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The foods that might help with dementia

<b>A man has told of how he "got his mum back" after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, in part, by getting her to follow a diet high in berries and leafy green vegetables.</b><p>But how realistic is it that dementia can be tackled through diet?<p>The bulk of research had been on the preventative side rather …

Dementia

One of The Most Frightening Climate Change Predictions Seems to Be Already Happening

Oh no oh no oh no...<p>Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic …

Global Warming

California’s Water Whiplash Is Only Going to Get Worse

In December 1861, as a California drought was wearing into its fifth year, farmers on the West Coast were all asking for one thing for Christmas: …

Climate Change

Homeopathic and natural remedies aren’t the same thing—and only one of them is total nonsense

Therapies from nature sometimes work, but diluted dog rabies does not.<p>Willow bark has a long and storied history. The Sumerians used it 4,000 years ago to treat pains of all kinds. So did the Egyptians after them, and the Chinese and the Greeks, but it wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that …

Alternative Medicine

Storm damage to forests costs billions – here's how artificial intelligence can help

High-intensity storms cause billions of pounds of damage every year, and climate change is set to make this worse in future. We already appear to be …

Machine Learning

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More jena.passut_7651 Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:59Like good hygiene, good digital …

Education Technology

The tricky art (and emerging science) of valuing crypto-assets - MIT Technology Review

When Chris Burniske began evaluating crypto-assets professionally back in 2014, nobody on Wall Street wanted to talk about Bitcoin and similar …

Cryptocurrency

Neuroscience is unlocking mysteries of the teenage brain

How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind: moody, impulsive, risk taking, likely …

Teens

Three out of eight Swiss bird species endangered

Worldwide, about one in eight bird species is endangered. In Switzerland, it’s three times as many.<p>The statistics come from a report published by …

Biodiversity

Data mining confirms that culture makes cities richer - MIT Technology Review

One of the puzzles of modern cities is that economic factors such as investment, jobs, and income do not fully explain their prosperity.<p>In the last …

University of Cambridge

Sovereign Money initiative in a nutshell

The initiative which aims at a sweeping reform of Switzerland’s monetary system is challenging not only for the banking industry and politicians but …

Finance

How to fix one of Bitcoin’s biggest problems - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin and similar blockchain systems have a problem, and renowned MIT cryptographer Silvio Micali says he has a solution.<p>To make blockchains scale, …

Blockchain

Y’a-t-il un mécano dans la loco ? Quand l’automatisation tue le sens

Le 29 mars 2018, deux événements distincts, organisés à quelques centaines de mètres de distance, offraient deux visions radicalement opposées de …

Éducation

Flickr bought by SmugMug as Yahoo breakup begins

Photo-sharing pioneer and web cultural beacon now part of independent, family-run firm<p>One of the first and best-known photo-sharing services, Flickr, has been bought by the independent image-hosting firm SmugMug, as Verizon begins the breakup of Yahoo.<p>The deal, terms of which have not been …

Flickr

Google owner Alphabet reports 84% rise in profits despite privacy concerns

Quarterly profit of $9.4bn exceeded estimates of $6.56bn No signs that rising global privacy concerns would affect profits<p>Google owner Alphabet shrugged off mounting concerns over privacy on Monday to report an 84% rise in profits for the last quarter.<p>The results eased concerns that investment in …

GDPR

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

Security

Viewpoint: The pitfalls of India's biometric ID scheme

<b>More than a billion Indians now have the biometric-based 12-digit personal identification number called Aadhaar, which means foundation in Hindi. What started as a voluntary programme to tackle benefit fraud has now grown into the world's most ambitious, and controversial, digital identity</b> …

India

Comment Toulouse veut empêcher ses seniors de devenir vieux

• Toulouse métropole et le CHU tentent une approche originale pour prévenir la dépendance.<br>• Une détection (volontaire) des personnes âgées fragiles vient …

Toulouse

Is it time to regulate targeted ads and the web giants that profit from them?

In the wake of Facebook’s massive breach of personal data of 87 million users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions from US politicians over two …

AdTech

What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Cat's Behavior

Cats have come a long way from being animals charged with catching mice to treasured, adorable creatures that snuggle with us in our beds. But this relatively new arrangement is creating issues for cats and the people who live with them.<p>John Bradshaw has studied the history of domesticated cats and …

iOS Magic: iPad and iPhone Tricks Revealed

Step right up to see impressive iPad and iPhone tips and tricks! Learn stunts like annotating photos without an app, compelling Siri to flip a coin, …

iPad

Google is Pursuing the Pentagon’s Giant Cloud Contract Quietly, Fearing An Employee Revolt

A fierce internal debate may undermine the company’s bid for the JEDI program.

Artificial Intelligence

Download this: Google's Grasshopper aims to make coding as easy as a game

Ever wanted to learn to code, but didn't know where to start? Google's new app wants to help.<p>This week the company launched Grasshopper, an app that …

Apps

Electric scooters are flooding California, and they’ll be on your sidewalks soon

Depending on who you ask, the electric, internet-connected scooters appearing all over California are either the future of transportation or a public nuisance on par with a biblical plague.<p>Over the past few weeks, scooters primarily from three startups—Bird, LimeBike, and Spin—have flooded the …

San Francisco

Techno-Fundamentalism Can’t Save You, Mark Zuckerberg

It was like a verbal tic. Last week, in two days of testimony before Congress, Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, invoked a magical-sounding phrase whenever he was cornered about a difficult issue. The issue was content moderation, and the phrase was “artificial intelligence.” In 2004, …

Artificial Intelligence

How firms you have never interacted with can target your Facebook

On one of Facebook’s myriad setting screens, a place where few dare tread, is a list of places you’ve probably never heard of, all of whom insist that they know you. It’s emblematic of the data protection issues Facebook is struggling to address in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, of …

Social Media

Blockchain Is About to Revolutionize the Shipping Industry

Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast …

Blockchain

How Europe's 'breakthrough' privacy law takes on Facebook and Google

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation is forcing big changes at tech’s biggest firms – even if the US isn’t likely to follow suit<p>Despite the political theatre of Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional interrogations last week, Facebook’s business model isn’t at any real risk from regulators in the …

Privacy

How an asparagus farmer's death spurred robotic innovation

<b>It seems there are few jobs robots can't do these days, even the most delicate jobs, like picking asparagus or potting plant seedlings. But they're only needed because humans can't - or won't - do the work, farmers say.</b><p>Marc Vermeer had a problem. He was struggling to attract workers to pick his …

Robotics