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An Unexpected Capital for the Internet of Things

Dublin finds itself leapfrogging the competition in the race to a smart city.<p>Smart cities are the talk of all towns these days. Whether defined by ubiquitous sensors, high-speed Internet or smart transportation, every city from Seoul to Helsinki is teching up and boasting about it.<p>Now Dublin, from …

Ebola outbreak: Nurse infected in Spain

<b>Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato has confirmed that a nurse who treated two victims of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease.</b><p>The nurse is said to be the first person in the current outbreak known to have contracted Ebola outside Africa.<p>The woman was part of the team that treated …

Inside the Hajj, One of Earth's Largest Gatherings

One of the largest gatherings on Earth, the annual hajj began Thursday and continues until October 7. During that period, an estimated two million Muslims will participate in the pilgrimage.<p>Making the journey at least once in a lifetime is a requirement for all Muslims who are able-bodied and have …

Study Suggests You Can Die of a Broken Heart (washingtonpost.com)

As Valentine's Day approaches, scientists have confirmed the lament of countless love sonnets and romance novels: People really can die of a broken heart, and the researchers now think they know why.<p>A traumatic breakup, the death of a loved one or even the shock of a surprise party can unleash a …

Scrap plan to extend statin use, say doctors

<b>Proposals to extend the use of statin drugs should be scrapped, a group of leading doctors and academics says.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published draft guidance in February calling for their use to be extended to save more lives.<p>It could mean another five million people …

Mobile phone effect on fertility - 'research needed'

<b>More studies are needed into the risks of mobile phones on sperm counts, warn researchers.</b><p>A review of the evidence, by the University of Exeter, suggested sperm number and movement were affected by keeping mobile phones in pockets.<p>However, one sperm scientist said the evidence was still too sketchy …

'Tomato pill' hope for stopping heart disease

<b>Taking a tomato pill a day could help keep heart disease at bay, say UK scientists who have carried out a small but robust study.</b><p>The trial, which tested the tomato pill versus a dummy drug in 72 adults, found it improved the functioning of blood vessels.<p>But experts say more studies are needed to …

'World's smallest' pacemaker fitted for first time in England

<b>The world's smallest pacemaker has been fitted inside the heart of a UK patient, medics have said.</b><p>The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System was fitted for the first time in England at Southampton General Hospital.<p>Consultant cardiologist Prof John Morgan said the procedure was a "landmark moment".<p>He …

Climate change 'helps seas disturb Japanese war dead'

<b>Rising sea levels have disturbed the skeletons of soldiers killed on the Marshall Islands during World War Two, it is claimed.</b><p>Speaking at UN climate talks in Bonn, the islands' foreign minister said that high tides had exposed one grave with 26 dead.<p>The minister said the bones were most likely …

Male faces 'buttressed against punches' by evolution

<b>A new theory suggests that our male ancestors evolved beefy facial features as a defence against fist fights.</b><p>The bones most commonly broken in human punch-ups also gained the most strength in early "hominin" evolution.<p>They are also the bones that show most divergence between males and females.<p>The …

Small-scale badger culls may boost spread of cattle TB

<b>Scientists say that culling a small number of badgers risks increasing the spread of TB infection to cattle.</b><p>The research suggests that some farmers who have allegedly killed badgers on their property could be making things worse for themselves and neighbours.<p>The findings also indicate that Northern …

Feedly and Evernote struck by denial of service cyber-attacks

<b>The news aggregator Feedly says it has come under a "distributed denial of service" attack from cyber criminals, which is preventing users from accessing its service.</b><p>"The attacker is trying to extort us money to make it stop," representatives of the company, which has 15 million users, said in a …

Scientists Selectively Erase And Restore Memories

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of California, San Diego erased and then reactivated memories by stimulating neurons in …

Anti-diabetic drug slows aging and lengthens lifespan, animal study suggests

Researchers have provided new evidence that metformin, the world’s most widely used anti-diabetic drug, slows aging and increases lifespan. …

Being too hot or too cold can worsen health conditions

The human body operates at an average internal temperature of 37°C, give or take various fluctuations during the day. But too much or too little …

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Complex Neural Circuitry Keeps You From Biting Your Tongue

Eating, like breathing and sleeping, seems to be a rather basic biological task. Yet chewing requires a complex interplay between the tongue and jaw, …

Alzheimer's disease: The forgetting gene

For decades, most researchers ignored the leading genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. That is set to change.

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New Test to Detect Lung Cancer from Patient’s Breath

Markus Vogl 5 June 2014<p>Generell:<p>Popular Stories<p>According to recent reports from scientific institution, NASA is get closer to the sun using a solar …

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Bromine found to be essential to animal life

Bromine is a secret ingredient in the recipe for animal life. The element is necessary for helping cells in multicellular animals stick together, …

Smart bandages ready to take wound management to a new level - The Lead SA

Technology and engineering researchers at the University of South Australia have created a range of sensors that can detect changes in a wound …

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Sleep after learning strengthens connections between brain cells and enhances memory

Researchers show for the first time that sleep after learning encourages the growth of dendritic spines, the tiny protrusions from brain cells that …

“Feed a cold, starve a fever” may be right

The maxim “feed a cold, starve a fever” may be right after all, researchers have discovered.<p>Until now, most doctors and nutritionists have rejected …

A Chemist Has Uncovered A Secret To Brewing Delicious Coffee At Home

Christopher H. Hendon, a PhD student in theoretical and computational chemistry at the University of Bath, was sitting in his local coffee shop when he overheard a conversation between two frustrated baristas.<p>"They were having problems with coffee that tasted good one day and not another," he …

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Sleep's memory role discovered

<b>The mechanism by which a good night's sleep improves learning and memory has been discovered by scientists.</b><p>The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.<p>Their study, published in the journal Science, showed …

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