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Businesses of Convenience: 2008's Most Weird and Wacky Vending Machines

Vending machines offer the consumers the convenience of finding products and services at hand wherever they go. Many companies are profiting on this growing business trend, and are branching out beyond the typical candy and soda vending to provide some very unique and wacky services. Learn about the top 5 vending machines that exist in 2008!


Men's Premium Bra Offers Hope for Japan's Overly Endowed

Show us your moobs! Well, at least show them off with the new Men's Premium Bra from Wishroom. It's no joke either, Men's Bras are the number one ranked seller at Japan's Rakuten online store.

If You Need Them, Flaunt Them! 4Occhi Fashion Eyewear

If anyone could make a work of art out of a measuring spoon, it would be industrial design master Guilio Iachetti... and he has! Iachetti creates art out of the ordinary tools we use every day. Best known for his ultra-modern table and kitchen ware, Iachetti's designs are captivating and practical. And so is his new departure into fashion eyeglass frames: 4Occhi!

Babies Born in Fall Have Higher Risk of Developing Asthma

Are you concerned about having a baby with asthma? Well, you may want to hold off on when to conceive. A new study has shown that children born about four months before the height of the cold and flu season are at a higher risk of developing asthma.

Social Network Mixi's Up Designer Ramen

Social Networking - is there anything it can't do? Mixi, Japan's largest social networking site, and cup noodle maker Acecook have combined for a tasty collaboration that is cranking out new instant ramen flavors and cool slogans to advertising them.

Paper Cut Clouds: 6 Truly Magical Cloud Lamps By Yu Jordy Fu

Paper cutting is an an ancient Chinese art, and a very intricate art form. Prolific artist, designer, and architect, Yu Jordy Fu, may have the gene for mastering this art, because her talent is hard to beat. In her new Cloud Lamps, she creates lovely, peaceful dreams from paper, and she even makes them accessible to us.

Attending Religious Services May Reduce Risk of Death

Do you regularly attend religious services? If so, you are reducing your risk of death, according to a new study.

Invasion Of The Robot Snatchers Coming To A Nursing Home Near You

Guess what? We don't have to worry about growing old alone. We will have robots to take care of us... the kind that can become any person you authorize it to be, kind of like a medium to communicate with the living.

Reusable Heart Shaped Hand Warmer is People AND Earth Friendly

Cold Hands? Warm Heart! This reusable, environmentally friendly, heart-shaped portable heating pad from Japan puts out heat to the beat, again and again!

Keep Your Powder And Your iPod® Dry!

If there were two favorite gadgets loved by product designers this past two years, it was the USB port and the iPod. Don't get me wrong, I love my port (preferably not too sweet) and don't remember life without my iPod, but jeez, do I really need a farting plastic dog or a bookcase holder for my iPod?

Architecture Powered By Humans: Liquid Space 6.0

Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to depend on anything but the right hardware, the most sophisticated software, and our own energy to power our homes, buildings, and cars?

Baseball Knuckles Under as Japan League Drafts Teen Girl Pitcher

A league of their own? Not in Japan at least, where 16-year-old female knuckleballer Eri Yoshida has just been drafted by a Japanese pro baseball team. The boys of summer - plus one girl - will take the field in April 2009.

Broccoli May Help Lower Smoker’s Risk of Lung Cancer

Researchers have found that eating broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may reduce a smoker’s risk of developing lung cancer.

Scientists Develop 'Slurpee'-Like Mixture Designed to Save Lives

Scientists in Chicago have created a slurry that can be injected into the veins, arteries and lungs of critically ill patients.

Study Finds Television Viewers Are Unhappy

Do you run home after work everyday in order to catch your favorite shows on television? Would you rather sit at home watching the newest reality shows instead of going out? If so, a new study says that you may be unhappy.

Bite Counter Keeps Kids Chewing, Stops Mom from Nagging

"Chew your food!!"... How many times have busy kids heard that exasperated command from overly concerned mothers? Now the Kami Kami Sensor from Japan's Nitto Kagaku will keep kids biting their food - and Moms biting their tongues.

Group Therapy May Boost Survival Rate in Breast Cancer Patients

Joining support groups can be very beneficial and new research suggests that women with breast cancer could increase their chance of survival by joining a support group.

New Bacteria Found in Raw Milk

Raw milk, illegal to sell in many countries, can be contaminated with harmful bacteria. This contamination could spoil the milk, which turns it thick, sticky and tasting bitter. A new species of bacteria has been found in raw milk and it can grow at low temperatures, even spoiling the raw milk when it is refrigerated.

AMA Gives Healthy Tips to Follow on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family get-togethers and great food. However, by the end of the day some people are either comfortably sleeping or are so full that they can’t even move. In order to reduce the amount of food and alcohol people stuff themselves with, the American Medical Association (AMA) has offered some tips in order to enjoy the holiday season.

Stress Hormone Found in Children With Feuding Parents

A new study has shown that children who get upset while watching their parents fight are more likely to develop psychological problems.