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Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

Cancer

Waze app directions take woman to wrong Brazil address, where she is killed

<b>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) —</b> The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro.<p>Instead, it led them to another street of the same name in Niteroi in one of the city's most notorious slum areas. The …

Brazil

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Carrier bag charge - was there meltdown in the bagging area?

Some predicted chaos as England introduced a 5p plastic bag charge. Harry Wallop visited some supermarkets to see if shoppers were complaining and to argue with managers about raw meat<p>“I will never, never pay for a plastic bag,” Handan Hussein told me at Tesco on the Old Kent Road. She was wheeling …

Sainsbury'S

People weren't supposed to be saving this much money — and now it's a problem

So, let's start with the basic premise: Consumers are not economists.<p>This means that normal people who have a job and then decide what to do with their hard-earned money often make decisions that economists don't expect.<p>The latest example is when, how much, and why people save money. In short, too …

Economics

These tiny robots can turn into submarines for search-and-rescue missions

Now, the same minature robots are capable of diving and swimming in water, potentially providing a new tool for future search-and-rescue missions.<p>The RoboBee was originally created to act as a spy of sorts. Early funding for the project was provided by DARPA in an effort to create a literal fly on …

Robotics

This startup uses photography to empower women around the world

Bonnie Chiu has used photography to express herself for as long as she can remember. But it was a chance encounter with a group of teenage girls in …

Guns

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.<p>The drugs – cyclosporine A (also known as CsA) and FK506 (also known as tacrolimus) – are given to transplant recipients to reduce the …

Twitter’s Buy Button Makes It Easier Than Ever To Shop From A Tweet

Shopify, Bigcommerce, and Demandware are the latest companies to partner with Twitter to bring e-commerce to tweets.<p>The next time you spot a pair of rad sneakers or a handmade iPhone case on Twitter, it may be dangerously easy to have it shipped to your door. That’s because more tweets will be …

eCommerce

Indian Prime Minister Tells Zuckerberg Social Media Creates A New Form Of Diplomacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Mark Zuckerberg that social media can show governments where they’re going wrong, and allow heads of state to connect more personably than ever before. During a townhall Q&A at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, the two leaders talked about the modernization of …

Social Media

How Sweden's negative interest rates experiment has turned economics on its head

Nordic experimentation with sub-zero interest rates has changed the way central bankers think about fighting recessions<p>It has long been believed that when it comes to interest rates, zero is as low as you can go. Who would choose to keep their money in the bank if they had to pay for the …

Economics

Malaysia won't protect its companies in Indonesia for causing haze

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has said it will not protect its companies if they are found guilty of practising slash-and-burn to clear lands in Kalimantan …

Why Technology Is Affecting Critical Thought in the Workplace and How to Fix It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to the accessibility of technology, it’s become increasingly clear that workers these days are less apt to form their own intelligent and independent thoughts. And, the question begs, why should they?<p>After all, a simple Google or …

Employee Engagement

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Iranian Soccer Star's Husband Denies Her Permission To Play Abroad

Stories of female athletes like Serena Williams and Ronda Rousey persevering in spite of their critics have captured the sports world's attention in recent weeks. But it is the story of a woman who may not even get to step on the playing field that perhaps best showcases the obstacles women in …

Serena Williams

#IStandWithAhmed Hashtag Protests Arrest of 9th Grader Who Brought Clock to School

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Protest