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Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia

Yale Research Confirms What You've Always Suspected: Nobody Is Normal

We're all weirdos, science has confirmed, and that's something to celebrate.<p>Every day, millions of people around the world ask Google some variation of the question, "Am I normal?" Burdened by shame, we turn to the internet to figure out if our behavior, our bodies, and our deepest emotions mark us …

Psychology

LLC Electing S Corp Status--The Best of Both Worlds

So you are ready to start a small business. You have a wonderful vision for a unique new service or special product. Your business plan is a work of …

Small Business

​Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report

Linux's creator said he thinks CTS Labs' AMD chip security report "looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory" and questions an …

Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Our democracy is in serious danger.<p>President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.<p>That is, either Trump’s real …

Donald Trump

Don’t Know What You Want? Improve These 7 Universal Skills

What does success look like? What do you want from life? What career do you want?<p>Most of us answer “I don’t know.”<p>And you know what? There’s nothing …

Silicon Valley’s Tax-Avoiding, Job-Killing, Soul-Sucking Machine

Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. We love our nifty phones and just-a-click-away services, but these behemoths enjoy unfettered economic domination and hoard riches on a scale not seen since the monopolies of the gilded …

Market Capitalization

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement
TV

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

Bill Gates Is Planning A Futuristic City In The Arizona Desert

The city will reportedly brim with “autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistic hubs.”<p>An investment company controlled by Bill Gates has bought 24,800 acres in the middle of the Arizona desert. According to <i>AZ Central</i>, the multi-billionaire software tycoon and sexy futurist also bought a controlling …

Bill Gates

America, I apologize for the South's hypocrisy

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a native Southerner, I'd like to apologize to the rest of the country. My region repeatedly claims that we place God above all else, but our actions tell a different story, especially when we mix religion, politics and the mistreatment of women and girls. We have politicians who feel no …

Roy Moore

Microsoft is taking aim at digital artists with substantial Surface Pen updates

A pro illustrator talks about what makes a stylus worth using.<p>Just a few days ago, Microsoft announced an upgrade to its Surface Pro touchscreen computing device (Redmond hates when you call it a “tablet”). You might have missed it because not a whole heck of a lot has changed. The Surface Pro now …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Quantum Computing

A bunch of balloons delivered basic Internet to 100,000 Puerto Rico residents

Alphabet‘s Project Loon might still be experimental in nature, but it just delivered real hope to 100,000 Puerto Rico residents in what the Project Loon team called the fastest deployment of its Internet-providing balloons ever.<p>Head of Project Loon Alastair Westgarth confirmed the deployment of the …

Our smartphone obsession looks a lot like the obesity epidemic, MIT psychologist says

When Sherry Turkle looks at how obsessed people have become with their personal devices, she sees the traces of another public health epidemic: obesity.<p>"You have to eat, and people need to learn how to make good food choices," Turkle, an MIT psychologist and author of "Alone Together: Why We Expect …

Processed Food

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Coffee

The dangerous cult of Donald Trump

I am not the first person to point this out: There’s been a cultish quality to<p>President Trump’s most ardent supporters. He seemed to acknowledge the phenomenon when he boasted that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not lose voters.<p>Throughout the campaign, and in …

Trump Asia tour: The president is winning. Too bad it's Chinese President Xi Jinping.

America is smashing its geopolitical might on the anvil of its own foolishness. China and Russia are gleefully picking up the pieces.<p><b>BANGKOK</b> — In May 2016, Donald Trump promised a lot of winning. “We're going to win so much,” he said, “you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning." And "you’ll …

Donald Trump

Trump Is Leaving Japan Empty-Handed on Trade

They autographed baseball caps emblazoned with “Donald & Shinzo.” They played nine holes of golf with a Japanese sensation often compared to Tiger …

Donald Trump

The Disappearing American Grad Student

There are two very different pictures of the students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.<p>At the undergraduate level, 80 percent are United States residents. At the graduate level, the number is reversed: About 80 percent hail from India, China, …

College & University

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and the Con Man Caucus

It really is amazing to watch this chaotic horror show play out at the highest levels of a great nation’s government. But I guess this is what you have to expect when you hand over the reins of power to a con man, whose whole career has been based on convincing naïve marks that he’s a brilliant …

Republicans

Bill Browder is one of Putin's biggest critics. The US just revoked his visa.

The anti-Putin activist has been banned from coming to America.<p>Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, and former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul are angry with the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland …

Russia

IBM launches cross-border blockchain payments to grease international commerce

IBM is announcing today that it has created a new cross-border blockchain payments solution with KlickEx Group and Stellar.org. The move is designed to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of making global payments for businesses and consumers.<p>For the first time, public blockchain technology — a …

Trump’s latest attack on Obamacare violates his oath to uphold Constitution

Trump is now crossing the lines set by conservatives for removal from office<p>President Trump’s executive order Thursday to sabotage the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — is crossing a new legal threshold that could become part of a growing list of ultimately impeachable actions, much like …

Donald Trump

3 of Steven Spielberg’s Biggest Failures, According to Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg doesn’t do many interviews. For one thing, he’s famously shy. For another, as the highest-grossing director in history, he doesn’t …

Steven Spielberg

An underground Silicon Valley sensation just got $20 million from Google's venture arm to take over the world

The news that GitLab was close to announcing a new round of funding was first reported by Business Insider on Friday.<p>You may never have heard of GitLab: It's one of the chief rivals to both $2 billion Silicon Valley darling GitHub, as well as $8.8 billion Atlassian's popular BitBucket product, …

Startups

Algorithms Have Already Gone Rogue

<b>For more than two decades,</b> Tim O’Reilly has been the conscience of the tech industry. Originally a publisher of technical manuals, he was among the …