Your health may be written in the stars: How the month you were born affects which diseases you are likely to get

The month of your birth can affect which diseases will afflict you, according to new research. Seasonal changes in ultraviolet rays, vitamin D levels and viruses – more common in the winter – may affect foetal development, experts believe. Spanish scientists mapped birth months to 27 chronic diseases to see if it made a differenceRead More

HTC U 11 to go on sale on May 19 for $659

We’re still a little bit fuzzy on details when it comes to HTC’s upcoming U 11 device. However, this shouldn’t be the case for much longer, since the official lunch date is already set for May 16. Now, a new report claims HTC won’t keep fans waiting to get their hands on one either, withRead More

DNA variants that are bad for health may also make you stupid

What makes some people smarter than others? A genetic analysis of families in Scotland, UK, hints that brainer people have fewer DNA mutations that impair intelligence and general health, rather than having more genetic variants that make them smarter. “This is one of the most exciting studies on the genetics of intelligence I’ve seen forRead More

Why the solution to ransomware may be predictive analytics

Ransomware is quickly becoming a problem for both businesses and personal computer users. It is also becoming more sophisticated; users may not even have to click or download something to become victim to this scam. Ransomware can spread between networked PCs and servers quite quickly, which leaves the owners of these machines at the mercyRead More

Money market rates may limit Fed’s balance sheet shrinkage: BAML

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s plan to start reducing the size of its balance sheet later this year may be limited by the resulting upward pressure on money market rates, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC) strategist. The U.S. central bank has signaled its intention to reduce the size ofRead More