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Medical Device Approved To Prevent Hemorrhoids After Childbirth

About 25 percent of mothers develop hemorrhoids as a direct result of vaginal births. This week a patented device called Hem-Avert® Perianal Stabilizer was approved for use during labor and vaginal childbirth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Test results indicate that the device does what it claims to do....

A Designer's Dream For Sustainable Headphones: The Ashcraft Aria

If you've seen really high quality audio and visual technology dressed in slick, sleek, tomorrow design, then you have an idea of what Ashcraft Design is about. From high end speaker systems enrobed in modern mahogany to polished steel video encasements, Ashcraft Design is what catches your eye, not your ear. 

Social Media & Justin Bieber Selected As Presenters At The Oscars?

Was it any wonder, with 'The Social Network' movie nominated for 'best picture,' that social media would come center stage at the 83rd Academy Awards? At the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, February 27, big brands are attaching themselves to celebs and are capitalizing on their Facebook and Twitter pages to hype activities leading up to and at the event. 

Got Wind? Drive! - A Car That Goes With The Wind

A wind-powered car has just completed a 3,000 mile journey for less than $15.

Chinese Girl Lives & Works in Public Bathroom, Makes a Few Scents Profit

Think we're having a housing crisis? Then consider the case of Xiao Du, a 17-year-old girl from Xian, China, who lives in a public bathroom. On the bright side, at least she has a bed, a TV, and most important: an electric fan.

With Oil At $100, Is Pipeline Seating A Surprise?

A superb studio seater, the Pipeline was designed by an American treasure, Harry Allen, for the Spanish design firm, Dune.  Perfect for group seating in large spaces, there are plenty of ways to configure the modular 'pipes.'

To Everything (Churn, Churn, Churn) - Distinguishing Journalism From Churnalism

A new website promises to tell you whether what you read online has any substance.

Just In Time For Spring - Human Breast Milk Ice Cream!

Sometimes you think you’ve heard it all.  The next thing you know you come across something like this – Breast Milk Ice Cream!  Yes, just in time for the upcoming spring/summer weather a restaurant owner in London has decided to serve up a creamy frozen treat made from human breast milk.

Fossil 'Walking Cactus' May Be Missing Link Between Worms and Arthropods

Scientists from China studying fossils of Diania Cactiformis, nicknamed the 'walking cactus', say the odd worm-like animal is enlightening them on how arthropods (insects, spiders and crustaceans) evolved their jointed legs.

Newly Identified Anatomical Circuit In The Brain Explains Clinical Depression

Scientists have identified a specific region of the brain that functions as a 'depression center,' and shuts down activity in the reward center.

Russian Micro Miniaturist Creates World's Smallest Aquarium With Fish!

Anatoly Konenko has created a miniature for the living - an aquarium; the world's smallest aquarium that can contain fish. Wait until you see how small it really is and how Konenko has put it together.

Social Media Meets Marathon Man: Introducing the iRun

Joseph Tame is taking social media to the streets – literally – with something he likes to call 'iRun'. Tame intends to wear the 'World's Most Advanced Mobile Social Media Studio' on February 27, 2011, when he stands on the starting line of the Tokyo marathon. I just have one question... Is it safe?

Device Filters Out Dentist's Drill Noise For A Calmer Visit

There are people who are absolutely terrified of visiting the dentist and all that that entails.  Luckily for all of us with dentist fears there may be some help on the way.  Some London researchers have developed a device that cancels out the sound of a dentist’s drill.

Eat Yak Cheese, Send a Tibetan Kid to School!

Semi-nomadic tribesmen who raise yaks in the highlands of Tibet once thought their traditional lifestyle was doomed. Now a pilot project centered on yak cheese has boosted incomes, employment and educational opportunities.

New Research Reveals How Much Vitamin D You Need To Prevent Disease

Vitamin D has been shown to decrease risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, fractures, multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes.  The question is 'How much vitamin D is needed to cut risk?'  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have estimated those levels.