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Cholesterol levels linked to early signs of Alzheimer's in brain

High levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and low levels of the “bad” LDL kind are not just helpful for your heart, they’re better for your brain as well, a new study finds.<p>In fact, the wrong levels of the two types of cholesterol are associated with more of the protein deposits in the brain associated …

Medical Research

These Beautiful Water Landscapes Will Totally Take Your Breath Away

There’s no doubt that water is essential. We drink it. We swim in it. We’re even made up of it. But sometimes, we should stop and appreciate the sheer beauty of it.<p>If you’re yearning for that feeling of serenity, the peaceful moment amidst the craziness of the world, these fifteen water landscapes …

77-Year-Old Man “Paints” Japanese Landscapes on Excel Spreadsheets

While most digital artists opt to use Photoshop or other similar digital imaging software, 77-year-old Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi chooses to work with Microsoft Excel to produce his beautiful works of art. His “paintings” are remarkably intricate works that mimic traditional Japanese paintings …

Make These Popovers — Right NOW

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p>Nothing says Christmas like a popover. Well, okay, maybe that sugar cookie or a cup of eggnog or — okay, a …

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The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the …

Malala On Nobel Prize: 'I Think I Have Won' With Nomination

It seems odd to say that someone "lost" the Nobel Peace Prize. But that's what some folks were saying this week about Malala Yousafzai, who was favored to win the award because of the resilience she showed after being shot in the head by the Taliban.<p>Yousafzai, 16, was in Washington, D.C., this …

Obamas Meet Malala Yousafzai At The White House

President Obama and first lady Michelle welcomed Malala Yousafzai to the Oval Office on Friday and thanked her "for her inspiring and passionate work on behalf of girls education in Pakistan."

Malala, Pakistani Teen Who Survived Taliban Attack, Resented In Hometown

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik<p>MINGORA, Pakistan, Oct 11 (Reuters) - For many of her compatriots, Malala Yousafzai is a stooge of the United States and a CIA agent, a symbol of the West's evils and a global conspiracy to bring down her native Pakistan.<p>She has won the European Union's prestigious human …

Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize

LONDON -- In a possible preview of Friday’s<p>Nobel Peace Prizeannouncement, theEuropean Unionawarded its top human rights prize Thursday toMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by theTalibanfor championing education for girls.<p>It was the latest of many honors bestowed on the …

New Giant Volcano Below Sea Is Largest in the World

Tamu Massif in the northwest Pacific challenges traditional views of ocean science.<p><b>A volcano the size of New Mexico or the British Isles has been identified under the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Japan, making it the biggest volcano on Earth and one of the biggest in</b> …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

A Local's Guide To Portland, Oregon

<b>We caught up with Olivia Raymer, product manager at BootsnAll Travel Network to get an insider's advice on the best way to explore the Portland local food scene.</b><p><b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> Bridges, mountains, and rivers. While you might get a peek of Mt. Hood if you fly in on a …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

Augment your dSLR camera with an Android app that offers advantages like better focus, time-lapse photography, and even the option to share photos the moment they're shot. Sharon Vaknin shows you how.<p>That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help …

Climate change could mean extinction for Iberian lynx in 50 years

The world's most endangered feline species may become extinct in the wild within 50 years, researchers say, a victim of climate change.<p>A new report projects that Iberian lynx could become the first cat species in at least 2,000 years to become extinct, researchers found, largely because of the …

President Obama: Pitch Perfect on Trayvon, yet Silent on Abdulrahman

Do Americans care as much about justice and individual rights when Muslim Americans are killed?<p>Few things divide us as quickly and powerfully as criminal trials that contain or spark racial controversy. Think of the police officers who beat Rodney King; the murder case against O.J. Simpson; the …

What Not To Do When You Visit New York City

<b>1. Don't… visit MOMA or The Met.</b><p>I don't have anything against either of these museums. I used to be a card-carrying member of MOMA and I'm planning to check out their new exhibit, "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront."<p>It's just that a visit to MOMA will set you back $20 (unless you …

Apple to establish if tin from Bangka Island is used in iPhones

Apple is investigating whether tin mined from Bangka Island in Indonesia, where child labour and environmental damage from the mining has been …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

Five Tips for First Time DSLR Owners

Canon Rebel with Canon 50mm F/1.8 on the left and Canon 5D with Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on the right<p><i>FACT:</i> A DSLR will not get you better pictures, knowledge …

Shoot the Supermoon Like an Astrophotographer

June and July 2013 full Moons are featured as “supermoons.” This means that the full Moon is almost on the same day as the Moon perigee (shortest …

9 Reasons You Must Visit Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park comprises over 631 square miles of mountainous peaks, old-growth forests, and breathtaking meadows. It's also home to five of the 10 largest trees on the planet!<p>The Giant Forest connects Sequoia to Kings Canyon National Park via the Generals Highway. But, the vast majority of …

10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

I've run into this a few times with students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There's no reason to feel …

Cockroaches lose their 'sweet tooth' to evade traps

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/980000/980552_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524668032_556130cc55a879a138eda210709563c7<p><b>A strain of cockroaches in Europe has evolved to outsmart the sugar traps used to eradicate them.</b><p>American scientists found that the mutant …