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Archeology Find Indicates Original Cretans May Have Been Shipped In

In an “old gadget” find of the day, US and Greek archeologists have found evidence that humanity may have been tooling around the ocean earlier than imagined.

Crack Mask – Aqua Access Rather Than Addiction Affliction

Access to water during a fire or emergency is a must, but can often be difficult to find. Now, the Crack Mask offers mobile moisture during a panic. 

Prosthetic Arm Biomimics The Arms Of An Octopus

Kaylene Kau, a recent graduate from the industrial design department at the University of Washington was challenged by a professor to 'push the boundaries of prosthetic design.'  So she did, and here, inspired by the fluid movements of an octopus's arms, is her multi-jointed Prosthetic Arm.

Ridge Around The Moon – The Iapetus Mystery

In 1671, Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovered Iapetus, Saturn’s most distant moon, and correctly surmised that it was tidally locked to the planet, always showing one light and one dark face. Now, as the Cassini space mission to Saturn returns more data, it Iapetus is showing a new feature – a ridge covering 75% of its equatorial surface.

Palette Painting In The 21st Century – Moving Beyond Those “Happy Little Trees”

Though the Joy of Painting could often be as boring as, well – let’s not state the obvious – Bob Ross sure seemed to enjoy his work. Now, Canadian designer Yana Kilmava has created a technological equivalent in the Virtuo Palette.

'Tis The Season For Stressed Out Pets! A Remedy To The Rescue

Whether you're bringing home a new pet this season or just trying to calm down the ones that are already stressed out by guests, new no-no's, or just your own anticipation, there's a remedy to the rescue!

 


Ancient Chinese Biotechnology Could Bear Fruit In Africa

Organic farming in Africa is set to get a boost from traditional Chinese biotechnology, though the key to protecting mango and cashew crops may make some a bit antsy.

Gisele And The Green Team: Supermodel Goes Super Green

Supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, presents an ironic new web series for AOL.com entitled, "Gisele and the Green Team."  The show is geared toward teaching green-living skills and empowering young girls.  The team of svelte superheroes fights evil environmental villains such as loggers and developers using beauty accessories that double as weapons.

Lava Me Tender: Big Rack Rock Invades Japanese Beach!

A five foot wide anatomically correct lava bomb resting on the beach near the Japanese seaside town of Reihoku has got tourists lining up to ogle Mother Nature's bouncy bounty.

Interactive Toilet Offers Potty Trainees A Hand...Literally

I for one know that potty training can be difficult.  I am all for getting tips in the positive reinforcement department.  I will pretty much take help from anywhere – well, almost anywhere.  The Interactive Toilet concept may be taking things a little too far for impressionable potty users in training.

The Chem 3000 - A Holiday Toy For Adults. Merry Chemsmas!

In many respects, growing up sucks. Bills, work and responsibilities tend to drain the fun out of holidays, replacing awesome Christmas toys with socks and shirts. But for those that want a little more bang for their buck this Christmas, the Thames & Kosmos Chem 3000 chemistry set delivers!

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew At China's Mineral Banquet

Welcome to the REAL Hard Rock Cafe. A mineral-rich exhibit at the Stone Museum in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou City featured marbled roasts, stone cold side dishes and glittering rock candy.

China Panda Researchers Find Panda Suits Suit Pandas

Researchers at China's critically endangered Giant Panda sanctuary are offering panda parents a helping hand raising their cubs... a warm, furry, and oddly familiar helping hand.

10 Super Creative Cat Calendars For 2011

Pet calendars have become so clever and creative that this year I've decided to separate the cat calendars from the dog ones. No one seems to be very creative with the remaining species of pets, but that's my complaint every year.  So, off we go into kitty land and the artists that express them so well in the 2011 Cat Wall Calendars.

Building a Green Home from the Ground Up - Best Green Flooring Options

Choosing flooring materials and installation practices that suit both your needs and the environment's welfare, may seem like big ordeal.  But with options ranging from bamboo flooring to natural oil-based stains, going green has more options than you may realize - including good old-fashioned linoleum flooring!

Competitors Partner For Snowshoeing Go-To Guide

Two snowshoe rivals have teamed up for the greater good of the sport, creating a comprehensive website and community dedicated to the oft-overlooked winter sport.

Gold Nanoparticles Like Cinnamon - Jury Still Out On Pepper

Scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered a way to create gold nanoparticles using only a tasty and powerful kitchen spice - cinnamon.

The Snowman Paint Set Brings Back Winter Fun

If you are having trouble bringing back the joy of the white stuff then the Snowman Paint Set might help ease you back over to the other side, at least for a time.  The set will help you create the ultimate vibrant and cheery snowman – the perfect symbol of frosty fun!

The Solar Oven Restaurant Built From an Experiment and Need

Eating out is convenient and relaxing. Unfortunately, it is also expensive and often wasteful. However, a family restaurant in Villaseca town of Valle del Elqui, Chile may inspire the way restaurant cook their food in the future, via solar ovens.

New Cause, Possible Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

... what the researchers discovered as a possible cause of MS is a chemical found in air pollutants, such as tobacco smoke and auto exhaust.  It is called acrolein, a powerful substance used in many industries, such as the manufacturing of plastics.  Acrolein is so harmful, it was used in World War I as a chemical weapon.