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Scientists neutralize and reverse a key genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease has a range of risk factors, but one of the clearest connections is the gene apoE4. Now, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes …

Alzheimer's Disease

The 101 Dishes That Changed America

United States

How Warp-Speed Evolution Is Transforming Ecology

It took Timothy Farkas less than a week to catch and relocate 1,500 stick insects in the Santa Ynez mountains in southern California. His main tool …

Biology

Terry Gilliam reveals how he created his Monty Python animations

I am a great admirer of Terry Gilliam's cut-out animations in Monty Python's Flying Circus. They were an inspiration when I animated this blockchain …

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Hiking

Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you.

The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the devices are not yet affecting our daily lives. Quantum systems …

Quantum Computing

Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches

The institutions need money to serve people. But in many cases, they get that money from those they serve.<p>If there is ever a competition for the title of Busiest Minister in America, the smart money will be on Yoan Mora, senior pastor of Primera Iglesia Cristiana, a small but vibrant …

New Jersey

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

Aladdin: Surprising truth about Robin Williams' Genie role

No offence to Aladdin or Jasmine - but everyone knows Robin Williams' Genie was the real star of the 1992 Disney classic.The beloved children's …

Animation

Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.<p>"I believe there is a solution," he told me without hesitation.<p>"Any type of treatment …

Dementia

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

Ewan McGregor Splits From Wife of 22 Years — As He's Spotted Kissing Costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead

After 22 years of marriage and four children together, actor Ewan McGregor and his wife Eve Mavrakis have called it quits.<p>A family source confirms to …

One simple photo shows why Apple’s iPhone X is so exciting

With just over two weeks to go until Apple’s iPhone X release date finally arrives, anticipation is beginning to boil over. Yes, it’s true that the …

Mobile Technology

2 defendants in deadly Ghost Ship fire plead not guilty to 36 counts

Two men charged in a deadly blaze that broke out during an underground music event at Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter, paving the way for a preliminary hearing of the evidence in the case.<p>The defendants, Derick Almena, 47, …

AI can determine our motivations using a simple camera

Silver Logic Labs (SLL) is in the people business. Technically, it’s an AI startup, but what it really does is figure out what people want. At first glance they’ve simply found a better way to do focus-groups, but after talking to CEO Jerimiah Hamon we’ve learned there’s nothing simple about the …

New Solar Eclipse Flyer Made for All Language Speakers

A new flyer aimed at non-English speakers was released by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and improves access to important safety information …

Solar System

The anti-war film Goebbels feared

The Nazi propagandist called it ‘cinematic public enemy No 1’. But the Allies disliked Grand Illusion too. It’s still powerful, says Christian Blauvelt.<p>Grand Illusion is routinely called ‘one of the greatest movies ever made’. A powerful anti-war film about French soldiers who are prisoners in a …

History

All by myself: how the greatest solo film performances worked their magic

With Anne Hathaway set to star in a film that she will carry on her own, we ask: what can she learn from previous high points of single-actor shows<p>In Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for crying – but how is she with cryo? She’s just signed up for O2, a race-against-time movie centred on a …

Tom Hanks

‘I was buried alive’: Diver survives 60 hours trapped in an underwater cave

The lowest moment for scuba diver Xisco Gracia came when he made sure he had his knife on him. If he was going to die trapped in an underwater cave, he wanted it to be quick.<p>“I wanted to have it as a last resort,” he told the BBC this week of his April ordeal.<p>Gracia was trapped in that underwater …

Scuba Diving

Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen

<b>Three months ago, Xisco Gràcia experienced what he describes as every diver's worst nightmare - he found himself in an underwater cave, relying on an air pocket for survival. As hours turned into days he realised he might not be found in time.</b><p>On Saturday 15 April, Xisco Gràcia slipped into the …

Medicine

15 Beaches That Are Totally Off the Radar, For Now

We all crave the next sweet spot, that unspoiled getaway that no one else knows about. Here are 15 beaches where you'll be one step ahead of everyone …

Trump’s Data Team Saw a Different America—and They Were Right

Nobody saw it coming. Not the media. Certainly not Hillary Clinton. Not even Donald Trump’s team of data scientists, holed up in their San Antonio …

Middle-class

How to Outline a Novel Chapter by Chapter

Characters<p>Because a novel's plot is longer and more complex than a short story, it is also populated with multiple characters who serve different …

What Most Writers Don’t Know About Screenplay Structure

by Guest BloggerThis guest post is by Alex Bloom. Alex founded the screenplay consultancy Script Reader Pro with the idea of hiring only working …

Writing

How Urban Gardening Can Save Black Communities

A new documentary shows how planting the seeds of social change begins with knowing where your food comes from.<p>Before the urban farming boom—even before Michelle Obama popularized the phenomena of "food deserts"—there was Ron Finley—a man who calls himself a "gangster gardener," and who started …

Michelle Obama

​Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney on going after bullies

<i>He's a "Man on a Mission" ... documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, as Jane Pauley now shows us:</i><p>To describe Alex Gibney as prolific is an …

The Spider Of Silicon Valley: Inside 'Zuck & Friends' Secret Billionaire Fund

<i>Not all financial advisors are created equal. Meet Divesh Makan, consigliere to Silicon Valley’s brightest billionaires.</i><p>In the hierarchy of the investment business, stockbrokers have long occupied a spot near the bottom of the food chain. They are the hunters and gatherers, knocking on doors to …