Richard Barros

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Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's'

Researchers in China have found that a compound in hops could help fight off degenerative brain diseases<p>As self-delusional arguments go, it sounds like it is up there with claims that a bowl of ice-cream supplies a quarter of your daily calcium needs.<p>However, scientists in China have found that …


When will man become machine?<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …


White Americans who don’t finish high school have better job prospects than black Americans who go to college

The Great Recession might be over (in the US, at least) but it has left behind widened racial inequality in unemployment and wealth.<p>The unemployment rate for white Americans over 25 who had not finished high school was 9.7% in 2013. The unemployment rate for black Americans who went to college but …

The Interview New York premiere cancelled in wake of hacker threats

The Interview,Sony Pictures,Hacking,New York,Film industry,Seth Rogen,James Franco,Business,Media,Technology,US news,World news,,News<p>Manhattan premiere pulled, along with media appearances by stars Seth Rogen and James Franco

Why Finding Nemo could be more traumatic for kids than Pulp Fiction

Children’s animated films are hotbeds or murder and mayhem, researchers at University College London have found<p>Children’s films are rife with murder and mayhem and can contain more violence than gory gangster shoot-em-ups like Pulp Fiction, researchers have found.<p>Although cartoons like Finding …

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