Melvin De Vera

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'Simpsons' writers give epic marathon survival guide

On Thursday at the strike of 10 a.m. ET, FXX will drop an absurdly daunting challenge into the laps of channel surfers by airing all 552 episodes of</i> …

Scientists Just Found Stray Vials of Smallpox from the 1950s

If there’s one thing you gen­er­ally want to keep tabs on, it’s a deadly vir­us that has killed an es­tim­ated 300 mil­lion people in the 20th …

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How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

Lung in a box. Very cool.<p>To extend the time an organ can last before it’s transplanted into a recipient, engineers have developed the Organ Care System — which is essentially a box pumping blood and oxygen to the lung.<p>What’s especially neat about the OCS is that they can actually be used to improve imperfect donor lungs by flushing it with antibiotics and nutrients. Like refurbishing a lung, sort of. Putting donor lungs through the OCS helps increase and improve the number of potential donor …

Your Favourite Alcoholic Drinks Look Incredible Under A Microscope

Whether you're a fan of cocktails, beers, liquors or a fine wine, since the dawn of time alcohol has played a key role in being the social lubricant …

Oklahoma Shakes—Is Fracking to Blame?

It’s been a shaky week in Oklahoma. The Sooner State has experienced more than 150 earthquakes over the past week, far more than the Okies usually …

Earth-orbiting satellites see Arctic surface darkening faster

The retreat of Arctic sea ice is diminishing Earth’s albedo, or reflectivity, by an amount about twice as large as previously thought.<p>The retreat of …

Impressive 3D brain scan shows every neuron connection in a brain

If you look at the wires behind your entertainment console, you're going to see different colors tangled up with different things leading to …

Why Typhoon Haiyan Caused So Much Damage

The deadly typhoon that swept through the Philippines was one of the strongest ever recorded. But storms nearly this powerful are actually common in the eastern Pacific. Typhoon Haiyan's devastation can be chalked up to a series of bad coincidences.<p>Typhoons — known in our part of the world as …

Artist nails his scrotum to the ground in Red Square

Red Square has seen a lot over the centuries, from public executions to giant military parades, but a performance artist broke new ground on Sunday when he nailed his scrotum to cobblestones in a painful act of protest.<p>Pyotr Pavlensky said the protest was his response to Russia's descent into a …

Lance Armstrong complains of 'massive personal loss' in doping fall-out

Lance Armstrong has questioned the validity of cycling's inquiry into doping and complained that he has "experienced massive personal loss … while others have truly capitalised on this story".<p>"Do I think that this process has been good for cycling?" he said in a interview. "No. I don't think our …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Pharmas have message for Indian PM

U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers say India has made a mockery of their drug patents. And when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the White House on Friday, they want President Barack Obama to give him an earful about it.<p>If direct diplomacy doesn’t work — it’s a long shot, considering that Singh …

Justin Bieber's Monkey Graffiti Might Have Been a Mistake

Justin Bieber posted a photo of him putting the finishing touches on some graffiti of a monkey wearing a crown and hip-hop paraphernalia that is bordering on racially insensitive. Let's all give a round of applause for Justin Bieber yet again bumming...<p><i>Welcome to another edition of This Week in</i> …

The LAPD Just Broke the Record for Arresting Walmart Protestors

Civil disobedience against Walmart has reached a new high. 54 protesters were arrested late Thursday night in front of a controversial Walmart location in Los Angeles. The protest consisted of 500 activists, faced down by 100 cops.<p><i>Screencap via</i><p>Civil disobedience against Walmart has reached a new …

8 Ways To Handle Your Hangover Abroad (GIFs)

Traveling and partying go hand in hand -- there's nothing like experiencing a foreign city by night, reveling with the locals.<p>But too much fun can lead to a nagging hangover that could really put a damper on the daytime portion of your trip. Stay healthy and know how to get a handle on your …

Italian design firm launches its first "mini yacht"

The watercraft is made with a fiberglass hull and features a hydro-jet system and can come equipped with one or two (petrol or diesel) engines, …

Chrysler recalls 1.2 million Ram trucks over steering problem

Chrysler is the latest auto maker to issue a recall of select models, this one concerning a hefty 1.2 million trucks that could suffer from a loss of …

Insane Photo From International Space Station Shows Typhoon Haiyan

An American astronaut took an unbelievable photo of Typhoon Haiyan from the International Space Station.<p>Easily besting radar images, the photo shows …

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Typhoon Haiyan: Hundreds feared dead in Philippines

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1026000/1026800_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694354_81125631213b6dfe985f85d62c1a1135<p><b>Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday.</b><p>Among the worst hit areas were the eastern island …

Samsung CEO promises to deliver devices with 'folding displays' in 2015

At Samsung's Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers some time in 2015. The screen tech (which we've seen an incremental nudge towards with the Galaxy …

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IG report slams Comey for 'error of judgment' in Clinton email probe<p>Video shows Trump saluting North Korean general<p>Tense White House briefing centers …

Drug Reduces Gambling Behavior In Slot Machine-Loving Rats

Rats couldn't resist a slot machine that offered up sugar—until researchers gave them a dopamine blocker.<p>Scientists have found a way to reduce gambling-type behaviors in rats by blocking a specific dopamine receptor, signaling a potential treatment for pathological gambling.<p>In a study led by Paul …

DNA sequencing: how much do you want to know about your health future?

This past July, the New York Genome Center opened its shiny new doors in downtown Manhattan. The massive, sparkling multi-million dollar 21st-century lab is now open for business, sequencing the genomes of sick patients in New York.<p>By sequencing the gene structure, doctors hope to find treatments …

Brave transhumanist pioneer self-implants a computer into his arm - ExtremeTech

By on November 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>With a retail Google Glass on the …

The bottom 90 percent have no voice in Washington

The middle class don’t write big checks so Congress is free to ignore them<p>Robert Reich<p>November 4, 2013 1:33pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>So how to explain this paradox?<p>As of November 1 more than 47 million Americans have lost some or all of their food stamp benefits. House …

Innovative Israeli Company Seeks To Put A Freeze On Lung Cancer

IceCure is no stranger to the public eye. Recently, this innovative Israeli biomedical startup saw worldwide fame with its revolutionary use of …

Origin Of Syphilis Still An Enigma

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 11/04/2013 08:06 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Syphilis has been infecting people for centuries, and many researchers have tried to pinpoint the part of the world where the bacterium that causes the disease first appeared, before spreading across the globe and …