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Effects of diabetes on the body and organs

Over time, the raised blood sugar levels that result from diabetes can cause a wide range of serious health issues. But what do these health issues …

Bill Gates reveals what he'd study if he were a college freshman today

In a Twitter thread on Monday, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates said if he were to enter college now, he'd major in artificial intelligence, energy, or biosciences.<p>He called them all "promising fields where you can make a huge impact."<p>Experts in technology and economics generally agree that there …

Bill Gates

Warren Buffett says index funds make the best retirement sense 'practically all the time'

If you're looking for a simple plan to build your retirement savings, one of the world's most successful stock market investors has some clear advice.<p>…

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Money

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough)

By following these five accessible habits, it is possible to slow, and even reverse, the aging process.<p>"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another …

Earth is losing its ice: Glaciers around the world are rapidly disappearing

“The evidence is overwhelming: Earth is losing its ice.”<p>Glaciers all over the world are disappearing in what should be the subject of “international …

Photography: Science on camera : Nature : Nature Research

The winning entry: a researcher collects samples from a permafrost range in Siberia, June 2014. Taken on a Nikon D300 with an aspherical 17–50 mm …

Nikon D-series

Liver pain: Symptoms and causes

Liver pain can be felt in the upper part of the abdomen, on the right hand side. It can be a sign of a serious disease, so medical attention may be …

Urgent Care Services For Cancer Patients Offer A Gentler ER Alternative

On an afternoon a few weeks ago, Faithe Craig noticed that her temperature had spiked to just above 100 degrees F. For most people, the change might not be cause for alarm, but Craig is being treated for stage 3 breast cancer, and any temperature change could signal a serious problem.<p>She called her …

Aw snap! Longest alligator study reveals some big surprises

A common belief about crocodilians is that they stop growing only when they die, but new research, the longest known alligator study in the world, …

Statins myth: thousands are dying because of warnings over non-existent side effects

False claims about the risks of statins may have cost the lives of tens of thousands of Britons, researchers have said, after a Lancet study found the drugs do not cause side-effects which have deterred many.<p>The research on 10,000 people found that if they did not know what drugs they were given, …

10 Reasons Why Intuitive Surgical is the Best Medical Device Stock

Successful growth investors know that the best stocks are not necessarily the ones that are growing the fastest at the moment. Wide-moat businesses that can grow for many years are prized for their ability to bring the power of compounding growth to the portfolios of patient investors. Surgical …

The controversy over statins has revealed something: the nocebo effect is real | Ann Robinson

Just as placebos can have a positive effect, expectation of side-effects can have a negative one. That’s why proper doctor-patient communication is so vital<p>Statins are back in the news; a new study shows that media-fuelled controversy among health experts has dented public confidence in the …

Medical Research

The FDA Just Released Some Scary Warnings About Moldy Tattoo Ink

Don’t let it happen to you.<p>Getting inked is more popular than ever — as evidenced by the rise and diversity in super artful tattoos and advanced inking techniques. But just because tattooing is becoming way more popular, doesn’t mean there aren’t still serious risks to watch out for, according to …

Are Digital Doctors the Future?

Doctor’s appointments can be a chore: It takes nearly 20 days on average to get an appointment with a family physician in the U.S., for instance. But …

How to Hack the Genes That Impact Weight Loss & Metabolism | Goop

Something that never seemed fair: Two people can eat the same diet, but one gains weight, while the other doesn’t. Why?<p>Gynecologist and aging and …

Here's How You Can Use Meditation To Change Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution

As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they’re rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and …

438 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in May

Five years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world …

Here’s What Happens To Your Brain Under Anesthesia

If you’ve ever had surgery, your anesthesiologist has likely told you to count back from 100. You don’t get too far before you’ve drifted off. Hours …

Trump’s energy plan doesn’t mention solar, an industry that just added 51,000 jobs

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>The White House website may not even mention it as part of Trump’s “America First Energy Plan” — but the U.S. solar industry continues to post dramatic job growth numbers.<p>According to a new annual report by the nonprofit Solar Foundation, more than 51,000 solar industry …

Donald Trump

Once this breakthrough happens, artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans

There's an interesting reason why such a system would almost certainly overtake human intelligence and precipitate the rise of machines than are <i>smarter</i> than us — not just equally smart.<p>As director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI), Seth Shostak ends up thinking a lot …

Artificial Intelligence

Memory breakthrough may speed up apps, smartphones

May 23, 2016 | Written by: Matthew Wilson<p>Categorized: Apps<p>Share this post:<p>The amount of data being generated on a daily basis is growing …

NUI Galway scientists in stem cell breakthrough

In a first for Irish science, researchers in Galway working with clinicians at Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin have created synchronised …

Quickies: Breakthrough in cancer vaccine research, trolling antivaxxers, and the UTI superbug

• Why it’s crucial that the new superbug was in a urinary tract infection – “What they have found is that these resistant UTIs infections are not …

Super Bug

The world’s finances are looking quite frightening right now – here’s how you can understand what’s happening

The curse of the financial news article is the “big number” presented with little or no context.<p>The objective is often less to inform than to …

'Can I live off the natural yield of my portfolio?'

Buy shares, live on the dividends, and you won’t go far wrong.<p>This advice has been passed from generation to generation, and for many it remains an abiding investment doctrine. This is the “natural yield” theory of investing, where the natural yield of a portfolio is anything produced that does not …

Is there a limit to how long humans can live?

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: Is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit or there isn’t. Without data you may as well guess and your chance …

Medicine