Dementia – are men or women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia is the name given a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function. The most common types of dementia in the UK include Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by an abnormal build-up of proteins in or around brain cells, while vascular dementia is caused by a reduced blood […]

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it churns toward the Carolinas, but ‘life-threatening’ storm surges and flooding remain likely

NASA via AP Hurricane Florence, weakened to a Category 2 storm late Wednesday night on its way to the shores of the Carolinas, the National Hurricane Center said. The National Hurricane Center warned that a “life-threatening storm surge and rainfall” to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states remains likely with tropical-storm-force winds arriving Thursday. Hurricane and storm […]

A massive fire ripped through Brazil’s 200-year old National Museum, likely destroying millions of rare artifacts

AP Photo/Leo Correa A massive fire ripped through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro.  The museum houses more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. There was no word of the possible cause late on Sunday, nor if there were casualties or the exact extent of damage. RIO DE JANEIRO […]

Apple announces September 12 event, and new iPhones are likely

Enlarge (credit: Apple) Apple will unveil its newest devices at an event on Wednesday, September 12, at the Steve Jobs Theater at its Cupertino campus, as confirmed by invites sent to media today. The invite didn’t provide any more details about the event, but it was accompanied by a graphic of a circle with the […]

A member of Congress dipped her toes into crypto — and likely took a big hit

AP/J. Scott Applewhite US Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii bought ethereum and litecoin in December 2017, a financial filing shows  Even if the Democrat bought the coins at their lowest prices of the month, she would still be well in the red today. Watch  ethereum and litecoin trade in real time here. Tulsi Gabbard could be […]

Couples are more likely to divorce amicably if they’re worth $5 million or more, says a divorce attorney

Tristan Fewings/Getty Images Rich American couples who have about $ 5 million are more likely to have an amicable divorce, says one divorce lawyer. That’s in contrast to upper middle class couples worth between $ 1 million and $ 5 million, who tend to fight more under the strain of socioeconomic pressures. This insight comes from […]

US Supreme Court: GOP likely to lock down majority as Rand Paul lends support to nominee Kavanaugh

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has lent his support to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite saying as late as last week that he was “honestly undecided” on the judge. “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination,” Paul tweeted on Monday. Paul’s support is crucial to […]

You Are Most Likely to Be Hacked in These US Airports

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Diver in Thai cave rescue says the bravest boys were likely rescued first

Channel News Asia/Screenshot An Australian diver who helped rescue 12 Thai soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave said it was likely the bravest boys were rescued first. It was previously reported the weakest boys came out first. But diver Craig Challen said the decision was not made by medical experts, and instead […]