Don't Leave Your Baby too Long, They stressed Out!

Baby stressThey may have barely mastered sitting up by themselves. But six-month-old babies become stressed out when they don't get the attention they feel they deserve.

Levels of the stress hormone cortisol soar when they are ignored by their mother, and even a day later they are worried about the same thing happening again.

A baby who is deprived of its mother's love for just two minutes is anxious about being ignored again the next day, a study found. Experts in child development said that repeated episodes of stress could have a huge effect on a youngster's health and on his or her course in life.

To investigate whether six-month-olds are capable of anticipating trouble, the Canadian researchers invited 30 mothers and babies into their laboratory and divided them into two groups.


Our "Tiny" Earth from the Eye of Messenger spacecraft

Earth from outer spaceIt is an image that should put us firmly in our place. Set against the inky blackness of space our Earth can be seen with the smaller Moon orbiting around it from a distance of around 114 million miles.

Taken by Nasa's Messenger deep space probe the incredible image illustrates how insignificant we really are. A beautiful, thought-provoking picture, this image was actually taken as part of Messenger's mission to search for vulcanoids, small rocky objects that scientists believe exist in orbits between Mercury and the Sun.

No vulcanoids have yet been detected, the Messenger spacecraft is in a unique position to look for smaller and fainter objects than have ever before been possible. Messenger searches for vulcanoids when the spacecraft's orbit brings it closest to the Sun.

It follows a path through the inner solar system, including one flyby of Earth, two flybys of Venus, and three flybys of Mercury. Messenger and is using gravity from Earth and Venus to slightly alter its orbit over time before it moves into Mercury's orbit in March 2011.


Wiesmann MF5: Retro Sport Car

Wiesmann MF5Many have just blown away by the look of this car. It is probably not the most macho looking car, and that perhaps is a big criteria for guys, but its design and color is definitely quite interesting. It has that retro look, plus a gloss that will definitely make heads turn in appreciation.

Not that you would take such a precious car on the road all too often. But when you buy something so expensive as sure as this car is, you feel like flaunting it at times. Called the Wiesmann MF5, this car will borrow BMW M5 and M6’s award winning V10 engine. So the car has got the looks and the power as well!

The next generation M models are moving away from the gas-guzzling V10 to a more eco-friendly and pocket friendly twin turbo V8 engines.

Good-Mood Comfort Food

Calm and HappyThe following, Oatmeal, Tea and Walnuts are good for your mood. Keep reading to find out why:

Oatmeal: This happy grain is rich in tryptophan, a building block for the feel-good chemical serotonin. And you won't feel hungry and grouchy an hour later, thanks to the filling fiber. (Turn your oatmeal into a power meal by adding this.)

Tea: A spot of tea may give you just the mood and performance boost you crave, thanks to the caffeine. Plus, research links tea drinking to lower rates of depression. And studies show that the very act of preparing tea may soothe nerves. Make your mouth happy with this take on iced tea: Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea with Lemon.

Walnuts: These nuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids a type of fat that your nerve cells and brain chemicals love. They need it to function. Research shows that omega-3s may also help ward off depression.

Global Communication

Global CommunicationUnlike the last ten decades ago, now we live in one era where communication is a lot more advance, it is not only about some local networks, these days everyone almost get connected. Now we live in a global communication era and when it comes to communication then it is about international scale. There are international media that connect everyone, to mention few here are Yahoo Messenger, Skype, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. One is live chat while other is social networking; they connect people all around the world. With so many online media we can use them to spread many good news, sharing good things.

You get connected not only by live messenger or social network, online game also connects people all around the world, the game people play using the internet. There are huge collections of online game available in the internet nowadays, from educational games to Online casinos usa. While playing, you can chat and make more friends, having fun and expanding your social network at the same time, it makes online game become one pretty game that everyone wants to play. So you get connected through many online media and the range is global, utilize it for maximum purpose and do not forget to share good messages!


Take Your Vitamin D at This Time

Vitamin DNo doubt about it, vitamin D has risen to the ranks of nutritional superstardom. But you need to give this talent the red carpet treatment to really get a good show.

