Three Win Nobel for Ribosome Research

October 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

Three Win Nobel for Ribosome Research

New York TimesDennis Overbye, Isabel Kershner‎3 hours ago‎
From left, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England; Thomas A. Steitz of Yale University; and Ada E. Yonath

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Top 10 Food and Drink Hacks

October 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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You may not be able to power an iPod with an onion, but there are plenty of neat tricks and techniques that actually do work with everyday foods. We’ve posted dozens of food- and beverage-related stories here at Lifehacker over the past three years, but today we’ve compiled the top 10 most clever, interesting, fun, and useful food hacks of them all, with video clips. Come on in to check ‘em out.

10. Close chip bags without the clip


9. Turn a CD spindle into a bagel tote


8. Master the art of cutting a mango


7. Clean ANYTHING with vinegar


6. Bake no-knead bread


5. Build a fire with chocolate and Coke


4. Make clear ice cubes


3. Avoid crying while chopping onions


2. Chill a Coke in two minutes


1. Open a beer bottle with a piece of paper

We didn’t even get to de-stemming strawberries with a straw, keeping crystals off your ice cream with plastic wrap, making omelets in a bag, or keeping cookies fresh with bread.

October 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

The Perfect Beer

Lessley Anderson, CHOW’s senior editor, has been following the beers made by brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo Russian River Brewing Company, and has written about the wild yeast they use, called Brettanom.

Lifehackers Top Ten How To Videos

October 7, 2009 at 11:46 am | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
Your crafty older relatives used to have to mail-order their video tutorials or wait for “This Old House” reruns to get their DIY on, but the age of streaming video has been good to those who like to tinker and try out neat tricks. From prying open beer bottles with telephone bills to picking locks, from sealing chips to folding T-shirts, we’ve posted a lot of concise but instructive clips at Lifehacker. Today we’re featuring 10 of our favorites, chosen for the tricks they teach as well as their watchable quality. Get ready to fill some weekend project time.
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10. Buy a car without getting screwed.


9. Seal chips without a clip.


8. Get eight watch batteries from a AA.


7. Fold a T-shirt in two motions perfectly (and fast).


6. Open a beer bottle with paper.


5. Suck less at Photoshop.


4. Upgrade or replace your MacBook’s memory.


3. Pick a lock with a bump key.


2. Boost your Wi-Fi signal with tinfoil parabolas.


1. Turn a $5 flashlight into a $95 torch.

Holiday Stress Relief Tips – 7 Tips for Stress Relief

October 7, 2009 at 8:28 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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In
today’s world, holidays are seldom celebrated for their true meaning.
Now more than ever, you need to be equipped with holiday stress relief
tips if you are going to make it through the most stressful time of the
year.  After all; you are supposed to be at your happiest during the
holidays right?  Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming pressure of
giving the biggest and best gifs, the holiday season has become a time
in which you probably can’t wait for it to come to an end.
Imagine
the holidays being filled with good food, fun company, love, peace, and
laughter.  Well, that’s the way it’s supposed to be.  However, it’s not
always as easy as it seems thanks to repetitive commercials on
television, radio and in print that advertise the last toys,
electronics and home goods.  Every time you turn around, there’s an
advertisement for the latest Playstation.  On top of that, there are
those darn irresistable sales that just seem like a crime to pass up.
  1. Work within the confines of your budget.
  2. Do not use credit cards.
  3. Purchase certain items for your holiday dinners in advance.
  4. For serious holiday stress relief, this year instead of giving gifts, consider volunteering your time together as a family at a homeless shelter, food pantry or other organization.
  5. If you are going to give gifts, plan your gift giving in advance.
  6. Determine what time you are going to end your holi-days.
  7. After the holiday festivities are over, unwind with a relaxing hot bath and some soothing aromatherapy.

I hope you will find these holiday stress relief tips helpful.

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Bionic Humans

October 7, 2009 at 8:12 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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cientists are getting closer to creating a bionic human, or at least a $6 million one. Today, we can replicate or restore more organs and various sundry body parts than ever before. From giving sight to the blind to creating a tongue more accurate than any human taste bud, gentlemen, we have the technology.
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Prosthetics for Your Brain

Replacing a part of your brain isn’t as simple as replacing a limb, but in the future it could be. Theodore Berger, a professor at the University of Southern California, created a computer chip that could take the place of the hippocampus, a part of the brain which controls short-term memory and spatial understanding. Frequently damaged by things like Alzheimer’s and strokes, a hippocampus implant could help maintain normal function in people who’d otherwise be severely disabled. Berger is still testing this implant, but he’d like to see more. He even wrote a book, “Toward Replacement Parts for the Brain,” in 2005.

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