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Dementia is leading cause of death for women

<b>Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show.</b><p>The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.<p>Analysts say the rising numbers may be because doctors are becoming more …

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Facebook’s secret newsfeed experiments affected voter turnout in the 2012 election

As many users know by now, Facebook routinely experiments with the structure of the newsfeed — that is, which updates its ranking algorithm …

The planet’s deadliest infectious diseases, by country

Tuberculosis and AIDS aren’t trending on Twitter like Ebola, but perhaps they should be<p>Simran Khosla<p>November 1, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>The worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed nearly 5,000 people and infected more than 10,000 in West Africa. In places …

Buying time won’t prevent Europe’s coming debt crisis

A generous interpretation of Europe's economic salvation plan is that it is buying time.<p>The European Central Bank has knocked down interest rates to virtually nil. It has put so many fire-fighting measures and guarantees into place that sovereign bond yields have plummeted, allowing countries that …

Pinterest's Monetization Plan: Charge Advertisers Up to $2 Million

The social network will charge between $30 and $40 for 1,000 views of promoted pins.<p>Pinterest's first advertising product isn't available just yet, but <i>Advertising Age</i> reports the social network is asking for commitments of between $1 million and $2 million from marketers interested in buying ads on …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

Twitter experimenting with showing how many people saw your tweets

How many people saw your last tweet? A new Twitter experiment is answering that question for some users, adding the number of views a tweet has received underneath every post. Twitter's advertising products have long informed clients how many impressions their campaigns are receiving, but this test …

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious collects $40 million from tech elites

It has been a big year for artificial intelligence. Google bought DeepMind in January for $400 million and, now, a group of tech elites and venture …

The 'Antisocial Network' App for Misanthropes and Loners

Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires: Tweets up 138%, VPN usage up, topic trends

After banning Twitter last night, the actions of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have failed spectacularly.<p>Immediately following Turkey’s ban, Twitter issued an SMS workaround. Then, “#TwitterisblockedinTurkey” became a globally trending topic on Twitter. Into the night, usage of …

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TED’s next chapter is Vancouver’s

So you're going to TED. You've dropped the $7,500 (U.S.), your application has been vetted and approved, and you are preparing to be wowed in 18 minutes or less by the likes of Bill Gates, Sting and Chris Hadfield. Given the impact TED talks have demonstrated since they moved online – 1.9 billion …

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FORTUNE — Dick Parsons asserts that the field of “impact investing,” putting money into ventures that promote the good of society, doesn’t live up to its name. For the former CEO of Time Warner (TWX) (parent company of <i>Fortune</i>) and chairman of Citigroup (C), the folks behind that noble-sounding …

Milk, cheese prices may climb 10%

Hope you’re not craving a grilled cheese sandwich and a milk shake.<p>If you’ve noticed your grocery bill ticking upward, the dairy aisle might be …

Flu Drugs Saved Lives During 2009 Pandemic

Drugs used to treat the flu really did save the lives of seriously ill people during the influenza pandemic of 2009-2010, a studyin <i>The</i> <i>Lancet Respiratory Medicine</i> suggests.<p>Adults who promptly received doses of Tamiflu, Relenza or related drugs were half as likely to die in the hospital as people who …

Why Is the American Dream Dead in the South?

Upward mobility has stayed the same the past 50 years despite skyrocketing inequality. But it's lower in the South (and Ohio) than anywhere else in the U.S.—or the rest of the developed world.<p>Flickr: Sasha Y. Kimel<p>The top 1 percent aren't killing the American Dream. Something else is—if you live in …

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