Why I Donated My Stool
By MARIE MYUNG-OK LEE
Transplanting the stool from one person into the digestive tract of another seems, well, repulsive, but sometimes it makes a lot of sense.
American Children Face Struggle in Mexico
By DAMIEN CAVE
The English-speaking children of Mexicans returning amid a wave of deportations struggle to adjust, often going to schools that are not equipped to integrate them.
“They serve the food in these little toilets,” she says, “and it’s styled to look like poo!” This intriguing tidbit comes from the woman seated next to me on my flight to Taiwan. “You sit on real toilets while you eat it,” giggles her partner, describing Taipei’s Modern Toilet restaurant, whose motto is “A good place to let yourself go.”
Free-moving Japan robot camera may ease stomach exams
Hachette to Break Through 'Silos'
As It Restructures Women's Magazines
New York publisher Hachette will move toward fortifying itself, reorganizing its women's magazines, which include Elle and Woman's Day.
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演藝偶 人形 action figure
BackgroundAn action figure is a doll-like toy designed to resemble characters from movies or literature. The figures can be articulated to hold a variety of poses and may come equipped with accessories, such as clothing, tools, weapons, and vehicles. Action figures are created by assembling molded plastic parts made based on hand-sculpted prototypes.
HistoryThe term action figure was first used in 1964 by the Hasbro Company's Don Levine to describe their new G.I. Joe toy. Levine preferred the name action figure instead of doll because it was more inviting to young boys.
What Car? said it was “comfortable and well equipped, and is as eminently suitable as an everyday car as it is at home on racetracks.” AutoWeek said it was “not quite as tactile in its actions, perhaps, as the car it replaces.” And Car thought that “in trying to hit so many targets, the E92 leaves purists wanting.”
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Is the BMW M3 Too Perfect?
By RICHARD S. CHANG
a lack of something:
For want of anything better to do I watched television for a while.
If we fail it won't be for want of trying (= We have tried even if we fail).
I think she's perhaps a little wanting in charm.
tried and found wanting
tried and discovered to be not effective:
This government's policies, said the speaker, have been tried and found wanting.
n., pl. -los.
- A tall cylindrical structure, usually beside a barn, in which fodder is stored.
- A pit dug for the same purpose.
- An underground shelter for a missile, usually equipped to launch the missile or to raise it into a launching position.
To store in a silo.
- A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal.
- A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest.
- A toilet seat; a commode.
- Fecal matter from a single bowel movement.
- A stump or rootstock that produces shoots or suckers.
- A shoot or growth from such a stump or rootstock.
- Botany. To send up shoots or suckers.
- To evacuate the bowels; defecate.
- Slang. To act as a stool pigeon.
[Middle English, from Old English stōl.]
- [səpɑ'zətɔ`ːri | -pɔ'zitəri] suppository
n., pl., -ries.
A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina. Also called bougie.
[Middle English, from Old French suppositorie, from Medieval Latin suppositōrium, from Late Latin, neuter of suppositōrius, placed under, from Latin suppositus, past participle of suppōnere, to put under. See suppose.]
TOKYO |(Reuters Life!) - A tiny, free-moving capsule camera with fins that can be gulped down and controlled remotely may one day make stomach exams much easier to handle.
Japanese scientists and medical researchers say they have successfully tried out what they believe to be the world's first free-moving, fin-equipped capsule camera small enough to be swallowed and swim through the human digestive tract.
"This shape had to be something that people can swallow, and thus move around freely inside the body and take a picture," said Kazuhide Higuchi at Osaka Medical College in western Japan, one of the lead researchers, to a local broadcaster.
Capsule cameras already exist but most are propelled through the stomach and intestine by peristalsis, the movement of muscles in the digestive tract, limiting their usefulness, said Higuchi and fellow researchers on their website.
But thanks to their efforts, and that of colleagues at Ryukoku University, a capsule has been given magnetic field-powered fins that help it swim around on remote control as it sends pictures back to the examining doctors.
The capsule also works the same way as suppositories* for examinations of the large intestine, researchers said on their website. It leaves the body the same way.
"Even if you leave it inside the body after it finishes taking pictures of your stomach, it will probably just come out as stool," Higuchi added.
The camera is still in the prototype phase and researchers say it will take a few more years before it can be put to practical use.
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