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Hello Kitty Chocolates for a Purr-fect Valentine's Day

Hello Kitty is all about being cute, sweet and loving so it's only natural that Sanrio Japan would offer a variety of Hello Kitty chocolate treats for Valentine's Day.

China to Increase Solar Energy Research

In a major attempt to transform solar energy technology into a major Chinese energy source by 2050, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has launched an initiative to boost its development. Read on, but don’t get too much sun.

Star Wars Starfighter Kites Bring The Force to the Skies

Are you into Star Wars? Do you like flying kites? While I'm not sure that these airborne gliders could make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs like Han Solo did in the Millennium Falcon, they are sure to make you smile.

14 Interior Innovations Sweep Awards At IMM Cologne 2009

The seventh IMM Cologne Interior Innovation Awards were announced today at the end of a week long home furnishings fair in Cologne, Germany. The international jury granted 25 design awards to 14 products, including three awards to young designers (the D3Awards) and five "Best of Best" awards.

5 Favorite Indoor Plant Systems To Give Your Valentine

A bouquet of organic flowers is a beautiful gift of appreciation, but beautiful as it is, cut flowers die quickly. What better way to say I Love You to your loved one then to send him/her an indoor plant system that will live for months or more and at the same time serve as home décor? Help your loved one clean their indoor air quality, help the environment and decorate their home with an indoor plant system like the ones listed below.

Volcano & Earthquake Kit Brings Back Memories Of Science Fairs and Rabbit's Feet

Remember the days of your youth when you had to compete in the annual science fair? I do. And this kit sparked a few recollections from my past--and why I never really liked science fairs...

Pet "Soup Kitchen" Attends To Recession-Hit Pets

Tiertafel (pet table) has not just saved 6,291 pets from starvation or being euthanized. It has helped to keep 4,028 families together at a bad enough time in their lives.We should be setting up "pet tables" in our economically hard-hit communities as well.

10 Garlic Gadget Gifts For Your Favorite Garlic Lover

Garlic makes the world go round to a garlic lover, so the way to his or her heart is with a garlic gadget. Being a garlic lover myself, I bring some expertise to the table... I've chosen 10 garlic gadgets from about the 6 zillion ones created for the little bulbs. The gadgets are in four groups, based on their functions: Garlic Keepers, Garlic Peelers, Garlic Processors, and Garlic Roasters.

Need A New Floor? Doodle-It-Yourself!

If you're living with a floor you hate, but you don't want the mess of tearing it up, don't have the money to replace it, or you just want a temporary change, then you may like designer Olle Hemmendorff's idea of doodling one.

Purse Security System: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6876756 refers an anti-terrorism device known as the Container Security System. The concern for security is a sad hallmark of our times, but this patent may not be able to prevent terrorists from hiding out in your purse in order to gain access into the country. Read on, but don’t expect to feel any better

Toyota Safety Connect and Lexus Enform Square Off with OnStar

The OnStar system has been one of the highest ranked reasons for buying a new GM vehicle.  And although the technology is readily available, other companies have yet to begin incorporating the same features into their vehicles.  That is until Toyota revealed Safety Connect to the world and put up some competition for OnStar.

Frito-Lay Japan's Coffee and Green Tea Snacks Create a Buzz

Frito-Lay Japan has decided that "Coffee Crisp" should be more than just a pretty name. Their new Caramel Macchiatto and Green Tea Latte flavor corn chips pack two cups of coffee's worth of caffeine into each bag.

9 Gifts That Will Surely Anger Your Valentine

While it’s widely believed Valentine’s Day was invented by the card companies, it actually was popularized by candy companies in the twenties. Surprisingly, our list of fantastic gifts for people you pretend to love has only a few sweet treats. We do have plenty of sour presents to offer though. Whatever the problem in your relationship, one of these gifts is sure to express your true feelings for your significant other.

Yikes! Kids Can Use Kit to Extract DNA!

The words "DNA extraction" and "toy" seem incongruous to me. Yet here it is--a kit that allows children to sample DNA... and do stuff with it.

More Active Early Sex Lives In Men With Prostate Cancer

This study reported today, Sexual activity and prostate cancer risk in men diagnosed at a younger age, is not about masturbation, promiscuity, or "rampant sex," as one headline had it. It is about connecting the dots between hormonal activity and prostate cancer.

Love Cucumbers? Show It and Grow It with Heart Shaped Molds

Cucumbers shaped to your heart's desire without resorting to a paring knife? That's the idea behind these clear plastic molds that allow your veggies to literally grow into a shape perfect for lovable slicing.

Obesity May Be Caused By A Virus

Scientists say that obesity can be caught just like a common cold.

Pets Provide Many Benefits For College Students

In the interest of having something to do, I guess, researchers at Ohio State University found that pets can provide support, companionship, and stress relief for college students who live with their pets. Now more than ever, college students need whatever help they can get to overcome the stresses encountered on the bridge from home to career. Better dogs than drugs.

Toilet Annunciator: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6937155 dates back to 2005 and reflects the idea that a toilet needs a personality. The Toilet Annunciator yearns to be a part of the family it serves and not just some cold porcelain apparatus that everyone takes for granted. Read on but you may need to flush quickly.

Risk Factors For Breast Cancer In Second Breast Identified

A new report, based on research at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, reveals pertinent and specific information that women should all ascertain from our doctors if a diagnosis of breast cancer is made in one breast. Prophilactic removal of the second breast could mitigate future suffering for some women with breast cancer diagnosis.