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Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation: Data represent first human trials examining the impact of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions

Data represent first human trials examining the impact of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions<p>Findings from two new …

5 Exercises for Rock-Hard Abs From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Trainer

Tracy Anderson shows how to whittle your middle like the Goop queen herself.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow showed off some seriously toned stomach in a recent …

New blood test spots cancer before symptoms appear

When it comes to treating cancer, early detection makes all the difference. And researchers are firmly on the right track, with a new blood test that …

The Century Old Heart Test That May Predict Sudden Cardiac Death

Health news<p>It was a typical day for 43-year-old traveling nurse, Lynn Howard. She was visiting a patient at their home when she suddenly felt dizzy and lost consciousness. The Buffalo native woke up a few days later in a hospital bed with a breathing tube.<p>Earlier this month, the mother of three …

Blood test IDs key Alzheimer's marker

Study findings are significant step in predicting disease risk<p>Decades before people with Alzheimer's disease develop memory loss and confusion, their …

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

Cancer Cells

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 11<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

Crispr Offers a Leap Forward for Diagnosing Disease

Scientists are hoping it can detect deadly ailments faster, cheaper and more accurately than current tests<p>When it comes to treating deadly diseases, scientists are always looking for a method of diagnosis that is fast, cheap and accurate. Now, they may have found it in an unlikely place: …

Immune System

Brain Cells From Pigs Implanted Into Human Brains to Treat Parkinson's

Neurochemical Reboot<p>New Zealand biotech company Living Cell Technologies has developed a treatment for Parkinson’s disease using choroid plexus cells …

Saudi Arabia is killing the Russian economy in its fight to control oil prices

A year ago, Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi made it plain that he didn't care what happened to Russia if oil-producing countries failed to cooperate with Saudi-dominated OPEC on keeping prices high by restricting production.<p>"We want to tell the world that high efficiency producing countries are the …

Oil

Bond Market Problems Have Financial Crisis Twist

The sell off in the market for high yield debt, or junk bonds, is now hitting a type of structured bond that is similar to the the type that blew up …

Gas falls below $2 a gallon

It's here: The average price of a gallon of gas nationwide has fallen to less than $2.<p>The U.S. average hit $1.998 a gallon on Monday morning, down from exactly $2.00 on Sunday, according to AAA.<p>Gasoline hasn't been this cheap since 2009.<p>The $2 price is a milestone, but cheap gas was already …

OPEC's in jeopardy, and its members can't hold on forever

Looking forward, bears and bulls abound - panicky and glued to OPEC's every, somewhat disjointed move. For its part, the oil-producing cartel is grappling with an existential crisis.<p>To be sure, OPEC isn't dead and it hasn't lost its market moving capabilities, but disagreements over how to apply …

ISIL sells its oil, but who is buying it?

ISIL (aka ISIS) hasn't only recruited suicide bombers, it also drawn technicians and engineers to manage the oil fields.<p>Thanks to the illicit oil trade, millions of dollars enter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's coffers on a daily basis. Although we are getting into guesswork, estimates …

Oil & Gas Industry

Paralysed Opec pleads for allies as oil price crumbles

The cartel is no longer able to steer prices and risks going the way of the Texas Railroad Commission. The oil market has become a jungle<p>The Opec cartel is to continue flooding the world with crude oil despite a chronic glut and the desperate plight of its own members, demanding that Russia, …

Preparing For The Technology Revolution Created By Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence will soon bring on another technological revolution, where machines may take your job and shake up the economy in the process.<p>Drones are being used in warfare; Google, Tesla, and other companies are working on self-driving cars; and robots are designed to be superb …

Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues surrounding the …

The New Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

CRISPR can finally tell us which human genes are essential—and which matter specifically to cancer cells.<p>Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but which of these really matter? Which are essential, and which are merely optional add-ons?<p>It’s crazy to me that we still don't know, even though …

Saudi Arabia risks destroying Opec and feeding the Isil monster

'Saudi Arabia is acting directly against the interests of half the cartel and is running Opec over a cliff,' says RBC<p>The rumblings of revolt against Saudi Arabia and the Opec Gulf states are growing louder as half a trillion dollars goes up in smoke, and each month that goes by fails to bring about …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Banks' dollar borrowing adds layer of risk to Malaysia's creeping crisis

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - To get an idea of how fragile Malaysia’s external account is, consider this: the amount of foreign money invested in ringgit bonds and the dollar borrowings of its banks will together more than wipe out the country’s currency reserves.<p>A money changer shows Malaysian ringgit …

We're finally cracking the secrets of what makes us sick

More than a decade after mapping the human genome, and after years of improvements in collecting and sequencing DNA, scientists are figuring out how to get much more use out of these genetic breakthroughs.<p>Our genes help define the characteristics that make us individuals. Just one or sometimes a …

Saudi Arabia downgraded after budget surplus turns negative

The oil crash is crushing Saudi Arabia's budget.<p>Standard & Poor's downgraded Saudi Arabia's credit rating on Friday.<p>The dramatic plunge in oil prices over the past 18 months has caused a "pronounced negative swing" in Saudi Arabia's financial picture, S&P warned.<p>The oil-rich kingdom has gone from a …

US biotech to apply artificial intelligence to UK genome study

Berg, a private company that uses artificial intelligence to discover new drugs and diagnostics, will help England's national genomics project mine DNA and health data from thousands of British citizens for potential drug targets.<p>Berg, based in Boston, was co-founded in 2006 by Silicon Valley real …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year.<p>Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Electricity

Cellular Calls on your nearest Wi-Fi AP

Can you place phone calls over Wi-Fi to save roaming costs when you travel abroad? Is there an easy solution for making phone calls despite poor indoor cellular coverage?<p>The answer is Yes! You can do all of the above using a new solution adopted by service providers and cell phone vendors known as …

Wi-Fi

How to light up a tumour | Alex O’Brien

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …

Tumors

Investors still in the dark as cyber threat grows

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the businesses themselves compounding the problem.<p>An illustration picture shows a …

Greece’s Ex-Finance Minister Takes Questions From 9 Leading Academics

Yanis Varoufakis on Grexit, the media, and economics<p>When Yanis Varoufakis was elected to parliament and then named as Greek finance minister in January, he embarked on an extraordinary seven months of negotiations with the country’s creditors and its European partners.<p>On July 6, Greek voters backed …

Europe

How hackers tempt you to open THAT email

There’s a lot IT pros get wrong about social engineering, but let’s start with what we get right. We know that social engineering is one of the most powerful tools used by attackers today. In fact, it’s probably at the root of every major breach of the past year.<p>We err in our understanding of how …