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Crypto trader explains 3 reasons ethereum is a better bet than bitcoin

Crypto trader explains 3 reasons ethereum is a better bet than bitcoin

Finance
Bitcoin is on the decline, but ethereum might be a better bet in cryptocurrency, Brian Kelly told CNBC. Bitcoin, the most popular digital coin and largest by market cap, was priced around $ 6,400 on Friday — a staggering decline from its December highs of around $ 19,500. But cryptocurrency is still a relatively new industry, and while all eyes are on bitcoin, Kelly, founder and CEO of BKCM LLC, an investment firm focused on digital currencies, said there are other digital coins that investors might want to consider. "Just remember," Kelly sa...
Study: Better fluoridated water access leads to less tooth decay

Study: Better fluoridated water access leads to less tooth decay

Health
June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. children and adolescents with greater access to fluoridated drinking water are less likely to experience dental decay, according to a new analysis of data. Researchers from North Carolina, Maryland and the U.S. Census Bureau studied information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's Water Fluoridation Reporting System and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 1999-2004 and 2011-2014. Their findings were published Thursday in the Journal of Dental Research. The research included 7,000 children aged 2-8 and 12,604 older children and adults. "This study confirms previously reported findings and provides additional evidence in support of water fluoridation as a core public health intervention promoting oral health," said Maria Ryan, ...
Can older couch potatoes exercise their way to better thinking?

Can older couch potatoes exercise their way to better thinking?

Health
By 2050, there will be 2 billion members of the world over the age of 60 and the ability for those people to stay mentally fit is a big concern. As there are few available treatments for protecting brain health, is exercise part of the answer? If so, what “dose” should the doctor’s prescription pad recommend? Researchers at the University of Miami looked at 98 studies (more than 11,000 people in all) of “couch potatoes” who were all over 60 years old. Based on the Mini-Mental Status Examination -- a “mental fitness” scale used by primary care providers -- people were placed into three categories: healthy adults, those with mild cognitive impairment, and those with dementia. In all the studies, people began to exercise at various intensities for d...
How motherhood made them better CEOs

How motherhood made them better CEOs

Finance
YouTube CEO: Longer maternity leave keeps women at work For years, entrepreneur and business journalist Sarah Lacy said people throughout Silicon Valley encouraged her to start her own business. But it wasn't until she had a child that she decided to do it. "I raised money for my first company with my newborn baby in the room with me. I felt like I never had confidence to take that step before," said Lacy, who founded Pando, an investigative journalism site covering the tech industry, six years ago. Last year, she started another company, Chairman Mom, which seeks to provide a judgment-free social platform for working mothers. Motherhood "made me way more ambitious," said Lacy, who writes about her experiences in her book "A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Wo...
Hubble telescope has helped scientists better understand the cosmos

Hubble telescope has helped scientists better understand the cosmos

Science
April 20 (UPI) -- Today, astronomers know the age and size of the universe with greater certainty and precision than they did 28 years ago -- and it's all thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope."When I was a grad student 30 years ago, we were arguing about the size and scale of the universe," NASA scientist Dr. Jeff Hayes told UPI.Hayes has said those arguments featured estimates differing by a factor of two."Today, thanks to Hubbles' observations, we are down to a couple of percent," he said.Hubble was designed to measure the size and age of the universe, as well as the rate of its expansion, and it succeeded in doing just that. According to Hayes, this was Hubble's biggest breakthrough.Hubble was launched on April 19, 1990. The telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary, or birthday, on Thu...