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Substandard Chinese Drinking Straws Are A Potential Health Hazard

Is this the last straw? Substandard drinking straws making up 80 percent of the straws sold in Shanghai can cause a host of harmful health issues when the toxic chemicals used in their manufacture leach out into hot drinks.

Immortality For Scientists & Dalai Lama Connected By Social Media

A research initiative under the code name "Avatar" is opening its San Francisco office this summer, and will be launching a social media project connecting scientists around the world with the unprecedented goal of offering them immortality. Dimitry Itskov, a 31 yr-old media entrepreneur aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within the next 10 years.

Want To Lose Weight That Badly? 5 Crazy Celebrity Diets

Try as one might to avoid them, celebrities are somewhat sewn into the fabric of our daily lives. So with the pressure of having to constantly look good it begs the question, what is going on behind the incredibly well groomed scenes? Whether it is a diet which starves the body of carbohydrates or a crazy juice only diet, it seems like celebrities will do just about anything to squeeze into their perfect ensemble.

New Anti-Malaria Vaccine Reduces Risk Of Infection By Over 70 Percent

An effective anti-malaria vaccine has been developed by a team of researchers at the Osaka University Research Institute for Microbial Diseases in Japan. The results of clinical trials conducted over a two-year period on location in Uganda, Africa, and published in the U.S. journal PLOS One confirm the BK-SE36 dry powder vaccine lowered the risk of acquiring malaria by a whopping 72 percent.

Heart Attacks, Sleep Disturbances, And PTSD

Most of us don't immediately associate post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with heart attacks, but when we stop and think about it... a heart attack is a hell-of-a traumatic event, one which could certainly induce symptoms of PTSD....

The Power of Psychology: How Gaming Helps Fight Cancer

It's incredible the degree to which one's mindset can impact one's well-being. To that end,one team of doctors and programmers has devised their own unique means of attacking the Cancer: they've made a video game. Several, actually. 

Design A New Way To Deliver Insulin & Win $5,000 Via Ignite Contest!

Sure, I came across this one very close to its deadline, but if you have a brilliant new way for diabetics to consume the insulin they need, send it to the Ignite: Diabetes Challenge for a chance to win $5,000.

DrinkSavvy: Innovative Product Line Focused On The Prevention Of Date Rape

Date rape is a serious issue, and it affects people of all ages and both genders. For the past couple of decades, women have been warned about the risks of leaving their drinks unattended at parties and bars. The result of not closely guarding a drink could be an unpleasant drug trip, and undesired sexual relations. While women can of course try and keep an eye on their beverages, those that really want to find a way to slip a date rape drug into a drink have developed sneaky ways of accomplishing their mission. It is for this reason that DrinkSavy has chosen to focus on creating products that help men and women alike detect date rape drugs in their drinks.

Promising Gray Hair Cure On The Horizon

In a recent report published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, a group of European researchers believes they’ve found a cure to the graying process.

Chinese Poultry Feather Removal Machines May Be Spreading H7N9 Bird Flu

Poultry feather removal machines are commonly used to pluck freshly slaughtered chickens, ducks and geese at China's urban live poultry markets. Trouble is, hot water steam and spray emanating from the machines could be a transmission vector of the virulent H7N9 bird flu virus.