Anina Van Rensburg

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How a raisin can save your sex life (and other lessons in mindfulness meditation)

We live in a distracted world. We eat our lunch while staring at a computer screen and flipping through news updates on Twitter or Facebook. We respond to e-mails from our boss while ordering groceries online from the sidelines at our kids' soccer game.<p>For many of us, this type of multitasking and …

Top Scientific Discoveries of 2013 | WIRED

In terms of scientific discoveries, 2012 was a hard act to follow. This year didn't offer anything quite as dramatic as the long-awaited discovery of …

Childhood bullying tied to psychosis later - Futurity

Children who are exposed to bullying—whether as victims or perpetrators—may have an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adulthood.

The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.<p>Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest — wines in the world.<p>He was also, prosecutors alleged, a fraud who duped some of the country's …

If you get hurt wearing 3D-printed heels, who is negligent? - Futurity

The possibility of printing 3D products ranging from high heels to handguns at home could have serious legal implications for consumers.

Millionaire hobbyist says paleobiologists made 'serious errors' on dinosaur lifespan

Findings 'consistent with scientific misconduct,' according to head of Intellectual Ventures<p>Dr. Nathan P. Myhrvold has an eclectic range of interests. The ex-Microsoft CTO is a physicist, a proponent of "modernist cuisine," a multi-millionaire, and the head of the controversial "patent troll" …

This Stanford Ph.D. Became A Fruit Picker To Feed California's Hungry

By some estimates, we Americans throw away about 40 percent of our food, from the cabbage that's wilting in our refrigerators, to the fruit that's falling off the orange tree in our neighbor's backyard.<p>In California's Central Valley, one woman has started a grass-roots effort to feed hungry people …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.

US executions decline amid European restrictions on death penalty drugs

Number of executions in 2013 dropped to below 40 for the second time in nearly two decades, according to new report<p>The number of executions declined in the US this year amid drug shortages and growing concerns over the cost and fairness of death penalty cases, according to a new report from the …

Marketing 105: Making Scents of Your Brand

Dawn Goldworm recently sniffed glue for work. She’s a trained “nose” who has created fragrances for everyone from Lady Gaga and David Beckham to …

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

HIV infection causes immune cells to self-destruct, study says

Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune cells of a crisis.<p>In papers published simultaneously Thursday in Science and Nature, …

Believe it or not, whole Earth has longest days at solstice-time

The 2017 December solstice will arrive on December 21, at 16:28 UTC. That’s 10:28 a.m. CST for the Central time zone in North America. For us in the …

5 Scientific Discoveries Based On Weird Baby Experiments

Babies can be mysterious creatures -- what exactly is going on in that little noggin? Fortunately, over the years, scientists have developed some creative ways to find out what makes babies tick. Here are some of the weirdest (but not cruel -- no abandonment here!) ways that research has probed …

Pregnancy

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

New South Wales professor in US rolled back the key indicators of ageing to make two-year-old mice appear six months old<p>Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in …

All roads lead to increased pension savings

When it comes to governments in this country, agreeing to disagree is about as Canadian as maple syrup and hockey.<p>The latest bickering revolves around an issue that is certain to gain attention in the years ahead: How can we adequately prepare ourselves for financial retirement?<p>Most of the …

Canada

More Canadians have TFSAs, but many hazy on details: study

Most Canadians believe they are knowledgeable about tax-free savings accounts, but 89 per cent don't know what can go in the accounts and 81 per cent are unaware of the annual contribution limit, according to a Bank of Montreal study.<p>In fact, cash is the most commonly held asset in TFSAs, followed …

Canada

Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you'll use to pay for them, at least in Britain.<p>The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing polymer banknotes -- in other words, plastic money -- in …

Lookout Warns App That Pays for Unused Text Messages Is a Big-Time Security Threat

Mobile security vendor Lookout is warning customers that an app that pays users to send text messages on their behalf is dangerous and should be …

Apps

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Stock Markets

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

New Orleans

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