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New stem cell invented that can grow into any tissue in the body, study finds

Salk Institute and Chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab.<p>The …

Who Are the True Heirs of Zionism?

JERUSALEM — ZIONISM was never the gentlest of ideologies. The return of the Jewish people to their biblical homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty there have always carried within them the displacement of those already living on the land.<p>The Israeli general and politician Yigal Allon …

Top 10 winter city breaks in Europe

Winter is the time for exploring snowy European cities that are full of cosy cafes – such as Zagreb, Ljubljana and Tromsø – especially when they’re served by budget airlines with low-season fares<p>Take one small city with a heart of medieval mitteleuropean quaintness at the foot of magnificent, snowy …

A handful of nuts a day could slash risk of heart disease and cancer

A handful of nuts a day could significantly cut the risk of heart disease, cancer and early death, major research suggests.<p>The study by Imperial College London shows that those consuming at least 20g of nuts daily had far lower risks from major diseases.<p>Eating such an amount - the equivalent of a …

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

Neuroscience

How ISIS Returned to Syria

After nearly a decade of sponsoring jihad in next-door Iraq, Assad lost a third of his country to the same proxies.<p><i>This is the final chapter in a</i> …

The countries that will gain and lose from Trump's presidency

At the end of a recent interview, a prominent politician from Europe's far right chuckled at my question asking what he thought about the possibility of a President Trump.<p>"We're off the record now, yes?" he inquired, nodding at the smartphone I had used to record our conversation. I turned it …

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Brexit was nothing compared to what's coming

But over the next couple of years, it's going to get a whole lot worse. As economies worsen, there will be more social unrest, more angry people, and crazier politicians. Somebody will try to come along on a white horse to save us all, but she usually makes it worse.<p>Are we at a point right now …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

First new asthma pill in 20 years hailed as ‘wonder drug’ by sufferers

The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition.<p>The new drug, which has been described as ‘a game changer for future treatment of asthma’, was found to lower asthma biomarkers five-fold.<p>Around 5.4 million people suffer from asthma in …

You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free

For a year after its launch, Microsoft allowed users of previous versions of its desktop OS to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. That offer ended last week on July 29.<p>If you’ve missed the boat, you’ll be interested to learn that the company’s free upgrade offer is still available to those who use …

Windows 10

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Biotech boss Elizabeth Parrish has tried out her company’s anti-ageing gene therapy with, she says, amazing results. Too good to be true?<p>Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that …

Cell Biology

The vast majority of Catholic priests are facing the wrong way

There's a controversy brewing in the Catholic Church over whether priests should celebrate Mass "facing the people," as the vast majority of them do …

Our governments must confront the greatest danger facing the world — Islamist terrorism

For how much longer will the western democracies adopt the ostrich position, sticking their heads in the ground and hiding their eyes from the true …

These baby names are banned in Saudi Arabia

There are names, which we are forbidden to use in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom banned 50 baby names in 2014.The interior ministry of Kingdom banned 50 baby …

Invisibility Cloaks May Be On Its Way, New Material Invented With The Ability To Make Objects Disappear

Researchers based in London have developed a new material that has been able to make test objects "disappear."<p>The newly developed material seemed to …

Nintendo's Classic Mini costs £50 in the UK

As if <i>Pok</i>é<i>mon Go</i> wasn't playing havoc with our nostalgia receptors already, Nintendo yesterday announced the Classic Mini: A palm-sized Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) clone complete with 30 preinstalled 8-bit titles. We know this future Christmas hit launches November 11th, but UK pricing …

The towns that will pay you to move there

After Brexit, many are looking for a new place to call home. These regions offer big incentives to get you to relocate.<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>(8 November 2016): The top Google searches in the US as the 2016 election drew to a close: How to move to Canada, How to move to New Zealand and How to move to</i> …

I run my own company – here are my favorite tools to manage my business, money, and life

These are the things that I use every single day - or nearly every single day - in order to keep track of our financial state, of the endless things that I need to do, of the ideas I have, of the appointments I need to keep, and so on.<p><b>Why is this important? What does it have to do with finances?</b> …

Productivity

How to give your Android phone a Microsoft makeover

Windows Phone is in an odd place right now — an argument could be made Windows Phone's been in a weird place for a few years now — and whether you …

New Stem Cell Treatment Leaves Scientists “Stunned” As Wheelchair-Bound Stroke Patient Walks Again

Researchers are said to be “stunned” by the success of a recent clinical trial of a new stem cell treatment for stroke patients. By injecting the …

Slack introduces voice calling: It's like a telephone, only for the internet

There’s nothing wrong with typing in direct message or channels, or even sending the occasional GIF when words fail you, but sometimes the direct approach is best. Now, Slack is making it easy to start a quick call with team members without ever having to reach for your phone.<p>You remember your …

Biblical Archaeology: Exploring The Dead Sea Scrolls (Paleo Genesis – Exodus)

This is now the second series created on biblical archaeology. This series will be specifically discussing the texts of the dead sea scrolls. Our …

Cancer sufferer riddled with 26 tumours is 'effectively cured' by radical new treatment

A cancer sufferer who was on the brink of death and riddled with 26 tumours has been “effectively cured” by radical therapy which triggers the body to heal itself.<p>The extraordinary case emerged as trials revealed a host of "unprecedented" advances using immunotherapy treatments at the world’s …

Cancer

Stroke Patients Walk Again After Having Stem Cells Injected Into Their Brains

'Patients who were in wheelchairs are walking now.'<p>Doctors believe they have found a way to reverse the long-term debilitating effects of stroke to …

New cancer drug regime could double survival rates for thousands of patients

Patients suffering from one of the most deadly types of cancer should be switched to a new drug regime that almost doubles their chance of survival, researchers say.<p>The combination therapy, using two drugs separately available on the NHS, dramatically boosted survival of pancreatic cancer patients …