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She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

Microbiology

Watch #1 Organic Gardening Documentary for Free - Organic Gardening

We invite you to watch <i>Back to Eden</i>, the number 1 organic gardening documentary that will teach you how to grow vegetables and grow fruits with less …

Microbiomania: what we actually know about the human microbiome

Lance Armstrong may not have tried it, but poo doping is the new item of discussion on the performance enhancement menu.<p>It turns out elite cyclists …

Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

Photos released of New York's first micro-apartment tower by nArchitects

New York architecture firm nArchitects has released new photos of its modular, micro-unit residential building that is intended to serve as a …

Skyscrapers

Shoe Box apartment in Beirut packs everything into 15 square metres

Lebanese studio Eliemetni has squeezed everything a guest could need into a micro studio apartment on the roof of an old building in the Achrafieh …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Rise of the (vending) machines: Singapore takes convenience to next level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Weird and wacky vending machines have long been part of Japan's innovative culture -- from healthy lettuce (yes, just lettuce) and bananas, to the more indulgent draft beer dispenser.<p>In Germany, there's a vending machine that dispenses all the farm-fresh breakfast basics -- sausages, …

Ice Cream

Amsterdam's efficient Superlofts adapt to homeowners' needs over the course of a lifetime

Marc Koehler Architects has created a series of lofts that put the design decision-making process in residents’ hands. Their Superlofts feature a …

161-square-foot micro apartment accommodates everything you need

The ‘shoe box’ studio is located on a Beirut rooftop<p>Downsizing continues to capture the imaginations of folks the world over, whether for necessity’s sake or a desire to declutter and live minimally. This micro apartment in Beirut was borne out of both things—a lack of affordable accommodations as …

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Here's how you can access your computer from anywhere

Phone home.<p>Even if you conscientiously save your data to the cloud, there always comes a time when you're away from your home or office and need to edit a file that's stuck on that computer. While you're sitting in a hotel room, you might need to run a program on your home PC, and while out and …

The Total Transformation of a Tiny, Outdated Studio

Francis decided to rent this small (like, only 365 square feet) studio apartment in Miami when he got sick of his commute to work from Fort …

50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of all sizes.<p>While being inherently modern, floor-to-ceiling windows can also solve practical problems, such as allowing residents to enjoy the outside from the comfort of …

Architecture

205-square-foot micro apartment contains everything you need

The prototype is a collaboration between Ab Rogers Design and U+I<p>As London continues to feel the crunch of the lack of affordable housing, designers and developers continue to look for new solutions. One of these ideas comes from local firm Ab Rogers Design in a collaboration with development …

7 Small bedroom designs by professional experts

The bedroom is typically a place to sleep and relax so honestly, you don't actually need that much space. The important thing is to make it the most …

A cancer treatment that's part of 'a big new field of medicine' just got approved

The treatment, called Yescarta, treats a type of blood cancer called aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The highly personalized cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy (CAR is short for chimeric antigen receptor) is made by Kite Pharma, a company that in August was acquired by biotech giant …

When Children Begin To Lie, There's Actually A Positive Takeaway

My 4-year-old recently called out to me that he was all dressed for school and going to play outside.<p>A moment later, I watched him appear outside the kitchen window and begin to happily blow bubbles — in his pajamas.<p>It can be alarming to parents when children begin telling lies like this (as well …

The 269-Square-Foot House That Can Be Built In a Day

A lot of tiny houses lean heavily in the direction of cute, but this little prefab home—a creation of Estonian design collective Kodasema—has serious …

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

Immunotherapy

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Medical Research

You'd Never Guess This Apartment is Under 500 Square Feet

One of the biggest challenges when designing a small home is how to separate the space into different uses without making it feel constricted or …

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …

A Hyper-Efficient 376-Square-Foot Home With a Hidden Bed

I love a tiny, efficient home, and I love a good beach house, especially in these sweltering summer times, so it's nice to see the two come together. …

Medical Researchers Reverse Brain Damage in Drowning Victim

Brain Damage Reversed<p>Doctors recently reported the reversal of brain volume loss in an unresponsive two-year-old cold water drowning victim who had …

Physiotherapy

The 15 Best RV Hacks of All Time

These space-saving tricks are brilliant, whether you have a camper or not.<p>Make your home-away-from-home more cozy and efficient with these brilliant tricks and tips. Here you'll find easy ways to upgrade your storage options, DIY some homey decor, improve your camper's safety, and more.

Introduction

Welcome to the exciting journey of converting a van into a beautiful and functional camper. I'll be your tour guide today. Please remember to keep …

General anesthetic may disrupt brain development in children

A study carried out in mice finds that a common general anesthetic called isoflurane significantly interferes with the growth of neurons in the …

HOW TO MAKE A SMALL HOME LOOK MORE SPACIOUS?

<b>Your home, your space, your life!</b><p>It might be a bit smaller than you’d like it to be, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be efficient. Keep reading to …

Interior Design