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How GPS devices can help find people with dementia when they get lost

Jan 10, 2017 14:17 pm UTC| Technology Health

Twenty-four satellites circle the Earth twice a day and transmit signals to global positioning system (GPS) receivers. The system is owned by the US military, but anyone in the world can use it to get their bearings and...

What happens to your gut if you eat a gold pizza?

Jan 10, 2017 12:03 pm UTC| Health

A restaurant in the New York financial district is offering customers a pizza priced at US$2,000 (1,623). It is topped with caviar, stilton cheese and gold leaf, with each bite costing around US$50. New York is usually...

Heart attacks are more common in January – here's why

Jan 10, 2017 00:07 am UTC| Health

Cardiovascular deaths around the world, such as heart attacks and strokes, peak in January. Why this is the case has baffled scientists for some time, but new evidence is starting to unravel the mystery. Scientists...

Uncertainty in blood supply chains creating challenges for industry

Jan 09, 2017 06:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

When we talk about supply chains, we may conjure up images of manufacturing plants, warehouses, trucks and shipping docks. There is another, truly unique supply chain for a product vitally important to health care and...

Is it safe to microwave your food?

Jan 09, 2017 05:17 am UTC| Health

Today every kitchen would seem under-equipped without a microwave, with its efficient ability to cook, defrost and reheat a variety of different foods. The handy appliance uses microwave radiation to do so. This is a type...

Slum health is not urban health: why we must distinguish between the two

Jan 08, 2017 03:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

We live in an urban century. Already more than 50% of the global population lives in urban areas. The United Nations estimates that by 2030 five billion of the worlds population of eight billion will be urban. Most of the...

Expainer: how diabetic foot disease can lead to amputations and even death

Jan 08, 2017 02:36 am UTC| Health

People with diabetes are prone to foot disease, which can lead to amputations and even death. Australia has the second-highest rate of lower-limb amputations in the developed world with the rate having risen by 30% over...

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Economy

U.K. retail sales unexpectedly slip in Jan, show first signs of fall in underlying trend since Dec 2013

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed on Friday that U.K. retail sales volumes unexpectedly dropped by 0.3 percent compared with the previous month, widely missing analysts expectations for a 0.9...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 17th February 2017

Not many economic dockets scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks associated. Upcoming: Eurozone: December current account balance will be reported at 9:00 GMT, construction output numbers...

EUR/CZK likely to dip towards 25.00 this H2, says Commerzbank

The EUR/CZK currency pair is expected to dip towards a level of 25.00 in the coming months, especially in the second half of this year. Further, Czech headline inflation is likely to overshoot the central banks 2 percent...

Singapore's banking industry to see limited upside in 2017 on weak GDP growth - S&P

SP Global Ratings in a report published today said that it sees limited upside for Singapores banks In 2017 due to weak GDP growth. SP Global Ratings maintains its stable outlook on the Singapore banking sector for 2017....

Markets price in 34 pct chance of Fed rate hike at March meet after Yellen's upbeat economic assessment

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellens congressional testimony gave a rather upbeat assessment of the US economy, consistent with the Feds expectation of further gradual increases in interest rates. In a testimony before the...

Politics

What a philosopher and the Thirty Years War tell us about Donald Trump

Michel Foucault, who died more than 30 years ago, has something to tell us about Donald Trump. The French philosopher once delivered a famous lecture which sought to explain why the people of Europe had done away with the...

Why the government should tax unhealthy foods and subsidise nutritious ones

In an Australian study published today, we show that if the government were to combine taxes and subsidies on a range of foods and beverages, it could substantially improve the health of Australians and potentially free up...

Understanding populism: how leaders can better sell economic reform

Economic policies are seldom an easy sell. Think of the governments continued attempts to get the crossbench to help pass its unpopular corporate tax cuts. Economic issues matter to Australians. Issues such as housing...

A new president and a chance for Germany to face its demons

Frank-Walter Steinmeiers election as Germanys president represents a rare opportunity for his country. While the role is essentially ceremonial, Steinmeiers background, combined with a dramatically changing global...

Zuma's state of the nation address: nothing but farce and fisticuffs

Lets face it. Over the last three years the annual State of the Nation address in South Africa has become embarrassing. First the citizens of the country tune into the usual punch-up between the opposition Economic Freedom...

Science

We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene

The hottest year on record was 2016. It was also the year scientists advised that Earths citizens were now living in the Anthropocene, the name proposed for an epoch in which humans influence geology and environment on a...

Lab-Grown, Pork-Free Bacon For Everyone!

Bacon is one of the most popular foods among Americans, but climate change has increased the chance of a bacon shortage. With this being the case, perhaps lab-grown bacon will finally get the chance to muscle into porks...

How far they'll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

This article contains minor spoilers. One of the greatest feats of human migration in history was the colonisation of the vast Pacific Ocean by Polynesian peoples. They achieved it thanks to their sophisticated...

Immunity During Pregnancy Determined By Baby’s Sex, Study States

The immune system of pregnant women fluctuate throughout the course of the nine months carrying the child or children, this is an established fact. However, the sex of the baby as the factor has always been more of...

SpaceX To Send Super Bacteria Into Space On Valentine’s Day

Elon Musks rocket company SpaceX is slated to send a rocket up into space on February 14th carrying a very special payload. With the alarming rate of growth of drug-resistant superbugs on Earth, scientists now want to send...

Technology

Snapchat For Android To Get Major Updates Starting Next Week; Will We Expect A Smartphone Too?

According to CEO Evan Spiegel, Android users should expect some major updates for the Snapchat app. In a series of responses on Reddit, the recluse CEO made it known that hes aware of the performance issues on Android...

Nintendo Switch Unboxing Reveals First Look At Menu System

A new unboxing video for the Nintendo Switch was taken by a fan who received the gaming console a couple of weeks earlier. Den of Geek reports that gaming enthusiast hiphoptherobot filmed and uploaded an unboxing video...

Artificial Intelligence Can Rewrite Its Own Code For Predictive Responses Much Like Skynet

Current artificial intelligence technology is being taught to be smarter by basically feeding them mountains of data and having them repeat tasks again and again until they learn. A company recently came up with a way to...

Man Saves Life By Sacrificing Tesla Model S, Elon Musk Offers Free Repairs As Reward

There are rare moments in life when a person has the chance to act for the good of others even if it meant sacrificing something that they love. In one amazing case, a driver of a Tesla Model S in Germany actually saved...

Google Unleashes Secret Weapon To End Amazon Cloud Supremacy, Will It Be Enough?

The tech world has been experiencing a quiet kind of turmoil for some time now, with companies vying for the top spot in the cloud computing industry. Right now, Amazon is wearing the crown, but Google is determined to...
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February 17 15:00 UTC Released

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641.4 bln JPY

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66.90 %

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