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Physical Activity of Children Is Dropping

The physical activity of children has dropped from age 9 to age 15, says a study done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Germs 101: How to Traumatize Your Children

When you think baby present, you think cute, right? Cuddly? Educational? How about infectious? Contagious? Deadly? GIANTmicrobes® are accurate and (mostly) adorable representations of germs, bacteria, viruses and other no-see-ums at 1,000,000x magnification.

Orange Juice Motion Lamp: Retro Groovy

Remember those weird lava lamps from another psychedelic time and place? Well, they are sort of back, sort of. Read on for all the groovy details!

Lightweight Greenhouse Waiting To Be Unfolded

I've heard a lot of complaints from people living in small spaces (dorms, apartments, condos, etc) about their inability to garden due to lack of space. I promised some of you I would keep a look out for innovative ways you can garden even with your limited space. Thanks to The Gin Lady, I have come across a possible solution for some of you. It's called the Foldable Greenhouse.

NASA Wants Your Urine

If you're in the area at the Johnson Space Center, stop by at 2200 Space Park and donate your urine for a good cause.

Scatalogical Door Handle Is Universal Symbol For Bathroom

Need something on your bathroom door that says "bathroom" in a universal language? French designer Florence Doleac created a door handle that does just that. Poignée signalétique could be translated into "identifiable door handle" or an "identifiable handshake," as you wish. But let's not quibble about which translation to use; scatologic is universal.

Can You Ever Have Enough Octopus Chandeliers? 6 That Leave You Wanting More

Adam Wallacavage is a brilliant photographer and sculptor who sculpts chandeliers - surrealistic octopus chandeliers, some with sinuous arms swept by the movements of the sea, others at rest, and still others showing off their prey. Here are a mere six octopus chandeliers to arouse your appetite for more!

Israel’s Marital Mitzvah Machine - The ATM

What would you think if you walked into a wedding reception and saw an ATM at the front door?

Dragon Fire King Kamado Charcoal Grill: For All Seasons And Seasonings

There are charcoal grills and then there are charcoal grills. Read all about the Dragon Fire King Kamado Grill and why it is a cut above others of its ilk.

Tech Chair Takes in the Sun and Powers Up

If you've been to the beach or to an outside pool you've seen a lounge chairs right? Have you felt one? Lounge chairs can get pretty hot after with just a few minutes of sun exposure. So here's a thought. Wouldn't it be smart to innovative lounge chairs so that the chairs soak up the sun and then convert those rays it into electricity to power up electronics? PC World thinks so.

New Study Finds That Tired People May Sound Drunk

Have you gotten enough sleep lately? Well pull out that cot, because according to a new study, sleep deprived people may sound drunk.

Nerd-Approved, Lunch Monkey Mayo Cup With Banana Spoon

This handy little bento product from the folks at Nerd-Approved has entered the world of weird and wacky gadgets. Read all about its unique magic.

This Scarecrow® Really Works!

Have you exhausted your options when it comes to getting rid of pesky animals (not your own, of course) from your backyard?

Well, here's a Scarecrow® that really works!


Made To Order Spooky Shades For Your Interior Lights

Naked lamps can be harsh on the eyes, but also on your interior design. An interesting lamp or chandelier shade allows your light to make a design statement that can change the whole atmosphere of its surroundings. Take this mildly spooky Lampshade by British textile artist Julie Roberts...

Rock Band 2: Announced and Details Released

Despite having been announced only a little over a week ago, details on the upcoming sequel to Rock Band, Rock Band 2, have been released in the most recent edition of Game Informer. Harmonix, the developer of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, and now Rock Band 2, released details about several songs packaged with the game, the two drum sets that you can purchase for the game (yes, TWO different drum sets), and several other BIG announcements!

Starbucks Japan Grows While American Stores Close

Starbucks is closing over 600 stores in the USA alone this year as the coffee giant goes through a painful contraction, yet its Japanese subsidiary continues to grow while posting very tasty sales numbers. Is Starbucks Japan doing something different, or are they destined to echo the mother company's boom and bust?

SIDS May Be Linked To Serotonin Levels

New research has shown that SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) may be caused by an imbalance in serotonin.

Shopping Robots Crawl the Mall So You Don't Have To

Imagine having your very own shopping robot who crawls the mall while you relax at home? Even better, you remotely control your robot shopper's movements and see through its electric “eyes”. You can also stop imagining... robo-shopper is (almost) here!

Weekend Reading: We All Scream For Ice Cream

With the hot summer months here, ice cream is more popular than ever. So while you're sitting in your cool air conditioning (or not), check out some interesting reading from our archives about the latest ice cream innovations and inventions.

Beer Buddy from Asahi: It Can’t Drive You Home

Asahi is the name of the new beer buddy robot gadget from Japan. He can be your own private beer pouring, beer-storing pal if you cough up 36 seals found on special bottles of the beer by Asahi. Read on if you need some new drinking buddies.