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Scientists Discover New Species of Bird

A new species of bird has been discovered in Gabon, Africa.

Are Hybrid Vehicles TOO Quiet?

While Hybrids can save you a substantial amount of money over the life of the vehicle, they do come with a few drawbacks. They are often small and have a limited range while running on full electric power, but does running almost completely silent present itself as a downside? According to many people it does and Lotus Engineering has designed a system to help reduce the worries associated with running silently.

New Species of Bacteria Discovered in Human Mouth

Ever wonder what could be roaming around inside your mouth? Scientists have found a new species of bacteria in the human mouth.

Some Extra Boost for the New Challenger

When a new sports car comes out, it is only a matter of time until performance parts begin pouring out to offer a little extra boost. In the case of the new Challenger, the available parts are steadily growing and the latest addition, the SMS 296 Supercharger, looks well worth the money.

Russia’s Naval Grenade Launchers: Shiver Everyone’s Timbers!

The colorful age of bearded pirates in velvet brocade and knee high boots sweeping the decks of Spanish galleons laden with gold may well be a thing of the past, but sea piracy is a real threat today and Russia’s top arms producer is fighting back. Read and…keep your distance!

Have a Second Helping of This Food Art

Artist Jim Victor is a sculptor that creates art from my favorite thing on the planet…food.

Something's Fishy Here... The Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi

Sushi - It's delicious, nutritious and made from fishes, but for some folks that's just not enough. Ignoring the traditional mother's maxim of "Don't play with your food!" and then taking it to a whole new level, we present the Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi.

iRobot And DARPA Launch LANdroids Program

iRobot teams up with DARPA to work on the LANdroids Program. These robots will be able to help with communications for military missions.

Solar Powered A/C Not Just Talk Anymore

It almost seems as if you wish and ask for it enough, eventually someone will make it. The more people ask for the same thing the sooner something will be done to make it happen. At least such is the case for a solar powered A/C.

Slumber Like a Mummy with the King Tut Sleeping Bag

The King Tut sleeping bag keeps young princes or princesses snug as a pharaoh's mummy during each night's journey from dusk to golden dawn.

Fair Share Cake Plates: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Do diplomacy and table manners fly out the window when it comes time to negotiate equitable dessert portions? Read on and discover that even though all has been fair in love and war for some time, fair play has now spread to the division of most chocolate things.

Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses

Anime girls are known for their big-eyed beauty; so much so that Japanese girls are now trying to snag anime-obsessed Otaku by wearing extra-wide tinted contact lenses.

Nissan's Gas Pedal Can Push Back

Having a heavy right foot isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as you can keep it at a reasonable speed. The real drawback is the increase in fuel consumption. Nissan decided it was time to help consumers reduce the amount of fuel wasted during "jackrabbit" starts between lights.

Wake N’ Bacon Alarm Clocks: When Ringing Won’t Do The Job

Are you one of those who simply can’t get up in the morning? Maybe all you need is a little incentive, like the smell of bacon wafting through your bedroom? Read on, but watch your cholesterol.

Weekend SpotLight: Animal Oddities

Animals are forever capturing our attention with the silly things they do. Some don't even have to do anything, they just look funny. Check out some inventions for animals and articles about animals from our archives and from other great sites on the web.

OnStar Could Save You Money...Or Cost You

OnStar has provided some amazing services over the past the few years. From locating a vehicle that has been stolen and slowing it down to, simply unlocking a door if you lock yourself out, many people have used General Motor's life saving technology. Now, OnStar can be used to track the mileage of your vehicle and possibly save you some money.

Possible Cause of Endometriosis Identified

Endometriosis is a common medical problem in women and is characterized by tissue similar to the lining of the uterus also being found elsewhere in the body, most often in the abdominal cavity.

Kotobukiya’s LightSaber Chopsticks: A Sight For Sore Jedis

At the recent Star Wars Celebration Japan, a huge event marking the 30th anniversary of the Japanese Star Wars premiere, a Japanese manufacturer unveiled the coolest chopsticks ever created. Read on and learn all about these utensils with seemingly magical powers!

Hair a Renewable Resource Makes Oil Cleaning Mat

As we have learned in the, past human hair can be recycled and used to make many creative things such as art and even clothes, but did you know it could also be used to clean up oil spills? It's true.

Snack Lovers Rejoice: Cancer Chemical Reduction Slated for Chips and Fries

A 2005 lawsuit involving the state of California and four major food manufacturers has resulted in a reduction in the levels of cancer-causing chemicals in their snack products over the next three years. Read on and learn more about this “victory for public health.”