Laura Doty McMahon

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12 DIY Bathroom Ideas

If you are looking for a little inspiration for your bathroom, here’s a collection of DIY bathroom crafts and ideas to get you motivated. The beauty …

How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Stylish, Nautical-Inspired Ottoman

As it turns out, with the right materials and some creativity, you can transform just about <i>anything</i> into a functional and stylish piece of furniture …

Creative lamp shades

How to Make Citronella Candles

If your favourite thing in the summer is warm nights outside then likely one of your least favourite is getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. Making …

Tutorial: How to make a wood valance window treatment

<i>posted by</i> Jamielyn <i>on</i> February 7, 2011<p>I have been staring at the blank window in my living room for a whole year now. I kept thinking about doing a …

Living Rooms

How To: DIY Antiqued Mercury Mirror Glass

May 24, 2012<p>How To: DIY Antiqued Mercury Mirror Glass<p>Today we're excited to to share this simple and affordable method for transforming any piece of …

Gut–brain connection is a two-way street, study says

A UCLA study suggests that bacteria ingested in food – such as yogurt – can affect our brain function.<p>Researchers have known that the brain sends …

Wellness

Liquid woolly mammoth blood found preserved in Russian ice, researchers report

As global warming thaws the ground in Russia, researchers have been making some amazing finds. Now, Russian researchers claim to have made what could be the most incredible discovery of all: the preserved blood and meat of a woolly mammoth. "When we broke the ice beneath [the mammoth's] stomach, …

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …

Team picks apart structure of HIV’s shell

<b>U. PITTSBURGH (US) —</b> The first description of the 4-million-atom structure of the HIV’s capsid, or protein shell, could lead to new ways to fight the …

First-in-class cancer drug approved to fight melanoma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first cancer drug to inhibit a protein — called MEK — that acts in a pathway that fuels …

No-calorie sweetener may alter metabolism

<b>WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> Although sucralose, a popular artificial sweetener, has no calories, it can modify how the body handles sugar.<p>In a …

Imaging Breakthrough: See Atomic Bonds Before and After Molecular Reaction

For the first time, scientists have visually captured a molecule at single-atom resolution in the act of rearranging its bonds. The images look …

'Bioprosthetic' artificial heart combines synthetic materials and cow tissue

A French company will be moving forward with implanting a new artificial heart that incorporates biological tissue from a cow. Earlier this month Carmat won approval from four different cardiac centers in Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Poland, and Belgium. While synthetic hearts aren't new, what sets the …

Historical data suggests Hawaiian sea turtle recovery is limited

Changing Planet<p>Two green turtles basking. Courtesy Mark Sully, NOAA/NMFS Hawaii Monk Seal Research Program. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.<p>Hawaii is famous for its tranquil beaches, surfing, and for pairing pineapple with pizza. But it is Hawaii’s green sea turtles that are one of the …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

With Alzheimer’s Comes Empathy

Science & InnovationOnly Human<p>When you hear <i>Alzheimer’s</i>, you probably think of memory loss, language problems, and general confusion. These cognitive symptoms of the degenerative brain disease are devastating, and so it makes sense that they get the most attention in the media and scientific …