Matt Traub

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Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

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Serotonin map of brain could lead to better targeted antidepressants

Researchers hope to discover how the activity of serotonin in the brain is involved in different mental illnesses<p>Research that aims to map the activity of serotonin in the brain could revolutionise the use of antidepressants and behavioural therapy for people with mental illnesses.<p>The …

Mental Health

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Scientists are making incredible movies of molecules using X-rays

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory<p>If you thought you knew what high-res slow-motion video looks like, think …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Cheap Amazon-centric streamer a step behind competitors - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Amazon Fire TV Stick can access thousands of the most popular streaming apps. It's dirt cheap and unlike Chromecast, it actually includes a physical remote. Amazon content launches quickly. The voice remote option allows more convenient search and easy access to the Alexa digital …

Smart TV

David Cameron warns of looming second global crash

David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy” in the same way as when the financial crash brought the world to its knees six years ago.<p>Writing in the Guardian at the close of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Cameron says there is …

Penguin robot helps researchers get close and personal

Studying wild animals is crucial if we are to understand why they behave the way they do. But what if the apparently passive act of observation changes the way they behave? For decades, behavioural ecologists have been very mindful of this problem. A paper, just out in Nature Methods, suggests a …

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FORTUNE — In the wake of a global stock market selloff driven by worries over slower growth in emerging markets, the head of India’s central bank, Raghuram Rajan, criticized the U.S. Federal Reserve as it pressed on with plans to dial back its monthly bond purchases: “International monetary …

Why Is Facebook’s App Asking To Read Your Text Messages?

Over the last month or so, a few keen-eyed Android users may have been startled by some peculiar permission requests when they tried to update their Facebook app. One request asks to “read your text messages (SMS or MMS).”<p>That’s not exactly the kind of language users are likely to find reassuring, …

Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind Pt. 3

Sleep: the secrets of getting a good night's rest

The index card: sleep expert Kevin Morgan outlines the do's and dont's for both problem sleepers and everybody else

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Phones

The Truly Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs

During the Super Bowl, a representative of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly posted the on the company’s corporate blog that the average cost of bringing a new drug to market is $1.3 billion, a price that would buy 371 Super Bowl ads, 16 million official NFL footballs, two pro football stadiums, …

Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …