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Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Diabetes drug 'significantly reverses memory loss' in mice with Alzheimer's

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's after scientists found it "significantly reversed memory loss" in mice through a …

Neuroscience

U.S. Fed buys $3.4 billion of mortgage bonds, sells none | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve bought $3.447 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities in the week from Nov. 23 to Nov. 29, compared with $5.516 billion purchased the previous week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.<p>In a move to help the housing market begun in October …

Trump Pressed Top Republicans to End Senate Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — President Trump over the summer repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to end the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, according to a half dozen lawmakers and aides. Mr. Trump’s requests …

Donald Trump

Bitcoin passed $8,000 as institutional money inches closer to cryptocurrency markets

Bitcoin’s seemingly unstoppable bull run continued as it passed $8,000 for the first time around 6pm UTC yesterday (Nov. 19). The price has been flirting with $8,000 for days, probably because several signs point to the long promised arrival of institutional money in the cryptocurrency markets.<p>One …

Cryptocurrency

China Challenges Nvidia's Hold on Artificial Intelligence Chips

In July, China’s government issued a sweeping new strategy with a striking aim: draw level with the US in artificial intelligence technology within …

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Marijuana or Alcohol? Here's The Science

There are some surprises in the data!<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear …

Cannabis

21 ways to stop procrastinating right now

But procrastinating can be costly, especially at work.<p>To stop, you'll first need to understand the causes and temptations of procrastination. Then you'll want to follow these 21 steps:<p><i>Vivian Giang contributed to a previous version of this article.</i>

Vegan Beetroot and Vanilla Sorbet Recipe

<b>Looks good doesn't it?</b><br>I love sorbet, don't you? It's a great vegan option and usually lower in calories than ice cream while still giving you that …

SpaceX will return to scene of its last explosion in December

Operating on two launchpads could finally pave the way for Falcon Heavy’s first flight<p>SpaceX will fly its next mission to the International Space Station in December from launchpad SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, marking the first flight from the pad since a Falcon 9 …

Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Hits Brain's 'Reset' Button, Say Scientists

Depressed patients reported feeling a 'kick start'.<p>Magic mushrooms are in the midst of a brand makeover, thanks to scientists who are constantly …

Magic Mushrooms

SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium, then lands Falcon 9 booster at sea

SpaceX launched its third batch of 10 Iridium Next communications satellites from California today on a Falcon 9 rocket, then brought down the …

New Honey Research Suggests a Grim Outcome For Bees Worldwide

Just when we thought things were finally looking up for the bee population, researchers have delivered some disheartening — and frightening — news. Swiss researchers recently published a study indicating that a large majority of the world's bee population is affected by a common (yet controversial) …

Tesla is sending hundreds of Powerwall batteries to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is still dealing with the widespread damage of Hurricane Maria that hit earlier this month. The entire island has lost electrical power, …

Elon Musk Plans to Bring Rocket Travel to Earth

Rockets could be the new airplanes.<p>The time it takes to fly between two cities could be cut to a matter of minutes, if Elon Musk has anything to do with it. At the International Astronautical Congress in Australia on Friday, the SpaceX CEO announced a promise to bring his rocket system to …

Inside Donald Trump's Deal With the Democrats on Debt, Harvey Aid

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office on Wednesday, listening to his Treasury Secretary argue against a Democratic proposal to raise the government’s debt limit for just three months.<p>Steven Mnuchin, seated on a couch to the president’s right, had pushed this point before: A …

Campaign Cruz: Trump will 'cut a deal' with Democrats

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump shocked Republican leadership in an Oval Office meeting Wednesday when he backed a deal pushed by Democrats to attach hurricane relief money to a shorter-term bump in the debt ceiling as well as keeping the government open.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and …

The Seven Types of Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

<b>Last Updated December, 2017.</b><p>Long a product of the highest craftsmanship and design — from wizened men in Turkey to cobblers in Western New York — …

Why Energy-Harvesting Clothes Will Be Such a Huge Deal

Newfangled fabrics can mop up energy that otherwise would be wasted.<p>Clothing today is mostly about covering up. In the future, it might also be about powering up — literally.<p>Researchers across the country are working to develop fabrics that harvest energy from your body movements and use it to …

Clean Energy

No Pipe Dream: Cannabis Company Buys California Town

Nipton, Calif., 60 miles south of Las Vegas, isn't convenient to much. It sports a hotel, a trading post, a historical plaque and a whole lot of passing trains.<p>And as of this week, Nipton has something else: a cannabis company for an owner, with designs on turning the hamlet into a pot-centric …

FDA Slams Fertility Doctor For Marketing '3-Parent-Baby' Technology

The agency sent a letter warning the doctor to stop performing and advertising the controversial genetic procedure in the US.<p>The New York doctor who made headlines last year for helping a couple have a child with DNA from three people has been warned by the Food and Drug Administration to stop …

Elon Musk Had a Hilarious Response to More Than 60,000 People Canceling Their Tesla Model 3 Orders

Few people would compare Tesla to a hamburger joint. But Elon Musk just did.<p>The Tesla Model 3, the mass-market electrical vehicle that may completely change the automotive industry, is here--and people are excited.<p>Well, most people, anyway. There are more than a few customers who are also …

Tesla

Susan Collins: Trump 'can't set red lines for Bob Mueller'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, argued that President Donald Trump was not immune to an investigation into his financial dealings by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>"The President can't set red lines for Bob Mueller," the …

House conservative calls for special counsel's resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative House Republican is calling on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign, citing what he says is a conflict of …

Associated Press News

Changing your perspective about weight loss may change the outcome, too

I’ve accepted that many people don’t want to meet with a dietitian. It’s assumed that we’re going to suggest eating bland, healthy, nutritious food, and avoiding all the tasty treats. Quite frankly, sometimes a version of that is true, causing a vicious cycle to occur. Clients are annoyed that they …

How Bitcoin is infiltrating the $60bn global art market

<b>Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain?</b><p>Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art gallery in London's famous Cork Street. She was born in Georgia in the Caucasus and was "breastfed by gypsies".<p>But she is also a passionate believer in …

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations …

Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russia role in U.S. election

NORFOLK, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declared on Saturday that he has "complete power to pardon," as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia.<p>In a series of early morning Twitter messages, Trump aired renewed …