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Al-Qaeda could bring down a London to New York flight at any time, former CIA chief warns

Michael Morell's new book recounts being with George Bush on the morning of September 11 and the 'Mickey Mouse meetings' on killing bin Laden.<p>Al-Qaeda could succeed in destroying a civilian airliner flying from London to New York at any time, the former deputy chief of the CIA has warned.<p>Michael …

Bankrupt Sapphire Glass Supplier Reveals New Details Of Its Disturbing Relationship With Apple

In a supplemental declaration by GT Advanced COO Daniel Squiller unsealed on Friday outlining GT Advanced's relationship with Apple, it's clear — at least as Squiller tells it — that Apple and GT's relationship was doomed from the start.<p>We first saw the document after it was posted by the folks at …

Minimalist-Style Tattoos Lovingly Created in Exchange for Thoughtful Acts

Most tattoo artists accept money in exchange for permanently adorning a client's skin, but Stanislava Pinchuck, aka Miso, prefers the bartering system. The multidisciplinary artist draws minimalist-style tattoos while working in Tokyo and Melbourne. However, they aren't something that just anyone …

The Droid Turbo's insane battery has already been eclipsed by this Chinese phone

The suitably named Marathon M3 comes with a 5,000mAh battery inside<p>Announced by Verizon a week ago, the Droid Turbo is basically a Moto X with every spec turned up to 11, which in the case of the battery means a massive 3,900mAh cell that's expected to last a full 48 hours before needing a …

The Surprising Truth About Where New Jobs Come From

“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Hillary Clinton said last week in Boston. “You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. One of the things my husband says when people …

Stop! Don't Send That Cover Letter

I used to write advice columns about how to write excellent cover letters. I haven’t written a story like that in over ten years, because cover letters are dead.<p>They died along with the accent on the word ‘resume’ and the beige, pink or pale-blue nubbly paper we used to put in the printer when we …

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

<b>Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in Sweden.</b><p>They said their study on rats heralded a "huge breakthrough" towards developing effective treatments.<p>There is no cure for the disease, but medication and brain stimulation can …

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Mindfulness

8 Common Habits That Destroy Your Success

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. We do things intentionally or subconsciously that impede rather than advance our success. The first step in eliminating these destructive behaviors is acknowledging them. Here are eight of the most egregious:<p><b>1. Confusing busy with productive</b><p>“Don’t mistake …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver's head something extraordinary is happening. …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers

This month's nanotechnology roundup includes artificially enhanced plants, a way to tag valuable oils, and transistors made from nanotubes<p>Sunlight provides us with an endless source of energy and there is little doubt future societies will need to rely, at least in part, on artificial solar power. …

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

Inside the Science of an Amazing New Surgery Called Deep Brain Stimulation

Like most people in need of major surgery, Rodney Haning, a retired telecommunications project manager and avid golfer, has a few questions for his …

A Simple Patch That Monitors Health And Dispenses Drugs

Forget your clunky wristband, this is a window into what’s coming with wearable health technology.<p>In the future, doctors will prescribe hardware and software as well as just drugs. They’ll monitor patients remotely using wearable devices, or ask people to track themselves using apps. As a result, …

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

Pig Heart Transplants For Humans Are On The Way

One lab baboon has had a pig heart in its body for more than a year now.<p>She's got the heart of a pig—and that's a good thing. Researchers are reporting that a baboon is still alive after receiving a heart transplanted from a pig, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports. The baboon has lived with the heart in its …

The Gene Is Obsolete

5<p>SHARES<p>Today, DNA is central to modern biology, but scarcely a century ago biologists were debating whether or not genes actually existed. In his …

An electric current could let people control their dreams

A small amount of electrical current could be the key to letting people control their dreams. A new study led from the Goethe University Frankfurt has found that by applying current in certain frequencies to a sleeper's scalp, just above the forehead, that person may be able to gain some control …

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain)

We're going to rewire your brain. Are you ready?<p>I want to show you something simple your mind can do, which illustrates a fascinating emerging theory about how the brain works. First, look at this logo of the World Cup this year.<p>The idea of the emblem is obvious: This is an illustration of a trophy …

The Man Who Wants to Fix the Climate. Can Anyone Stop Him?

0<p>SHARES<p>In July 2012, a commercial fishing charter called <i>Ocean Pearl</i> motored through the frigid waters of the North Pacific. It carried 100 tons of …

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

How Steve Jobs’ Death Boosted Public Health Education

When a celebrity dies, a window of opportunity emerges to give the public more information about diseases that are in the news.<p>When Steve Jobs died, an entire generation wedded to his products mourned his passing. Talk about him dominated the media for weeks. Spontaneous memorials popped up at …

Does Having Kids Make Parents Happy After All?

New research overturns the decades-old belief that having children is a downer.<p>Since the 1980s, economists and psychologists have been aware of a "parental happiness gap." Basically, the running theory has been that parents are a less happy bunch than their non-parenting peers. This makes some …

2 Percent Of People Can Multitask Well. Are You A Supertasker?

Now that I have your undivided attention...<p>When people try to do multiple things at the same time, their ability to do these things suffers. It's well-established that motorists on cellphones drive as badly as drunk people, for example. University of Utah researcher David Strayer thought that this …