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Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease, Says Study

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease, Says Study

Rutgers researchers say neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick. In a study published in Nature, Monica Driscoll, distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and her team, found that while healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid ... Read More »

BREAKING: Evacuations ordered below damaged California dam

BREAKING: Evacuations ordered below damaged California dam

Emergency officials issued evacuation orders for a northern California town Sunday afternoon as a major dam’s emergency spillway gave signs of collapsing. Nearly 200,000 people were ordered to be evacuated as California authorities try to fix America’s tallest dam that could unleash uncontrollable floods if it fails. The mandatory order comes after water resource officials deemed the emergency spillway for ... Read More »

IBM: Watson powers the cognitive SOC

IBM: Watson powers the cognitive SOC

IBM has announced Watson for Cyber Security aimed at Security Operations Centres (SOC). It claims to be delivering cognitive computing to the SOC. Over the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cybersecurity, ingesting over 1 million security documents. Watsoncan now help security analysts parse thousands of natural language research reports that have never before been accessible ... Read More »

Apple releases watchOS 3.2 Second beta for Apple Watch

Apple releases watchOS 3.2 Second beta for Apple Watch

Apple had released the second beta versions of iOS 10.3, tvOS10.2, and watchOS 3.2 to developers for testing. The watchOS 3.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software Update after installing the proper configuration profile on the iPhone. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 ... Read More »

Rare books stolen from Heathrow Airport: Impossible heist’ in west London

Rare books stolen from Heathrow Airport: Impossible heist' in west London

Rare books stolen from Heathrow Airport in Mission Impossible-type heist. Antique books reportedly worth more than £2 million have been stolen in an audacious heist. The gang made off with over 160 publications after abseiling into a warehouse during the “Mission: Impossible-style” break-in near Heathrow Airport, the Mail on Sunday reported. Scotland Yard said “a number of books” were stolen ... Read More »

Payless reportedly in talks to close 1,000 stores: Report

Payless reportedly in talks to close 1,000 stores: Report

Payless Inc. is in talks with its lenders over a restructuring plan that includes closing about 1,000 stores as it wrestles with an unsustainable debt load, according to people with knowledge of the matter. According to “people with knowledge of the matter” who spoke to Bloomberg Markets, bankruptcy could be an option for the chain if lenders don’t allow it ... Read More »

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson ‘died in her sleep’ and was found by a cleaner, say family

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 'died in her sleep' and was found by a cleaner, say family

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died peacefully in her sleep, according to her mother. The death notice was posted on page 26 of the Daily Telegraph, reading: “Tara Clare died peacefully in her sleep.” Her family also revealed that a private funeral will be held in due course. It comes after her sister Santa Montefiore shared a touching tribute on Twitter. Sharing ... Read More »

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, says new research

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, says new research

According to new study commissioned by leading health organizations Canadians are consuming high amounts of sugary drinks and if this continues, the consequences to our health and the healthcare system will be devastating. Most troubling, young people drink the largest amount of sugary beverages. The study from the University of Waterloo reveals that sugary drink consumption is projected to result ... Read More »

Carter Luckhardt celebrates birthday with blood drive

Carter Luckhardt celebrates birthday with blood drive

Two-year-old Carter Luckhardt and his family spent his birthday at the Kitchener-Waterloo blood donor clinic. Luckhardt was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome where the left side of the heart can’t effectively pump blood to the body. He required multiple blood transfusions when he had open heart surgery. Carter’s parents, Becky and Matt Luckhardt are grateful that blood was available ... Read More »

Uncovering Five Unique and Rare Porsche Factory Models (Video)

Uncovering Five Unique and Rare Porsche Factory Models (Video)

This month Porsche introduces its new Top 5 series on YouTube. The project finds the automobile manufacturer taking a look at some of the rarest Porsche factory models, providing enthusiasts with a “whole new level of sports car history.” Here we showcase the first episode of Top 5, centering around the 964 Turbo S, 924 Carrera GTS, 911 GT1, 911 ... Read More »