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A Potential Treatment For Deadliest Brain Cancers

A compound called Dichloroacetate (DCA) has been tested at the University of Alberta (U of A) as a potential treatment for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, since before 2007.  At that time, the research evidence showed that DCA reverses cancer growth in non-human models and in test tubes.  This time, the research team studied the effects of DCA on human glioblastomas....

 

Social Media Comes In For A Landing At Airports

Over the last couple of years, JetBlue has been lauded for their social media prowess. Others like the infamous "United Breaks Guitars" customer service debacle, not so much. Southwest Airlines, long commended for their creative promotions on Twitter, just recently caught the ire of movie director Kevin Smith on the same microblogging platform. Airports on the other hand have not till recently tested the social media waters.

7 Italian Fixtures Sure To Make A Splash In Your Bathroom

There are all kinds of superb designs coming from Italy - furniture, jewelry, automobiles, textiles, fashion, mosaics... even fixtures.  Yes, I know, fixtures sound boring, especially bathroom fixtures; but those by IB RUBINETTERIE are anything but boring.  They even have their own personalities to liven up your bathroom.

 


For $20 You Can Have Your Own Donut Factory!

Donuts are their own food group.  They are practically everyone's favorite naughty food. Donuts wouldn't be that naughty though, if you could make them at home, skipping the deep-frying, using whole wheat flour instead of bleached white, maybe reducing the amount of sugar you put in the glaze... 

 

Facebook's Gone Phishing Today With PayPal, eBay & HSBC

In case, you were trying to get through to Mark Zuckerberg today at Facebook, he's taking the day off to go 'phishing.' As if the the major social network in the land didn't have enough problems attending to their 'privacy' issue controversy - they are now saddled with the prestigious honor of ranking 4th in Kaspersky Lab's "Most Popular Phishing Targets" for the first quarter of 2010. 

Facebook Exodus - Let My People Go!

Curious if Mark Zuckerberg and his top-ranked consigliores actually strategized in advance of launching their Open Graph, as to how they would handle a potential backlash from their user-base? Did the thought even cross their minds as to the possible discontent that could be created in the Blogosphere? Was there a game plan in place to address political criticism from Senators and the Federal Trade Commission?

Donut Burgers - By All That's Holey, Fast Food Gets A Sweet Makeover

Mister Donut and MOS Burger (Japan's second-largest fast food chain) have teamed up to create the 'Donut Burger'. Mmm, Donut Burgers...

Firewinder: Mesmerizing Outdoor Light Runs Only On Windpower

I love light shows.  Not the big ones with the lasers, necessarily; just a candle will satisfy me.  But the idea of a wind-powered outdoor light that pulses with the many different beats that winds can produce, just sounds like the perfect focus for meditating on the back porch in the evening.

 

Smart Solution For An Indoor Cat: The Litter Garage

An interior designer and a home re-modeller have figured out how to keep kitty inside the house without her litter box.  It's a contraption you put together yourself called the Litter-Garage™, but to use it you have to have a wall that adjoins your home and your garage.

Working Long Hours Raises Heart Disease Risk As Much As 60 Percent

British philosopher and social critic Bertrand Russell once said  "If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considers work important."   A recent British/Finish study suggests Russell's statement was very wise.

Tagwhat, You're It! Augmented Reality Is Future Of Location-Based Social Networks

As predicted, location-based social networks are taking off, especially now that one of the big boys has entered the schoolyard.  Facebook will definitely change up the game as news of improved functionality and acquisitions becomes commonplace. While badges, games and mayoral-ships might be popular today, augmented reality is what's going to truly allow players to become successful in this space...

Qualman's Social Media Revolution (Refresh) Updates Stats For 2010

Last year, Erik Qualman impressed us with his research and video titled, "Social Media Revolution." While some social media critics disputed some of the stats Qualman used to quantify his research, if even only 50% of the statistics listed in this year's follow-up video, "Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)" weren't totally accurate, it's staggering the inroads social media has made in just one year.

Design Student Sacrifices Computer Keys To His Art

Nolan Herbut, an industrial design student at the University of Alberta, has created two really 'impressionable' and interactive designs from computer keyboards: the Wolfgang Keyboard Bench and the Keyboard Parts Lamp. Come play along, come play along, come play along with me...

 

Blippy & Swipely Push The Boundaries Of Social Networking Privacy

With Google Buzz and now Facebook's Open Graph attempting to redefine 'privacy' in the 21st Century, along comes services that are attempting to make your everyday credit card purchases social.

Italian Dogs: Their Diapers Don't Smell Thanks To Cliffi

... And when my human parents are out having fun and drinking wonderful Italian wine, I don't have to hold it in. I'd have Cliffi Lino to hold my wee-wee if I peed, and it would make me smell nice too!