What does that mean? Research suggests this nutrient will perform best if you take it during your biggest meal of the day - be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

D for Dinner?

About three-quarters of us are deficient in vitamin D. Too bad, because a growing body of research links this nutrient to an amazing list of health benefits, such as lower blood pressure, stronger bones, better immunity, and possibly even a lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

One easy way to get your D is to spend some time outside each day; just 10 to 20 minutes of sun during peak hours is all you need. But a supplement is a great backup plan.

And when researchers examined D-deficient middle-aged and older adults, they found that pairing the supplement with the largest meal of their day -rather than small meals, snacks, or an empty stomach- doubled the participants' blood levels


From Quirky: The Evolution Of Pocket Knives

Quirky The Evolution Of Pocket KnivesSwiss army knives have always been sort of a collector’s item and has been widely accepted as the most preferred utility knife across the world. Even thought the Swiss army knives are extremely useful and come handy at numerous occasions, yet what these knives lack is the ability to remove and replace tools as per the need of the users. However, one of the foremost names in the field of innovative product development, Quirky, has now come out with an all new pocket knife, that can only be termed as the most versatile of all pocket knives.

The all new Switch Modular Pocket Knife from Quirky is seen as a stroke of a genius, as this incredible little tool provides the users with the ability to switch the tools and blades of the knife as per their choice and requirements.

The Switch is comprised of two slotted caps, that keep the tools together in the knife and can be unscrewed very easily. Furthermore the Switch Modular Pocket Knife comes with eighteen essential tool attachments including. Standard Knife, Pliers, Scissors, Nail File, Tweezers.

Thin Flathead Screwdriver, Phillips-Head Screwdriver, Eyeglass Phillips-Head Screwdriver, Eyeglass Flathead Screwdriver, Wood Saw, Serrated Blade, Corkscrew, Combination Bottle Opener/Flathead Screwdriver, Combination Can Opener/Wire Stripper, Pen, Magnifying Glass, LED Flashlight and even an 1GB USB Memory Stick.


Two Drugs Fight HIV

Two Drugs Fight HIVThe combination between two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration revealed to be an efficient treatment against HIV in mice. Scientists at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center have combined two drugs currently used against pre-cancer and cancer therapy, and found out that the HIV infection in the mouse model was eliminated, as the virus mutated itself to death.

This breakthrough is the result of a collaboration between molecular virologists Louis Mansky, PhD, and Christine Clouser, PhD, of the Institute for Molecular Virology and School of Dentistry, along with medicinal chemist Steven Patterson, PhD, from the Center for Drug Design.

The gemcitabine and decitabine concentrations used in pre-clinical trials in mice were effective below the current levels used for treating cancer.

As the two drugs are already FDA approved, researchers hope that if tests are also successful for other larger animal models, they might make a step forward in the development of drugs for human use. The HIV virus mutates very quickly and it is very hard to target and treat successfully, so instead of trying to stop the growth and replication of the virus, this new drug combination did the exact opposite: it made it evolve beyond control until “lethal mutagenesis”.


The Pop: Kia's Funky Plug-in City Car

Kia PopKorea's car design revolution continues with Pop electric car. Kia has hinted it's ready to burst onto the electric-car scene with a new concept car called the Pop.

The plug-in city car will make its debut at the forthcoming Paris motor show, where the Korean car maker will reveal more details for what would be its smallest vehicle yet. The Pop is just three metres long but will accommodate three people - with the third occupant sitting behind the front passenger.

It's likely only the Pop's electric drivetrain and three-seat layout would ever make it into production. The car's design would be complex and expensive to build.

A huge section of glass forms both the roof and windscreen, the large doors feature a distinctive, angled side window and the wheels are encased in what appear to be unfeasibly thin rubber. The pictures also suggest a dark-tinted glass rear hatch door provides access to the boot.


StaycationNot every one has the privilege that we call time! If you don’t have time and do not have budget, it doesn’t mean that you (and your family) cannot have a vacation. Nowadays there are many ways to have vacation. Vacation in present days doesn’t require you to have extra time and extra money. One type of vacation that gains more and more popularity is Staycation.

