Brandon Narr

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How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

The Hostage Horror of Herpesvirus

It’s a staple in many a heist movie. A person or group of people are going about their business when all of a sudden, they are attacked by force or by gunpoint. The situation turns dire as the enemy is not interested in an immediate fate but rather an extended one; it’s a hostage-taking. The target …

Herbal Ayurvedic Cure Shown To Work Against Viper Bites

Behold the mongoose plant!<p>Mongoose plant, an herb that grows in southern India, is prescribed by local people practicing Ayurvedic medicine to treat bites from vipers. But there have been few studies to see how or if it works.<p>New research, however, seems to supports its use. In a study published in …

15 Minute Kettlebells Workout

Earn a balanced—and bangin'—physique with this killer kettlebells workout<p>No disrespect, dumbbells—you're great and we heart you—but the kettlebell is kind of stealing our adoration. To be honest, this isn't a new crush: We've always been fond of the kettlebell's shape, which creates an uneven …

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Robot surgeons will worm into your brain to bust deadly blood clots

Vanderbilt University professors have developed a steerable robotic needle that can perform surgery on parts of the human brain that were previously considered too dangerous for physical intervention. Specifically aimed at relieving the effects of cranial blood clots, which have a 40 percent …

Wealthy People Accumulate Different Toxicants Than The Poor, Study Says

Analysing the build of chemicals in people's bodies from ECEHH on Vimeo.<p>Turns out the 99% and the 1% have even less in common -- at least when it comes to the types of chemicals their bodies accumulate.<p>A new study from the University of Exeter suggests rich people and poor people have different …

Here’s What Happens Inside You When a Mosquito Bites

The video above shows a brown needle that looks like it’s trying to bury itself among some ice-cubes. It is, in fact, the snout of a mosquito, searching for blood vessels in the flesh of a mouse.<p>This footage was captured by Valerie Choumet and colleagues from the Pasteur Institute in Paris, who …

Mercury And Autism Not Linked, Again

A “sentinel” population in the vastness of the Indian Ocean has long attracted scientific interest because of how much dietary methylmercury its members consume. The thing is, though, that as much as scientists have looked, they have yet to find any problems related to this intake. In the latest …

Staying Healthy May Mean Learning To Love Our Microbiomes

Not so long ago, most people thought that the only good microbe was a dead microbe.<p>But then scientists started to realize that even though some bugs can make us sick and even kill us, most don't.<p>In fact, in the past decade attitudes about the bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microbes living all …

Varicose veins should be treated with lasers, says NICE

<b>People with varicose veins should be offered laser or heat treatment, say new guidelines for England and Wales.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says, in most cases, surgery should be a last resort.<p>Up to one third of adults in the UK develop varicose veins - swollen, …

Federal judge questions government drone program

WASHINGTON — A federal judge expressed deep reservations Friday about the authority of the government to carry out targeted killings of Americans in counterterrorism drone strikes abroad and appeared to reject a Justice Department argument that the courts had no role in one of the most …

U.S. Government Gets Approval to Keep Tracking Phone Records

Well, at least this time they are telling everyone their phone records are being collected.<p>The U.S. government said Friday that the secret foreign …

New Self-Aiming Rifle Would Outshoot Human Snipers

Thankfully, it's not for sale<p>TrackingPoint, a company that combines gun tech and software to create super-accurate, easy-to-use rifles, announced yesterday it is developing a new system that would give regular people unprecedented sniping powers at distances greater than humans have ever accurately …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

CDC Releases Study on Gun Violence: Defensive gun use common, mass shootings not

Parents are upset over gun violence. Kids are upset over having to hold up signs all day. <i>(Photo credit: ABC News)</i><p>The Committee on Priorities for a …