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A handful of nuts a day for healthier life, but tree nuts are very costly. Good news is that a study published recently puts the humble peanut squarely in the same nutrition league as pricier nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios and other tree nuts.

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Two long-running Harvard studies showed that people who ate nuts every day lived longer and healthier lives than people who didn’t eat nuts. The report showed that eating nuts seven or more times per week (that’s a healthy handful daily) had a 20% less chance of dying during the study period than those who didn’t eat nuts.

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Instead of having to use a series of passwords and numbers, users will be able to log on to their bank accounts by placing one of their fingers into a scanner. Blood vessel patterns are unique to each individual, as are other biometric data such as fingerprints or the patterns of the iris.

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RESEARCHERS from Japan’s National Institute of Informatics are warning consumers to stop flashing the peace sign in selfies, because it is possible for identity thieves to detect and capture finger prints from the image, which can be used to trick biometric sensors increasingly used to secure phones, PCs, financial services and apartment building door-locking systems.

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Photos of the Titanic were recently found as part of a private auction. These were taken by the ship’s chief electrical engineers before it left Belfast shipyard. The photos showed 30-foot-long black marks along the front
right-hand side of the hull, where the ship’s lining was pierced by the iceberg.

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The titanic was the largest ship in the world when it set sail from Southampton to New York in 1912 and was designed in such a way that it was meant to be ‘unsinkable’. More than 1,500 people died when the ship, which was carrying 2,224 passengers and crew, sank in the Northern Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage.

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