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New drugs may transform Down syndrome

Recent breakthroughs could lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder<p>People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until now. In the past few years a number of laboratories have uncovered critical drug targets within disabled …

Hawaii: The new battleground for GMO regulation

Kauai island is debating bills that would require companies to disclose details about their use of pesticides<p>Lawmakers in Kauai today will decide the fate of a hotly debated bill that would require agri-biotech companies to disclose details about the pesticides they are using as well as the …

Condom Benefits: Healthy Vagina

Why? Study authors say that having sex with a condom provides a barrier that keeps semen from affecting your natural pH level—which means the good bacteria can stick around. And that’s a great thing because healthy levels of lactobacilli can help prevent yeast infections, UTIs, and bacterial …

Watch Two Apes Swim In A Pool

They look so happy!<p>Most mammals, when they deign to take a dip, swim with a version of the doggy-paddle. The limbs move underneath the water, perpendicular to the water's surface, in a running motion. But apes appear to swim a little differently--and much more like us.<p>Footage taken at the …

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Stars appear to twinkle, planets don’t. Here's why.<p>Did you know you can distinguish between stars and planets in the sky?<p>Stars twinkle, planets don't.<p>Okay, that's not actually correct. The stars, planets, even the sun and moon twinkle, all in varying amounts. Anything outside the atmosphere is …

Even Teenagers Don't Want to Go to Malls Anymore

Stop what you're doing and watch the short film Post Human right now

Behold less than six minutes of action-packed awesomeness topped with a whole lotta blood and a dollop of NSFW nudity. This short film <i>Post Human</i> is …

This little orange box is spreading economic opportunities across Africa

A little orange box that started in South Africa is now making it’s up across the continent.<p>Nomanini is a social enterprise company that sells a “business in a box.” The portable orange device is called Lula, and works as a digital vending machine for selling prepaid vouchers for mobile airtime, …

Super-cute baby zonkey, not for sale, probably sterile

Half zebra and half donkey, the fuzzy little zonkey named Ippo was born one week ago on an animal reserve near Florence, Italy.<p>The zonkey is not the brainchild of some deranged Dr. Moreau-like figure trying to put two animals of a different species together, but rather is the product of good …

Cute

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

Court stops scientists from publishing codes that could wirelessly lockpick Porsches

Three cryptography experts from a Dutch university have cracked the codes used to start luxury cars such as Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, knowledge that could allow anyone with the right tools to wirelessly lockpick a $300,000 car. The researchers were preparing to publish a paper in …

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If We Could See Wi-Fi, Washington, D.C., Would Look Like This

Depending on where you are right now, chances are you’re either taking Wi-Fi access for granted, or cursing a device for failing to deliver on-the-fly data. But whether Wi-Fi signals are playing the hero or the villain, they still <i>exist</i>, at least in some crucial but imaginary and invisible realm.<p>“We …

Don’t Break Up Over Text! Have This App Do It For You

BreakupText is an iPhone app that pokes fun at our connected culture. But the scary part is that some people have (probably) used it.<p>Nobody wants to be dumped by text message, and not just because it’s impersonal. A text is inherently casual–a quick smattering of pseudo-thought cranked out on a …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

35 Delicious Ways To Use Zucchini

What to do when zucchinis seem to fall in love and raise entire families in your fridge drawer? Here's how to cope with a squash population problem.

Food

Associated Press News

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Gigaom | Why the startup Wibbitz could wipe out some publishers’ video businesses

Advertisement<p>Every so often you stumble upon a concept or service that makes it clear that major change is afoot. In this case, if you’re a …

Weird Science makes friends with atheists to keep them happy

But it sticks everyone in uncomfortable chairs so they drive safely.<p><b>Christians have happy tweets, atheists think too much.</b> Social networking services …

An alleged money laundering scheme, fronted by 10 million bars of soap

The moment money launderers get lazy is the moment they get caught. Such is the case with two men who allegedly decided that transferring a lump sum of $9.7 million to buy 10 million bars of soap wouldn’t turn any heads.<p>Late Thursday, Costa Rican investigators raided the office (Spanish link) of …

Corruption

'Black Skinhead' Will Be First Single off Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

Radio version and video in the works<p>"Black Skinhead" will be hitting the radio this summer. According to <i>Billboard</i>, Kanye West is currently prepping …

Music Festivals

Janelle Monáe: 'I'm a time traveller. I have been to lots of different places'

The last time Janelle Monáe did interviews she generally spoke "in character", from behind sunglasses, and predicted an alien takeover. Today I'm to …

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

However, this survivorship bias is problematic. Jason Cohen of Smart Bear Software does a nice job articulating this issue stating:<p>Luckily, the startup community often courageously shares their stories — even when things don't end well.<p><i>This list was compiled by ChubbyBrain and was suggested by</i> …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Eminem Details Drug Addiction and Overdose in New Documentary

'My bottom was going to be death,' rapper reveals in 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs'<p>"I don't know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. …

Drug Addiction

'Zombie Skin': An Original Metal Song by 6-Year-Old Aaralyn

I’m pretty sure this is the ‘Don’t Brush My Hair’ girl who went viral a few years back. Well, she has moved on up and out of her parents’ garage.<p>I …

10 Magical Facts About Unicorns

Just because unicorns are mythical doesn’t mean they haven’t had a real impact on history. Just ask a narwhal!<p><b>1.</b> The first known depiction of a …