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Exercise may actually speed up dementia

Exercise may speed up the progress of dementia, new research suggests.<p>Oxford University experts found two weekly gym sessions helped improve physical …

Dementia

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

Night owls more likely to die earlier than morning larks, first study finds

Night owls, individuals who stay up late and struggle to get out of bed in the morning, are more likely to die sooner than morning larks, the first study into their death rates has found.<p>New research by the University of Surrey and Northwestern University in the US found that people who naturally …

The Effortless, Healthy Breakfast I Look Forward to Literally Every Morning

For a lot of people, breakfast either isn’t an option, or is only in that day’s deck of cards if it’s something that can be eaten on the go. I accept …

Breakfast

Woman dies despite having abortion to increase chances of cancer survival

A young woman who aborted her baby in a bid to increase her cancer survival chances has died.<p>Charlotte Smith was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic …

Pregnancy

The Best (And Worst) Cities In Canada To Find A Job

Some smaller cities are seeing a hiring boom, but that may not last.<p>Canada's job market has been on a hot streak lately, with the country adding a …

The Clever Food Swaps That Will Make Painful Bloating a Thing of the Past

If you're familiar with bloating, you're probably a pro at avoiding the foods that make your stomach swell. But before you start cutting everything out of your diet and become a breatharian, there's still a way to enjoy the foods you love without overly complicating your life, and it's simple: make …

Nutrition

This company can encode your favorite song in DNA—for $100,000

At her office overlooking San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, Emily Leproust leaned over to show me a silver lozenge barely the size of a …

Genetics

The world’s hottest shopping city is becoming a ghost town

If you want to see the future of storefront retailing, walk nine blocks along Broadway from 57th to 48th Street and count the stores.<p>The total number …

'First luxury space hotel' plans to offer zero gravity living – for $792,000 a night

Self-described ‘serial entrepreneur’ behind the Aurora Station says it is selling the astronaut experience and plans to open in 2021<p>A Houston-based company said this week it plans to open the “first luxury hotel in space” by late 2021.<p>Orion Span’s compact Aurora Station – at 35ft-by-14ft its …

Space Exploration

The Whitney Gets Its Cherry Jam On

All-American cherry jam, a most elemental tart-sweet preserve, is being made from Hudson Valley Samascott Orchard cherries by Suzanne Cupps, the executive chef for the Whitney Museum of American Art restaurants. The jam complements the museum’s new exhibit, “Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other …

George Washington

This luxury travel agency specializes in flying dogs and their owners in private jets -

Pets in Hong Kong are living the good life. Fun Fun and Ding Dong, two Yorkshire terriers owned by Zoe Man, recently flew to Japan in a private plane …

Pets

You can sleep in the best northern lights viewing platform in Iceland

Many people visit Iceland for two reasons: the amazing landscapes and the northern lights. Problem is, tourists in Iceland have taken on the terrible …

Big Australia's rubbish future does not have to go to waste

Would the concept of waste become obsolete if our garbage had value?<p>Imagine if you could get paid for the things you put in your rubbish, and …

Sustainability

Ketone Ester: A "Superfuel" For the Elite and a Weird Trip for Everyone Else

The 'fourth nutrient' was created for soldiers, but I drank it anyway.<p>In November, the biohacking company HVMN revealed HVMN Ketone, a clear liquid …

This Is What Record-Low Unemployment Looks Like in America

What will happen when the U.S. unemployment rate falls below 4 percent, which is expected to occur by this summer? One way to tell is to look at …

The 15 Best Green Salad Recipes You Won't Get Bored Of

The 15 Best Green Salad Recipes You Won't Get Bored With<p>Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.<p>March 16, 2018<p>Spring is almost upon us, summer is …

San Francisco Is Suffering From The Excesses Of Its Own Liberalism

About two years ago, I moved to San Francisco from Manhattan in order to pursue a position in economic research at the Hoover Institution. I had …

San Francisco

29 Genius Uses for Lemon That You Never Even Thought Of

Use lemons properly and they can help simplify so many different areas of your life. And in case you’re doubting this mighty fruit’s strength, it has …

Michelin-starred street food from Singapore comes to London - so is it worth the queue?

I love a good queue. As a Brit, I've been socially conditioned to join one without complaint - OK, the occasional barely audible tut at queue-jumpers. We queue for buses and trains every day, and our youngsters even form impromptu orderly lines at gigs.<p>Increasingly, we're also being made to queue …

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Nobel Prize

Cancer cells' survival strategy defeated with new approach

Some cancers put up a fight against regular treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy due to their various "strategies" for survival. But by …

Burgenstock, Switzerland

The lowdown<p>Renowned in Switzerland since the late 19th century and spectacularly revived this year after a £440million revamp, Bürgenstock is so …

Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Coursera teams with 5 universities to expand its full masters and bachelors degree programs

With traditional university programs getting more expensive and competitive, we’re seeing a boom in the number of alternative programs that are taking advantage of the internet and more flexible teaching and learning formats to fill the gap in the market.<p>The latest development comes from Coursera. …

There Is No Cure for HIV—But Scientists May Be Getting Closer

Cure isn’t a word normally used in the context of AIDS. For most of the 35 years since HIV, the virus responsible for the disease, was first …

New drug 'could save the hearing of millions'

The researchers behind a new study published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Medicine</i> note that inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclin-dependent kinase 2 …

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing …

Unique DNA of Cancer-Free Elephants Exposes Origins of Human Disease

The animals helped "reveal new elements in the human genome."<p>Elephants very, <i>very</i> rarely develop cancer. This makes them very unique, as cancer is a …

What you can learn about marriage and migration from a 13-million member family tree

It's not the biggest family tree in the world, but it's close.<p>Armchair genealogists and a team of computers scientists have assembled a massive family tree that includes 13 million individual members and spans an average of 11 generations.<p>A study describing the tree, published this week in Science, …