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Elon Musk's latest offering: $1,500 Tesla surfboards

Elon Musk's latest offering: $1,500 Tesla surfboards

Technology
Tesla, the electric car company headed by billionaire Elon Musk, briefly took to selling surfboards through its online store this weekend. The move into surfboards seems to have been a limited-edition promotional tie-up with a company called Lost Surfboards rather than a regular new revenue maker for the company.Earlier this year, Mr Musk's tunnel construction business The Boring Company sold 20,000 flamethrowers and 50,000 hats in a bid to raise equity.The car company said that all of its vehicles - the Model S, X and 3 - could "comfortably accommodate this surfboard on either the inside or outside of the vehicle".Shortly after being advertised on Tesla's site, the surfboards seemed to have sold out despite being listed at $ 1,500 (£1,140) - a significantly premium pr...
Bonobos won't eat filthy food, offering clues to the origins of disgust

Bonobos won't eat filthy food, offering clues to the origins of disgust

Science
June 4 (UPI) -- Bonobos won't eat dirty food. In experiments, the great apes refused fruit that had been contaminated by feces. Scientists wanted to better understand the evolutionary origins of disgust. The reaction helps humans avoid exposure to pathogens, and the latest research suggests the reaction offers apes' similar benefits. Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan offered bonobos several food options: clean apple slices and apple slices tainted by either feces or dirt. Scientists also offered the apes banana slices positioned at various distances from fresh feces. The bonobos most avoided contaminated apples, opting for the clean slices, and were more likely to eat banana slices placed farther away from sources of pathogens. Tests showed the bonobos were also less likely to hav...
Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice, offering hope for humans, new research shows

Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice, offering hope for humans, new research shows

Health
"Remarkable" -- that’s how researchers are describing the results of a new study done on mice displaying traits associated with Alzheimer's disease. The deletion of just a single enzyme saw the near total reversal of the deposition of amyloid plaques found in brains of those with Alzheimer's, improving cognitive functions in the mouse subjects, according to the study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, published Feb. 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. These promising research findings center around deleting a gene that produces an enzyme called BACE1, which helps make the beta-amyloid peptides that accumulate abnormally in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that stopping or reducing that enzyme’s activity dramatically reduces production of b
Advisors are offering ‘fatally flawed’ advice to clients, advisor says

Advisors are offering ‘fatally flawed’ advice to clients, advisor says

Finance
If you're a financial advisor who is still giving clients advice based on today's life expectancy and goals, chances are you need to go back to the drawing board."Most of the advice you are offering is fatally flawed, and I would even argue criminally negligent," Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services, told attendees at the Technology Tools for Today Advisor Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Wednesday."If you continue to give the advice to your clients that you are currently giving them, you will soon be out of business," Edelman said.Rapid technology advances coupled with changing life plans will fundamentally alter the way we live. And most of the financial plans that advisors come up with for clients are stuck on outdated expectations, said Ed...