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Nissan Unveils New Camper Vans

I admit to being a sucker for a VW camper van of the sort you can’t buy here in the States. Nissan has unveiled a pair of new camper vans that are …

Johns Hopkins performs the first total penis and scrotum transplant

The first US penis transplant was successfully performed in 2016. Last year, a uterus transplant recipient gave birth for the first time in the US, too. Now, doctors at Johns Hopkins University have successfully transplanted an entire penis and scrotum to a young serviceman who sustained injuries …

Science Says, If You Want People To Respond, Tell A Good Story

A slight creaking sound could be heard as the room sat silent, waiting for the door to open. No one knew what to expect. Would lives be changed forever? Anxiety amongst the group continued to grow.<p>We’ve all found ourselves in this circumstance at some point in our life. As children a teacher would …

Stephen King

Researchers have mapped out how plants sense our world

Mapping Senses<p>Plants may lack our facial features, but the fact that they don’t have eyes, ears, or noses has not stopped them from developing ways …

Protein

Trick Your Brain Into Making You Richer

Our brains are often working against us, leading us to make dumb financial moves -- or to not do anything at all. Here's how to fight back.<p>We all …

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot 'tube homes' made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.<p>James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, thinks his micro-homes could help alleviate the city's housing crisis. But his …

The pomegranate potential

An innovative Israeli supplement for preventing and improving neurodegenerative diseases is here.<p>><br>• ><p>Prof. Ruth Gabizon. (photo credit: JUDY …

Too much stress can make you physically ill. Researchers now may know why.

It’s not a surprise when cold and flu season strike once a year with aches, pains and bodily misery. However, something even more virulent has the ability to make us ill year-round: stress.<p>I know a bit about the link between stress and illness first hand. Four years ago, I set out to regenerate a …

Immune System

7 lessons I learned from tracking my net worth for 14 years

I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003.<p>That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data.<p>That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69.<p>Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by …

Oldest "oxygen oasis" marks Earth's first breath of fresh air

Carbon dioxide is the current villain in the story of atmospheric gases, but billions of years ago the bad guy was our friend oxygen. Although it's …

Earth Science

Stylish shipping container house is topped by a green roof

Athens, Greece-based firm Cocoon Modules offers an attractive take on the shipping container house with this eponymous dwelling. Topped by a green …

Green Roofs

How can I live longer? Researchers say the key to longevity may be simpler than we think

A New Year with its fresh blank slate beckons. This will be the year we go to the gym regularly, become vegetarian, stop smoking or drinking, we say, resolutions that may or may not stick. However, what if the path to a longer, healthier life does not lie at the gym or in the fridge at all, but in …

Washington University

Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain

New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the …

Imperial College London

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation

What to know about avoiding depression

Depression is a common and serious medical condition that affects how people feel and act. The illness can lead to emotional as well as physical …

Depression

Researchers claim they created a substance that regrows hair

Living With Hair Loss<p>Some people really love their hair. They love styling it in various ways, dyeing it, braiding it, and just using it as a way to …

hair loss

Modern charred timber house juts out of Quebec’s forest landscape

If you haven’t tired yet of the blackened timber trend, feast your eyes on this modern retreat that’s backed up on a forested hillside in Quebec, …

For the First Time in Decades, a Drug for Migraines Shows Promise

A new drug, called Erenumab, has shown promise in preventing migraine attacks, the intense headaches that chronically plague millions of adults each …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Podmakers offers an Escape to adaptable garden getaway

The Escape Pod is built from birch ply and European oak, and is tastefully finished in cedar shingles giving it a strong fairytale feel. The interior …

Charge your smartphone in 2 hours with this paper-thin solar panel

Portable chargers are a necessity for how often we use our phones these days. Those need to be charged too, though, and vary wildly in how long they …

Shipping container transformed into a tiny house

The Container Tiny House is based on a large 40 ft (12 m)-long high cube container and has a single door and several operable windows installed. The …

Resonance charging is coming to Qi devices soon

Qi is one of the most popular wireless charging standards out there, but it's certainly not perfect -- and its limitations have been a burden that its competitors like the A4WP Rezence have taken advantage of. One of its most pressing issues is the fact that it only supports inductive charging, …

Build Your Own Bodyweight Home Gym with Cheap PVC Pipe

If you're not looking to dump $1,000 on a home gym system, The Art of Manliness shows off how to build your own bodyweight gym for about $150 using …

10 Things in Your Car You Didn't Know You Could Fix

The complexity of modern vehicles makes some projects a no-go for newbies, veteran Portsmouth, R.I., mechanic Paul Roderick says. Don't try to replace fuel or water pumps (because of their inaccessibility) or the shoes in drum brakes (because of their mechanical intricacy) unless you really know …

How to Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks and Save Yourself $21,000

It’s a bittersweet day for me today; my 52 books in 52 weeks challenge is over. Last night I just wrapped up <i>The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before</i> …

Top 5 Deadliest Substances on Earth

Hearst Magazines

VPNs: What They Do, How They Work, and Why You're Dumb for Not Using One

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we've grown on it, the Internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal …

The Top 10 Life Tips that we Should be Informed About?

Life is our own, we all walk our own paths and need guidelines to help us. What are the main life tips we should be made aware of, that will help us …