Saba Shahidzadeh

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Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on Healthcare System: 'Everybody Hates It'

“It’s the worst possible experience of any experience you could have,” Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini says.<p>I don’t know about you, but I can think of an …

Health Care

Trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin

Though no one in Washington will admit it, our nation's finances are in deep trouble. Spending is up, revenue is down, and this will only get worse.<p>It became very clear this month that neither the Trump White House nor its allies on Capitol Hill want you to know that the federal budget is already …

Economics

The 99% and the 1% - Drone photography of income inequality across the world -

A series of images captured from satellites in the Earth’s atmosphere, truly reflect the social imbalance on our planet. Of course, differences in …

Income Inequality

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket looks no worse for wear after dual launches

SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 Block 5 booster has returned to Port Canaveral, FL once again after the rocket’s second successful launch, likely the first …

Space Travel

Empty shipyard and suicides as 'Hyundai Town' grapples with grim future

ULSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - When Lee Dong-hee came to Ulsan to work for Hyundai Heavy Industries five years ago, shipyards in the city known as Hyundai Town operated day and night and workers could make triple South Korea's annual average salary.<p>But the 52-year-old was laid off in January, …

South Korea

Team makes first particle accelerator beam measurement in six dimensions

The first full characterization measurement of an accelerator beam in six dimensions will advance the understanding and performance of current and …

Physics

The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything

Properly mixed, the medicine came out as a dark brown liquid. A nurse brought the intravenous bag to the side of a recliner, where a man with brain cancer sat. The nurse hung the plump bag on a stand and prepared the treatment for delivery. The moment had arrived for BXQ-350 to meet its first human …

Cancer

Trump Will Fold if Mueller Calls His Bluff. Giuliani Is the Tell.

The president’s lawyer puts more preconditions on an interview that the special counsel will never agree to meet. It’s meant to make the eventual …

Donald Trump

Heartbreaking picture of girl cuddling her boyfriend in hospital before his life support machine is switched off

A teenage girl has shared a heartbreaking picture of her cuddling her 16-year-old boyfriend in a hospital bed moments before his life support was turned off.<p>The poignant photo captures the moment Stephanie Ray, 15, bid farewell to her boyfriend Blake Ward who was tragically swept out to sea last …

West Wales

Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

Windows 10 Leak Exposes Microsoft's New Monthly Charge

Ever since its creation, Microsoft has described Windows 10 “as a service”. The fear has always been that this meant Microsoft would start charging users a monthly fee to maintain the operating system, and now a new leak has confirmed this is exactly what will happen…<p>In a new report, CNet’s well …

Windows 10

Facebook is making its first serious move to monetize WhatsApp

Ads that link Facebook users to WhatsApp<p>Facebook is getting serious about monetizing WhatsApp after the social network reported sluggish earnings growth last Wednesday. WhatsApp has rolled out three new ways for customers to connect quickly with businesses: a shortcut button to immediately start a …

Apps

The Office-Messaging Wars Are Over. Slack Has Won

Last September, the software company Atlassian launched a new workplace chat app called Stride, aimed squarely at taking on the similar app Slack. …

Atlassian

Stress tests disqualifying 18 per cent of Canadian home buyers: report

Tougher mortgage qualification rules are “unduly suppressing” home sales in Canada by disqualifying 18 per cent of buyers who cannot pass the stress test despite being able to afford their preferred home, a new report concludes.<p>A report by Mortgage Professionals Canada, which represents mortgage …

Canadian Real Estate

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'We're at an Inflection Point'

In case you haven't heard, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai is an AI-first kind of guy.<p>In a surprise appearance, the Google boss took the stage at Google's …

Sundar Pichai

This Trump and Cohen Tape Sounds Like Something Straight Out of a Mob Movie

Also, there's a demand for a COKE.<p>Ah yes, the time has come to listen to the U.S. president discussing with his lawyer how to pay off a <i>Playboy</i> model with whom he allegedly had an affair. (Hint: the answer is "cash.") In fairness, Donald Trump wasn't quite president yet when Michael Cohen recorded …

Donald Trump

This Is The Fastest Rotor Humans Have Ever Built, And It's Bending Our Understanding of Physics

Mind-boggling.<p>Scientists have created a tiny rotor that rotates at speeds of up to 60 billion revolutions a minute – the fastest-spinning human-made …

Physics

New climate projections for Iowa are sobering

In 1991, climate scientists believed that climate change in the Midwest would lead to a warmer, wetter climate, including warmer winters and more …

Climate Change

Sorry, Bill Maher. U.S. Set To Grow China-Like At 5%

No country in the entire Americas grew like the U.S. grew in the second quarter. There is no slowdown in sight.<p>The U.S. has been an emerging market for the later part of four years now. As an equity story, it’s been ongoing at least since 2009 with the S&P 500 Index being the Bitcoin of world stock …

Stock Markets

Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days.<p>As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at which …

Climate Change

Could vaccine for a common virus stop multiple sclerosis? Doctors think they have discovered the cause of disease

A vaccine for avoiding multiple sclerosis has moved a step closer, as doctors believe they have discovered the cause of the disease.<p>MS develops …

Medicine

Brain to Brain Communication Breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Washington have completed the first “noninvasive human-to-human brain interface”, allowing one researcher to control …

Reversing wrinkled skin and hair loss in mice by restoring mitochondrial function

1.<p>Alberio, S., Mineri, R., Tiranti, V. & Zeviani, M. Depletion of mtDNA: syndromes and genes. <i>Mitochondrion</i> <b>7</b>, 6–12 (2007).<p>2.<p>Ryan, M. T. & Hoogenraad, …

Mitochondrial DNA

You Apparently Can Get McDonald’s Fries Free For The Rest Of 2018

Some of you are likely aware of McDonald’s special deals through its app, even if you haven’t been willing to download it. But this is a deal that could likely change some minds. Downloading the app and visiting your local McDonald’s each Friday can get you a free medium fries with a dollar …

Glass phones are about to get really, really cool

Are you ready for translucent phones? What about wood, or snakeskin? That's the promise of Gorilla Glass 6, Corning's newest generation of Gorilla …

Trump’s Trade War May Spark a Chinese Debt Crisis

There’s no chance China will cut its trade surplus with the U.S. in response to President Donald Trump’s tariff threats. For starters, Washington has made no specific demand to which Beijing can respond. But its efforts may have an unexpected side effect: a debt crisis in China.<p>The 25 percent …

The timing of your dinner could affect your overall cancer risk

Breast and prostate cancers seem to be more common amongst those who eat dinner late, but it may just be a correlation.<p>Certain routines are less healthy to abide by than others. Drink coffee too late, and you’ll have trouble getting to bed. Stay up too late, and you’re more likely to develop health …

This Photo Of Trump's Notes Explaining His Russia Comments Is Making Twitter Lose It

If you've ever spoken in public, you're probably aware of how helpful notes can be as a prompt. It seems as if Donald Trump, too, used the same …

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

This Is The Clearest View of The Centre of The Milky Way to Date, And It Is Breathtaking

This is the blazing heart of our galaxy.<p>A mega new telescope has captured the clearest view to date of the centre of our Milky Way.<p>The fiery image …