Debra Corley

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Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The Dark Core of Personality

Over 100 years ago, Charles Spearman made two monumental discoveries about human intelligence. First, a general factor of intelligence (<i>g)</i> exists: …

Psychology

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you’ve been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

Low Fat

Anne Hathaway calls out white privilege in wake of black woman stabbed to death at BART station

Actress Anne Hathaway called out white privilege in an Instagram post on Thursday in memory of the woman killed in an unprovoked stabbing at an Oakland train station on Sunday night.<p>Hathaway, 35, posted a picture of Nia Wilson, 18, the woman who died after being stabbed to death at a BART station …

Anne Hathaway

There May Finally Be Something You Can Do to Lower Your Risk of Dementia

Most people are familiar with the steps they can take to lower their risk of heart disease and cancer. Choosing your diet carefully, exercising and …

Dementia

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

New PET scan for Alzheimer's disease directly measures synaptic loss

Exciting new research from Yale University has revealed a new method that could potentially objectively diagnose if a person is suffering through the …

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.<p>A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top Chinese physicians, according to Xinhua. The AI, called BioMind, was developed by the Artificial …

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

What’s the Difference Between German and Japanese Kitchen Knives?

Each kitchen knife serves a distinct purpose. Paring knives and boning knives are used to achieve very different ends, as are bread knives and steak …

Early testimonial of iOS 12’s ‘Live Listen’ with AirPods shows just how useful it could be

With iOS 12, Apple is expanding its “Live Listen” feature to AirPods. This means users can have their iPhone act as a directional microphone, with audio being played back live to a pair of AirPods.<p>The feature could have incredible benefits for those with hearing problems, and one of the early …

Alzheimer's: Aspirin may reduce toxic plaque

A new study published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> suggests that regular intake of low-dose aspirin may prevent Alzheimer's pathology from forming …

Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas

Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to 3D-print a biocompatible corneal framework using a new gel formulations that “keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a material which is stiff enough to hold its shape but soft enough to be squeezed out the nozzle of a 3D printer.”<p>There is …

Attention, Please—Costco Now Sells Frozen Cauliflower Pizza, and People Are Obsessed

We’re always game to try a carb-conscious trade when whipping up our weeknight dinners, especially as balmy summer nights roll around and carb-packed …

Microsoft executive Brad Smith: ‘If you create tech that changes the world, the world is going to want to govern you.’

He also had some other advice for Facebook.<p>Microsoft’s Brad Smith has some lessons for Facebook.<p>“If you create tech that changes the world, the world is going to want to govern you. It’s going to want to regulate you,” Smith, the president of Microsoft and a 25-year veteran of the company, said …

Historical Colorized Pictures Show Native Americans at the White House for Citizenship in the 1920s

These incredible photographs were colorized by British colorization specialist Royston Leonard. The remarkable pictures show the group during the …

Stacey Abrams wins Georgia 'Battle of the Staceys' in bid to become first black female governor in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday that attracted national attention.<p>Now, Abrams will attempt to make history by becoming the nation's first black female governor — and Georgia's first woman governor — by winning the …

Amy McGrath, Once a Fighter Pilot, Wins Democratic Primary for Kentucky’s 6th District

RICHMOND, Ky. — Amy McGrath, who packaged her biography as the first female Marine to fly in an F-18 fighter jet in combat with a powerful anti-Washington message, won the Democratic House primary in Kentucky’s Sixth congressional district Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.<p>Ms. McGrath, 42, …

This app lets you send out a mental health SOS without saying a word

The cruel irony of depression is that, when things are at their worst, that’s often the time when it’s hardest to ask for help. Hannah Lucas is only …

Ultrasonics Researcher Sheds Light on Cuban 'Attack' and Current Sound Laws

It's been a long time since anyone looked at these rules.<p>In August 2017, the U.S. State Department announced it was pulling diplomats out of Cuba …

New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading

A compound called cambinol shows great promise as a future Alzheimer's drug. The molecule has halted the spread of the toxic brain protein tau in …

Metastatic Cancer Gorges on Fructose in the Liver

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that metastatic cancer cells can reprogram their metabolism to thrive in new organs. …

There are now gold-backed cryptocurrencies for Muslims

Cryptocurrency is not great for your blood pressure. With prices soaring and plummeting on a weekly basis, there is a fast buck to be made, but also a lot to lose—and quickly.<p>That doesn’t go down so well with Muslim nations. In the Islamic faith, it’s believed that economic activity should be based …

Cryptocurrency

He was wearing a vest marked ‘PRESS.’ He was shot dead covering a protest in Gaza.

By Loveday Morris<p>, Bureau chief<p>GAZA CITY — Yaser Murtaja had often filmed from the sky, but he never lived to fulfill his dream of flying on an airplane through the clouds.<p>The young journalist shot drone images and video for Ain Media, a small Gaza-based news agency he started five years ago. Just …

Israel

Doctors' group issues controversial advice for type 2 diabetes

(Reuters Health) - A large organization of internal medicine physicians said today that adults with type 2 diabetes can aim for an easier-to-achieve blood sugar target than what’s been used to guide treatment in the past.<p>That advice is already controversial, however.<p>Based on its review of six sets …

F.B.I. Was Warned of Florida Suspect’s Desire to Kill but Did Not Act

The F.B.I. received a tip last month from someone close to Nikolas Cruz that he owned a gun and had talked of committing a school shooting, the bureau revealed Friday, but it acknowledged that it had failed to investigate.<p>The tipster, who called an F.B.I. hotline on Jan. 5, told the bureau that Mr. …

Nikolas Cruz

Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Among the biologists, geneticists and historians who use food as a lens to study the African diaspora, rice is a particularly deep rabbit hole. So much remains unknown about how millions of enslaved Africans used it in their kitchens and how it got to those kitchens to begin with.<p>…

West Africa

Running may protect your memory from stress

Research has shown, time and time again, that stress can affect both our physical and mental health. One of the processes that is significantly …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Inventions