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Frozen Mouse Cloned, Are Mammoths Next?

The successful cloning by Japanese researchers of a mouse kept in deep freeze for 16 years has sparked hope that prehistoric Woolly Mammoths may walk the Earth again one day.

Inhale, Exhale, Repeat: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 4

Japan Tobacco's series of 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads - numbers 31 through 40 provided here - have lately achieved international recognition, including comedian David Sedaris' amusing discussion of them on Late Night with David Letterman. Without doubt the ads are (often unintentionally) funny, insightful and thought-provoking, but will smokers who read them really think about their manners?

Mysterious Couple Found In Ancient Russian Burial Ground

Archeologists in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar are baffled by the remains of an ancient loving couple found in a burial ground discovered during excavation for a hotel complex. Buried together, it is thought that the couple might be members of a mysterious tribe heretofore unknown to science. Read on and learn more. Maybe.

Like Fine Sports Cars, Brodie Neill Designs Exude Power, Energy, And Sensuality

Brodie Neill is the Jaguar of furniture design. He's also hot. Now in London, the Australian designer has built a brand. a mark every bit as recognizable as a fine sports car. Coincidentally, like Jaguar, Brodie Neill's designs are smooth, shiny, and very, very sensual.

Beautiful People Dating and Networking Site: Controversy Can Be Successful

Beautiful People, a social networking and dating site, which only welcomes exclusively attractive members, proves that even a controversial business idea can be a successful and highly profitable one.

10 Best Of The Best 2009 Calendars

Every year it becomes harder to choose a calendar. The subjects expand and the art work gets better and there are more publishers to check out. This year, I found many wonderful calendars produced by individual artists, some of which are among my collection of 10 Best Of The Best 2009 Calendars.


RIDA: The Armored Luxury Vehicle Ride

Custom-made luxury armored cars represent a unique niche in the Russian automotive industry and RIDA is in the lead when it comes to providing them to the rich and famous. Read all about these luxurious armored cars even if owning one is far out of reach. Still, one never knows, does one?

His Inventions Get You... Right In The Taste Buds

Is it every chemist's secret dream to become a chef? Think about the benefits. Virtually unlimited ingredients, immediate feedback, safer work environment, fewer deaths, fewer law suits... Chefs are chemists, and though their creations may not lead to patents, they are inventions. This year Time Magazine has recognized one chef's work as a Best Invention of 2008: Heston Blumenthal's Sound Enhanced Food.

Coke Machine Calls Cops, Canned By Crooks

An innovative new soda vending machine from Coca-Cola Japan offers passersby much more than a refreshing cooler. An onboard emergency phone provides instant communication with local police while a top-mounted security camera records the street scene below. At least it did for a couple of days...

Russian Scientific Innovation Competition Yields Success

Two winning Russian innovation projects have received investment backing from two mega supporters, AFK Sistema and Tekhsnabexport and some new awards to honor technological innovation have developed as the result of this competition as well. Read on and learn more about this contest and its winners.

Newspaper Blog Brings Tabloid Format to the Blogosphere

Six Apart's award winning Newspaper Blog adapts the familiar newspaper look to serve the needs of bloggers, schools and - no pun intended - desktop publishers. "Print Screen" doesn't just mean capturing a screenshot anymore.

Silicone Valley Luminary Trains for Space Travel

Outer space is fast becoming accessible inner space as more and more of the wealthier among us dare to dally within its infinite essence. Read all about technology heavyweight, Esther Dyson, and her plans for travel along the rim of the new frontier.

Custom Email Signatures to Support Your Presidential Candidate

As the United States Presidential Election draws nearer, it's your last chance to get in every ounce of endorsement for your favorite political candidate or party and what better way to do it than through email? Email Widgets, based in Vienna, Austria may be across the planet but that didn't stop them from creating an opportunity for profit. The mark of a true entrepreneur is to look at highly publicized social issues and turn them into successful business opportunities.


Bad Kitty! BALZAC Hello Kitty Goes Goth

Hello Kitty is not for kiddies anymore, as this collaborative effort from Sanrio and Japanese punk-goth band BALZAC so graphically illustrates.

A Model T For the 21st Century

The Model T Ford was the vehicle that brought the world into the automobile transportation world over a century ago, which is why so many people covet the original people mover. Good news for them, Ford has chosen the winners of a world-wide contest to design the next Model T Ford.

Russian Tank Museum: Tanks for The Memories

Last month a weekend was set aside and considered a professional holiday for Russian tank enthusiasts. There were no wild celebrations in Gorky Park; just a visit to the small town of Kubinka and its huge tank museum, which actually belongs to a former top-secret research institute for armored vehicles. Read on but…hush, hush. Need I say more?

Cafards: Not Just Creepy On Halloween!

I wonder what Juliet would have said about cockroaches. Would she say...

"What's in a name? That which we call a cockroach by the name 'cafard,' is it not still creepy as hell?"


Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

The Cardboard Cafe - All Cardboard, All Functional

Cardboard furniture is in now, especially as DIY projects. But seldom do you see cardboard structures as large as the one architect/design group B3 made for the London Design Festival last month. They made a whole Cardboard Cafe!

Russian Hacker’s Clever Eee PC-Based Carputer!

Does your vehicle have a carputer? Well, don’t despair, as no one’s car did until recently when a really clever Russian hacker ripped apart his car’s dashboard (which wasn’t doing anything anyway) and his Eee PC (701G) and recombined them! Read all about the magic that created the carputer!