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Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response could prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, new research suggests.<p>Researchers at Stanford University discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are …

Dementia

Play with a virtual Rubik's Cube on Google

It's hard to believe, but the Rubik's Cube -- that source of such absorption and frustration -- is now officially 40 years old. It didn't leave its home country of Hungary until May of 1980, but it was actually created in 1974 by inventor and architect Ernő Rubik.<p>This is probably why Google is …

Google Doodle

West Antarctica ice sheet collapse: 'it will change the coastline of the world'

We should be worried, and it looks increasingly probable that we should be worried – that's what these new studies on the west Antarctic ice sheet tell me.<p>The interesting thing for me as a glaciologist is that the authors are guys that are normally pretty conservative but – by saying the collapse …

Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Also Ill

Two of the health care workers who treated a MERS patient in Florida have come down with respiratory symptoms, and are being tested to see if they may have caught the mysterious virus from him, hospital officials say.<p>In at least one of the cases it’s almost certain not to be MERS — the staffer …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from science, tech and health, including the birth of the Universe, edible scorpions and a bear with a slipped disc.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Amazing air displays and breathtaking nature<p>Frightening lightning and dust storms<p>Plane trails and tadpole stars<p>Volcanic plumes and …

Nigerian schoolgirls recall Boko Haram kidnapping

Escape seemed hopeless. The militants' convoy of pickup trucks, buses and motorcycles penetrated deep into the northeastern Nigerian forest in the dead of night with its haul: several hundred schoolgirls.<p>A phalanx of motorcycles puttered on either side, with men wielding AK-47s ready to shoot any …

5 most incredible discoveries of the week

A possible HIV treatment from an unusual source and a newly discovered cousin of T. Rex are on the list:<p>1. Soy Sauce Molecule Could Treat HIV Better: Picture the soy sauce bottle on most sushi restaurant tables, yep, the one with the red or green top. Those omnipresent bottles are the product of …

Why iOS vs. Android no longer matters

I know my way around the iPhone as well as I know my own living room. In fact, I know it a little better than my living room, since for the last few years whenever I've been in my living room I've usually been gawping at an iPhone, ignoring everything around me.<p>While my job has required me to …

Stanford University Will Purge Coal Investments From Its $18.7 Billion Endowment

Stanford University announced Tuesday it would divest from the coal industry, making it the first major university to do so.<p>The university’s internal …

Exclusive: Monica Lewinsky Writes About Her Affair with President Clinton

Monica Lewinsky writes in <i>Vanity Fair</i> for the first time about her affair with President Clinton: “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.” She also says: “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. …

7 Reasons Why Introverts Rock In Middle Age

Everybody thinks those boisterous types are the life of the party, right? Sure they command center stage with their booming voices and back-slapping ways, but we know the real winners of the mid-life game and they are the introverts. Here's why:<p><b>1. When their friends want to fix them up, they know</b> …

Fire Whirl Photographed In Missouri Looks Like A Tornado Of Nightmares

What's worse than a tornado full of sharks? It's a tornado full of fire -- also known as a "fire whirl" or, even more ominously, a "fire devil." And unlike a "Sharknado," this fire devil is real.<p>Instagram user nicejalapeno caught one over the weekend in Chillicothe, Mo.:<p>"Had such a wonderful …

The Price of Privilege

There is a phase of growth in which our brains aren't fully developed to grasp certain things. The peekaboo effect, for instance. We all know that children think we've disappeared and appeared when we play with them. The same goes for when your kids stand right in front of you to watch television. …