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Oh What Fun It Used To Be To Take A Shower

Remember how much you enjoyed Christmas, until you learned that Santa was really your parents?  Or how much you loved swimming in the ocean, until you saw the movie Jaws?  Well, this news may hit you in much the same way....

Japan Fights Swine Flu With Gosshi, the Hand-Washing Dog

Swine flu has struck Japan and the country is fighting back with its most reliable resources: face masks and cute characters. The latest mascot to make the scene is Gosshi, the hand-washing dog.

This Shower Seat Stayed In School!

... Sure, you can buy about 10 plastic patio tables for the cost... but the Teak Shower Seat is so much smarter.  It stayed in school until it was ready to do the job. 


Hi-tech Electric Wheelchair of the Future Promises Greater Mobility

Wheelchairs are about to make a great leap forward in form and function. The four-wheeled Rodem electric wheelchair prototype not only looks stylish and sporty, it's designed to make mobility much easier for the disabled and the elderly.

Microneedle Patch: A Pain Free Drug Delivery Technology

Can you even imagine getting a shot of medication directly into your eye?  For many with macular degeneration and other eye disease, that's exactly what they go through.  Hypodermic needles in their eyes. Oooouuuuch!

2009's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner for those of us who want our choice of the best, or in this case, funniest adult costumes.  And 2009 does not disappoint when it comes to funny.  I've chosen just 10 funniest from a crowded field -- this year with award categories such as Biggest Perv, Not Just A Pretty Face, Most Elusive, Sexiest Construction Worker, and Grossest, Goriest, Ugliest.

Facing Facebook's Schizophrenia?

To grow a population larger than Brazil and slightly less than than the US does Facebook need to adapt to change? And if so, could its underlying success become its ultimate downfall? Being all things to all people normally dilutes the effectiveness of any system. If governments have failed at it is Facebook enough of a chameleon to take on the challenge? Just how many faces does Facebook have?

Cannibis Can Stunt Your Growth, But...

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, discovered that cannibIs, specifically the type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1), can activate a molecule in the body that affects bone growth and deterioration.  But don't grab that joint quite yet...

Study Proves Men Less Choosy When It Comes To One Night Stands

A team of psychologists at Brunel University in the UK conducted research comparing the physical standards required by men and women when in came to casual sex. If this research was conducted in the U.S., I'd say it was a great candidate for the Golden Fleece award.

Bee Toxin Launched In Nanobees Kills Tumors In Mice

In a fascinating attempt to thwart cancerous tumors growing in mice, biology and physiology researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis created nanobees to carry bee toxin directly to the tumors.

Lack Of Sleep Can Contribute To Diabetes Risk

Have you ever noticed that your appetite, particularly for sweets and comfort foods, increases when you haven't had enough sleep.  Well, new research suggests that lack of sleep may be another risk factor for diabetes, in addition to unhealthy eating habits and sedentary life styles.

Most People Lie, But 3 to 12 Times In 10 Minutes?

Everyone lies to some degree, but it's interesting to read about a study that actually measured how much we lie! 

A Kinder, Gentler Mammogram? GE's Mammo NEXT

One of the last things a woman looks forward to is getting a mammogram.  First, there's the stress of wondering what the xrays will show and the Big C is, of course, what we are worried about.  And then, there's the utter (sic) humiliation and pain involved in the process of taking those radio-active pictures!

One Touch 911 Dialer Calls Help For You

Have you fallen and can’t get up? Calling for help can now be as easy as pressing a button.

Biomarkers In Cerebrospinal Fluid Predict Early Stages Of Alzheimer's

A research study with more than 1500 subjects was undertaken at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Clinical Neurochemistry Laboratory at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Molndal, Sweden. It coorborated the findings of many small studies showing specific changes in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that can predict Alzheimer's disease. The highlights are presented here....

Old Drugs Learn New Tricks For Weight Loss Pill: Contrave®

There's a once a day pill to prevent heart attacks; maybe soon, there will be a once a day pill to fight all addictions. We're headed in that direction now, as two drugs, one used to combat drug and alcohol addiction and the other to quell nicotine addiction, have been combined to fight food cravings....

Researchers Use Military Strategy To Come Up With Breakthrough Ovarian Cancer Treatment

You've heard the expression "War On Cancer." Well, even though that war has included ovarian cancer, there has not been much success in fighting this fatal disease in more than thirty years. Here's news though from Dartmouth Medical School, whose researchers took on ovarian cancer with a military strategy called the Trojan Horse.

Robot Layoffs Essential During Recessionary Times

What are the robots supposed to do when they are out of work?  They can't get unemployment.  Most likely, they won't even get to Twitter their friends or check out porn sites, like humans often do when they're laid off. 

10 New Designs Every Safe Hospital Should Have!

... The buzz is that the British Health Services department is being cheered for encouraging the great design talent and manufacturing skills in its own country to solve a growing problem in Britain's hospitals: healthcare associated infections. In addition to manufacturing jobs, this program and those like it will eventually lead to sales jobs, customer service, and transportation jobs so needed in these times.

Green Blood Still Flows In The Land Of The Jolly Green Giant

Everyone from the equipment builders to the canners for the Blue Earth Minnesota Green Giant plant was on hand this past weekend to pay homage to one of the icons of the boomer age and one frequently parodied by Gens X and Y: the Ho Ho Ho Jolly Green Giant.