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Fart Your Way To Better Health?
2014-07-13 05:19:57

A new therapy utilizing hydrogen sulfide, the compound best known for its flatulence and rotten egg odor, could reverse cellular decay and help you to live a healthier, longer life.

Most People Would Rather Do Anything At All Than Sit In Silence
2014-07-04 08:33:50

What good is sitting alone in your room? If a new psychological study by researchers from the University of Virginia (UVa) and Harvard University is to be believed, it's not good at all. Well, at the very least, it certainly isn't enjoyable.

owl monkey father's day
2014-06-14 04:43:04

According to Patricia C. Wright of Stony Brook University, no matter how devoted you think your father may be as a parent, another clear winner has emerged in the animal kingdom, forever seizing the title of 'World's Best Dad'.

tesla goes open source
2014-06-14 04:17:13

On Thursday, Elon Musk renounced every patent his company holds stating, “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”

outrunner robot kickstarter campaign
2014-05-27 10:28:38

The OutRunner is a six-legged remote-controlled robot that can travel across multiple terrains at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. Standing at just under two feet tall and weighing approximately three pounds, the OutRunner can operate for two hours on a single charge.

UCLA Biologists Uncover The Secrets Involved In Leaf Size, Shape
2013-10-31 14:36:02

Trees, and more specifically, the leaves that adorn them, having predated humans foray into scientific learning, should harbor no mysteries at this point. However, nature continues to surprise us.

Climate Change Requires Greater Financial Investment: Ban Ki-Moon
2013-10-16 03:46:21

Speaking from the annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club, Ban Ki-Moon called on the entire international community to commit to providing increased financial investment to help combat the deleterious effects of climate change.

BRAIN Initiative Announced By Obama
2013-04-03 07:22:50

On Tuesday, President Obama introduced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, challenging researchers to unlock the mysteries of the human mind.

Gender Differences In Illness And Medical Treatment
2013-03-23 05:57:26

New research has revealed crucial differences between men and women with regard to cardiovascular illness, cancer, liver disease, osteoporosis, and in the area of pharmacology.

Obesity Can Be Programmed In Infancy
2013-03-20 05:43:42

A new study out of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences claims that the metabolic programming of an individual may be set by the age of 4 months.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.