Kristin Leanne Porch

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In kids, picky eating may be warning sign for mental health problems

Children who are picky eaters may have bigger problems than a lack of a well-balanced diet. A new study finds that kids who make a habit of shunning certain foods are more likely to have symptoms of depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.<p>To be counted as picky eaters, children had to …

Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to her mother

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Family and friends gathered at a cemetery Monday to pay their final respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she was buried next to …

Whitney Houston

Berry extract added to chemo kills pancreatic cancer

A chemotherapy drug was more effective at killing pancreatic cancer cells when an extract from chokeberries was added to the mix.<p>Chokeberry is a wild …

Sleek Modern Light Bulb Doubles as a Bluetooth Speaker

Isn't it nice when technology can perform double duties? Sony introduced a product that simultaneously plays music and lights a room, all while being gorgeously designed. They've combined a warm-colored LED bulb with an integrated Bluetooth speaker. This innovative mixture has a clean and modern …

Light Bulbs

Proteins Found In The Brain Might Help Speed Up Flu Recovery While You Sleep

Research may back up the age-old advice to 'sleep it off'<p>To get over the flu, all it might take is a little extra brain protein and a lot more sleep.<p>Researchers at Washington State University at Spokane have been trying to come up with another way to treat influenza beyond yearly vaccinations. …

Washington State

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

How to make a diamond from scratch - with peanut butter

Understanding the way diamonds are formed deep in the Earth could explain how life evolved on our planet. So a team in Germany are attempting to forge the gemstones themselves, from carbon dioxide – and peanut butter. David Robson reports.<p>Every so often, Dan Frost hears a dull thud and his office …

Earth Science

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

The three majestic natural bridges of Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. This is also home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States. Photo: Manish Mamtani

Trial Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

Another step towards the cure for Alzheimer’s happened at Saint Louis University, where researchers were able to reverse symptoms in mice. What does …

Country House in Villeta, Colombia by Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia

Casa 7A, a country house located in the town of Villeta, Colombia.<p>The team of Arquitectura en Estudio collaborated with Natalia Heredia to design …

Here's The Cutest Thing You'll See All Weekend

Sometimes you need a friend to lend a hand — or a paw. There are lots of masseuse cats out there. Click through for a few of the most …

New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it

Repairing seriously damaged bones is normally a delicate art; while you want to regrow bones quickly, you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. Thankfully, Rice University has created a gel that makes it easier to produce only the bone tissue a patient needs. The …

How Evolution Explains the Conflicted Death-Penalty Debate

A new book suggests that humans' urge to mercy evolved alongside our urge for vengeance. Has the practice of hiding prisoners and executions away stifled the mercy?<p>The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma last week generated many predictable responses—some more productive than others. …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 5, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in …

MIT’s Vibrating Supershoes Tell You Where To Walk

Never check your smartphone on a jog again.<p>If you’re dubious whether the prefix “smart” can be slapped on any more product names, prepare to be flabbergasted: MIT Media Lab researcher Dhairya Dand has invented smart insoles that help guide you through the urban sprawl without once consulting a …

3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Uses Ultrasound to Speed Up Bone Healing

Say goodbye to the bulk, itchiness, and odor of traditional medical casts made of plaster. Turkish industrial designer Deniz Karasahin has come up with the concept design <i>Osteoid</i>, a 3D-printed cast that could completely transform the healing process for broken bones. This unique concept won the 2014 …

Concept Design

Artist Turns Everyday Objects Into Clever Artwork With an iPhone

Artist Brock Davis doesn't just rely on pen and paper to manifest his wit. From fruits and veggies to googly eyes, the mediums that make up his …

Everest avalanche leaves Sherpas counting dead and considering future

Chechhee Sherpa was cooking dinner when her husband called from Everest. Just 23, Abiral Rai was working for the first time on the mountain, carrying loads for his New Zealand client in preparation for an attempt on the summit in May. He told Chechhee that he would be up at 2am on Friday to climb …

What happened in Rwanda is happening again in Central African Republic

Drive north from the capital, and you soon discover why relief workers call the Central African Republic a post-apocalyptic country. After a year of mass murder, the villages are abandoned and the roads eerily empty and desolate.<p>The checkpoints are controlled by cold-eyed men from largely Christian …

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

Cancer diagnosis as simple as a pregnancy test

A paper strip can sample urine for signs of tumours in the body. The cancer-detecting strip could one day make it simpler and more affordable to …

Biomarkers

A Gold Gadget That Would Let You Stop Heart Attacks With a Smartphone

Implantable defibrillators and pacemakers have been around since the 1970s, but advances in materials science and 3-D visualization are transforming …

Patient’s Cranium Replaced With Custom 3D Printed Implant

Three months ago, a 22-year-old woman, suffering from a rare bone ailment, underwent brain surgery in Holland. Her skull, which had grown some three …