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Lipid-based diets effectively combat Alzheimer's disease in mouse model

Researchers have devised several lipid-based diets aimed at slowing down progression and relieving symptoms of Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer´s disease …

Happy music really can make the world seem a brighter place, research suggests

Professors Joydeep Bhattacharya and Job Lindsen conducted a series of experiments where participants were asked to judge the brightness of a grey square<p>Cheerful music really can make the world seem a brighter place, research suggests.<p>Even in the dull, grey days of winter, a happy tune could make …

These Paintings Of Grime MCs As Landed Gentry From The 19th Century Are Brilliantly Creative

• Grime<p>Do you remember the man who made 2010’s hipster-crushing viral vid ‘Being A Dickhead’s Cool’? For that matter, do you remember ‘Being A …

Downton Abbey

It's official: you don't have to read the Ts & Cs

Few of us read all the small print anyway, but now lawyers and other authorities say we don't have to<p>You may be amused – or alarmed – to know that it would take on average 50 years to read all the terms and conditions relating to everything you own.<p>Most Ts & Cs are long-winded, incomprehensible, …

Robot learns to escape the most brutal human bullies — children

By now, you've probably heard about the hitchhiking robot that was mugged by merciless humans in Philadelphia.<p>Now, in a move that may result in fewer …

Robotics

What 'Black Tie' Means Now

The ominous 'Black Tie' invitation arrives at your door. What do you do? Read this.<p>1. White Tie<p><b>If an invitation states white tie, gentlemen should abide by the rules below:</b><p>Black tail coat and matching trousers, shirt studs, cufflinks, white vest, white bow tie, black shoes, and socks.<p>2. Black Tie<p><b>If</b> …

First manned flight for Flike personal tricopter

Despite always generating plenty of interest, getting a personal flight vehicle off the ground can be a huge undertaking – just ask Malloy …

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

Maker's Mark Bourbon n' Coke Wings with Peanuts

Make this crowd pleaser the next time the guys come over for the game<p>Living in the Low Country has taught me a few things. One, food is king. Two, when you order a beer, you better chase it down with a shot of bourbon; and three, bourbon and food make one of the sexiest combos ever. So, when this …

Billie Holiday's centenary: a life in pictures

Billie Holiday was born on 7 April 1915. To mark what would have been the 100th birthday of one of the greatest singers in music history, here are images of her life

Billie Holiday's 10 top songs

Alabama Shakes announce live dates

Three UK shows due in May<p><b>Alabama Shakes</b> have announced three UK tour dates in May.<p>The shows coincide with the release of their new album, Sound & …

New Albums

Cambridge University finance officer jailed for stealing £300,000 to fund bingo addiction

A woman who stole nearly £300,000 from one of Cambridge's most famous colleges as she squandered more than £6 million on bingo has been jailed<p>A woman who stole nearly £300,000 from one of Cambridge's most famous colleges as she squandered more than £6 million on online bingo has been jailed for 30 …

The Day Carlos Santana Met Miles Davis

I was still shy onstage then. I didn’t say much into the mike, and I wasn’t doing interviews. But if I wanted to meet someone I was fearless and …

Bands

Dredd sequel: he ought to be sent back where he came from

In a world in which we are apparently to get a full half-dozen Guy Ritchie-directed King Arthur movies, it’s a mystery that no one in Hollywood has seen fit to cough up the greenbacks for a single Dredd sequel. Pete Travis and Alex Garland’s 2012 adaptation of the 2000AD comic strip about an …

This levitating Bluetooth speaker is the best we've seen

When I met with OM Audio in Manhattan to check out what the company was calling the "world's first levitating Bluetooth speaker," I didn't bat an eye. I had never myself seen a levitating speaker before that day, and a thorough internet search turned up nil. As it turns out, a Taiwanese company has …

Gaming Is Leaving "Gamers" Behind

<i>What the hell is going on with gamers right now?</i><p>The past several weeks have seen an extraordinary amount of vitriol between some game fans, game makers, and game writers. That anger has started to spill out of traditional gamer-internet silos and onto social networks, and people without a direct …

Living Rooms

Let's end this madness in the global debt system

Out of the hardship of Argentina's imposed default comes the possibility to end debt dependence once<p>Argentina's debt default imposed by US Judge Thomas Griesa and his earlier court rulings in favour of vulture funds NML Capital and Aurelius, will have enormous ramifications for the global debt …