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Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

Waterloo chemist develops 'holy grail' LED lightbulb

A lab at the University of Waterloo says it has developed the perfect replacement for the soon-to-be defunct incandescent bulb.<p>Canada's supply of …

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

Belly Fat: 12 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

Getting rid of your belly bulge is important for more than just vanity's sake. Excess abdominal fat-particularly visceral fat, the kind that …

Turn Ice Cream into Muffins with Just One Extra Ingredient

If you want a yummy muffin but don't want to put in the effort of measuring and combining several ingredients, just grab a pint of vanilla ice cream …

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Timber companies can’t see the consequences for the trees

British Columbia is in the midst of an unprecedented and unsustainable salvage operation in its interior forests because of the attack of the mountain pine beetle.<p>And yet, when two of the province's biggest forestry companies were caught going into those woods and cutting truckloads of healthy …

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …

The truth about Lyme disease

Lyme disease can masquerade as MS, ALS, even dementia, and its numbers are growing. So why is Canada lagging behind in treating it?<p><b>In this piece from</b> …

Landmark Alzheimer's Study Pinpoints Protein That Protects Aging Brain

The conundrum has stumped doctors for years. Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's affect only the elderly? Why do some people live to be over 100 with normal brain functioning while others develop dementia decades earlier?<p>Now, a new study by Harvard scientists points to a possible …

Amy Cuddy: Strike a pose, change your life

If you've ever found yourself in an office washroom stall posing like Wonder Woman or an alpha male gorilla before a big meeting with the boss, you're probably familiar with Amy Cuddy. In 2012, the Harvard Business School social psychologist gave a TED talk explaining how tweaking your body …

Can Apple help make hearing aids cool?

People wait in long lines and even camp out to get their hands on new Apple devices as soon as they're available. But they drag their feet, sometimes for years, when it comes to purchasing another piece of technology that could greatly improve their lives: hearing aids.<p>Hearing-aid manufacturers and …

Infant sleep machines have dangerous noise levels, study says

White noise machines used to help infants sleep are often capable of producing industrial-scale levels of sound that could have harmful effects to …

Obama delivers eulogy for Charleston preacher, sings ‘Amazing Grace’

The first black president came to Charleston on Friday to speak to Americans about the worst crime motivated by racial hatred they have witnessed in recent memory.<p>He did not waste the opportunity.<p>Barack Obama delivered a powerful eulogy for a slain local preacher that had a mainly black audience …

Vision improved by brain-training app

A brain-training video game that improved the vision of college baseball players by as much as two lines on an eye chart has been developed by U.S. …

How ‘NSA-proof’ is the new Blackphone? http://cbc.sh/sCmF5he U.S.-based encryption firm Silent Circle is hoping that the heightened paranoia about government snooping will compel consumers to buy the Blackphone, a pro-privacy smartphone the company is launching Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Would you buy this phone?

On any given day in Canada there are a little more than 13,000 people remanded in custody, living in overcrowded and appalling conditions as they await disposition of their case. With the majority of them charged with non-violent crimes and some suffering from mental illness, CBC's Michael Enright calls Canada's remand prison system a national disgrace. Read the rest of his essay: http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/essays/2014/02/23/innocent-until-proven-guilty---not-on-remand/?cmp=fbtl

Behind the Scenes with Queenie Liao and Her Adorable Nap Time Photo Series

Chances are good you’ve already seen Queenie Liao’s touching nap time photo series <i>Wengenn in Wonderland</i>. Late last year, the series went viral as …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

Scientists recreate the plague

Most Beautiful Sound in the World is in Malaysian swamp

A two-minute recording from a Malaysian swamp at dusk has been judged The Most Beautiful Sound in the World in an online competition.<p>Sound expert …

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

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It’s time to build democracy 2.0

As we enter a new year, most of the Western world seems lost in a political malaise. This notwithstanding that the unprecedented wealth accessible to us extends beyond the economic to cultural and spiritual resources that are available at a keystroke. And all of this is protected in a rich world …

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Cats in Black - Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Kitty Cat Earrings - THE ORIGINAL

Description<p>These little kitties are an original hand drawn design of ours. They measure almost 1/2" tall (12mm) and rest upon stainless steel hypoallergenic posts. The cats are made from thin acrylic, a durable and surprisingly lightweight material. They are sealed with a lustrous clear coat to …

Personalized Pet Memorial Necklace - Heart Hand Stamped Pet Loss Necklace - In Memory of Pet Name Jewelry - Dog or Cat Design

This personalized pet memorial necklace is the perfect way to pay tribute to a special pet. The heart reads "Forever in my heart" and on the brass disk you can have one design of your choice and up to two names OR two designs.<p>INFORMATION I NEED FROM YOU:<p>Enter the following in the Message to Seller …

America’s Economy Is Officially Inside-Out

This is the first generation of Americans in modern history expected to enjoy lower living standards than their forebears. It is the first generation in modern history whose life expectancy is dwindling. It is the first generation of modern Americans whose educational attainment is declining. It is …

100GB SurDoc cloud storage available for free, SSL encryption and Android support included

Android users looking for more cloud storage options should check out SurDoc’s plans that offer 100GB of free storage complete with Android support and “military-grade SSL security encryption.”<p>There are plenty of cloud backup services out there, some more popular than the others, but SurDoc’s plans …