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Fecal Transplants Can Be Life-Saving, but How?

A fecal transplant is exactly what it sounds like: To treat certain gut disorders, doctors transfer stool from a healthy donor to a sick patient.<p>Just a few years ago, only a few doctors turned to fecal transplants, typically as a last resort. But in randomized trials, the procedure has proved …

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement around the world. While there is no such miracle drug, there is a way to trigger these effects in the body without taking any medicine at all — simply by fasting. You probably …

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Intel 3D XPoint memory could be 1,000 times faster than flash

Intel and Micron have announced a new class of non-volatile memory that claims to offer a breakthrough in memory chips. Known as 3D Xpoint (cross point), production of this memory has already begun and could be heading to laptops, super computers and smartphones in the future.<p>3D XPoint is targeted …

$422 Million Later, the New Whitney Is Filled With Surprises

The Renzo Piano–designed museum has a clunky exterior, but when visitors step inside, much is forgiven.<p>When the Whitney Museum commissioned Michael Graves to design an expansion of its celebrated Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue in 1981, nobody thought it would be the beginning of a 34-year …

‘Hypernatural’:Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature

Dune City, a prototype in the Sahara Desert in 2008 by Ordinary Vis. Ordinary ltd/Magnus Larsson & Alex Kaiser<p>In their new book, authors <b>Blaine</b> …

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Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

One of Guinness World Records’ more unusual awards was presented at the National Maritime Museum yesterday. After a 100-day trial, the timepiece known as Clock B – which had been sealed in a clear plastic box to prevent tampering – was officially declared, by Guinness, to be the world’s “most …

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Galaxy S6 Edge vs Huawei P8 - hands on

Every year, Android manufacturers are faced with attempting to produce the best handset possible at the cheapest price possible in a bid to gain market share at the expense of the market leaders, Apple and Samsung. Normally this is a somewhat easy enough task as Samsung generally introduces …

Sony leaks reveal Apple TV and iTunes Store contracts, Sex Tape + Breaking Bad deals with Apple

Known for publishing previously confidential documents, WikiLeaks has released a large collection of emails from last year’s widely publicized hack of Sony, notably including Apple agreements covering Sony’s Crackle Apple TV channel, video sales through iTunes, and other topics. The leaks …

WhatsApp now has 800M monthly active users

Messenger app WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, says founder Jan Koum.<p>The app is up 100 million users since January, when it hit 700 million monthly active users. The app has been expanding rapidly. Just a month ago Google Play showed that WhatsApp had been downloaded on Android …

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Verizon's 'customizable' FiOS TV packages violate contract, says ESPN

ESPN is fighting back just hours after Verizon announced plans to offer new FiOS TV packages that split up channels into cheaper, semi-a la carte bundles. The massive sports network, owned by the Walt Disney Company, said in a statement provided to <i>Recode</i> that Verizon's new bundles "would not be …

Google faces its Microsoft moment

The EU's monopoly charges are a painful blow, but the web giant has other similarities with its enemy<p>Google has made powerful enemies in the almost two decades since its genesis as the research project of two Stanford University computer scientists, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.<p>The company clashed …

Who millennials trust, and don't trust, is driving the new economy

By PricewaterhouseCoopers' projection, the biggest sectors of the "sharing economy" — including transportation and travel companies like Uber, Zipcar and Airbnb — could be pulling in as much as $335 billion in global revenue by 2025. That's a massive number (PwC puts it today at about $15 billion), …

McDonald’s franchisees are speaking up, and the company should listen

It’s not just McDonald’s employees who have a beefwith the burger chain: The company’s franchisees—the people actually running about 90% of the restaurants—aren’t very happy with HQ either, a new survey from Janney Capital Markets found.<p>In the survey, conducted in January and March of this year, …

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6 Of The Fastest-Growing Jobs In America Pay Low Wages

Retailers and policymakers are finally hearing workers’ call for wage hikes, but it may be a little too late.<p>Low-wage industries in the United States are growing rapidly, but wages aren't. A new report from the National Employment Law Project, a wage advocacy group, found that six of the …