the protein you want. And it's not only about bacon and sausage," said Colette Heimowitz, smiling a tight smile through the tedium of my misconceptions, which are …

How Hackers Will Attack on Cyber Monday (Infographic)

Cyber Monday is a feeding frenzy for hackers looking to exploit businesses and consumers. Here's how to safeguard your sensitive information.<p>Cyber Monday is a great revenue booster for companies across the U.S., but it's also a day when cyber criminals come out in droves to hunt for vulnerable …

Cybersecurity

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

How to Use a Rafter Square

The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your square and get the most out of this tool.<p>The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

35 Creative DIY Ways Of How To Make Backyard More Funny

Summer is coming and it’s time to thinking about how to make the outdoor life more colorful. You can enjoy the sunshine, natural and the fresh air …