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You gotta love the Russian company SKN for converting old Russian ammunitions into diamonds, and didn't you always want to know how many steps you'd have to take to create the inevitable splash of coffee on your carpet? But the SpeechJammer in 2012? A machine that delays speech and makes one stutter is decades old, and it actually has the practical application of helping stutterers speak without stuttering.
The retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor alpha, RORA for short, is a gene that ordinarily protects our fragile cells from stress, but scientific findings in the last few years have shown that the RORA gene often shuts down when certain other cells destabilize them. This study, conducted by Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System, finds yet another psychiatric disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), linked to a breakdown or 'risk variant' of the RORA gene.
A 19-year old electrical engineering student at the University of Queensland in Australia has created a levitating light bulb that is not an optical illusion. While it may not look too sexy in this photo, just wait until you see these LevLights floating around your ceiling in designer glass shades.
Childbirth is a painful process for a mom, even with epidural pain killers that effectively reduce that pain. Fear of that pain, called tocophobia, is why some women choose not to have children at all. But for women who do become pregnant and carry their children to term, the fear of childbirth may actually cause greater difficulty to the mother in the delivery room, according to a new study from Norway.