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Rare genetic mutation found in Amish community could combat ageing

Discovery of mutation which appears to protect against biological ageing raises hopes for new treatments to prevent age-related disorders<p>The discovery of a rare genetic mutation that prolongs human life has raised hopes for new treatments to combat ageing and prevent age-related disorders from …

Longevity

Why did Helen Morgan kill her husband, jazz trumpeter, Lee Morgan?

Lee Morgan was a great jazz trumpeter who was snapped up by Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 18 to be part of Gillespie's big band. He was one of Art …

Jazz

Walks in Rome

This online exhibition was created in conjunction with the exhibition <i>City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics</i> on view June 17 through September 11, …

Rome

Zimbabwe yearns for change of any kind

<b>Driving around Zimbabwe, one can hardly tell the country is in the middle of the biggest political crisis since independence.</b><p>In one town, a man in his 20s invites me to his shop and tries to convince me to buy a silver necklace. "It costs twenty dollars," he says. "But for you I can make that …

Robert Mugabe

Fleetwood Mac Unearth Rarities for 1975 Self-Titled LP Reissue

New set will feature alternate version of full album comprised of unreleased outtakes, live tracks<p>Fleetwood Mac will include a slew of previously …

Fleetwood Mac

Everything We Know About the Truck Tesla Will Unveil Tonight

More than an automaker or an energy company, Tesla is a hype machine. What other company can make a live crowd ooh and ahh over at-home battery …

Elon Musk

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Phones

Stunning new photos show the faces of animals on the verge of extinction

Photographer Tim Flach is renowned for his photos that show the emotional — or human — side of animals.<p>Flach's images often capture creatures' moods, expressions, and gestures in ways that make us rethink our relationship with the natural world.<p>His newest book, "Endangered", includes text by …

Wildlife

How to make money from the photos on your phone

Most of us keep hundreds of images on our phones. But not many people are making money off of them.<p>"I think of it as investing," says Megan Betteridge, 23, a recent college graduate who started selling stock-photography last January as a side hustle. "Your pictures are just sitting on your hard …

Money

Joy Lofthouse, second world war pilot and trailblazer, dies at 94

Lofthouse was one of the ‘Atagirls’ who flew aircraft including Spitfires from factories to the frontline<p>The trailblazing second world war pilot Joy Lofthouse, who flew bombers and fighter aircraft for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during the conflict, has died aged 94.<p>Lofthouse was part of a …

War

NASA just launched an online tool to show you which coastal cities will be swallowed when global warming ramps up

As the Earth continues to heat up thanks in large part to the effects of scientifically-proven human factors, our little blue sphere’s collection of …

Climate Change

Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster

For the native species of New Zealand, European settlement was particularly cruel. The country has no endemic land predators, so many of its birds …

Genetics

Inside David Bowie's Final Act: New Doc Dives Into 'Lazarus'

Documentary 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' chronicles the singer's insanely productive period at the end of his life<p>In October 2015, David Bowie …

David Bowie

New Zealand’s War on Rats Could Change the World

The nation wants to eradicate all invasive mammal predators by 2050. Gene-editing technology could help—or it could trigger an ecological disaster of global proportions.<p>The first thing that hit me about Zealandia was the noise.<p>I was a 15-minute drive from the center of Wellington, New Zealand’s …

New Zealand

Oil and gas shares dip as Norway's central bank advises Oslo to divest

Advice from bank running world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund for government to dump oil and gas holdings jolts energy industry<p>The bank that runs the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund has told the Norwegian government it should dump its shares in oil and gas companies, in a move that could …

Bill McKibben

Long-Lost Da Vinci Painting Fetches Historic $450 Million, Obliterating Records

A painting by Leonardo da Vinci that preserves the artist's own handprints sold for more than $450 million at auction tonight (Nov. 15), …

Artists

New immunotherapy study aims to prevent children with leukemia from relapsing

When scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute began studying a new immunotherapy cancer treatment a few years ago, they found stunning …

Cancer

Trees in Some Cities Grow Faster Than in The Wild, And Here's The Crazy Reason Why

They could be dying faster, too.<p>Urban trees are growing faster than rural trees across the world, according to a major new study covering 10 …

Cities

How do mussels stick to wet rocks?

This humble mollusc's adhesive abilities are inspiring new medical materials.<p>Hundreds of sticky threads, known as byssus, glue mussels to slippery, …

The Rock

Cardiac Proteome: Atlas of heart to map cardiac problems for first time

The researchers have come up with an exceedingly new idea to determine which and how many individual proteins are present in each type of cell in the …

Medicine

Scientists warn: Soon it will be too late to save Earth

More than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries have signed a letter urging the world to address major environmental concerns. “Soon it will be too late …

Climate

Startup Spotlight: Adisa aims to connect online shoppers with artisans in Africa

Many students pick a college in a snowy setting because they love winter sports. Sabastian Mugazambi and Claire Tagoe chose Carleton College in …

Startups

Disney Legionnaires' Outbreak: Why Cooling Towers Spread the Disease

The happiest place on Earth has been plagued with a most unhappy situation: A handful of visitors to the park have come down with a deadly …

Public Health

Trillions of Flies Can’t All Be Bad

For each person on earth, there are 17 million flies. They pollinate plants, consume decomposing bodies, eat the sludge in your drainpipes, damage crops, spread disease, kill spiders, hunt dragonflies.<p>Some have even lost their wings so as to live exclusively on bat blood, spending their lives …

Science

Bioethics: Justice in genomics

Books and Arts<p>Rosario Isasi<p>Business<br>• Genomics<br>• Policy<br>• Society<p>Rosario Isasi examines a study on the societal impact of grand sequencing projects.<p>The …

Genetics

Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom

The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. Until recently, scientists thought that A. …

Ecology

Rarely Seen 'Prehistoric' Shark With 300 Teeth Caught

Frilled sharks have been living in the deep ocean for 80 million years, but little is known about them.<p>A rarely seen creature from the deep sea was recently pulled up from the ocean near Portugal.<p>The frilled shark—a roughly five-foot long fish with 300 teeth—was plucked by a trawler from more than …

Oceans

John McLaughlin on his final US tour and playing with Miles Davis

John McLaughlin is in the midst of his final U.S. tour, but he will never forget the lesson he learned from his mentor and friend, Miles Davis, when he first played with the jazz legend in America in the late ’60s.<p>“The first gig I did with him was the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,” the …

Jazz

Ban on killer robots urgently needed, say scientists

Technology now exists to create autonomous weapons that can select and kill human targets without supervision as UN urged to outlaw them<p>The movie portrays a brutal future. A military firm unveils a tiny drone that hunts and kills with ruthless efficiency. But when the technology falls into the …

Robots

Exclusive - Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Britain and Canada will urge nations at U.N. climate talks on Thursday to join them in a global alliance to phase out coal, a letter seen by Reuters shows, defying U.S. lobbying in favour of the fossil fuel at the same event.<p>Their Powering Past Coal alliance, which also …

Climate