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    Restricting Calories Could Improve Longevity


    The 27-year-old monkey on the left was given a diet with fewer calories while the 29-year-old monkey on the right was allowed to eat as much as it liked. The photo was taken in 2009, and both have since died of natural...

    Studies on a wide range of species have found that calorie restriction almost always extends lifespan—and this is true in yeast, worms, flies, mice, and more. But whether this applies to primates has been the subject of considerable debate since studies by two highly reputable organizations have reported such...

    Al Gore Is Back With An I nconvenient Sequel


    Former US Vice President Al Gore is interviewed at the premiere of the film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Park City,...

    Al Gore is back. Variety reports 11 years after the former vice president's Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth first warned about the dangers of climate change, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power premiered during the opening night of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The new film takes an even more...

    Images From President Trump's Inaugural Parade


    President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, points to members of the crowd as they walk in his inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Ave. outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20,...

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump twice got out of their vehicles to walk and wave to the crowd during their escorted trip from the Capitol to the White House, the AP reports. They first walked for about a block before reaching the Trump International Hotel, where the...

    Kristen Stewart Is Now an AI Researcher


    Kristen Stewart at the 23rd annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles in...

    If she ever abandons acting, Kristen Stewart might have a gig in artificial intelligence. The Twilight actress has just published a research paper on a machine learning technique called "neural style transfer" and its use in film, reports Quartz . Style transfer is a "fun technique," according to Tech Crunch , though...

    Markets Close Higher on Inauguration Day


    Fred DeMarco, left, and fellow traders work in their booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 19,...

    Stocks are ending higher, recouping much of the market's loss from a day earlier and breaking a 5-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average, the AP reports. Traders were keeping a close eye on the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president and on corporate earnings. Materials and...

    Trump Makes 1st Official Moves as President


    President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20,...

    Donald Trump made his first official moves as president immediately after being sworn in Friday. The Hill reports he signed a number of acts into law during a signing ceremony following the inauguration. The first approved a law passed by Congress that lets Gen. James Mattis serve as secretary of...

    Costco Accidentally Broke the Golf Ball Industry


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    Costco inadvertently undermined the golf industry and sent golfers into a frenzy when it introduced its own Kirkland Signature line of golf balls last fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. South Korea's Nassau Golf, which makes golf balls for a major golf equipment company TaylorMade, decided to sell some of...

    Is Protesting Trump Just 'Cheap Altruism'?


    Campaigners demonstrate outside the United States Embassy in London, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, holding placards and wearing Trump face masks as they protest ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S...

    Planning to participate in a protest of President Donald Trump? That may not actually be the most "ethical" choice, Corinne Purtill writes in Quartz . Participating in a general protest (as opposed to a protest of a specific policy) won't actually accomplish anything other than making you feel (incorrectly) as if...

    Soldiers in the US Army Are Getting a New Service Pistol


    The US Army has chosen Sig Sauer for its new service pistol after a five-year...

    For the first time in more than 30 years, the US Army has a new service pistol, Forbes reports. After a five-year search, the Army has settled on the Sig Sauer P320 to replace the M9 Beretta, which has occupied the slot since 1985. The contract is reportedly worth more...