Emmanuel Vikran

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Before & After: An Amazing $200 Kitchen Makeover

(Image credit: Mysa Home Styling)<p>There are few things more satisfying than an absolutely jaw-dropping kitchen makeover. While you may think that you …

Here's how often you should have sex in your relationship to be the happiest

Couples having sex more than once a week do not report being any happier, according to a new study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, but couples having it less than once a week report being less happy.<p>The study was based on an analysis of the results of surveys of more than …

Research

Doctors Find 'Crystal Ball for Childhood Cancer' in Gene Study

As a doctor who treats young children affected by cancer, Dr. James Downing always gets asked the same question by distraught parents. “Every parent …

Working vocal cords grown from human cells

Lab-grown tissue which produces realistic sounds marks a step forward for patients suffering from diseases or injuries which damage the voice<p>Vocal cords that produce realistic sounds have been grown in the lab from human cells.<p>The work marks a first step towards better treatments for patients who …

A Tiny Pill Monitors Vital Signs From Deep Inside The Body

After testing all the pieces of a tiny pill-size device, Albert Swiston sent it on a unique journey: through the guts of six live Yorkshire pigs.<p>Pig bodies are a lot like human bodies, and Swiston wanted to know whether the device would be able to monitor vital signs from inside a body. It did.<p>It's …

Medical Technology

Luminescent Nanoparticles Image Brain Function

<b>Research biologists, chemists and theoreticians at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), are on pace to develop the next generation of functional</b> …

How to Revive Wilty, Droopy, Squishy Vegetables

Squishy Beet, Droopy Celery, and Limp Carrot have been hanging around the bottom of your crisper for some time (weeks?). They’re getting wiltier by the day as you’re feeling guiltier, knowing their destination is not your mouth but really the compost. This happens often. You ask yourself: Why did …

Celery

Barbecued meat may increase risk of kidney cancer

Kidney cancer sufferers were found to eat far more barbecued and pan-fried meat than people free of disease<p>A diet high in barbecued meat may increase the risk of developing kidney cancer, scientists have found.<p>The new study comes just a week after the World Health Organisation warned that red and …

iPhone 7 Rumors Point To Upcoming Panic Mode, Synaptics Screens

Apple is readying the next one<p>The iPhone 7’s release date isn’t coming anytime soon, but that isn’t stopping Apple from iterating. The company’s current flagship device, the iPhone 6S, brought 3D Touch, Live Photos and faster fingerprint scanning—all features we tested in our review. For next year, …

Sunnybrook doctor first to perform blood-brain barrier procedure using focused ultrasound waves

Dr. Todd Mainprize leaned over and peered through his wire-rim glasses at a computer screen showing the brain scan of his brain cancer patient, Bonny Hall, who lay in a magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) in the adjacent room.<p>"This has gone exactly the way we hoped," the neurosurgeon said, …

Tumors

How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful

When faced with setbacks and challenges, we've all received the well-meaning advice to "stay positive." The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It's hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems …

Happiness

MRSA treatment could be transformed by new precision drug therapy

Radical combination of antibodies and antibiotics could effectively clear up ‘superbug’ infections and TB, as well as reducing harm to healthy microbes<p>A precision drug therapy that wipes out bugs that hide in the body could help clear up persistent infections that do not respond to standard …

Super Bug

Here’s the simple strategy extroverts use to win people over

Yet until recently, no one's been able to pinpoint what exactly extroverts <i>do</i> that helps them build strong social ties.<p>Now, new research from Duke University, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that the answer is surprisingly simple: It's a matter of mimicry, or copying the …

Cat People Have Some Distinct Personality Traits, Research Says

😻😻😻😻😻😻<p>Cats are unpredictable, but that's not entirely true of cat owners. So-called "cat people" tend to share a lot of the same personality traits, as studies have proven having a cat at home can say a lot about a person's character, health and dating life.<p>For example, Newsy reports in the …

Fifteen smart ideas to create a flourishing Canadian economy

<i>The Globe and Mail is hosting a debate on the economy among the leaders of the three main political parties on Thursday at 8 pm (ET). Click here for more details.</i><p>Demand for resources, and not just oil, is swooning as China's economy slows. Manufacturing, expected to bounce back in response, is …

Jupyter Notebook Viewer

Introduction to Data Analysis with Python<p>Dr. Thomas Wiecki<p>Lead Data Scientist<p>Introduction to Data Analysis with Python<p>The Path of the PyData Ninja<p>Dr. …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

In May, tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather cost the US economy $US4.6 billion. During that single month – the wettest on record – there …

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past …

This Bird Nails Lip-Syncing Nelly’s ‘Dilemma’ Featuring Kelly Rowland

In a clip uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 15, footage of a cockatiel named “Patrick Jane” has been made to look like the bird is lip-syncing to Nelly’s …

New York Dims Its Lights to Stop Birds From Crashing Into Buildings

Hundreds of millions of migratory birds are disoriented by city lights, leading to a "fatal attraction" to brightly lit windows.<p>In a bid to save birds, the state of New York has decided to turn off unnecessary lights in its buildings. The hope is that migrating birds, who use starlight for …

The Moment I Realized It's Hard To Be a Mom in America

I suppose the true horror of having an American child only really occurred to me when a random toddler stumbled over to my stroller in a Santa Monica park, grabbed my son's water bottle and slugged it down. I shrugged it off and smiled as a horrified mother whipped it out of her child's hands. …

Laissez-Faire

4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

My husband is certainly not perfect, but he's pretty extraordinary in his recognition of the value of parenting. He lives out this value every day in his interactions with our children. He gives everything he has to them -- every ounce of energy, attention, patience and love that he has within.<p>When …

Parenting

How The Children Of Working Moms Feel About Them Now

Working mothers are experiencing something of a heyday right now. One recent study from Harvard found that daughters who had working mothers grew up to accomplish more at work, earn more money and climb higher on the corporate ladder than the daughters of stay-at-home moms.<p>Not only that, but the …

Parenting

Metaphor map charts the images that structure our thinking

Huge project by Glasgow University researchers plots thirteen centuries of startling cognitive connections<p>Metaphor is not the sole preserve of Shakespearean scholarship or high literary endeavour but has governed how we think about and describe our daily lives for centuries, according to …

Does Sugar Make Kids Hyper?

Short answer: Only if you believe it does<p>The image of a kid on a sugar high bouncing off the walls gained credence in the 1970s and ’80s, when several studies linked sugar intake to behavioral problems such as hyperactivity.<p>But in 1995, Vanderbilt University pediatrician Mark Wolraich reviewed 23 …

Flatworm uses 'hypodermic penis' to inject sperm into own head

Hermaphrodite flatworm is able to self-fertilise thanks to an evolutionary development resulting in a needle-like penis, scientists have discovered<p>The pursuit of reproductive success in the animal kingdom sometimes calls for extreme measures. But few creatures can match the hermaphrodite flatworm, …