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Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

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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 …

Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

Watch it Grow: Root Vue Farm

See what’s happening below the surface as you grow your own root vegetables with the Root Vue Farm. This self-watering planter comes with seed …

A Tiny Step Toward Statehood for Puerto Rico

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Puerto Rico is closer than it has ever been to becoming the 51st American state — which is to say, …

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

Having a Conversation About Having a Conversation

<b>Setting the stage: It's more important than you think.</b><p>Linda: I had to learn this one the hard way. In the early years of my relationship with Charlie whenever there was something that I felt that we needed to discuss, particularly something that was bothering me, I would launch into a conversation, …

Self-improvement

Public transportation in NYC

Changes to schedules can occur at short notice, especially at weekends—pay attention to the posters on subway station walls and announcements you may …

Noah's Ark: the facts behind the Flood

A recently discovered Babylonian tablet is a blueprint for a round-shaped ark that animals could board two by two<p>In the year 1872 one <b>George Smith</b>, a bank­note engraver turned assistant in the British Museum, astounded the world by discovering the story of the Flood – much the same as that in the …

Starbucks App for iOS Updated With Improved Security

Not too long ago, it was revealed that the official Starbucks application for iOS had a major security flaw that saved the credentials such as …

Self-Fulfilling Personality Type Linked With Optimal Happiness And Life Satisfaction

Researchers have identified exactly what kind of personality type is most strongly linked with life satisfaction and happiness.<p>People who are considered "self-fulfilling" -- meaning they have a high positive affect and a low negative affect -- are more likely to be happy, have less depressive …

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness

Nick Brown does not look like your average student. He's 53 for a start and at 6ft 4in with a bushy moustache and an expression that jackknifes between sceptical and alarmed, he is reminiscent of a mid-period John Cleese. He can even sound a bit like the great comedian when he embarks on an …