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25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google

It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology. In black jeans, a black hoodie that looks a half-size …

Mobile

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

IRA Providers Offer Bonuses to Attract Money on the Move

Want a bonus for moving your retirement savings from a 401(k) plan to an individual retirement account—or from one IRA to another?<p>This is a good time of year to get one. Financial-services companies are eager to attract some of the money that’s flowing into IRAs as people rush to beat the April 15 …

Retirement

Strong Dollar Haunting Huge Companies From P&G To McDonald's

The U.S. dollar is on top of the world, but a lot of the world’s biggest companies wish it wasn’t.<p>The mighty greenback has been a common theme in earnings reports from behemoths that make a large chunk of their money outside the country. Why? A stronger dollar means sales abroad translate into …

Markets

NASA satellite image shows the frozen wasteland that currently is the United States

If you're reading this from anywhere in the United States right now, there's a pretty good chance it's cold outside. We're in the middle of a massive freeze that could last until March, the breadth of which NASA's Terra satellite just captured in the remarkable view you see above. See all that …