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Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people, claims study

Late night cocoa has never looked so appealing. A component of chocolate has been found to reverse age-related memory loss in healthy adults aged 50-69. The rejuvenating effect can be traced to increased blood flow in a specific region of the brain, say the researchers.<p>This is the first direct link …

Chocolate Boosts Memory, According To Science

These flavanols, found in virtually all plants, are part of a group of substances known as bioflavonoids. They were initially known as vitamin P and were first indentified by Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist, Dr Albert Szent-György.<p>To date, over 4,000 individual flavonoids have been …

Ebola tracking system for Sierra Leone offered by IBM

<b>IBM will put its super-computing data crunching to use in Sierra Leone, as part of the fight against the deadly disease Ebola.</b><p>It has launched a system which allows citizens to report Ebola-related issues and government, health agencies and others to keep track of the disease.<p>Citizens can use SMS or …

How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.<p>Finding a place to watch sports isn't hard in this country—especially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in Kansas City and San …

Beyond Siri, Google Now and Cortana: The Future of Virtual Assistants

<i>Dr Chris Brauer is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the MSc Management of Innovation programme and the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies (CAST) in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London.</i><p>Our inner voice, or the internal dialog we have with ourselves, …