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17 Things That Will Make You Live Longer

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Finding a lifelong partner can have tremendous benefits for our long-term health.

Scientists are making tremendous gains in extending human life.



Google just launched a new startup, Calico, that is focusing on ways to prevent aging.

According to Time, which has the full story, the project will "start small and focus entirely on researching new technologies."

It sounds like it's going to be a while before we see the life-enhancing benefits of Calico, so we've compiled some activities that you can do now to improve your health, and in some cases, stave off death by several years.










Being rich (but not for the reason you think).


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Sure, having tons of money will pay for better health care, food, and a personal trainer to keep you in shape, but people who are rich also have more of a key hormone associated with prolonged life spans.

Scientists from the University College London found that wealthier people hav…

CASINOS TAP INTELLIGENCE NETWORK TO BEAT CHEATERS

By MICHAEL MELIA— Sep. 22 11:11 AM EDT





In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, patrons play craps at tables at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. As table games spread across the Northeast, resorts are using their own intelligence network more than ever to stay ahead of suspect players _ professional thieves as well as card counters _ who can easily hit multiple casinos in the span of a few days. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)











In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, patrons play craps at a table at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. As table games spread across the Northeast, resorts are using their own intelligence network more than ever to stay ahead of suspect players _ professional thieves as well as card counters _ who can easily hit multiple casinos in the span of a few days. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)










In this Sept. 18, 2013, photo, a security camera hangs above slot machines at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. As table games spread across the Northeast, resorts are using their own intelligence network more than ev…

Unexpected interaction between ocean currents and bacteria

by Birgitte Svennevig for USD News
Odense, Denmark (SPX) Sep 18, 2013










Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have found the reason behind the huge nitrogen gas production in the largest of the three Minimum Oxygen Zones, located in the Pacific Ocean off Chile and Peru.







For the first time, researchers have successfully demonstrated an interaction between ocean currents and bacteria: The unexpected interaction leads to the production of vast amounts of nitrogen gas in the Pacific Ocean. 




This takes place in one of the largest oxygen free water masses in the world - and these zones are expanding. This can ultimately weaken the ocean's ability to absorb CO2.





Three places in the world harbor extensive oxygen free water masses, called Oxygen Minimum Zones. 



In these zones, microbes produce atmospheric nitrogen gas - the gas that accounts for almost 80 per cent of Earth's atmosphere.





Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have found the …

INDIA : A Malihabad nursery has developed a mango variety that is low in glucose and ideal for diabetics

Sugar-free mangoes


OMAR RASHID





The HinduA diabetic's delight: Mangoes from the Nafees Nursery. Photo: Brijesh Jaiswal








The HinduWhen the tree flowers. Photo: Brijesh Jaiswal








The HinduFruits of labour. Photo: Brijesh Jaiswal










Sweet and well, not too sweet. Depends on the branch you pluck your mango from. That’s a choice a nursery in Uttar Pradesh offers its clients. 



The mango, it can be said, is the most awaited seasonal fruit in India. 


But it often turns into a source of dilemma for diabetics, who for various reasons —founded and unfounded — tend to stay off the golden delicacy.





Malihabad-based Nafees Nursery has developed a technique of rearing ‘sugar-free’ mangoes and normal mangoes, both types on the same plant. 





This experiment is targeted to especially cater to the cravings of diabetics, says its promoter Shabiul Hasan.





“Every year the one fruit that people wait to eat is the mango. But diabetics usually stay away from the fruit. This project will provide an alternative to them, so the…

Typhoon Usagi menaces Hong Kong, China's southern coast

By David Simpson, CNN updated 12:05 AM EDT, Sun September 22, 2013 Super typhoon threatens east Asia STORY HIGHLIGHTS Winds from Typhoon Usagi drop but still register 115 mphMore than 80,000 people have been evacuated from Fujian ProvinceSome shipping to Taiwan and along the coast has been suspendedLandfall is expected Sunday or Monday (CNN) -- Typhoon Usagi had Hong Kong and China's Pearl River Delta in its predicted path Sunday. At 9 a.m. Sunday (9 p.m. Saturday ET), Usagi was about 242 miles east of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Observatory said. It was expected to move west-northwest at about 11 miles per hour. The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center said the storm had sustained winds of 115 mph. That was a drop from the 162 mph recorded on Friday, but Chinese authorities were bracing for major effects from landfall expected Sunday or Monday to the east of densely populated Hong Kong. Fujian Province evacuated more than 80,000 people and deployed more than 50,000 disaster-re…

MAERSK'S 2ND TRIPLE E VESSEL WILL BE NAMED IN DENMARK ....

Here she comes.


 The second #TripleE vessel, which will be officially named in Copenhagen on September 25, is heading towards the Danish capital. 




During her stay, more than 40,000 people will get to come onboard.






~From Maersk Line Facebook Page















¿Dónde está el avión presidencial venezolano FAV-0001?

SIN CATEGORÍA


by Carlos Vilchez Navamuel


• 21 septiembre, 2013 •


Por Carlos Vilchez Navamuel







Además de la pregunta que hacemos en el título de este comentario a raíz del nuevo viaje que hará el presidente cuestionado de Venezuela a China en un avión que supuestamente le presta el gobierno cubano, nosotros nos preguntamos también;

 ¿Por qué Maduro no utiliza el avión presidencial FAV-0001 para sus viajes oficiales?





Al parecer el avión presidencial de venezolano está dañado y varado quien sabe en dónde y, como veremos más adelante se dice que ha sido imposible repararlo, sin embargo debemos de decir que hasta el momento no hemos podido confirmar ni negar la información que aquí comentaremos.






Como se sabe el avión en mención fue comprado en el 2002 por al anterior gobierno, es un Airbus A319 CJ que costó $78 millones de dólares y fue construido por la empresa Airbus, un consorcio europeo que fabrica de aeronaves, la principal característica de este avión es que tiene una autonomía de vuelo de…