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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

Why Driverless Cars Don't Need Windows

Automated vehicles shouldn't look like the ones humans operate.<p>For the last 80-some years, the model car has been pretty standard. The tail fins and bucket seats came and went, but there were almost always four wheels, two headlights, and windows, plenty of big, clear windows ringing the car. All …

Autonomous Cars

Maggie review: How zombies and Arnold Schwarzenegger subverted an entire genre

In zombie movies, the central tension always hooks itself on survival. Death is literally the enemy, as characters struggle to stay alive and avoid fate as a reanimated corpse — except in Henry Hobson's indie film <i>Maggie</i>, where it's simply an inevitability.<p>If the zombie genre has long been about …

David Axelrod: UK media most partisan I have seen – even more than Fox News

David Axelrod, the top aide to Barack Obama who travelled across the pond to advise Ed Miliband in the British election, has said he has never seen a media environment as partisan as the one in the UK.<p>UK general election: stakes high as Britain votes<p>Read more<p>Asked in an interview with Politico …

The Army Wants Invisible Uniforms

Not in the "Emperor's New Clothes" kind of way<p>There is no better way to survive a fight than not getting hit. Camouflage, the art of making troops look like plants or rocks, is a classic approach to increasing survival odds on the battlefield, but the U.S. Army wants to go further than blending in …

These Recipes Will Maximize Your Energy

Chef Seamus Mullen gives us a day worth of meals for your most energetic day yet.<p>Rules of Thumb<p>1. Smaller, more frequent meals are more conducive to creating physical and mental energy than three squares. Midmorning and afternoon snacks (nuts and dried fruit, grass-fed beef jerky) keep blood sugar …

HSBC’s headquarters dilemma: Higher taxes in London or communist control in Hong Kong

It isn’t the first time that HSBC has threatened to leave London, but it might be the last.<p>The bank’s exasperated chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, sounded pretty serious on May 5 about moving the group’s headquarters out of the British capital, following on from similar hints by chairman Douglas …

Hong Kong

Flickr finally makes it easier to search and sort through photos

Yahoo wants to get more people using Flickr, its photo-sharing and storage service. To help it achieve that goal, the company has finally added features to the more than 10-year-old service that make it easier for people to manage and search for photos.<p>The company on Thursday said users can now …

BT boss says EU is a positive force for business

Gavin Patterson says uncertainty over the UK’s membership of the European Union could prompt companies to move investment out of the country<p>BT boss Gavin Patterson has warned that an EU referendum promised by the Conservatives would be “bad for business”, and urged the next government to adopt …

Ukip's Wikipedia Page Hacked To Show Ed Miliband And Urge A Labour General Election Vote

<b>UPDATE: It appears a number of politician's pages were targeted in the attack.</b><p>It's the day of the General Election and for a brief moment it looked …

The Unexpected Pleasure of Doing Things Alone

People avoid going out by themselves because they think they'll appear antisocial, but it turns out they'll end up having a lot more fun than they expected.<p>Two years ago, a Dutch creative agency opened a concept restaurant in Amsterdam that would be, in the words of its founder, “the perfect place …

University of Maryland

74 per cent of British men will be overweight by 2030

By 2030 nearly 39 million adults will be overweight or obese in the UK, a rise of more than six million<p>Almost three quarters of British men and two thirds of women will be overweight or obese by 2030, the World Health Organisation has predicted leading health experts to urge the government to …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Research

Carphone Warehouse launches mobile network iD, with free roaming

Can I see some iD? There's another new player in the UK mobile industry as Carphone Warehouse reveals its 4G mobile network iD, with some help from Three.<p>Launching in May, iD offers 12-month contracts, 4G LTE data and free roaming. The first phone on offer from the network is the Samsung Galaxy A3 …

The airport where you can sprint to the boarding gates

Did <b>Tokyo</b> officials have passengers' mad sprints to the boarding gates in mind when they laid these running tracks? An attempt to help passengers catch their flights on time, perhaps?<p>Strips of springy track have been installed, much to the bemusement of visitors, at Narita Airport's newly-opened …

