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Venture Capital

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Economy
Brazil

First they killed all the accountants: How big banks, corporations and government made themselves unauditable

The response to scandals has been to gut auditing power — when we most need transparency from banks and government<p>In the late 1980s, ratings agencies aggressively analyzed countries’ creditworthiness in order to rate the value of their currency, as well as government debt bonds (the capacity of a …

JP Morgan makes $63 billion case for Apple laptop-tablet hybrid

The "A8" processor could drive Apple into a new multibillion market as the chip achieves performance on par with Intel processors powering the MacBook Air, says JP Morgan.<p>JP Morgan is convinced a laptop hybrid product running iOS should be in Apple's future.<p>The premise of the JP Morgan argument, …

MacBook Air

Bad News: E-Cigs Alter Cells a Lot Like Tobacco Does

A new cancer study brings more bad news to the e-cigarette industry. Scientists exposed human bronchial cells to e-cig vapor and found that it …

Kids With Rare Disease May Hold Secret to Stopping Viruses

A brother and sister with an extremely rare genetic condition have a stunning ability to fight off viruses — an ability that could lead to a new family of antiviral drugs.<p>Their bodies stop viruses from building a protective shell, which leaves viruses "naked" and vulnerable, researchers report in …

Microbiology

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …

Nanotech

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

My Day: Japanese sushi chef Yosuke Imada

<b>Yosuke Imada is among Japan's most renowned sushi chefs. Mr Imada, 68, heads Kyubey, a family-run sushi restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo, with branches in Osaka and four major hotels.</b><p>My father opened a sushi restaurant in Ginza in 1935. During the Second World War, my family escaped to my father's …

Japan

The Weird Way Captain Crunch Makes You Love Him

The Captain and other cereal mascots make eye contact until you accept their brand goodness into your heart.<p>No surprise: The Brands want you to want them. What's odd are the lengths—often subliminal—they'll go to make you a repeat customer.<p>Researchers at Cornell's Food and Brand Lab recently …

Nutrition

Ink Dropped into Water on a Black Background

Alberto Seveso is an Italian artist specializing in illustration, graphic design and photography (featured previously here, here and here). Born in …

13 Unexpected Sources of Energy that Could Save the World

'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers

Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?<p>Researchers at MIT have been experimenting with …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

What If Your Favorite TV Shows Were Your Favorite Rappers?

LOST and Kanye West have way more in common than you'd think.

My Portfolios - Finance Portfolio

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Etiquette

Top Birthday Freebies Include Free Entrees, Desserts

Don't you hate it when you realize <i>after</i> your birthday that you missed out on loads of freebies that could have helped you celebrate your big day even …

Krispy Kreme

Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Stock Market Survival School

<i>Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener.</i><p><i>This program last aired July 9, 2013.</i><p>NEW YORK …

Disposable Spy Computers Are Disturbingly Easy and Cheap to Make

Be honest, how often do you use unsecured Wi-Fi for something you shouldn't? You know, just a quick Facebook login at Starbucks. If you've done it …

Build Up Your Portfolio With These Infrastructure Stocks

We name eight stocks that will benefit from the growing need to build and repair roads, bridges, water systems, telecom infrastructure and more.<p>In …

World Health Organization

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

[Money Ning] Despite the odd title, this post is really just an attempt to get you to refocus on the basics of proper money management. It has advice …

Hedge Funds: You Name It, They Trade It

The hedge fund manager's answers to my questions revealed what I don't like about that style of investing.<p><i>Note from Knight Kiplinger: Hedge funds are</i> …

Investing