An Australian currency brokerage says three staff members in Shanghai, who were being held against their will by a group of investors that intruded into its offices last week, have been released and are helping with a local police investigation.
A small but unique study is testing whether jogging memories can help older African-Americans stay mentally sharp and slow early memory loss. The research is part of a growing effort to unravel troubling racial disparities in Alzheimer’s. (July 25)
Highlights of this day in history: Andrea Doria begins to sink after a collision in the North Atlantic; An Air France Concorde crashes outside Paris; First 'test-tube' baby born; Golfer Ben Hogan dies; 'A Chorus Line' opens on Broadway. (July 25)
I just finished reading an interesting hard science fiction book called The Punch Escrow. The story takes place several decades in the future, and it revolves around the idea of quantum foam and teleportation. It points out why teleportation never may be practical, but it brings up the idea of human 3D printing, which could be used more effectively for space exploration.