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Are houses by the highway a public health risk? - Futurity

The closer a post-menopausal woman lives to a major road, the greater her risk of high blood pressure, according to a new study.

Physiology

11 Hard Ciders That Are Better Than Beer

Admit it, beerficianados: Ciders are the best slightly alcoholic drink on the market.<p>Listen, I like beer. I will even go as far to say that beer is …

'I Couldn't Smell, and Then I Died'

A fading ability to identify scents is a sign that life's end may be near.<p>This week surgeons at the University of Chicago found that the strength of a person's ability to identify odors is an eerily excellent predictor of impending death. If and when your sense of smell fades, it seems, your risk …

Is Google Making Students Stupid?

Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities.<p>One of the oldest metaphors for human interaction with technology is the relationship of master and slave. Aristotle imagined that technology could replace slavery if …

Brain’s Inner GPS Wins 3 Scientists Nobel Medicine Prize

The discovery of cells in the brain that make up an internal global-positioning system won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for three …

Coast Guard rescues man trying to run to Bermuda in inflatable bubble

A man who planned to run from Miami to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was rescued this weekend off northern Florida, three days after the Coast Guard asked him to call off his trip, officials said.<p>The Coast Guard said it received a report Wednesday that Reza Baluchi was seen in his bubble, …

Typhoon in Japan washes 3 U.S. airmen out to sea; 1 killed

A powerful typhoon slammed central Japan on Monday, a day after washing three U.S. airmen in Okinawa out to sea, killing at least one.<p>The storm also stalled trains and airline flights and triggered mudslides before swerving out to the Pacific Ocean.<p>Elsewhere in the Pacific, a separate typhoon …

Value Investing the David Herro Way

We are back in buy mode, with the help of Morningstar Inc.'s Fund Manager of the Decade.<p>This week marked an important turning point for the stock …

Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job

When we think about the value of exercise, we tend to focus on the physical benefits. Lower blood pressure, a healthier heart, a more attractive physique. But over the past decade, social scientists have quietly amassed compelling evidence suggesting that there is another, more immediate benefit of …

After layoffs, 1 in 5 Americans still can't find a job - Futurity

About 20 percent of Americans who lost their job during the last five years are still unemployed and looking for work, a new report shows.

Employment

The Difference Between Internal And External Focus, And Why It Matters

Where is your focus directed? The difference can shift your whole life’s perspective.<p>If our Paleolithic ancestors visited 2014, they’d notice a few changes.<p>We’re mostly agrarian. We mostly live in buildings. We spend most of our days in small spaces staring at screens. Also, there are seven billion …

New York City

Browned off

BROADLY speaking, East Asians and Westerners suffer the same types of food allergies in about the same proportions. But there is an exception. …

Immune System

Ryder Cup: Tourism bosses hail global tournament impact

<b>Hosting golf's Ryder Cup was the equivalent of a £40m free advert for Scotland, tourism bosses say.</b><p>VisitScotland has developed a worldwide £2m marketing campaign to reinforce the country's status as the "home of golf" in the wake of the tournament.<p>It is estimated hosting the event at Gleneagles …

Golf

Tip of the Day: Answer Phone Calls On Your iPad

Forget running downstairs to where you left your iPhone, take the call on your iPad or iPod instead (as long as you have later-model devices running iOS 8).<p>To make or receive a phone call on an iDevice other than your iPhone:<p>Make sure both devices are signed into Facetime with the same Apple …

iPod

iPhone 6 still draws crowds on weekend No. 2

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may have been available to buy for a week now in the U.S. and other primary markets, but it’s still a hot enough ticket that it’s causing major lines this weekend, as eager shoppers try to grab Apple’s next-gen handsets.<p>In various cities around the world, a constant queue …

You Can’t Collaborate Unless You Agree on the Problem

To design and develop new products today, it’s not uncommon to get your research and engineering folks to collaborate with customers and other external stakeholders. In effect, you give these people the right to participate in your innovation process and influence its final outcome.<p>This sort of …

Derek Jeter Exits in Dramatic Fashion

Hong Kong citizens step up democracy protests as riot police withdrawn

Roads blocked, banks and schools closed, as thousands join unprecedented demonstrations disrupting daily life<p>Thousands of Hong Kong citizens protested across the city on Monday, blocking roads and prompting the closure of banks and schools, as they stepped up their calls for democracy.<p>Police …

Associated Press News

Splashdown! Falling GOCE satellite lands in the Atlantic

GOCE, the gravity-measuring satellite launched by the European Space Agency, has splashed down after reentering Earth's atmosphere above the Falkland …