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How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies

Photo: Shutterstock Your kids not eating their fruits and veggies? Here’s a simple trick that’s been shown to increase consumption: Well, one way seems to be to simply jazz up what they’re called. [...]

Is food dropped on the floor safe to eat?

Scientists have recently studied whether or not food dropped on the floor is truly safe for consumption. We’re all guilty of it: dropping a chip or a …

Geek Busts Teen’s Party with Technology

The folks are away, so it’s time to party! Or so David Rowe’s teenage daughter thought. How could her dad find out if he’s hundreds of miles away? The geek way, of course, by measuring his house’s power consumption using [...]

Coffee drinking is in the genes

Two genes have been identified that are thought to determine how much of a craving you have for coffee. The gene can come in a high or low consumption…

Is a Progress Bar on a Traffic Light a Good Idea?

A design award has been given for a concept that would allow existing traffic lights to be retrofitted with progress bars that offer a visual representation of when the light will change. Several benefits have been suggested… - Less pollution, as drivers can turn their engines off and cut carbon emissions while waiting for the green [...]