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Scientists Able to Erase Memories in Mice

Remember those movies that show devices used to erase the mind? Well, now researchers may be one step closer to that process. Scientists have now been able to remove certain memories from mice.

Bigfoot Goes East? Yeti Footprints Discovered by Japanese Researchers

Abominable snowman or improbable snowjob? Researchers from Yeti Project Japan have discovered a set of odd footprints that just might be from the Yeti, Bigfoot's mysterious Asian cousin.

Innovative DIY Human Nest Filled with Autumn Leaves and You

It's fall and for many of us colorful leaves cover our yards, the driveway and the streets. Like every fall, some of us will rake our leaves up and put them on the curb for the trash. Some of us will rake our leaves and put them in a compost bin, and others like designer Gerard Moliné will join the birds and build a nest with the leaves. That's right a nest.

Strange Holes in the Ground Discovered in Siberia

Residents of Novoselovo district in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia have discovered some strange holes in a field some 100 meters (about 400 feet) away from a major highway. What they are and what they mean remain a mystery. Read on, if you dare.

Mood Variations on T-shirt: S.A.D

Graphic designer Keith Hancox has a friend who suffers from seasonal affective disorder (s.a.d).

Also known as winter depression, S.A.D. is a mood disorder whose sufferers experience normal mental health throughout most of the year, but experience depressive symptoms in the winters.


Instructables’s DIY Halloween Contest Includes Green Category

DIY contests are definitely increasing in popularity. This year Instructables has teamed up with many other crafty sites to bring you the 2008 DIY Halloween Contest. Contestants have had all year (since November 5th, 2007 until November 9th of this year) to send in their Halloween Instructable, photos, or videos.

The Insecta Takes Green To A Whole New Level

For the past few years, nature has been at the heart of many vehicle designs. Not just eco-friendly either, so many of the naturally occurring colors and smooth simple lines have made their way into the auto industry. A perfect example of this comes from Shao Yung Yeh, a design student who recently completed a project while working with Hartmut Ginnow-Merkert.

Stranger Than Sushi: The Buzz on Japanese Insect Foods

Insects have enjoyed a place at the Japanese dinner table for many centuries. Well, perhaps "enjoyed" is a word that could better be applied to those eating them - people!

Russian Scientists Design New Chemical To Fight Oil Contamination

Oil spills can take months and sometimes even years to clean up and their terrible toll on the environment and marine life can affect the entire food chain of an afflicted area. Read all about this unique substance known as Degroil, which accelerates the decomposition of harmful elements associated with oil spills.

My Favorite Solar Powered Halloween Lights for 2008

This year's list of Solar Powered Halloween lights is a little different than the ones in the past. This years solar powered lights are gentler in appearance and more versatile in use. In other words they can be used as more than just Halloween décor but also the entire season of autumn décor. Take a look at the list below to see what I mean.

Design Imitates Nature in 'SunShade,' Winner 2008 Dutch Design Week!

Like a flower opening to the sun, Lianne van Genugten's SunShade design opens at daylight and closes at dusk. Its power comes from the sun, like the flower....

New Comet Discovered in Canada

A new comet has been discovered at the University of Calgary’s Rothney Astrophysical Observatory.

Solar Powered Generator Saves Green Quietly

Hurricane Ike came and went and in between left a lot of people, among other things, without electricity for days (some people weeks). If you have ever had to live without electricity you know it isn't impossible to do, but it is a hassle and it does take a lot of rethinking on how to stay cool and keep fresh food. Those who could afford it had the option of using gasoline-powered generators and the very lucky had the opportunity to use the Solar Stik.

Start-up Ecovative Design Revolutionizes Insulation

Ecovative Design has come up with a bio-degradeable solution to insulation called Greensulate and recently won $750,000 in an international competition to reduce CO2 with a new product.

12 Jaw-Dropping Lighting Designs Inspired By Sealife: Aqua Creations

Many interior designers are getting their inspirations from the sea these days, but Ayala Serfaty appears to have lived and breathed it all of her life. She and her photographer-husband, Albi Serfaty, opened their design studio, Aqua Creations, in 1994 to bring Ayala's inspirations to "light" on land.

Russian Scientists Study Microwaves and Hurricanes

A universal method for estimating the potential energy of any hurricane has been developed by Russian scientists. The technique is based upon data of Earth’s satellite monitoring in the microwave range. Read on and …get out of the way!

Russians Suggest New Approach to Earthquake Prediction

Scientists from a region in Russia, which is known as one of the most volcano and earthquake-prone on the planet have suggested a new approach in their long-range prediction. Perhaps the world should take heed as they have had a lot of practice in this area. Read on, but hang onto your chairs and things.

Liquid Sculptures Frozen in Time

Combining art and science, artist Martin Waugh captures nature’s beauty through his photographs by creating liquid sculptures.

Sleeping with the Fishes at the Hydropolis

No I'm not talking about a boring trip to the Aquarium or an episode of the Sopranos. No what I am referring to ... is literally "sleeping with the fishes".

2008 Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Work on "Jellyfish's Green Light"

The 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded today to three biochemists for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP, originating in the Aequorea victoria jellyfish. The three scientists - Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, and Roger Y. Tsien - contributed greatly to the study of cell biology, by identifying and marking proteins that contribute to illness and disease.