Andrei Iordache

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Scientists Identify Potentially Harmful Bacteria in Espresso Machines

Turns out bacteria like coffee too.<p>Your coffee maker might be brewing more than just coffee, scientists in Spain have discovered, reporting that in a …

Espresso

Pharmaindustrie: Viele neue Krebsmedikamente auf dem Markt

<i>Neue Medikamente</i><p>Die forschenden Pharmakonzerne waren in diesem Jahr überdurchschnittlich erfolgreich.<p>(Foto: dpa)<p>Gleich drei Dutzend neue Medikamente …

Understanding Patient Willingness to Pay

A key feature of emerging markets is that patients often have to self-fund a high proportion of their healthcare costs. For all but the most severe …

The Best Short Story Collections of 2015

You could fill bookcases with the number of half-finished novels sitting around my home. A busy stretch at work, sudden travel, a shift in mood — …

13 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

We pinky-promise.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already-crowded windowsill. Check out the list below, then, once you've built up the confidence to go all out, take your Plant Lady status one step further with <i>The Backyard Homestead</i>, a beginner's guide to gardening. …

Plants

The Best Houseplants You (Probably) Won’t Kill

When it comes to indoor plants, men don’t have a reputation for green thumbs. But plant life is important: it can improve your home’s decor and feng …

Jim Carrey leads California’s paranoid anti-vax freakout: “This corporate fascist must be stopped”

<b>Jim Carrey (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)</b><p>California just outlawed personal exemptions for vaccines. Cue the “Vetoed Parenthood” backlash<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>July 1, 2015 6:12pm (UTC)<p>On Tuesday, California governor Jerry Brown made official a move that's been brewing all year by signing into law SB277, …

This pill ‘safe’ can’t be opened by just anybody

A new theft- and tamper-resistant prescription drug dispenser can only be opened by the right person and only when it’s time for a dose.<p>There are …

Shania Twain: 'I really believed that I would never sing again'

After 11 years without touring, many country fans thought Shania Twain would never come back to the road. There was turmoil in her personal life, she still had a son to raise, and on top of it all, the legendary star lost her singing voice a mystery that still worries her to this day.<p>“It was very …

41 Amazing Ideas For The Best Summer Party Ever

You can't do it the same way you did last year. You just can't.<p>Make sure yours is the kind of party no one wants to leave.

Lemon-Raspberry Hand Pies

March 13, 2015<p>I firmly believe that no one ever really needs an excuse to eat pie. But if you’ve been waiting for just the right occasion to bust our …

Victorian Home Remodel in San Francisco by Feldman Architecture

If you have ever been to the city of <b>San Francisco</b>, you will be pretty familiar with those lovely Victorian homes of the city that seem to be neatly …

Two datavis places I don’t belong to

I’m an introvert, so it’s very easy for me to also be an uncompromising Marxist (the Groucho flavor), specially when it comes to club membership (<i>I</i> …

'The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters' - A Call to Arms

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p><b>What do we want?</b><p><b>L</b><b>ogical empiricism!</b><p><b>When do we want it?</b><p><b>Now!</b><p>Geek culture has never been more popular. The popularity of GeekDad, …

30 Dreamy Kitchen Paint Colors and Ideas

You know, your walls don't have to be white.<p>Punch up those cabinets with bright blues and reds, or ground a large space with a soothing gray or green. Here, the ultimate kitchen color inspiration is served. (And if you get through all of these ideas and still love those pearly whites? Check out …

The Only Colors You Should Ever Use in a Small Space

The best antidote for an undersize space? Rich, saturated color and lots of it. Designers share the best hues for a tiny room.<p>The best antidote for an undersize space? Rich, saturated color — and lots of it. Designers share the best hues for a tiny room.

Guide To Choosing The Right Kitchen Counter Stools

A lot of kitchens include islands which double as bars or breakfast tables. But deciding whether or not you want a kitchen island is not the only …

Apartment Designs For A Small Family, Young Couple And A Bachelor

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Marina Tsoy<p>The first studio apartment is located in the Russian city of Surgat and is home to a young family. The apartment measures …

Rubber Band Power: 7 Stretchy DIY Toys

The humble rubber band opens up a whole range of possibilities for fun DIY projects. These rubber band toys make great gifts, particularly for geeky kids or partners who appreciate the homemade touch.<p><b>Rubber Band Car Launcher</b><p>You can use the explosive energy stored in a stretched rubber band to …

Rubber Bands

Ways Of Integrating Corner Kitchen Tables In Your Décor

Corner kitchen tables offer a multitude of benefits in terms of interior design. They can be integrated in the design in all sorts of different ways …

Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for a Facade Facelift

A facade facelift can be accomplished with a strategy as simple as new house numbers or as ambitious as a paint job. With spring on the horizon, …

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show<p>The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog show took place this week, filling Manhattan with thousands of …

Pets

Christians Against Dinosaurs Is A Real Thing, And They Want Dino Lies Out Of Our Classrooms

First off, there is a group called Christians Against Dinosaurs. Recently, one of its members posted to Mumsnet, a parenting board, with some pretty hard evidence against the existence of dinosaurs and very rational reactions to dinosaur-related toys and play. Let’s enjoy, shall we?<p>I’m really …

10 Ways You've Never Thought To Use Your Bookshelf

Yes they look great standing upright, filled with books. But they can do so much more.<p>Try these inspired design ideas to make the most of your bookshelves.