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Learning a second language slows brain aging

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Monday, June 02, 2014

BBC: A study has found that learning a second language, even in adulthood, has positive effects on the brain.

 

Dish network to accept bitcoin payments

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Friday, May 30, 2014

NYT: Dish customers will be able to make manual payments in Bitcoin beginning in the third quarter.

 

Study: Nearly 29% of world population is overweight

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Friday, May 30, 2014

WSJ: The prevalence of people overweight of obese jumped 27.5% for adults; 47.1% for kids from 1980 to 2013.

 

Apple to buy Beats for $3B

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Reuters: Apple Inc. will acquire Beats for $3 billion.

 

Study: Cynicism linked to greater dementia risk

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

CNN: A new study showed that cynical people have a higher likelihood of developing dementia.

 

CEO pay tops $10M-mark

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

TIME: Median CEO pay hit a record high of $10.5 million in 2013, an 8.8% rise over 2012.

 

Study: Diet soda helps weight loss

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CNN: A study funded by the American Beverage Association showed that individuals who drank diet soda lost more weight compared to their counterparts who just drank water.

 

Yelp identifies unreported food poisoning cases

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Friday, May 23, 2014

CBS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are examining how Yelp can be used to track incidences of food poisoning that is not reported.

 

Tennessee reinstates electric chair use

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Friday, May 23, 2014

CNN: Tennessee is the first state to make use of the electric chair mandatory when lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

 

eBay urges users to change account password

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

CNET: The online retailer is asking users to change their passwords following a security hack.

 

Pet treats from China caused dog deaths, human sickness

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

NBC: Pet jerky treats imported from China are linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints of animal illness and three reports of sickness from people who ingested the product.

 

Netflix to expand in Europe

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Reuters: The online movie and television subscription service will launch in six more European countries, including France and Germany.

 

Study links high cholesterol to low fertility

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NIH: High cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve a pregnancy.

 
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