Staycation is gaining popularity in our busy world; it is a combination between vacation and staying at home or going somewhere near! There are many things you can do to cheer yourself up without traveling. If in old days, vacation is almost equal to traveling, nowadays since there are many forms of entertainment can be done right from your home, vacation can be started right from your home sweet home.

Here are few ideas about staycation. You alone or with family can start with visiting the public library. Ride your bike along a bike trail within your estate is also fun. If you get internet connection and a pc, then you can play online games. There are many websites that offer gaming. You can play farming games or even casino but first you need to read some manuals or Casino reviews to have the idea where to start your game. Have a great staycation!


Dark chocolate can be good for the heart, study says

dark chocolate benefitsOlder women who eat dark chocolate once or twice a week could be lowering their risk of heart failure, says a US study. It found those eating chocolate once or twice a week cut the risk of developing heart failure by a third, but those eating it every day did not benefit.

The Boston study, in a journal of the American Heart Association, looked at nearly 32,000 Swedish women aged between 48 and 83 over nine years. Dieticians say eating chocolate too often can be damaging and unhealthy.

The study notes that one or two 19 to 30 gram servings of dark chocolate a week led to a 32% reduction in heart failure risk. This fell to 26% when one to three servings a month were eaten. But those who ate chocolate every day did not appear to reduce their risk of heart failure at all.

The researchers conclude the protective effect of eating chocolate reduces as more or less is eaten than the optimum one to two servings a week.

Too much chocolate is unhealthy because it contains high levels of sugar and fat which can make people put on weight, the researchers say. But chocolate also contains high concentration of compounds called flavonoids which can lower blood pressure and protect against heart disease, previous studies have found.


Giant turtle's demise the fault of humans, study says

turtleHumans helped drive a species of giant turtle to extinction almost 3,000 years ago, according to a study in PNAS. It is one of the first cases that clearly shows that humans played a role in the demise of the giant, extinct animals known as "megafauna". An Australian research team discovered turtle leg bones - but not shells or skulls - on an island of Vanuatu.

The bones date to just 200 years after humans' arrival, suggesting they were hunted to extinction for their meat.

However, the turtles lived far longer than other megafauna - which included the famed woolly mammoth; while Australian megafauna is thought to have died out almost 50,000 years ago, it appears that these turtles survived for far longer - until the arrival of a people known as the Lapita.

Debate over what caused the megafauna to die out has raged for 150 years, since Darwin first spotted the remains of giant ground sloths in Chile. Possible causes have ranged from human influence to climate change in the past, even to a cataclysmic meteor strike.


Bacteria can 'smell' their environment, research shows

Bacteria can 'smell' Research has shown that bacteria - among the simplest life forms on Earth - have a sense of smell. Scientists from Newcastle University in the UK have demonstrated that a bacterium commonly found in soil can sniff and react to ammonia in the air.

It was previously thought that this "olfaction" was limited to more complex forms of life known as eukaryotes. The finding, published in Biotechnology Journal, means that bacteria have four of the five senses that humans enjoy.

The discovery also has implications in the understanding and control of biofilms - the chemical coatings that bacteria can form on, for example, medical implants.

Bacteria have already demonstrated the ability to react to light, in analogy to sight, and to change the genes that they express when confronted with certain materials, in analogy to touch.


'Most Dangerous Trojan Virus Ever Created'

Cyber criminals have raided the accounts of thousands of British internet bank customers in one of the most sophisticated attacks of its kind. The fraudsters used a malicious computer programme that hides on home computers to steal confidential passwords and account details from at least 3,000 people.

The internet security experts M86, who uncovered the scam, estimate that at least £675,000 has been illegally transferred from the UK in the last month - and that the attacks are still continuing. All the victims were customers with the same unnamed online bank, the company said. Last night online banking customers were urged to make sure their anti-virus software was up to date - and to check for any missing sums from their accounts.

