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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.”

Tokidoki Turntable Watch is Simply Divinyl!

The Tokidoki Turntable Watch recalls the good old days of vinyl records and record turntables... without all the scratching, warping and bulky cardboard sleeves.

Chocolate Flying Pigs From Vosges: Do They Really Fly?

Chocolate Flying Pigs dressed in bacon may seem like an aberration, but that’s only if you don’t know about Vosges’ new chocolate concoction designed to delight lovers of both chocolate and bacon everywhere. Read on for the sizzling and very smoky details.

Bamboo Helmet: Eco-friendly and Life-saving All At Once

Is it me or does it seem there are more bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road these days?

I don't blame people if they are switching to cheaper means of transportations when considering the price of gasoline today. Still there something I wish to say to many of two wheel riders on the road today, "Put on your $^%@*^&! helmet. Please!" Forget the bad hair. Helmets save lives. Enough preaching though, check this out. There is an innovative eco-friendly helmet for riders to wear made of bamboo, called the Roof R06 Helmet.


Sock It To Me! Fashion Footwear Takes a Leap Back

After seemingly taking modern fashion as far as it can possibly go, many in Japan are looking back to traditional styles of clothing. Take these distinctive "tabi" socks, for example, updated with pleasing colors and attractive patterns.

The Original Octabong: No More Boring Beer Parties

Racing beers against one another, or beer bonging as it is known among the collegiate set, is a party practice that has been around at least since the 1960s (sober records discount earlier claims). If you have never heard of beer bonging, read on. If you have, do the same.

Does Loud Bar Music Increase Drinking Patterns?

Researchers claim that bar patrons tend to drink faster and more heavily when the music that surrounds them is loud. Is this so or is it merely an attempt to block out the music from all thought processes? Read on, but stay…sober.

Spanish Melons That Taste Like Lemons: Will Wonders Never Cease?

It took twelve years to create this melon that tastes like a lemon. Instead of asking why, if you live in the UK, try to track them down, as they will soon be available. If you live elsewhere, read on anyway for all the tasty details.

Second Generation Solar Trees Imitate The Real Thing

Last year, in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts solar powered streetlamps, resembling trees, designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove were introduced in Vienna. The reaction to them was positive so Ross Lovegrove is taking it to the next step. He is now working on improving his design with his next generation of solar trees called "Adaptive Solar Tree".

Blast Off With A Spying Rocket

If you want to get a live video with an aerial view then a spying camera could be just what you need.

The Best Olympics Ad Campaigns from Around The World?

Countries around the world are gearing up for the upcoming Olympic games, and one way to show athletes that their country is behind them is through advertising. Here are some creative ads done in China, France and Italy to show the Olympic spirit:

Amy Winehouse Made Spokesperson for Hair Product

Amy Winehouse has recently been made the personal spokesperson for "The HairCleaner" after her recent incident of punching a fan.

Little People Art Taking Over the World

Street artist Slinkachu has an ongoing art project titled “Little People”, in which he places miniature people sculptures around the streets.

The Handy Makes Hard Jobs Easier

So busy that you wish you had another hand? The people at Spot Industries have taken this concept quite literally with an articulated robotic human-like hand and forearm assembly appropriately named "Handy".

Solar Powered Teepees

If you are still looking for the perfect outdoors place to vacation this summer while keeping connected with the rest of the world, check out these Solar Powered Teepees. These Teepees in Canada's Yukon are luxurious, solar powered and eco-friendly. They are perfect for anyone who loves outdoor living without roughing it.

The Candom: Better Safe Than…Warm?

Have you been on the look-out for a cool can insulator that will keep your beverage cool and be a great ice-breaker as well? Well look no further. The Candom, one “cool” cooler, is here.

Ten Even More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

Japan has the market cornered on weird & bizarre drinks – new, ever weirder concoctions land on store shelves daily. Some have strange names, others have odd ingredients, and a few are just so bizarre one has to wonder what their creators were, um, drinking when they came up with the concept. Following up on last year's list, here are Ten Even More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks!