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Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

Peter Thiel: Stop Wishing For Luck And Glorifying Failure

His targets for criticism have been the narrow ambitions of some companies over recent years: in the manifesto for his venture capital arm Founders Fund, he famously said: "We wanted flying cars and instead we got 140 characters." The 47-year-old also believes that rapid technological innovation is …

Startups

5 Reasons Why Social Workers Need to Be Rich

When most people think of social workers they don't normally think of wealth or riches. In fact, if they do think of money at all it's usually in the not-making-any sort of way.<p>It's an unfortunate association, but the profession is often considered to be one of the most underpaid that exists. I say …

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>Now that 2015 is here, we've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about what the world will look like 35 years from now.<p><i>Corey Adwar</i> …

Star Trek

5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Future in 2015

As we enter the year 2015, it seems like the headlines have never been worse. A conflict in Ukraine has sparked a new Cold War between Russia and the west. Deadly terrorist groups like ISIL and Boko Haram threaten entire states. The Ebola outbreak threatened to become a global pandemic.<p>And …

working knowledge

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

Girl, 7, walks free from US plane crash which killed all four others on board

Distressed girl knocks at door of house and reports crash Investigators on scene; those killed were all from Nashville, Illinois<p>A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash in Kentucky that killed four people on Friday night, then walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local …

Airplanes

Indian brothers arrested over alleged kidnap and rape of Japanese student

Tour guides Sajid and Jawed Khan accused of confining and repeatedly raping woman near Buddhist site of Bodh Gaya<p>Police in India have arrested two brothers and three other men over the kidnap and rape a Japanese student over three weeks near a Buddhist pilgrimage site.<p>The 22-year-old was held …

Crime

Endangered Species: Young U.S. Entrepreneurs

New Data Underscore Financial Challenges and Low Tolerance for Risk Among Young Americans<p>By<p>Ruth Simon And<p>Ruth Simon<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@RSimon18<p>Ruth.Simon@wsj.com<p>Caelainn Barr<p>The share of people under age 30 who own private businesses has reached a 24-year-low, according to new data, …

Demographics

Fourth death linked to potentially fatal ‘Superman’ ecstasy batch

Police arrest three men after offering temporary amnesty to anyone who comes forward with tablets featuring ‘S’ emblem<p>A fourth man has died from what police fear is a potentially fatal batch of ecstasy being sold on British streets.<p>Two men died at different addresses within hours of each other on …

Christmas Eve

Are Police Stealing People’s Property?

Our asset forfeiture laws are a mess, and they’re letting cops confiscate property. Left and right ought to agree on this one.<p>“Don’t even bother …

New bank could save the pot industry

Kristi Kelly owns legal marijuana stores in Colorado called Good Meds and has lost 23 bank accounts in five years.<p>Even though medical marijuana is legal in Colorado and 22 other states, it's still illegal on the federal level. And that means banks generally don't want anything to do with pot …

Cannabis

Italy Rescues Second Abandoned Migrant Ship in Three Days

ROME - A ship carrying hundreds of migrants has been abandoned by its crew in rough seas in the Mediterranean off Italy's south coast in the second such incident in three days, the Italian coastguard said on Friday.<p>Three coastguards managed to take control of the vessel, the Sierra Leone-flagged …

North Africa

'Born at the Right Time': How Kid Hackers Became Cyberwarriors

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A few years ago, when Greg Martin was in his mid 20s and teaching a computer security course for NASA engineers, he stumbled on an arcane bit of information that stopped him cold: the original set of rules governing the Internet, created in September 1981, the month he was …

Silicon Valley

Safety questions on Shanghai crush

Question marks over safety standards after 36 die in China's biggest city<p>A NEW Year’s Eve stampede that left 36 dead and 47 injured on Shanghai’s Bund waterfront has raised questions over how such a disaster could happen in China’s largest and most cosmopolitan city.<p>Early reports blamed fake …

China

36 dead, 47 injured in Shanghai New Year's celebration stampede

<i>UPDATE: 5:30 a.m. ET:</i> The death toll from the stampede has risen to 36 people, and the Shanghai government has said 47 others received hospital …

US-led coalition launched 29 air strikes against Isis on New Year's Eve

Fighters, bombs and aircraft attacked 17 targets in Syria and 12 in Iraq Strikes in Iraq began on 8 August, and strikes in Syria began on 23 September<p>New Zealand thought to be fighting with Isis tweets locations Isis claims to publish interview with captured Jordanian pilot<p>The US and its allies …

Middle East