Going Bald? Get Your Head Tattooed


Permanent Hair Does Not Need Combing 

A British firm is taking a disturbingly permanent solution to hair loss to the US.

Birmingham based HIS Hair Style uses what it describes as “a mild form of medical tattooing” to simulate the look of shaved or closely cropped hair. The company has announced that representatives will travel to San Francisco and Florida this summer to market the technique.

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What Could One Buy With AIG’s Record-Smashing $62 Billion Loss?



CNN’s Peter Wilkinson has been running the numbers on AIG’s record-smashing $62 billion quarterly loss, the largest corporate loss in history (AIG lost about $460,000 per minute in the last quarter). In addition to being sufficient to carpet an area the size of Baghdad in $1 bills, $62 billion is enough to:

 1. It could pay off the combined national debts of China, Australia, Mexico and Ukraine, according to 2008 estimates by the CIA Factbook, and still have plenty left over for a good night out.

3. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II might not be moving any time soon, but the money could buy 46 Buckingham Palaces, according to a 2008 estimate of its market value by the Daily Telegraph newspaper. And still leave some remaining to buy her weekend retreat, Windsor Castle.

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Alzheimer’s New Drug ‘Halts’ Decline

Alzheimer’s New Drug ‘Halts’ Decline

Arun Ghosh, at right, a Purdue professor of chemistry and medicinal chemistry, and graduate
student Xiaoming Xu discuss the structure of an enzyme inhibitor designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists in Britain have developed a drug which could represent a major breakthrough in treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease, they said on Wednesday.

The drug, Rember, targets the build-up of tau protein tangles which form inside the brain nerve cells of people with Alzheimer’s.

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Arm and Leg Length Linked to Memory Problems

Arm and Leg Length Linked to Memory Problems

Anthropometry is the study of the dimensions of the human body

Having short arms and legs may raise a person’s risk of developing memory problems later in life, US researchers said on Monday.

They said women with the shortest arm spans were 50% more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than women with longer arm spans. And the longer a woman’s leg from floor to knee, the lower her risk for dementia.

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Trapped for 41 Hours in an Elevator


Scary! Very scary!

The longest smoke break of Nicholas White’s life began at around eleven o’clock on a Friday night in October, 1999. White, a thirty-four-year-old production manager at Business Week, working late on a special supplement, had just watched the Braves beat the Mets on a television in the office pantry. Now he wanted a cigarette. He told a colleague he’d be right back and, leaving behind his jacket, headed downstairs.


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Breaking Up – The Other Side of the Story

Breaking Up - The Other Side of the Story

 A rift in a relationship can be very emotional.  This researcher
says it ain’t so bad.  We think he’s a crackpot

Breaking up is hard to do, but not as hard as we think.

New research suggests we overestimate the heart-crushing blow from a romantic split, and some of us make particularly inaccurate forecasts.

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Lose Weight thru Manipulation of Fat Cells

 Lose Weight thru Manipulation of Fat Cells

Manipulating fat cells will soon be the key to weight loss

Australian scientists may have discovered how to help people lose weight without cutting back on food, a breakthrough that could pave the way for fat-burning drugs.

Researchers in Melbourne found that by manipulating fat cells in mice they were able to speed up the animals’ metabolisms.
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