Digital health records are not safe, report on breaches shows

Electronic health records were supposed to make life better for patients and doctors -- getting rid of bulky and messy paper files, streamlining delivery of care and organizing medical information so that scientists can use it to make discoveries.<p>But those benefits could be for naught if digital …

Digital Health

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is ridiculously expensive to make

It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make than not just the Galaxy S5 ($256 when new), but also the 128GB iPhone …

Phones 4U bosses lent £460,000 before collapse

Five directors and senior management borrowed to invest in holding company months before failure<p>Five members of the board and senior management of Phones 4U lent themselves hundreds of thousands of pounds months before the retailer's collapse, administrators have revealed.<p>The group used the …

'Lufthansa website glitch cost me £700'

<b>Joanna Fearnhead-Wymbs writes</b><br>In January 2014 I attempted to book three flights from Manchester to Munich departing in July. It was late at night and the screen froze on the “please wait” page. The “congratulations your reservation is confirmed” page never appeared, nor did I receive a confirmation …

Restaurant leaves heartwarming note for bin scavenger

US restaurant owner puts up sign offering free food to a person seen searching for food in her dumpster<p>An American restaurant owner's heartwarming note offering free food to a person she spotted rifling through the restaurant's rubbish has gone viral.<p>Ashley Jiron, the owner of P.B. Jams in …

Why Some Doctors Hesitate To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for certain long-term smokers. Medicare recipients between the ages of 55 and 77 who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years are now eligible for the annual test, known as a spiral CT …

'Game of Thrones' actor explains his horrifying death scene

[<b>Spoilers from the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere</b>]: Another king has fallen: Wildling leader Mance Raydar, a.k.a. The King Beyond the Wall, …

UK private equity firm Exponent closes 1 billion pound fund

(Reuters) - UK private equity firm Exponent closed a new 1 billion pound fund, the company said on Monday.<p>Public and private pension funds committed 48 percent of the capital in the Exponent Private Equity Partners III, which had a target of 800 million pounds, the company said in an emailed …

Venture Capital

Chinese hackers target Southeast Asia, India, researchers say

(Reuters) - Hackers, most likely from China, have been spying on governments and businesses in Southeast Asia and India uninterrupted for a decade, researchers at internet security company FireEye Inc said.<p>A cybersecurity expert monitors telecommunications traffic at a network operations center in …

Cybersecurity

Tesco boss in charge of Harris+Hoole and Giraffe leaves

Tesco director in charge of in-store dining leaves the retailer in sign that key strategy has failed<p>The man in charge of Tesco’s collection of in-store restaurants and coffee shops has left the company in a clear sign that one of former boss Philip Clarke’s key initiatives has failed.<p>Michael …

Lithuania: Europe's Secret Tech Powerhouse?

<i>Edmundas ‘Eddy’ Balcikonis is a co-founder & CEO of TrackDuck startup, which makes simple to use visual feedback tool, ideal for design and web project commenting.</i><p>Lithuania is small. Yet it seems to have one of the most innovative and tech-savvy populations in Europe whose startup ecosystem has …

WhatsApp voice call invites open again: Grab recent App version and get invited to unlock it

<b>Update 2 (26 March 2015):</b> WhatsApp voice calling invites are open again since 25 March and can be unlocked by installing the latest version of …

Hyundai lets owners control their cars with smartwatches

Hey, Hyundai owners, it's finally here: the Blue Link companion app for smartwatches that the automaker promised back during CES this year. And yes, you can use it to remotely lock/unlock doors, start/stop the engine, flash lights or honk any Blue Link-enabled car's horn, even if it's as old as the …

London Stock Exchange profits boosted by last year's IPO flurry

2014 was London's busiest year for initial public offerings since 2007<p>The London Stock Exchange Group raised a toast to last year's float frenzy after a bumper crop of listings boosted the company’s full year profits.<p>The City enjoyed its busiest year for stock market floats since the financial …