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Icelandic Law Seeking To Become Epicenter For Journalists' Safe Haven

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and his flight from the authorities pertaining to his whistleblowing expose on the US military's classified documents gives one pause for concern about the safety of journalists and whistleblowers globally. Iceland is one of the first countries to propose international law to provide journalists with a safe haven.

Accidents Happen! Here's Something Smart And Kind Of Sexy To Prevent Them

Do you know how many of us old folks have bad knees, bad hips, bad vision, and terrible problems with balance?  A lot of us, and though I admit I don't know the exact numbers on these old-age infirmities, I can tell you that this S2 Liner designed by Cheol Min Park is what we need to protect us at home.

Portable Weather Meter Ranks Your Heat Stroke Risk

Health worries rise along with summer's heat, so a new portable heat stroke risk meter could be a real lifesaver. It's like having a doctor and a weatherman in your pocket!

Research Team Calls Generic Drug 'Essential' To Stop Excessive Bleeding

...."Each year about 600,000 injured patients bleed to death worldwide," said Ian Roberts, co-author of the study published in the Lancet. "It's important to remember that deaths from injuries are increasing around the world and that they usually involve young adults, often the main breadwinner in the family. The impact on the family is devastating."

 

 

World Cup's Vuvuzela Is The Sound Heard Round The World

Vuvuzela (pronouced voo-voo-ZAY-lah) is the horn of plenty. Its name in Zulu roughly translates to "making a lot of noise" — and it sure does. This year's World Cup in South Africa is distinguished by a sound not found in too many other destinations. At best, it's been compared to the sound of a herd of elephants - at worst perhaps, "the traffic jam from hell."

Google BrinBots To Transcend Limitations Of Man's Mortality?

A scientific think-tank in the Silicon Valley, funded by Google, run by thought-leaders in the fields of artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics and computing - may be man's answer to Ponce de León 's Fountain of Youth.

ConvaTec's Continence Control Device Restores Dignity To Colostomy Patients

A continence control device, the Vitala™ CCD, made by medical technology company ConvaTec, has received a Gold Award at the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards, held yesterday in NYC.  This innovative medical device should also receive a humanitarian award for giving ostomy patients more freedom and dignity.

Kevin Costner Offers BP Gulf Clean-up Solution, But Fails At Coffee Spill

He's not saying, if he builds it, they will come. He's not saying, he can walk on water. But what he is saying is that he has machines that can separate oil from water and that's what BP needs to turn the situation around.

Mechanism In Plants May Switch Off Cancer Growth In Humans

Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a cellular process in plants that encourages growth of new cells.  They have manipulated this process in a laboratory setting and have found that is very similar to a mechanism that takes place in the human body, one that can encourage growth of cancer cells.

Top Attractions At Computex 2010, Not Found In The Booths, Including Booth Babes

There are several reasons to go to 'techie' tradeshows. One is for the new releases of product and technological advances. However from all reports about Computex 2010 this year (June 1-5), it appeared that everything revealed at the event had either been previewed previously at other shows, or had already been leaked to the press.

China's Quieter, Gentler 'Great Firewall' Or Social Media Ploy?

Today, China released a white paper titled, "The Internet in China," that in Western parlance could be considered a public relations make-over for a brand that has long been associated with censorship and government control. Is there a crack in the Great Firewall, or has China been dogged into corner by its netizens crying for their right to free speech on the Internet?

Will "Bending It Like Beckham" Make Yahoo! Relevant Again?

Today, it was announced that Yahoo! would differentiate itself from competitors such as Google by offering 'exclusive content' only available through their Yahoo! channel. For those that would like  to 'Bend It Like Beckham,' Yahoo!'s 600 million global users will have exclusive access to interact with football great David Beckham and activities pertaining to the World Cup games in Capetown, South Africa.

The Cap To Zap Brain Cancer? The NovoTTF

NovoCure, an Israeli medical device company, has just released positive data from its Phase III clinical trail of its electric helmet, the NovoTTF-100A.  This 'helmet' looks exactly like what it is - a cap full of electrodes that is intended to zap spreading brain cancer cells before they multiply and eventually kill patients with recurrent glioblastomas (GBM), the most deadly of brain cancers.

 

New Orleans' Brown Pelicans - Ultimate Survivors, From 'Silent Spring' to Gulf Oil Disaster

May 27 marked the anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson, celebrated author and wildlife conservationist. When her book Silent Spring was first published in 1962, New Orleans state bird, the Brown Pelican was on the verge of extinction, due to pesticides and pollution. Almost 50 years later, that same bird faces a similar fate from another man-made disaster.

The Boy Who Invented TV Gets Social Media App Named After Him

I'm sure the boy who invented TV would be very proud of how far TV has come since the late 1940s. PHILO TV, the app and Web platform which launches today combines television with the power of social media to create an interactive user experience with real-time and multi-screen functionality. And it has that inventor to thank for it.

'Sh*t My Dad Says' - First TV Sitcom With 'Social Network' Theme

The irrepressible William Shatner, who at the ripe young age of 79 is jumping back into TV programming with a sit-com that will extend the television frontier to where no man has gone before.

Fatal Medication Errors & Other Reasons To Stay Out Of The Hospital

You can probably think of a million reasons to stay out of the hospital, but today a study suggests another reason, at least for the month of July....

Extra Cold Bar Serves Beer Below Zero - How Cool Is That?

Ice cold beer... there's nothing like it to beat the summer's heat. For a limited time, Japan's Asahi Beer is offering hot, thirsty travelers a very cool place to chill out this summer: the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar.

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise For Women

The most promising news yet, related to prevention of breast cancer, was published by researchers from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio....

'Of Mice & Men' Determining Cause & Treatment of Alzheimer's

Robert Burns, the Scottish poet in his 1785 poem 'To A Mouse…' asserts "the best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew. . . the present only touches you."  in contrast, man is constantly plagued with regrets of the past and fear of the future, and we often lose sight of how we relate to other creatures on the planet. Those poignant words have new meaning today as man is learning a potential new cause and treatment for a disease that robs of us our cognitive abilities.