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Death of billionaire and his wife investigated by homicide detectives

TORONTO — Toronto homicide detectives have taken over the investigation of the deaths of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife after autopsies showed they died from “ligature neck compression.” Police released a statement Sunday reporting the cause of death. Authorities also identified pharmaceutical magnate Sherman and his wife, Honey, as the two people found dead in a north Toronto mansion Friday. Police call the deaths suspicious, but on Friday also said that there were no signs of forced entry and that they were not looking for any suspect. Honey and…

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Lifestyle 

Early dementia signs: Doing THIS could be a symptom of condition

Dementia early signs include being repetitive Repating daily tasks may be sign of neurodegenerative condition Behaviour caused by brain cells deteroriating Other signs include subtle shot-term memory loss and depression Being repetitive could be an early sign of dementia. Repeating daily tasks, like shaving or collecting items, may be a sign of a neurodegenerative condition. Simply asking the same questions in conversation, after they’ve been answered, may also point to dementia, according to medical website Healthline. Repetitive behaviour is caused by brain cells deteriorating. The Alzheimer’s Association said: “The main…

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Science 

Michael Gove's green makeover is promising, but not the revolution we need

Many of us who care for the natural world were deeply concerned when Michael Gove became environment secretary in June. Few in the teaching profession have anything positive to say about his time as education secretary, while many feared he saw the post merely as a stepping stone to revive his career – rather than an opportunity to pursue a great personal passion for the environment. But, after six months in the job, there are encouraging signs that those grave misgivings may have been misplaced. Already there has been positive…

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Life after death: Scientist reveals how humans TRANSFORM into new beings after death

Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine in New York City, said those who suffer from a cardiac arrest biologically go through the same process as death. The doctor said the process sparks a sense of new-found life in those who have suffered a cardiac arrest. Dr Parnia told the express.co.uk: “When we die we review elements of our life and come back transformed. This ranges from being more engaged in society, increased activity in serving public duty or treating…

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Macron OUTRAGE: French President sparks fury over 40th birthday celebrations

Mr Macron and his 64-year-old wife Brigitte are staying in luxurious accommodation in the grounds of the Château de Chambord prior to his birthday bash on Thursday. The castle, in the Loire valley, was built by King Francis I almost 500 years ago, with Leonardo Da Vinci possibly involved in its design. These days it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A former merchant banker – who according to website How-Rich.com is worth whopping 31.5million – is using his own money to fund the lavish party, but this was not…

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Is Star Wars science fiction? ‘The Last Jedi’ settles this age-old argument.

Get the THINK newsletter. SUBSCRIBE “The Last Jedi” is set in large part in a green, mountainous landscape inhabited by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — an old, grizzled dude with flowing robes and mysterious powers. The plot involves talk of royal bloodlines, astral projection, swords that choose their wielders, and an epic battle between light and a twisted, all-seeing Sauron-like darkness. The film also includes cute Disney-like snow cats and owl-critters, and it opens with the words, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” which sure sounds…

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KILLER robots? Artificial intelligence ‘will be used to do EVIL THINGS’ warns expert

Martin Ford, the author behind New York Times bestseller ‘Rise of the Robots’, said there are many risks that people must be aware of when it comes to role of artificial intelligence in society. He said: “Artificial intelligence, robots and smart software are going to be used by criminals to hack in to systems and do evil things.” When questioned on the threat of blackmailing hackers, the robotics expert gave an insight into what may be to come. He told the Daily Star Online: “There will also be the other…

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Mystery SOLVED: Award winning photo reveals what created Antarctica’s bizarre ‘ice cubes’

Ted Scambos, the lead scientist for the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, has analysed an award winning photo entitled “Icy Sugar Cubes” that reveals the frozen land’s secrets. He said: “A massive slab of flowing ice begins to go afloat. “Initially, because it is very thick, it spreads laterally side to side, creating deep along-flow troughs. “Later, with further flow, the ice begins to stretch out longitudinally, and the surface snow breaks perpendicular to the first troughs. “Note that the troughs that run more perpendicular to the aircraft are…

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North Korea issues US threat: ‘WHOLE WORLD will plunge into NUCLEAR WAR’

North Korea’s foreign ministry has issued a furious statement this weekend, saying American aggression “cannot be tolerated”.  The fiery statement, which was issued in a Pyongyang-based propaganda newspaper yesterday, said Donald Trump was “terrified” of North Korea’s nuclear progress.  And it said any attempt to strangle North Korea with sanctions or a blockade would receive a furious response.  The statement said: “The gang of Trump, being terrified by our accomplishment of the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula more…

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EU green farming subsidy wastes BILLIONS after improving just 5 per cent of farmland

The so-called ‘greening subsidy’ costs the European Union £10.6billion a year – making up a huge chunk of the Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) £51billion budget. But despite spending more than the UK’s net contribution of £8.6billion from last year on the project, just 5 per cent of the EU’s 150million hectares of farmland have been made more ecologically friendly as a result. Samo Jereb of the European Court of Auditors said: “Greening remains essentially an income support scheme. “As currently implemented, it is unlikely to enhance the CAP’s environmental and…

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