Shiloh Bradley

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IMPACT INVESTING: PEOPLE, THE PLANET AND PROFIT

<b>As Impact Investing Comes Of Age, Investors Can Finally Seek a Better World and Return on Investment.</b><p>Impact investing is a way to invest for positive social and environmental change and for profit – in short, "doing good and doing well." The strategy has not always been associated with profit. …

Can China’s Economy Bounce Back?

DeAnne Steele on the depreciation of the yuan, the changing focus of the Chinese economy, and what it all means for investors.<p><i>At the start of the year, global markets were falling as concerns about China’s growth rate and currency were on the rise. Now, at midyear, China is still a concern for some</i> …

It’s not just you: Psychology reveals why clowns are so creepy

For the past several months, creepy clowns have been terrorizing America, with sightings of actual clowns in at least 10 different states.<p>These fiendish clowns have reportedly tried to lure women and children into the woods, chased people with knives and machetes, and yelled at people from cars. …

Horror

The Mainstreaming of Augmented Reality: A Brief History

The launch of Pokémon Go this summer was a huge success—both for the gaming industry and for Augmented Reality (AR). After launching in July 2016, the game hit its peak in August of almost 45 million users. Despite the fact that Niantic, the American software development company that developed …

37-year-old president of a $1 billion brand reveals her 3 keys to success

On Wednesday, Cole, now the group president of Cinnabon, Auntie Anne's, and Moe's Southwest Grill parent company Focus Brands, revealed her three top business tips on the Today Show.<p>"I believe anyone has the power to start and build a $1 billion brand," says Cole.<p>Cole skyrocketed to success after …

Your Daily Coffee Consumption Could Be Making You Deaf, Says Science

A university study's found a connection between caffeine and hearing damage, so everything is indeed wonderful right now.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Coffee's nice, isn't it? Smells like the house creaking awake sometime after sunrise on one of those postcard-perfect mornings. Smells …

Coffee

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Pokémon GO'

I’ve been playing <i>Pokémon GO</i> pretty hardcore now for the past 48 hours or so, at least whenever the servers have decided to work. I have a bunch of 500+ CP Pokemon and have won and lost three gyms at this point. I’ve tried to do some research to improve my game, and what I’ve found are things that I …

Pokémon

New report: Cholesterol in food not a concern

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Public Health

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists studying the difference between human and chimpanzee DNA have found one stretch of human DNA that can make the brains of mice grow significantly bigger.<p>"It's likely to be one of many DNA regions that's critical for controlling how the human brain develops," says Debra Silver, a …

Genetics

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

Teens

A Warning From the Heart of Malaria Research

A Veteran Doctor Fears the Rise of a Drug-Resistant Strain Will Help the Disease Spread<p>Bangkok<p>Despite a sharp drop in malaria-related deaths over the past decade, a veteran doctor here, in the heart of the world’s malaria belt, says now is the time to wage a large-scale battle with the …

Public Health

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Your gluten-free detox cleanse is nothing more than conspicuous consumption

But consumerism masked as ethical eating doesn’t end with non-existent health benefits<p>People have been selling snake oil for centuries. But the way similar marketing puffery has crept into our food politics has been unusually subtle. The US Food and Drug Administration doesn’t even have a firm …

FDA

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …

Insects

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

Proteins Found In The Brain Might Help Speed Up Flu Recovery While You Sleep

Research may back up the age-old advice to 'sleep it off'<p>To get over the flu, all it might take is a little extra brain protein and a lot more sleep.<p>Researchers at Washington State University at Spokane have been trying to come up with another way to treat influenza beyond yearly vaccinations. …

Washington State University

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

Singapore Airlines

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

Psychology

12 Most Shocking Charlie Hebdo Covers

A year after the attack on the satirical magazine, a look at its most shocking covers—including a Frenchman bleeding Champagne who says ‘fuck them’ …

Google Got 345 Million 'Pirate' Link Removal Requests In 2014

Copyright owners asked Google to take down more than 345 million links from its search results last year, up from just 62 requests back in 2008, reports TorrentFreak.<p>Google shares weekly reports of all the takedown requests it receives, and those numbers for all of 2014 added up to 345,169,134, …

Algorithms

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer