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10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what’s going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

In rural Mecosta County, Mich., sits a near-windowless facility with a footprint about the size of Buckingham Palace. It’s just one of<p>Nestlé’s …

Water

Human waste could be the fuel of the future

The stuff we flush down the toilet and the fat washed down the drain could be the surprising fuel of the 21st Century – improving sanitation and creating green energy worldwide.<p>Our planet has a problem. Humans, like all living creatures, produce a lot of… well, unpleasant waste. In the form of pee …

Energy

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …

Meditation

More than 30 dead, hundreds infected by plague outbreak in Madagascar

<b>Johannesburg (CNN) —</b> An unusually widespread outbreak of the plague is menacing Madagascar.<p>At least 33 people have died and more than 200 have been infected with plague across the country, according to the World Health Organization.<p>Plague is endemic to the country, but "contrary to past outbreaks, …

Disease

Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

In July, scientists reported that a strange protein courses through the veins of pregnant women. No one is sure what it’s there for.<p>What makes this protein, called Hemo, so unusual is that it’s not made by the mother. Instead, it is made in her fetus and in the placenta, by a gene that originally …

Australian companies could be forced to report on how they combat slavery

Federal government announces plans to make large companies report annually on measures they are taking to ensure their supply chains are free of exploitation<p>• Hungry, poor, exploited: alarm of Australia’s import of farm workers<p>Large companies operating in Australia will be forced to publicly detail …

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | The Star

People who are highly analytical have more activity in their left frontal lobe. And people who are highly insightful have more activity in the right …

JPT Bidding Interest Drops for Gulf of Mexico Leases

Oil industry interest in obtaining new offshore acreage in the United States Gulf of Mexico (GOM) showed a significant decline in yesterday’s federal …

Wood Group profits plummet ahead of Amec takeover

Wood Group profits have plummeted by over three quarters in the first half of this year as it prepares to swallow its oil services rival Amec Foster Wheeler as conditions remain tough for oil industry contractors.<p>The dramatic plunge in pre-tax profits to $13.5m for the six months to June from …

Total deepens North Sea exposure with $7.5 billion Maersk Oil deal

PARIS/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Total (TOTF.PA) is buying Maersk’s oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion deal which the French major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and raise its output to 3 million barrels per day by 2019.<p>For Danish company A.P. Moller Maersk (MAERSKb.CO), the …

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals A Nasty New Surprise

Apple’s iPhone 8 is going to get <i>a lot right</i>. My exclusive images confirm a dramatic upgrade, its biggest changes combine cutting edge with overdue catch-ups and it feels great in-hand. But my time with a late stage prototype has also confirmed one infuriating design flaw…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and</i> …

Mobile Technology

The iPad as a Laptop Replacement- Part One

This is certainly ground that has been covered in MANY articles, both before and after the release of the new 10.5” and 12.9” iPad Pros, and for plenty of reason. Apple’s marketing has placed the iPad Pro squarely in the conversation as a primary computing device, and encouraged this kind of …

Global oil slides despite steep draw in U.S. crude stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday even though U.S. crude stockpiles declined by the most in a year, as data suggesting domestic production was edging higher stoked worries about the global crude glut.<p>FILE PHOTO - A gas pump is seen hanging from the ceiling at a …

The iPad Pro is about to start really competing with laptop computers

Six new, slickly-produced videos feature new things that Apple's iPad Pro models can do with iOS 11, which is still in beta. Apple doesn't usually make advertisements for beta software, suggesting that a big Apple launch is right around the corner.<p>That's because when Apple launched new iPad Pro …

IPad Pro

All the features in Apple Maps that’ll make you not hate it

Apple Maps isn't the first app most people are clamoring for when they're lost on a road trip. It's actually one of the first apps I deleted when iOS …

iOS 11 ‘cop button’ also helps users w/ Medical ID protect their data if unconscious

iOS 11 beta 6 (released earlier this week) includes a new feature to quickly disable Touch ID from the lock screen. Tapping the lock button five times to access the SOS screen or opening a Medical ID will cause the iPhone or iPad to temporarily reject all Touch ID attempts, requiring a passcode to …

Touch ID

iOS 11 brings so many new features to the iPad that Apple had to make new videos

Apple would like you to know that iOS 11 will totally transform the iPad into the PC killer it keeps promising over the years, and the company has a …

Apple Releases iOS 11 and iPad How-To Videos

Apple has published a series of six short videos to YouTube highlighting the marquee features of iOS 11 on the iPad. Each of the how-to videos is about one minute long and shows how to use a new feature:<p>'How to harness the power of the amazing new dock’ demonstrates how to add items to the dock, …

Nigeria Announces Reduction of Cost of Production of Crude to U.S.$23

(file photo).<p>The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said that it has reduced the cost of crude oil production to U.S.$23 per barrel from …

Africa

Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

As we age, our brains lose plasticity, which is their ability to adapt to behavioral, physical, or environmental changes. This can have negative …

OPEC's long-sought success spoiled by 2018 oil supply worry

SINGAPORE (Bloomberg) -- Oil investors are already worrying over the potential fallout when OPEC’s deal to cut output expires, marring emerging signs …

Poop Transplants - What Works, What Doesn't, And What We Still Don't Know

Let's get down to the nitty-gritty.<p>The intriguing, yet somewhat malodorous, topic of poo transplants is in the news. A study published today found …

Oil prices little changed as dollar climbs, China demand wanes

Oil prices settled little changed on Tuesday after slumping to three-week lows as the U.S. dollar climbed and signs of weaker petroleum demand in …

Shell and Exxon face censure over claim gas was 'cleanest fossil fuel'

Dutch advertising watchdog’s ruling prompts company to change line to ‘least polluting fossil fuel’ as campaigners welcome action over ‘misleading’ ad<p>The Dutch advertising watchdog will on Tuesday censure Shell and Exxon for claiming that natural gas was “the cleanest of all fossil fuels” in an …

OPEC's Oil-Glut Fight Could Last Years

When OPEC and Russia first embarked on their strategy to clear a global oil glut, it was expected to succeed within six months. It now looks like the …

How Elon Musk and Cheap Oil Doomed the Push for a Different Kind of Fuel

The idea was nothing short of revolutionary: convert the nation’s millions of trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles to run on natural gas …

What’s new in iOS 11 beta 6? Hands-on with new features and changes [Video]

Earlier today Apple released iOS 11 beta 6 to developers, and like previous beta iterations, it comes with several new updates and changes. The most obvious change is found in a new controversial App Store icon update, along with an update to the Apple Maps icon that highlights the company’s new …

App Store

Saudi Arabian Oil Is Running Out And That Will Affect Long-Term Oil Markets

Saudi Arabia is an Arab country occupying the majority Arabian Peninsula. The country is the fifth largest country in Asia, but is composed mostly of …