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Race To Market For The Ultimate Cavity Fighter: Tooth Regrowth Gels

Out of the lab and into the dental chair, a small group of humans with initial signs of tooth decay got to sample the 'magic fluid,' and it was successful at reversing the destiny of their teeth - without drilling and filling!

 

 


Army of Stray Cats Battles Plague of Rats in Western China

Release the Army of Cats! Stray cats in and around the western Chinese city of Bole no longer have to “get their dinner from a garbage can” thanks to the area's booming population of rats.

Chinese Fitness Camps for Kids Motivate Overweight Offspring

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in China, pun intended, but fitness experts inspired by American “Fat Camps” (or the film Full Metal Jacket) have found a 28-day solution that helps China's chubby child cadres take a great leap forward on the path to healthier lifestyles.

Transparent Face Masks Shut Out Germs, Show Off Smiles

Masclear is a transparent face mask that retains the germ-blocking power of traditional cloth masks while showing society something they've never seen before: the mask-wearer's face.

LeBron James Takes His Talents to China

'The Chosen One' has chosen China – at least, for a few days. The 2011 LeBron James Basketball Tour was a promotional tour de force both for the NBA and for Nike, manufacturer of King James' new shoes.

The First Cardboard Radio: Now That's Green Design

....The internal wiring is all set up in a simple card structure.  There's not a lot to the Cardboard Radio; it's not a BOSE®, but it does have its own charm, as well as working parts.

Does Today's Income Tax Coddle An Endangered Species?

The idea of a personal income tax is a modern invention. Throughout most of history, the record keeping of tracking individual income would been a logistical nightmare. During the Civil War, however, Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1861 which instituted an income tax for the first time. Today class warfare is more of a concern to American citizens versus whether or not you hail from the North or South. . .

Euglena Burgers: The Other Green Meat

The tiny, single-celled Euglena has a foot in both the Animal and Plant kingdoms. It could also have a hand in changing the world's meat-eating culture and vastly improving the environment.

Reptile Cafe: Something Newt in Yokohama!

Yokohama Subtropical Tea is Japan's first and only "reptile cafe", offering guests a respite from home and office stress along with the chance to warm up to the cold-blooded staff. What's more, the lounge lizards are real lizards.

Hot Dog? Chill Your Collie with a Cool Pet Pad!

Summer heat and humidity is an uncomfortable for pets as it is for people, but thanks to this Fido- (or Fluffy) sized gel-filled cooling pad, chilling out the dog days of summer is the cat's pyjamas.

Lean Green Poop Bags - Biodegradable AND Flushable

A year ago, it was hard to find biodegradable dog poop bags.  Now, they're everywhere. In fact, many of today's biodegradables are also water soluble and, therefore, flushable.  This is great news because, according to the Enviromental Protection Agency, "Flushing pet waste is the best disposal method."  But not everyone with a toilet can flush pet poop, even in a flushable bag...

 

 


China's Swimmers Wear Weird Wetsuits to Avoid Sun, Slime & Seaweed

Tight black wetsuits sported by some Chinese swimmers are frightening to be sure, but then again so are the innumerable chemical, biological and zoological hazards lurking just off China's not-so-pristine shores. "Suit up and shut up," advise China's so-called Swimsuit Aunties.

Ghost Of Guy Fawkes Evoked To Destroy Facebook?

While the blogoshere is cyberventilating once again about the imminent demise of Facebook (anybody remember the "We're Quitting Facebook Day" scheduled for May 31, 2010?), the ghost of Guy Fawkes has been evoked to stir the conspiracy pot. Five hundred years to the day, the Hacker activist group known as Anonymous is claiming they will coincide their destruction of Facebook with Fawkes attempt to blow up the House of Parliament on November 5, 1605.

China's One-Child Policy Blamed for Widening Gender Imbalance

China's controversial One-Child Policy may have put the brakes on the country's unsustainable rate of population growth but that silver lining hides a dark cloud: a widening gender imbalance that makes it increasingly hard for a guy to find the right girl... or ANY girl, for that matter.

Fashion White Lab Coats Smarten Up Your Style, Get Admirers to Say 'Ahh'

What's up, doc? Japan's newest clothing trend, white 'Fashion Lab Coats', follows up the international popularity of casual surgical scrubs by adding a dash of upscale professional appeal.