Julie Mcintyre

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How Old Is Too Old To Change Careers?

<i>Liz, would you say there’s a certain age after which it’s impossible to change careers?</i><p>Definitely.<p><i>And what is that age?</i><p>One hundred and seven.<p><i>Come on! I’m being serious.</i><p>Well, it’s a very contextual question. It depends on what you want do in your new career.<p><i>Give me an example.</i><p>If you want to be a …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

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Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

Will it work?<p>Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.<p>Following a clinical trial involving 26 subjects, doctors at the city's Providence Medical Clinic have earned permission to provide doses …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

We're Losing The Fight Against Ebola

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help.<p>As the death toll rose to more than …

Australia raises 'terror attack' threat level

Australia has raised its terror threat level to "high" from "medium", saying there is an increased likelihood of an attack at home, despite stressing it has no knowledge of a specific plan.<p>Australia has repeatedly raised the alarm about the number of its citizens believed to be fighting with armed …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Why Scotland Might Break Away From the United Kingdom

The future of Britain is balanced on a knife edge as Scotland weighs independence vote.<p>In 1746 forces loyal to Bonny Prince Charlie, the last Stuart claimant to the throne of Scotland, were crushed at the Battle of Culloden, near Inverness. Almost 40 years earlier, in 1707, the Act of Union bound …

China Is Using The UN As Cover For Sending Troops To Protect Its Oil Investment In South Sudan

As the Wall Street Journal reported, China is deploying troops in order "to help guard the country's embattled oil fields and protect Chinese workers and installations," according to a spokesman for South Sudan's president. China is largely acting to protect its own interests here, rather than …

43 Members Of Israel's Elite Spy Unit Slam Israel's Occupation Of Palestine

Citing a moral duty to act, the past and present reservists of Israel Defense Forces intelligence Unit 8200 condemn Israel for overreaching in Palestine and reveal deep concerns over Israeli intelligence work.<p>The veterans say their military service "has taught us that intelligence is an integral …

Syrian rebel fighters say Obama's air strikes won't deter Islamic State

Syrian rebel fighters and residents of northern Syria have expressed reservations about Barack Obama's military strategy to confront Islamic militants, saying US air strikes would have little military effect, would kill civilians and might even encourage sympathy for the insurgents.<p>Jaber …

We are hurtling through space at over a million miles an hour (a truer orbit of the planets)

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Mapping More Than a Century of Major Earthquakes

A comprehensive look at which parts of the world have suffered historically large quakes.<p>It must be frustrating to be hit by a huge earthquake, and then have experts inform you that the "Big One" might still be coming. Yet that's part of life in Chile: Despite being rocked by a major temblor …

Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife

This question is more than a mind-bender. For thousands of years, certain people have claimed to have actually visited the place that, Saint Paul …

Scientific Research

Sleep cycles: Why do some people stay up late and others get up early?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in zoology from Monash University:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Your sleep cycle is …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

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Selfie-portrait of the artist: National Gallery surrenders to the internet

The National Gallery this week just threw up its hands and surrendered to the internet. "I had noticed custodians weren't leaping at people when they got their phones out," said art historian Barrie Garnham. "I just wondered whether maybe mobile phones don't emit the same kind of light." Not …

Blocking Pain Receptors Extends Lifespan, Mouse Study Suggests

Scientists have found a way to beat back the hands of time and fight the ravages of old age, at least in mice. A new study finds that mice bred without a specific pain sensor, or receptor, live longer and are less likely to develop diseases such as diabetes in old age. What’s more, exposure to a …