Leann Fanslow

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Watch Scientists Demonstrate the Anti-Aging Powers of a 'Second Skin’

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s a tunable crosslinked polymer layer.<p>Aging stinks and most people hate it, which means there has never been any lack of products that claim to combat wrinkles and saggy skin. But a new "second skin," devised in part by scientists based at the Massachusetts …

What is deja vu? Scientists probe causes behind mystery sensation of familiarity

Most people have experienced the strange, overwhelming feeling of deja vu at some point in their life, scientists say. The expression, which comes …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

This Clever Bunk Bed Is Also a Sofa

How's that for handy?<p>If you're constantly hosting houseguests, you probably have a few pieces that pull double duty — like a pull-out couch or a room divider. But Resource Furniture's Palazzo wall bed system takes that concept to the next level.<p>Its bunk beds convert into a sofa — or the sofa …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Toxic metals in E-cigarette smoke raise red flags

While smoke from electronic cigarettes may not have cancer-causing agents, it does have higher levels of some toxic metals compared to traditional …

Screen Strain: Why The TV Your Kids See Does Matter

The grocery-line screen flashes its cooking tips, and my baby twists his neck, owl-style, to gawk at the chefs making crab cakes. Screens are everywhere: not just in our homes, but our roads, planes, cars and restaurants. So what’s a parent to do, in the face of the 2011 station from the Academy of …

University of Iowa

Spring-Cleaning the Garage and Outdoors

If the only thing that fits in your garage is your cars, spring-cleaning time could not have come too soon. Clear out the clutter and establish some designated spaces. You'll enjoy your new and improved layout for seasons to come. First, set up a recycling station and a spare pantry. Bins for …

Spring Cleaning

Clean-House Tips for Pet Owners

They're so cute — and so messy. Avoid the frustrations of a new pooch with prevention tips and our advice for canine-proofing your home.

Cleaning

Instant Ventilating Litter Box (No More Smells)

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The man with the missing brain

A medical recovery that is baffling science - and giving hope to head injury patients<p>"Are you ready for our drive then?” Simon Lewis, 56, comes hobbling into his parents’ living room in Sherman Oaks, a suburb of the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles. An Englishman by birth, his …

Vitamin B may protect against strokes

Taking Vitamin B supplements may help to reduce the risk of stroke, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that across 14 studies taking vitamin B reduced the risk of having a stroke by around seven per cent.<p>Vitamin B, which actually consists of a group of 8 vitamins, are generally found in …

How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Much of China's web traffic mysteriously sent to Wyoming shell company

Much of China encountered a major web traffic jam yesterday. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, something seemingly went seriously awry within the country's Great Firewall on Tuesday, causing it to redirect nearly all traffic from inside China to the servers of a mysterious company registered to a …

U.S. Likely To Hit Debt Ceiling Sooner Than Believed

The country's next fiscal crisis will come sooner than advertised.<p>Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warning that the country would likely exhaust the extraordinary measures used to stay beneath the debt limit by late February. In a …

US military relaxes uniform rules for religious wear

<b>The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said.</b><p>Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies.<p>Requests will …

Religion

In remembrance of the ex-servicemen and women who ended up homeless

Rolfe looked like the sort of person you wouldn't want to run into in a dark alley. And yet that is exactly where I ran into him. He occasionally slept in the alley next to the commercial building in which I took discreet refuge while dispossessed.<p>Rolfe had worked out how to work the cane bolt …

31% pay 'unaffordable' rent or mortgage costs

<b>Thirty one per cent of people paying a mortgage or rent spend more than a third of their disposable income each month doing so, a survey for BBC Panorama suggests.</b><p>Housing charity Shelter said that makes mortgage or rent costs "unaffordable".<p>It said family budgets are being put under "enormous …

Housing

People Support Social Welfare When They're Hungry Themselves

In moments of physiological hunger, research subjects were more likely to support redistribution—but not to share their own resources. How that type of thinking applies to universal healthcare<p>It’s hard to know how to feel about Obamacare right now.<p>One one hand, there’s outrage at stories that like …

New heart scans could identify those at highest risk of attack

A new method of scanning the heart using high resolution images and radioactive tracers could help identify people at highest risk of a heart attack.<p>The test, developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, can identify dangerous fatty plaques in the heart's arteries, which can lead to …

Congress may seek to vet NSA chief

Frustration with the National Security Agency’s spying and the impending departure of its longtime director have fueled a congressional push to put its future leaders through the potentially grueling process of Senate confirmation — a scenario the White House has warned in the past could harm …

Yes, Organic Can Cost More. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It's Worth It

What if you knew the government and certain businesses were messing with your brain? Well, they are. As Ellen Ruppel Shell writes in her book <i>Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture</i>, governments and some big businesses know that most people get the same buzz from a good discount as they get from …

Verizon Customers Face Final Deadline For Requesting Refunds For Fraudulent Third-Party Billing Charges

If you’ve ever looked at your phone bill and been mystified by a third-party billing charge that you didn’t authorize, chances are good you’ve been a victim of a practice known in the telco industry as “cramming.”<p>Typically, your options for relief have been limited. Unlike credit cards, phone bills …