For those of you who are new around here, every Friday we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, you’ll find everything from a compilation of some of the most epic fail moments to the beneficial effects of red wine and chocolates. So get ready because this is Link25 (191) – The Red Wine and Chocolate Edition.
Mad scientist Colin Furze built a hoverbike and (somehow) didn’t lose his limbs
Backyard inventor and Youtube personality Colin Furze is internet famous for creating dangerous contraptions like a thermite canon, a spring-loaded bed, and the world’s fastest mobility scooter. Despite an apparent death wish, the Brit’s body is still intact and he regularly posts videos of his workshop exploits online. This week Furze revealed his latest invention and the one that’s most likely to make him loose a leg – a homemade hoverbike. (Click on the title to read the full article)
Scratch my back human...
A Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead to a Cure for Gray Hair and Vitiligo
A drug to prevent graying hair may be closer than ever before.
Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center think they know where our gray hair comes from. In a study published in Cell Reports, they identified two molecular signals linked to the growth of cells called melanocytes, which produce the pigment that colors our hair and skin.
Now that they’ve pinpointed those molecular signals, it means we can target them in future treatments for pigmentation disorders like gray hair and (Click on the title to read the full article).
Jack Black, Covered stockings
Why drinking red wine and eating chocolate may be good for your gut
Diversity is good for your gut — and red wine might help. In a pair of studies published Thursday in Science, researchers from Belgium and the Netherlands present the most comprehensive work on the human microbiome to date. After studying the poop of thousands of citizen volunteers, they’ve mapped out the species of bacteria that live inside their guts — and linked some of those bacteria to associated lifestyle factors. (Click on the title to read the full article).