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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 …

Immune System

How WeWork Convinced Investors It’s Worth Billions

What the $10 billion co-working company’s internal financial documents tell us about how a decacorn is built.

Venture Capital

Alpine Lockdown: 17,000 Cops Guard G-7 Summit

ELMAU, Germany – World leaders including President Barack Obama will be guarded by 17,000 police officers when they arrive high in the southern German Alps for two days of meetings at the G-7 summit this weekend.<p>Located at more than 3,000 feet above sea level, Castle Elmau has created special …

U.S. Army

How to Prevent and Treat Heat Exhaustion During Exercise

Athletes are especially prone to heat exhaustion and other heat illness, such as heat stroke, heat cramps, and dehydration, when exercising in hot …

American College of Sports Medicine

Walk Run Off the Pounds

The best part? You can print the entire workout plan to take wherever you go.<p><b>Week One</b><p><b>Monday</b><br>One Walk 10 minutes. Next 6 minutes alternate running 1 minute and walking 1 minute. Walk 4 minutes. Stretch.<p><b>Tuesday</b> <br>"Tone Zone" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Wednesday</b><br>Walk 10 minutes.<br>Next 8 minutes …

What Causes Tiredness? The Surprising Things That Make You Sleepy

3. Medication<p>Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med and feel more lethargic than usual, see your doctor for an alternative. (If …

How To Read A Food Label

Overwhelmed by all those hard-to-pronounce words on the ingredient list? You're not alone. "The Nutrition Facts panel is experts-only stuff, useful just for those who have a degree in nutrition," observes Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D.<p>To get in and out of the store with your sanity intact, adds Caroline …

Distracted Walking Injuries From Cell Phone Use More Than Double Since 2005

More and more people are getting injured as a result of walking while using their phones, according to a new study.<p>The research, published the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, shows that injuries from so-called "distracted walking" have more than doubled since 2005. And "if current trends …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

'Quiet epidemic' of male cancer in UK

Rates are rising in men<p><b>Action is needed to fight a "quiet epidemic" of oesophageal cancer, which is on the rise in the UK, particularly among men, cancer experts say.</b><p>Men are almost three times more likely than women to get the cancer - one of the biggest gender divides in cancer rates, according to …

Report: China Now Has The World's Fastest Supercomputer

Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, achieved processing speeds of 33.86 petaflops (1000 trillion calculations) per second on a benchmarking test, earning it the number one spot in the Top 500 survey of supercomputers.<p>The tests show the machine …

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger.</i><p>Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science …