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Tokyo Tower Celebrates Golden Anniversary with 24-Carat Gold Replica

Tokyo Tower notched an important milestone this past December 23 by celebrating its 50th anniversary. In tribute, Ginza Tanaka is offering a 26.4 inch tall replica made of 24-carat gold for the towering sum of 50 million yen - about $510,000.

Asthma Inhalers Go Green, But At What Cost?

... Though the "green" inhalers have been on the market for a few years, and many doctors have been prescribing them, there is a sizable group of asthma patients who say they are ineffective. As the timely use of an Albuterol inhaler may make the difference between life and death, you can imagine how impassioned these patients are.

'Element Girls' Pretty Up the Periodic Table

Chemistry can be a tough subject for students more interested in games and girls, which makes "The Periodic Table: Learning Basic Chemistry through Moe" a bright idea indeed. Which element do you love the moe-st?

Marxist Manga Puts the Commie Back in Comics

With capitalism taking it on the chin of late, will communism prove to be fertile fodder for the downtrodden masses? Maybe so - a new, fictionalized manga version of Marx's "Das Kapital" is a hit in Japan today... tomorrow the world!

Caffeine Produces Better Results in Men

A new study has shown that caffeine gets to work in as little as ten minutes and also has a greater effect on men.

"Groundbreaking" Ultrasound Device Invented By PhD Student

Ultrasound machines can cost $20,000 or more and weigh 30 pounds, but not George K. Lewis's ultrasound device. Lewis's portable therapeutic ultrasound machine cost him about $150 to make -- 80 percent of which was spent on the battery -- it fits in the palm of his hand, and it can help treat cancer and relieve arthritis... among other things.

New Device May Stimulate Brain Sexually

People having trouble enjoying sex will soon have reason to celebrate. A new brain chip may be used one day to stimulate the pleasure center of the brain and deliver orgasms.

Tradition Meets Technology In The Dia Rug

The Dia Rug recently received the Red Dot award for best product design in the area of floor coverings, having already won the the Wallpaper* award for best textile in 2006. The design of the Dia is by Magdalena Lubinska and Michal Kopaniszyn, and it is based on Polish folk motifs; but the Dia Rug is an interesting blend of time honored tradition and modern technology.

Urgent Pet Owner Warning: Pets Poisoned By Potpourri

Today's column is devoted to a very dreadful occurrence. I, and other pet bloggers, have been sent this notice by pet lovers we know... and the message has been verified. Please read on...

LifeWave™ Bed Sore Treatment Shows Promise

Bed sores come secondary to any injury, illness, or disease that keeps us immobile. But don't let the word "secondary" fool you; they can be fatal.

'Lady Guard', a Pill to Prevent Peeing

Troubled too often by the need to "go"? Try Lady Guard, a new OTC pill that calms hyperactive bladders and postpones the urinary urge to when it's more convenient.

This Christmas, Give the Gift of... Snow?

Since 1986, the northern Japanese town of Hayakita has sent over 65,000 snow-filled styrofoam snowmen to those whose winters are without the white stuff.

I Am Saint Nick Launches Personal Santa Service

Through annual letters to Santa, the young and old alike divulge their biggest secrets; they reveal what it is that they'd truly like for Christmas. Until this year, we normal people haven't been privy to this classified information, but now I am Saint Nick makes it possible.

Study: Headbanging is Hazardous to your Health

Listen up all you hardcore heavy metal music fans! A new study has shown that head banging at just the right angle may cause damage to your health.

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo, Disproves An Evolutionary Theory

Snowball is a dancing bird. He keeps time with his head and he dances with his legs and claws. He's precious, and it's really hard to watch him with any degree of objectivity. So I don't know how Aniruddh D. Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute and the University of California, San Diego, was able to watch Snowball's videos over and over again, in order to study the bird's movements in relation to the music he was hearing.

Cell Phones in Russia: Nokia Leads The Way

Russia has a passion for cell phones, especially glitzy and different ones that enable them to keep up with the Russian equivalent of the Jones’s (whoever they are anyway.) Read on and learn about Nokia’s cultural hold over the Russian people.

Taste Sensations Better in Girls than Boys

Here is one more reason why girls are better than boys: a new study has found that girls have a better sense of taste than boys do.

Bye Bye Bypass! Hello Tissue Engineering!

An Israeli team of cardiologists at the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, has created an alternative for coronary bypass surgery, by developing a tissue regeneration technique that enables the body to produce new blood vessels.

Electrolux Kitchen Design 2008 Contest Winners Announced

Electroux Icon® and Interior Design® have announced the winners of their 2008 contest for the best kitchen design. Architectural designers were challenged to come up with designs for a kitchen that would meet the needs of a modern family.

If You Must Smoke, Drink Red Wine

Every day there's more news about the health benefits of red wine, but this one is hard to believe: Moderate consumption of red wine is related to a 60 percent reduced risk of lung cancer in men who have ever smoked!

Study: Intentional Pain Worse Than Accidental Pain

We all know that pain can hurt. However, a new study says that pain hurts more if the person giving you the pain does it on purpose.

Study Shows Immune System Strongest at Night

According to a new study done on fruit flies, the body’s immune system works hardest during the night, while at its lowest during the day.

Delaying School By One Hour May Improve Sleep and Decrease Auto Accidents

I always thought that high school started too early in the morning. It was hard waking up so early in the day, especially when I had been studying late the night before. A new study says that delaying school start times by just one hour improves sleep in teens and decreases their chances of getting into an auto accident.

Plastic Bottle Lifesavers Save Lives and Dollars

Coast Guard offices in Japanese seaside cities are saving money along with lives by recycling used PET plastic bottles into lifesaver flotation devices.

Teen Girls Who Smoke May Suffer Weight Problems as Adults

To all those teenage girls that are thinking about smoking, a new study says that teen smokers are more likely to be obese as adults.