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10 Easy (and Cheap) Renovations That Will Instantly Boost the Value Of Your House

Any man can make these simple home improvements<p>A man’s home might be his castle, but few of us have the funds to live like kings.<p>“It’s easy to say ‘I’ve got what I’ve got, and that’s that,’” says Stephen Fanuka, host of DIY Network’s <i>Million Dollar Contractor</i>. But just because you can’t splurge on a …

Scientists use skin cells to create artificial sperm and eggs

Scientists have made primitive forms of artificial sperm and eggs in a medical feat that could transform the understanding of age-related diseases and fertility problems.<p>Researchers in Cambridge made the early-stage sex cells by culturing human embryonic stem cells under carefully-controlled …

A low-loonie era: Keep these 21 stocks on your radar

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Stocks positioned well for a low-loonie era.<p>The recent plunge in oil prices has been fully reflected in the value of the Canadian dollar, which last month fell to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since 2009.<p>As a currency linked to commodity prices, the oil selloff …

Man’s headaches due to tapeworm living in his brain for four years

A man who went to see his doctor after suffering headaches and experiencing strange smells was found to have been living for more than four years with a rare parasitic worm in his brain.<p>In the first case of its kind in Britain, the ribbon-shaped tapeworm was found to have burrowed from one side of …

The Dark Knight: my most overrated film

You certainly can’t fault Christopher Nolan for his ambition. He’s put together sequences of snow-suited espionage within a character’s multi-tiered subconscious. He’s dispatched heroes back and forth through time-dilating intergalactic wormholes. He’s even coaxed Al Pacino through an entire movie …

Mind-control device lets people alter genes in mice through power of thought

Scientists have created a mind-control system that allows a person to alter the genes in a mouse through the power of thought alone.<p>The approach fuses the latest advances in cybernetics with those in synthetic biology by connecting a wireless headset that monitors brainwaves to an implant in the …

New Microscope Makes Gorgeous 3-D Movies Of Living Cells

Biology is beautiful.<p>There's a new microscope in town and the images it produces are stunning. An international team of engineers and biologists is announcing it's made a microscope that's able to see phenomena such as single proteins diffusing through thickly-packed cells, and the movement of the …

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

Sex organ art reveals body diversity

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …