Ciaran Mac Donnell

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Trump wants us to pay more for Nato, yet the US has cost us big over the last 60 years

Trump says Europe must pay more to defend the “free world” and fight with the US in the “war against terror”. If he could read history he would know …

Donald Trump

The $42 Trillion Bubble

Over the past few weeks, financial media has focused almost solely on one thing, a U.S trade war with China. On Friday, the United States enacted its …

Real Estate

New drug shows promise for preventing and even reversing damage from age-related dementia and stroke

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is one of the most commonly associated causes of age-related dementia and stroke. New research, led by the …

Dementia

Debt levels hit record £391bn as companies ramp up payouts

Companies racked up a record £391bn of debt in the face of demand from investors to step up dividends and as bosses went hunting for deals.<p>The overall level of debt for UK plc in the 2017-18 financial year far surpassed pre-crisis levels of £286bn, according to the Debt Monitor report published by …

Royal Dutch Shell

Several banks stumble in Fed’s latest round of stress tests

Some of Wall Street’s biggest firms slipped in their preparedness for a deep recession, with Deutsche Bank failing outright due to “material …

Goldman Sachs

How a French solo trader made a $6.6 billion unauthorized bet

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A self-employed trader in France accumulated stock futures worth $6.6 billion in a single day, trading records show, raising questions among investors about how he could build up such a large position despite having only 20,000 euros in his account.<p>Financial industry …

Trading

Ireland: A Free Trading Nation Potentially Caught In Trade War Crossfire

Ireland (EIRL), otherwise known stylistically as the Celtic Tiger, has and continues to roar back onto the GDP growth path. It is currently growing …

Economy

Why The Stock Market Will Peak On May 10, 2019 At 4:00 PM EST

This prediction is not as absurd as it sounds.<p>There is in fact a logical mathematical path that gets us precisely there.<p>If there is one question I …

Stock Markets

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

Gosport hospital: more than 450 patients died due to opioid drugs policy

Report prompts health secretary’s apology and families’ vow to fight for criminal prosecutions<p>The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has apologised on behalf of the NHS and government for 20 years of “anguish and pain”, following the publication of a major report which found that more than 450 elderly …

U.S. Secretary of Health

Bitcoin Could Break the Internet, Central Bank Overseer Says

The Bank for International Settlements just told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time -- and as far as mainstream financial …

Central Banks

Only 100 nuclear bombs needed to cause catastrophe around the world

Nations with huge nuclear arsenals are wasting their money because just 100 missiles would be enough to destabilise the globe and kill their own citizens, scientists have said.<p>Britain currently possesses approximately 215 warheads of around 15,000 worldwide, the vast majority of which are American …

Germany called out for stoking trade tensions with its 'fat' current account

Germany’s “fat” current account has been attacked by one of the world’s most influential economic bodies, and described as a trigger for the emergent trade war.<p>The country has the world’s largest current account surplus of $287bn (£214bn), 8pc of its GDP, and beating even China's, according to the …

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

How To Spot A Market Bubble

We previously published an article detailing why we didn’t think the bull market or economic expansion would end in the near term and why economic …

This 4K action cam comes with an extra battery and a dozen accessories for only $53

Spring has sprung and warm weather has arrived, which means it’s time to get out there and have some fun. No, seriously, it’s OK to step away from …

Scientists develop method which could help regenerate tooth enamel

Scientists say they have developed a material which could help regenerate tooth enamel - and prevent tooth decay or sensitivity in the future.<p>Coating the outer part of the teeth, enamel is the hardest tissue in the body and can resist extreme temperatures and acidic food and drinks, helping it last …

Dentistry

'Holy grail' blood test could detect cancer long before tumours develop

A new blood test able to detect 10 types of cancer years before a person falls ill could become available on the NHS within five years, scientists say.<p>The breakthrough is being hailed as a major step towards the “holy grail” of curing cancer after trials on 1,400 patients found the simple procedure …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

British government sparks new green revolution with £100m investment in 'super-crops'

Britain is helping breed a new generation of “super-crops” not only resistant to climate change, pests and disease but also fortified with vital vitamins and minerals.<p>The initiative could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who die each year from poor nutrition in developing …

The Next Recession Will Be Devastatingly Non-Linear

<b>Linear correlations are intuitive:</b> if GDP declines 2% in the next recession, and employment declines 2%, we get it: the scale and size of the decline …

The Honor 10 is practically just a cheaper Huawei P20

The new Honor 10 brings powerful hardware, an AI chip for automated camera functions, and a beautifully crafted body to the mid-range segment, and that’s great – but if you’ve been keeping an eye on recent phone launches, you’ll notice that it’s almost identical to the Huawei P20 – and that’s a …

The EU's GDPR: 6 Things Online Business Owners and Marketers Can Do to Prepare

Did you know, for example, that cold-emailing, under GDPR, is effectively dead?<p>6 min read<p>The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law is one of the most wide-ranging and comprehensive pieces of legislation regarding sensitive consumer data ever enacted -- and it's about …

Samsung's latest microSD card is beefy enough for your dash cam

Most microSD cards are perfectly fine for your smartphone. Your dash cam or home security camera, however? That's another story -- that non-stop video recording can be brutal on cards that aren't designed for continuous writing. Enter Samsung with its Pro Endurance card. The new microSD range …

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

Merck Immunotherapy Drug Shines In Lung Cancer Study

There's encouraging news for cancer treatments that stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells. A widely used immunotherapy drug appears to be useful in a greater number of patients with lung cancer.<p>The drug called Keytruda, or pembrolizumab, is already prescribed to a group of patients who …

Mud near this small Japanese island could change the global economy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change Japan's economic future. How huge? One economist called it a "game changer." The researchers who helped find it said it had "tremendous potential."<p>It's mud. A whole bunch of mud -- an estimated 16 million …

Rare Earth

For people age 50 or older, doctors say the new shingles vaccine is a must

Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended vaccines continues to be an uphill battle, physicians and vaccine experts …

Public Health

Deaths of UK homeless people more than double in five years

Guardian research finds rising deaths of rough sleepers or those in temporary housing<p>• Why are deaths of UK homeless people rising? Share your thoughts<p>The number of homeless people recorded dying on streets or in temporary accommodation has more than doubled over the last five years in the UK, the …

Housing

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia