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Entries by Jocelyn Richard from 12/2011

Trisomy 18: What Is The Disease Affecting Rick Santorum's Daughter?

Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

Few politicians have wed their political and family lives quite like GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Frequently hitting the campaign trail w...

Roomba iPhone Game: Annihilates Dust Bunnies in 'Roomba Revenge' (VIDEO)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology

From headlines in The Onion to commercial parodies on Saturday Night Live, the little cleaning robot known as the Roomba seems to have bumped, turned ...

Is Food Dye The Key To Fighting Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living

Is treating Alzheimer's disease as simple as eating a Red Velvet cupcake? Not exactly, but research published this month in the scientific journal ...

Universities Fight State Bans To Keep Illegal Students In School

Posted 12.08.2011 | College

A group of faculty members from the University of Georgia voted overwhelmingly in favor of opposing a State policy which bans undocumented students f...

15 Christmas Songs Too Annoying For Words (VIDEO)

Posted 12.09.2011 | AOL

There are two types of annoying songs in the world: those that are annoying through some inherent fault, like cut-and-pasted overproduced vocal tracks...

15 Christmas Songs Too Annoying For Words (VIDEO)

Posted 12.09.2011 | Comedy

There are two types of annoying songs in the world: those that are annoying through some inherent fault, like cut-and-pasted overproduced vocal tracks...

Kaiser Wilhelm II's Urinal Discovered In Baltic Sea Shipwreck

Posted 12.09.2011 | World

German archaeologists believe that they have found Kaiser Wilhelm II's urinal at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, once again proving the old saying, "One...

Worst Christmas Gifts For Kids Ever (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

From action figures tainted by lead-based paint to construction sets with trachea-sized parts, the number and variety of children's toys pulled from s...

Coast Guard Cracks Down On Fat Boaters, Limits Total Passengers

Posted 12.12.2011 | Weird News

Faced with a sink or swim situation this year as a result of America’s obesity epidemic, the U.S. Coast Guarded opted for another course of action t...

Taran Killam Of 'SNL' Dances To Robyn's 'Call Your Girlfriend' In Writers Room (VIDEO)

Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

It's easy to see how Taran Killam and his crew of sleep-deprived "Saturday Night Live" scribes could have gotten a little worked up at 4:30 a.m. last ...

Top 7 Facebook Studies Of 2011: Insights Into Anxiety, Moms and Beer

Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology

With more than half of all Americans aged 12 or over on Facebook, it's no surprise the massive social network has revolutionized the way social scient...

Jenny Olenick Dies During Wisdom Teeth Surgery, Parents Sue 'Negligent' Dentists

Posted 12.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Wisdom teeth extractions are becoming routine surgical procedures for young people as organizations release data showing numerous health risks posed b...

Kid Wants Donuts: Adorable Video Finds Holes In Toddler's Argument (VIDEO)

Posted 12.16.2011 | Parents

The great 19th-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. ...

Ostrich Penis Study Solves Evolutionary Puzzle

Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

Thanks to a new study on the mechanics of ostrich erections, the animal kingdom's biggest birds have a new reason to bury their heads in the sand. For...

The Gentlemen's Rant: Twitter (VIDEO)

Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy

With 50 million users logging onto Twitter every day, the highs and lows of tweeting are well-documented (see Rob Delaney's post "Why I like Twitter" ...

Mothers Working As Phone Sex Operators For Extra Cash

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Thousands of mothers in the United States are currently earning extra income by working as phone sex operators and a rapidly increasingly number of mo...

Experimental HIV Vaccine Approved By FDA For Human Testing

Posted 12.20.2011 | Health News

Canadian researchers received approval Tuesday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin testing an experimental and potentially breakthroug...

German 'Skin Factory' Uses Foreskin From Babies To Grow Human Skin Samples

Posted 12.20.2011 | AOL
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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart recently created the "Skin Factory," an advanced piece of lab equipment designed to use foreskin ...

German 'Skin Factory' Uses Foreskin From Babies To Grow Human Skin Samples

Posted 12.20.2011 | Weird News

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart recently created the "Skin Factory," an advanced piece of lab equipment designed to use foreskin ...

Hanukkah 2011: The Funniest Someecards (PICTURES)

Posted 12.21.2011 | Comedy

In celebration of the first day of Hanukkah, the folks over at Someecards have penned a new batch of e-cards to send out to Jews and non-Jews alike, p...

Dan Bull's 'SOPA Cabana' Lyrics Show Future Of Internet If Anti-Piracy Bill Passes

Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology

"SOPA Cabana," a new song and video by British rapper and activist Dan Bull, has quickly gone viral as opponents of the Stop Online Privacy Act contin...

Christmas 2011: The Funniest Someecards (PICTURES)

Posted 12.22.2011 | Comedy

Looks like it's that time of year again: the merciful moment you're finished reading all the long, self-congratulatory Christmas letters and accompany...

'Sunbelievable' Solar Paint Could Power Home Appliances, Scientists Say

Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

Green homeowners may soon be able to say goodbye to unwieldy solar panels thanks to a new paint that generates electricity by harnessing energy from "...

Charlene Ferrero, Sleepwalking New Jersey Woman, Dies After Falling Into Lake, Police Believe

Posted 12.23.2011 | Weird News

A 55-year-old New Jersey woman with a history of sleepwalking has drown after unconsciously walking across a train trestle near her apartment and fall...

Vatican.xxx Domain Mystery Buyer Revealed: Site Not Porn After All

Posted 12.23.2011 | Weird News

The domain Vatican.xxx has not been registered by pornographers as the Vatican feared but was in fact removed from the registry of available names bef...