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Save Money and Shop Smart: Know the Style Pyramid | The Art of Manliness

Let’s just be honest: style, for men, is a hard thing to grasp. It’s especially hard when buying new clothes. We always forget our sizes, we don’t …

Size Matters: 5 Things Guys Need to Know About Clothes

I love to shop for clothes, but with my 5'6" frame shopping excursions often turn into scavenger hunts because most stores offer few or no choices for body types like me. I'm just a few inches shy of the height of an average American male who stands at approximately 5'8", yet the average extra …


The AIDS Cure

Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.<p><b>In 2007</b>, a little-known German doctor applied to speak at a prestigious AIDS conference, claiming to have cured a single case of the disease. He described a 41-year-old man, dubbed the “Berlin …


I don't know what I think

I don’t know what I think, or how — and neither do you. But after reading Daniel Kahneman’s book, at least I understand the difficulties of thinking a little better.<p>When I was about half way through Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i>, a meticulous and perturbing dissection of the ease with …

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …


FELT 13" MESSENGER BAG laptop A4 briefcase macbook bag - sandbrown wool leather details vintage style man bag

Handmade felt bag / natural woolfelt / leather details .<br>If you're looking for a slim and stylish bag to hold A4 size paperworks, or a thin laptop like macbook 12" or 13" this could be your bag! A stylish combination of pure & undyed wool and buffalo leather for everyday use.<p>This medium sized brown …
















The Best Earth Pics From the Newest Landsat Satellite

Launched a year ago on Feb. 11, the Landsat 8 satellite has been capturing incredible images of Earth. As beautiful as these images are, the true …

Nanoparticles deliver drug to mice with muscular dystrophy - Futurity

When treated with nanoparticles loaded with an immunosuppressive drug, mice with muscular dystrophy showed improved strength and heart function.

Molecular Biology

In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

The dinosaurs were killed during the Fifth Extinction — which scientists suspect was caused by an asteroid. Now, we are living through an epoch that many scientists describe as the Sixth Extinction, and this time, human activity is the culprit. As one scientist put it: We're the asteroid.<p>Elizabeth …

Rational Paranoia: Scientist Pursued By Chemical Company For Studies

Tyrone Hayes thought a multinational chemical concern was out to discredit him. He was right.<p>You must read this article in the New Yorker about a scientist being pursued by a chemical company after showing that one of its products was harmful. Tyrone Hayes, a UC-Berkeley scientist, received funding …

National Ignition Facility Announces Record Amount Of Fusion Energy

Physicists had to compress the fuel to twice the density of the core of the sun.<p>U.S. physicists are reporting they've created more energy than ever before from a laser-triggered fusion reaction.<p>Fusion is the reaction that occurs in the interiors of stars, including Earth's own sun. Theoretically, …

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

Scientists have moved a step closer to achieving sustainable nuclear fusion and almost limitless clean energy<p>• Explaining nuclear fusion: is it the way to cheap energy?<p>US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun …

Why am I hallucinating?

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

I have to admit, I melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt.<p>It's an indulgence that we're told to resist. And I try to abide. (Stealing a bite of my daughter's YoBaby doesn't count, does it?)<p>The reason we're told to limit dairy fat seems pretty straightforward. The extra calories packed into the …

There's More Than One Way To Cure Diseases With Genes

A recent roundup in The Economist looks at a few new ideas for gene therapy.<p>Many people have inherited genes that are making them sick, or will, one day. Troublesome genes are part and parcel of being human. In the future, however, doctors may have some fixes, ranging from giving their patients …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Mouse embryo with beating heart generated totally from Stap cells – video

A mouse embryo with beating heart generated totally from Stap cells using an acid technique developed by scientists in Kobe, Japan. In a series of elegant experiments, researchers showed that cells plucked from animals could be turned into all-powerful master cells simply by immersing them in a …