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Study Shows Too Much Drinking Shrinks Your Brain

Debating on whether or not to have that last drink for the night? A new study has found that the more alcohol you consume, the more your brain shrinks.

AUDI R8 Inspires A Raceboat

The Audi R8 has been hailed as one of the best supercars ever made since hitting the streets in 2007, which is most likely why someone wanted to have a custom racing boat designed around it. The best part? The company may put the design into limited production.

Ford's MyKey System Limits Young Drivers

Parents will be the first to admit that one of the most stressful things they have ever gone through or will be going through is when it comes time for their teens to start driving. The dangers that present themselves are numerous and the temptations are just common. Ford is hoping to alleviate some of these worries with a new system they have named MyKey.

Healthy French Fries Are Just The Beginning For Actifry

If you love french fries or "chips" as the British call them, but you don't want to wear the grease on your belly or hips, Tefal has the perfect deep fryer for you. It's called the Actifry and it will cook fries for four with only one tablespoon of oil!

The Senecavirus And Cancer: Can We Use The "C" Word Yet?

It's a hard concept to grasp that a virus can infect a cell and actually do a good thing by killing the cell. This is what happens when a Senecavirus hits a cancer cell. What's more the Senecavirus kills the cancer cell without hurting any healthy cells around it.

Flatshare Refrigerator Wins 2008 Best iGeneration Design

Out of nine tremendously creative and functional household designs produced by the finalists in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition, one design really stood out in the judges minds: The "Flatshare" Refrigerator, by Austrian design student, Stefan Buchberger, whose inspiration came from sharing a flat, of course.

Water, Water, Bottled Water... Even For Your Pets!

Maybe you agree that providing your pet with his own limo and driver is going a bit too far, but I'm just not sure about bottled water for pets. See what you think, as we take a look at what five pet water brands in the perpetually fertile pet market have come up with for our pets.

Powerslides Galore on the New Leanster

When it comes to agility on the road, sport bikes are pretty hard to beat. That won't stop people from trying though, and Brudeli Tech thinks they may be close to reaching that goal. Their new bike based design, called the Leanster, adds a new level of excitement on and off the road.

Russian Scientists Design Mechanical Nurse: Is the Doctor In?

Whoever would have thought a visit to the doctor’s office might end up being a journey into the world of sci-fi? Read all about this new medical appliance from Moscow State University that will be capable of taking blood samples and delivering the results without the assistance (or salary) of a nurse.

Study Compares Difference in Weight at Chinese Buffets

Have you ever looked at your patterns of eating when sitting down to a nice hearty buffet of food? A study shows that there is a big difference in the behavior of people concerning Chinese buffets.