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Dieselgate. Três anos depois há mais carros com emissões acima do limite legal na Europa

Três anos depois de ter rebentado o escândalo das emissões fraudulentas nos automóveis a diesel nos Estados Unidos, ainda existem 43 milhões de …

'No evidence' having high levels of bad cholesterol causes heart disease, claim 17 physicians as they call on doctors to 'abandon' statins

No evidence exists to prove that having high levels of bad cholesterol causes heart disease, leading physicians have claimed.<p>Researchers have warned …

Research

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says there's opportunity in these 13 areas to make the world better

In 2017, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published its first annual "Goalkeepers" report, highlighting global data to show that humanity is headed in the right direction.<p>The second annual report, released Tuesday, focuses on the "formidable challenge" of improving the lives of people in …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Is your household cleaner making your child overweight? U of A study finds a link

Commonly used household disinfectants could increase the risk of young children becoming overweight by altering the makeup of their gut bacteria …

Canadian News

How Can Science Help Reverse Blindness?

From bionic eyes to gene editing, how can we use science to bring back sight?<p>Episode #302<p>play pause<p>Listen<p>How Can Science Help Reverse …

Genetics

UK children inhaling toxic air on school run and in classroom

Children in the UK are being forced to breathe dangerous levels of toxic air as they make their way to and from school – and even once they are inside their classrooms, according to new research.<p>The findings from academics at Queen Mary University in London reveal that young children were absorbing …

Particles

Don't Waste Time On A Startup Business Plan -- Do These 5 Things Instead

Traditionally, startup businesses draft a business plan for three specific reasons: to articulate their vision for the business, to document how they plan to solve key challenges, and to pitch their business idea to potential investors.<p>But what if I told you that business plans for startup …

Investing

If You Want to Lose Weight With Intermittent Fasting, Follow This 11-Step Guide

You keep hearing these two little words — intermittent fasting. If you want to learn more about what it is, why people do it, and <i>how</i> to do it, this is the guide for you! We'll answer all the basic questions about intermittent fasting (also referred to as IF) so you can decide if it might be right …

Weight Loss

Molecule produced during fasting has anti-aging effect on vascular system

Diet trends like intermittent fasting and ketogenesis are proving wildly popular for their rapid weight-loss effects, but scientists are also …

Anti-aging

The problem with all the plastic that’s leaching into your food

There’s mounting evidence that it’s a health hazard.<p>Consider what you’ve eaten today. Perhaps you drank juice from a plastic bottle and coffee from a Keurig pod. For breakfast, you might have had fruit with yogurt. Your lunch salad may have been packed in a plastic container.<p>There’s a good chance …

Administrative Law

Fasting-induced anti-aging molecule keeps blood vessels young

New research has found that fasting triggers a molecule that can delay the aging of our arteries. The findings could help prevent age-related chronic …

Non-infectious Diseases

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

Vanessa Solivan and her three children fled their last place in June 2015, after a young man was shot and killed around the corner. They found a floor to sleep on in Vanessa’s parents’ home on North Clinton Avenue in East Trenton. It wasn’t a safer neighborhood, but it was a known one. Vanessa took …

Labor Economics

The Real Cost of the 2008 Financial Crisis

The aftermath produced a lost decade for European economies and helped lead to the rise of anti-establishment political movements here and abroad.<p>September 15th marks the tenth anniversary of the demise of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, which presaged the biggest financial crisis and deepest …

European Central Bank

Best 10 roles in AI and data science

When you think of the perfect data science team, are you imagining 10 copies of the same professor of computer science and statistics, hands …

Data Science

A molecular reason why obese people have trouble losing weight

<b>(AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Fat desensitizes the brain to a hormone that diminishes appetite<p>Bret Stetka<p>September 9, 2018 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Obesity rates in the U.S. and abroad have soared: The world now has more overweight people than those who weigh too …

Diabetes

The Largest Ever Clinical Study on Vitamin D Shows We're Wrong About Its Benefits

"We have created another pseudo-disease."<p>We are still in love with vitamins a century after they were discovered, with half the US and UK population …

Wellness

To End Starvation Wages and Kick Billionaires Off Welfare, Sanders Introduces 'Stop BEZOS Act'

Taking aim at Walmart, McDonald's, Amazon, and other ultra-profitable corporations that pay workers so little that they're forced to rely on food …

Middle-class

The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world

Every January, to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam tells us how much richer the world’s richest people have got. In 2016, their report showed that the wealthiest 62 individuals owned the same amount as the bottom half of the world’s population. This year, that number had …

Breaking Bad News

More than a few times in my career I’ve had to break bad news to people. The project is getting shut down. The work isn’t meeting expectations. …

Breaking Bad

But Rich People Live Here, So We Can't Be Going Broke!

One of the most pernicious things about easy credit is not simply that it allows us to live beyond our means, but that it readily tricks us into …

Intermittent Fasting Protects Against Obesity in Study on Mice

There may be something to this trendy new diet.<p>We’ve all got that one friend who won’t shut up about their diet. One day it’ll be Atkins, another day …

Holistic Medicine

Choosing Your First Marketing Hire

TL;DR - Your first marketing hire should probably be a director-level person who can be made accountable for generating a sales pipelines, with …

CMO

Silicon Valley Myths Aside, Time Is on the Side of Aging Entrepreneurs

Zuckerberg, Gates and Bezos notwithstanding, the mean age of high-tech founders is 43.2, economists say<p>By<p>Irving Wladawsky-Berger<p>Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg were in their early 20s; Sergey Brin and Larry Page were 25; and Jeff Bezos was just 30 when they founded their world leading …

Silicon Valley

98.6 Degrees Is a Normal Body Temperature, Right? Not Quite

You wake up at 6 am feeling achy and chilled. Unsure if you’re sick or just sleep-deprived, you reach for a thermometer. It beeps at 99°F, so you …

Immune System

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is …

Artificial Intelligence

All Things Sales! 16 Mini-Lessons for Startup Founders

As a former CEO and software engineer (Citrix, XenSource, VERITAS, etc.), board member of GitHub (recently acquired by Microsoft), and lecturer in …

Salesforce

Ecstasy as a Remedy for PTSD? You Probably Have Some Questions.

The drug known by the street names Ecstasy or Molly could be a promising treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study.<p>Research published Tuesday in the British journal The Lancet Psychiatry found that after two sessions of psychotherapy with the party drug, officially …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash

U.S. news<p>Environmentalists have taken aim at the targets systematically, seeking to eliminate or rein in big sources of ocean pollution — first plastic bags, then eating utensils and, most recently, drinking straws. More than a dozen coastal cities prohibited plastic straws this year. Many more are …

Butts

Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, study reveals

Air pollution causes a “huge” reduction in intelligence, according to new research, indicating that the damage to society of toxic air is far deeper than the well-known impacts on physical health.<p>The research was conducted in China but is relevant across the world, with 95% of the global population …

Pollution

Privatizing Poverty | Kim Phillips-Fein

In 1962, Michael Harrington—a former <i>Catholic Worker</i> adherent and follower of Dorothy Day turned socialist activist—published a short book that sought …