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“Long Life” Gene Might Also Make Some Smarter “Long Life” Gene Might Also Make Some Smarter

The following is an excerpt from HealthDay | January 28, 2015 | CBSNews.com | A gene variant believed to "wire" people to live longer might also ensure that they keep their wits about them as they age, a new study reports. People who carry this gene variant have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, researchers reported Jan. 27 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. These folks performed better on tests of working memory and ... Read More

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This Is What Happens When You Press “Insane Mode” in Tesla’s Dual-Motor Model S This Is What Happens When You Press “Insane Mode” in Tesla’s Dual-Motor Model S

The following is an excerpt from Dave Smith | January 28, 2015 | Slate.com | This post originally appeared in Business Insider. Tesla introduced its dual-motor Model S late last year, and among the many improvements it has over the original Model S is its incredible acceleration. The standard Model S can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is pretty fast, but the new dual-motor Model S can get there in just 3.2 seconds—“roller-coaster stuff,” in other words. That kind of ... Read More

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Astronomical discovery: ‘Super Saturn’ with rings 200 times as large Astronomical discovery: ‘Super Saturn’ with rings 200 times as large

The following is an excerpt from Ben Brumfield | January 28, 2015 | CNN.com | (CNN)In 1610, after he built his telescope, Galileo Galilei first spotted enormous Saturn's gigantic rings. More than 400 years later, astronomers have in a sense dwarfed that discovery with a similar first. Using powerful optics, they have found a much larger planet-like body, J1407b, with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's, U.S. and Dutch astronomers said. It lies some 400 light-years away from Earth. For decades, scientists have ... Read More

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Facebook Earnings: What to Watch Facebook Earnings: What to Watch

The following is an excerpt from Reed Albergotti | January 28, 2015 | WSJ.com | Facebook Inc.FB +1.94% is scheduled to report fourth-quarter financial results after the market closes Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know. –EARNINGS FORECAST: Net income of 25 cents a share, excluding certain expenses, is the consensus of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters, compared with 20 cents a share a year earlier. –REVENUE FORECAST: Analysts expect revenue of $3.8 billion, up from $2.6 billion a year earlier. WHAT TO WATCH –SPENDING: ... Read More

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First Lady’s Visit To Saudi Arabia Sends Strong Message About Women First Lady’s Visit To Saudi Arabia Sends Strong Message About Women

The following is an excerpt from MARY BRUCE | January 27, 2015 | abcnews.go.com | In a country where women have few rights, First Lady Michelle Obama today seemed to lead by example. The pictures say it all. There she was, standing side-by-side with her husband as he stepped off Air Force One in Riyadh today, where, during a brief visit, the president offered condolences for the recent death of King Abdullah and met with his successor, King Salman. The first lady accompanied the ... Read More

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The FTC Warns How Companies Could Use Your Data Collected From Smart Devices The FTC Warns How Companies Could Use Your Data Collected From Smart Devices

The following is an excerpt from Jenny McGrath | January 27, 2015 | Foxnews.com | By the end of this year, we’ll see billions smart devices enter our homes and lives, according to the Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez. If you’re hesitant about strapping on a Fitbit or mounting a connected security camera in your living room, you’re not alone. In addition to fears about hacking are concerns over how companies getting into the Internet of Things space are using ... Read More

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Apple iPhone Sales Top Expectations Apple iPhone Sales Top Expectations

The following is an excerpt from Christina Farr and Supantha Mukherjee | January 27, 2015 | Reuters.com | (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China, although the United States remained the top iPhone market. The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 27, while many analysts had expected fewer than 70 million. Revenue rose ... Read More

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Super Bowl XLIX Is Already Setting Records Super Bowl XLIX Is Already Setting Records

The following is an excerpt from Marine Cole | Janaury 27, 2015 | Thefiscaltimes.com | The Super Bowl is getting bigger in every way this year, with average ticket prices hitting new highs and a record number of Americans planning to watch the game on TV. The average ticket price for Super Bowl XLIX ballooned to $6,459.21 on Sunday evening – that’s up more than 114 percent from last year’s average of $3,015.99 at the same date, according to TiqIQ. The University ... Read More

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The Social Media Threats To Watch For In 2015 The Social Media Threats To Watch For In 2015

The following is an excerpt from Ian Barker | January 23, 2015 | Betanews.com | The increased popularity of social media, for business as well as personal use, has opened up a new avenue of attack for cyber criminals. Risk management company ZeroFOX has produced a list of the top social media attacks to look out for this year. These include impersonations of businesses and executives using fake accounts. These can be used to send phishing messages, launch social engineering attacks or ... Read More

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OPEC’s Badri Says Oil May Have Hit Floor, Warns Of Future Spike OPEC’s Badri Says Oil May Have Hit Floor, Warns Of Future Spike

The following is an excerpt from Reuters | Janaury 26, 2015 | ibtimes.com | LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices at current levels may have reached a floor and could move higher very soon, OPEC's secretary-general said on Monday, his first public comment that oil's second-biggest decline on record may have run its course. Abdulla al-Badri also warned of a risk of a future price spike to $200 a barrel if investment in new supply capacity is too low. "Now the prices are around ... Read More

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