GDF11: The Protein That Could Reverse The Aging Process

Researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have shown that injections of a protein dubbed GDF11, when administered to older mice, appear to cause a reversal of many signs of aging. Analysis showed that every major organ system tested…

BAILAMOS ?

Written by Malena Anguiano Sorge & José M. Anguiano Fernandez and produced by JAF Productions this is a wonderful video that invites us to question anything that does not give meaning to our lives and that generates the passion for…

HAVEN: The Stronger Smarter Home Lock

Haven is basically a wedge fixed at the base of the door. When in unlock mode, the top of the device is flat to allow the door to pass over it. Motors raise an accordion lift gate to lock Haven…

BEHIND BILL GATES’S SUPER CONDOM

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has awarded $1m in research grants to develop a sheath that 'significantly preserves or enhances pleasure'. It's been hailed as the new wonder-material, set to revolutionise everything from circuit boards to food packaging, a…

PRECIOUS TRASH: Johanna Törnqvist’s Recycled Fashion

Swedish designer Johanna Törnqvist is making garments out of recycled textile and plastic material. She is combining craft and fashion into her meticulously handmade and unique necklaces and clothes. She´s refining recycled material, pleated and stitched together with the same…

WHAT IF EVERY WEEKEND WAS THREE DAYS LONG?

Treehouse, an online service that teaches web design, app design, and coding, has a year-round three-day weekend policy. CEO Ryan Carson began taking Fridays off soon after starting his first company to spend more time with his family and since…

IO TILLETT WRIGHT: Fifty Shades Of Gay

iO Tillett Wright is an artist, director, photographer, writer, film maker, activist, and actor. Wright grew up in New York, and was a professional film and television actor for 18 years. At 18, Wright founded a street art magazine, Overspray,…

TRANSFORMER SHELVES: More Than Meet The Eye Furniture Living

I’ve never needed a whole lot of room for my socks, but this set of drawers from designer Martin Sämmer would definitely fill the ticket. Designed to allow consumer customization through the ornate arrangement of compartments, the shelves aspire to…

WILD BUNCH & Co: The Ultra Premium 100% Organic Juice

The juice is bottled in unique, premium containers and destined for luxury spas, catered events and high end bars. Match your organic juice with Square One Luxury Organic Vodka for a drink that will satisfy all your senses and your…

DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA: The Joint Ventures

Despite the attractiveness of China’s business and foreign investment environment, the country is not an easy place to do business. Foreign businesses that seek to enter the China market must consider a wide range of strategies and business structures—each with…

MOLDOVA: Borderland Children By Åsa Sjöström

Moldova is Europe’s poorest country. Since 2004, more than a million people have left the country in search of a more prosperous future. Left behind are thousands of children who are brought up by their elderly relatives or left at…

THE BOOK OF SINS: Chen Xiwo Banned Book Published In English

Chen Xiwo, described as “one of China’s most outspoken voices on freedom of expression for writers” by Asia Sentinel, has spoken about how he challenged the Chinese government’s decision to censor his latest book ahead of its launch in English.…

ON/OFF SWITCH FOR AGING CELLS

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off “switch” in cells that points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue — even in old age — and…

ROYAL TENNIS IN RENAISSANCE ITALY By Cees de Bondt

Standard tennis history books have so far focused mainly on the role that tennis played in England and France. These studies were projected in response to the diverse opinions that had developed as to how, where and when tennis originated.…

GROWING PERFECT WORKING VAGINAS IN LABORATORY

Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a…

BEHIND AZERBAIJAN’S ASCENT TO ARCHITECTURAL POWERHOUSE

Like other oil-rich nations in the Caucasus region, Azerbaijan is in the midst of a star-studded building boom. The most recent addition to its collection is the Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku by Istanbul-based designers Autoban, but the Azerbaijani interest…

MAUDE: How Architect Michael Mettler Reinvents The Bed

When a client approached Mettler asking him to design a king-size bed, his first consideration was about overall proportion. From an aesthetic point of view, the industry standard for double beds is discomforting: It pends somewhere between a rectangle and…