The attack has been traced to a 'control and command' centre in Eastern Europe. However, the nationality of the cybercriminals is unknown. The attacks were carried out when hundreds of thousands of home computers were infected with a type of harmful computer code called a Trojan.

Trojans hide in websites, emails or downloads. Once installed on a computer they can record every type of the keyboard, steal confidential information or even open up a PC's security so that it can be controlled remotely from another country.


New brain scan to diagnose autism

New brain scan to diagnose autismA brain scan that detects autism in adults could mean much more straightforward diagnosis of the condition, scientists say.

Experts at King's College London said the test identified tiny but crucial signs of autism, only detectable by computer.

Current methods of diagnosis can be lengthy and expensive.

But some experts say further research will be needed before the new technique can be widely used.

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects an estimated 1 in every 100 adults in the UK, most of them men. It varies from mild to very severe, and people with the condition can find the world appears chaotic and hard to understand.

Conventional diagnosis involves a team of experts who analyse behaviour and make a complex series of assessments.


Warning over New 'superbug'

New superbugA new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals, experts warn.

They say bacteria which make an enzyme called NDM-1 travelled back with NHS patients who had gone abroad to countries like India and Pakistan for treatments such as cosmetic surgery.

Although there have only been about 50 cases identified in the UK so far, scientists fear it will go global.

Tight surveillance and new drugs are needed says Lancet Infectious Diseases.

NDM-1 can exist inside different bacteria, like E.coli, and it makes them resistant to one of the most powerful groups of antibiotics - carbapenems.


Best Form of Stress Release

Best Form of Stress ReleaseDon't reach for a glass of wine or watch your favourite soap at the end of the hard day. For research has shown that the most effective way to unwind is to spend time with the family dog.

It has been revealed that a dog's enthusiasm is infectious and that simply spending time with them leaves owners feeling more relaxed, more optimistic and less preoccupied with everyday worries.

The survey of dog owners also found that walking the dog is the best quality time that can be spent with the family, beating family mealtimes and even holidays.

Television presenter and dog owner Ben Fogle, 36, says his relationship with his dog has brought countless happy memories and also led to him meeting his now wife, Marina.

He said: 'Having a dog is rewarding in so many ways and I enjoy nothing more than coming home and being greeted by Inca, her daughter Lola, and Maggi.


Why Women Attracted to A MAN in Red

A MAN in RedForget candlelit dinners, bouquets of flowers and endless compliments. The way to a woman’s heart lies in wearing a red shirt, it seems.

Researcher Andrew Elliot, of Rochester University in the U.S., said that red is associated with power, passion and fertility in the animal kingdom – and people are no different.

‘This suggests that women’s thoughts and feelings toward men are, at least in part, primitive,’ he said. ‘The question “What do women want?” with regard to sexual attraction and desire has puzzled men and scholars for many years.

‘Our research suggests that the answer may be more provocative, than anticipated.’ Wearing red may also make a man feel more self-assured.


iPhone Faces Rising Challenge from Android Handsets

iPhone4Apple’s iPhone will likely dominate the high-end smartphone market in the next five years but faces strong competition from handsets using Google’s Android platform, a research firm said Tuesday. By 2015, total mobile application downloads in the Asia-Pacific are forecast to reach 5.30 billion, of which 597.15 million, or about 11 percent, will be for the iPhone, technology industry consultancy Ovum said.

Downloads of iPhone applications are estimated at 62.16 million dollars in 2010, Ovum said in an analysis released four days before the launch of the new-generation iPhone 4 in another 17 countries and cities worldwide on Friday. The iPhone 4 is expected “to face much stiffer competition than its predecessors”, Ovum principal analyst Adam Leach said in a statement.

“The rise of Google Android over the last two years has been phenomenal and is allowing manufacturers to create appealing alternatives to the iPhone, critically at cheaper prices,” Leach said. Handsets using the Android operating platform are more than just clones of the iconic iPhone, he said. “The risk to Apple is that these devices offer greater freedom with available content and may prove more appealing, if it offers the right user and developer experience, than a device with Apple-approved content only,” said Leach.