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Cholesterol linked to brain changes that cause Alzheimer's disease

Reducing the amount of bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol you eat may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests<p>High levels of unhealthy cholesterol may contribute towards one of the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease developing in the brain.<p>Researchers have …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Authors Guild appeals decision in Google Books copyright suit

The trade association for authors appeals a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the Web giant for scanning and digitizing millions of books without copyright holders' permission.<p>The Authors Guild has stuck to its word in promising to appeal a federal judge's decision to dismiss its …

Writing

5 Scientific Discoveries Based On Weird Baby Experiments

Babies can be mysterious creatures -- what exactly is going on in that little noggin? Fortunately, over the years, scientists have developed some creative ways to find out what makes babies tick. Here are some of the weirdest (but not cruel -- no abandonment here!) ways that research has probed …

Pregnancy

Super effect on us from supermoons?

A supermoon’s extra pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But the moon’s pull doesn’t affect a human body nearly as powerfully as it does …

Astronomy

Most Iranian lawmakers back nuclear speedup if U.S. adds sanctions

TEHRAN — More than two-thirds of the Iranian parliament has signed on to a bill that would accelerate Iran’s<p>nuclear programifCongressadopts new sanctions legislation, official news agencies said.<p>The bill would direct Iran's nuclear agency to enrich uranium to 60%, close to the 90% needed for the …

The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

Christina McDowell, daughter of a business associate of Jordan Belfort, accuses Martin Scorsese of glamorising financial fraud<p>• The Wolf of Wall Street - first look review • News: Scorsese heckled at Academy screening<p>The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in …

The NSA Has A Way To Intercept Computers Mid-Shipment And Install Spyware On Them

According to the report, TAO dabbles in a lot of spying activities, but there are a few that stand out as especially invasive.<p>First, the TAO program can intercept hardware like laptops before they're shipped to a user and install malware on the devices that let spies track the owner. The process is …

Surveillance

The top memes and viral videos of 2013

<b>A lot has changed since last year's round-up of the biggest viral hits, in which we met Grumpy Cat, the "overly attached girlfriend" and the One Pound Fish man.</b><p>As we begin to think back to this year, it's less "come and have a look, one pound fish..." and more "come and have a look... at our …

David Bowie

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Tourists paying homage to Bama's centenarians are bringing in millions. But the Guangxi county's success may be its undoing<p>Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath …

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Google Glass

First legal commercial Key West–Cuba flight in 50 years lands in Havana

The nine-passenger aircraft departed 90 minutes after US customs and border protection approved the 10am flight<p>The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air …

Ex-NSA chief calls for Obama to reject recommendations

WASHINGTON — Retired general Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, called on President Obama Monday to show "some political courage" and reject many of the recommendations of the commission he appointed to rein in NSA surveillance …