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Geek Blood Will Flow at the Akiba Blood Donation Room

The Akiba Blood Donation Room in the heart - sorry - of Tokyo's geek mecca Akihabara has found a unique method of boosting blood donations: Stock up on manga mags, then stick in the needle.

Wake Up Seattle! Instant Starbucks Is Coming!

Huh? Oh, sorry... I was just talking to myself. Huh? Starbucks is going to market instant coffee in Seattle? The trendiest coffee town in the world? Oh, Chicago too... Well, that's alright then. (Want a free sample...?)

Erotic Chairs From Fabio Novembre: His & Hers

Reviewers seem to love Fabio Novembre's work or hate it; but at least they consider each design one at a time. Fabio is famous for being talented, for being "out there," and for designing exactly what he wants, not caring what reviewers think. He's a rock star.

High and Dry: China Attacks The Heavens In Hopes of Rain

China is currently in the midst the most devastating drought it has seen in the last fifty years, and projections for the rest of the year show no signs of relief. The matter is of such critical importance that China cannot afford to wait for nature to take its course.

Bubble Wrap® Competition Winner Invents "Swing Thing" For Sister

The Grand Prize went to eleven-year-old Tucker Haas from Charlotte, NC. His winning entry, entitled "My Personal Swing Thing," was inspired by his younger sister Lexi, who has Kernicterus, a physical disorder similar to cerebral palsy.

Good Enzyme, Bad Enzyme: Getting Closer To Alzheimer's Prevention?

In what could be a very significant discovery regarding the biochemistry of alpha-secretase in protecting our brains from Alzheimer's disease, biochemical researchers at Germany's Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz were able to determine more about what function the enzyme plays. Implications could lead to more effective treatments (and possibly prevention).

Scientists Discover Pill That Could Erase Bad Memories

These days doctors seem to have a pill for everything. Now, researchers have discovered a pill that could erase bad memories.

I Never Would Have Guessed! The Tufty

You know the expression, "Boys just want to have fun?" Today's interior designers, boys and girls, are having enormous amounts of fun. Just look at Tufty by Lithuanian designer Jonas Jurgaitis...

The Best Beers Of 2009: RateBeers Great Beers By Country

RateBeer members have spoken! And after 2 million beer reviews from all over the world were tabulated, the results are in. Here are just some of the winners for 2009 by country.

Is The Recession Good For Your Sex Life?

We may have love in our hearts this Valentine's Day, but will it translate into sexual desire? That depends, according to Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher. In a recession, generally two trends occur.

Medtronic Reveal XT™ Implant Lets Doctors Monitor Heartbeats Remotely

Medtronic has announced the first U.S. implant of its Reveal XT Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM). The medical device is a way for doctors to monitor patients with heart arrhythmias through the Medtronic Carelink® Network.

Elegant Punk: The Darwin Bracelet Celebrates Man And The Man

With replicas of our predecessors, including the skulls of Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens, the Darwin Bracelet is not only evolutionary, it's revolutionary... Darwin's Bracelet is elegant punk!

Too Much Soda Pop Increases Risk For Early Kidney Disease In Women

A new study has found that women who drink two or more cans of pop a day increase their risk for early kidney disease.

Smoking Pot May Lead To Testicular Cancer

A new study says that there may be a link between testicular cancer and marijuana use.

Study Finds Smokers Would Quit For Pets

Smoking can be a hard habit to quit, but a new study finds that smokers may be willing to give up their tobacco in order to save their pet’s health.

The Complex Aromas Of French Fries... Ironing Board?

If you never made it as a wine taster, take heart; one day there may be a job for you as a french fry taster.

Up In Flames: The Path of Digital News Out Of China

Last night, the CCTV building in Beijing caught fire at around 9 pm, the result of an unfortunate New Years' fireworks blunder. Not surprisingly, no news report appeared on television in the initial few hours after the fire began.Anyone who pays any attention at all to China will know that bad news faces many obstacles on its way to reaching the rest of the world. But in recent years new social media tools ensure that information can spread (pardon the pun) like wildfire. Here's the path that this particular story took.

The 10 Best Digital Innovators Of The Year: 2009 Netexplorateur Awards

This weekend in Paris, Netexplorateur announced its ten top picks for the most influential digital media programs. The winners, chosen by a global committee of pioneers in business and media, will be promoted during the next year in an effort to obtain global understanding of new ways to conduct digital activities and business.

Robot Mini-Me Looks Like You, Speaks With Your Voice

If humans will someday be replaced by robots, then thanks to a Japanese company that day is drawing nearer. Don't say "Hasta la vista, baby" yet though. Little Island's talking "Look A Like Doll" robots don't look for Sarah Connor, they just look cute.

New NEC Mobile Processor Brings 12-Megapixels, HD Video to Phones

NEC Electronics is in the thick of the game today in regards to development of a state of the art image signal processor for mobile phones. It is unveiling with this latest processor the ability to enjoy full HD imaging on phones.