Surgeons have pioneered a new knee operation that could prevent the development of arthritis and extend sporting careers. The procedure, which is being trialled at Southampton general hospital, involves
How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift
Next week, hundreds of millions of viewers will tune in to watch the first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, between Brazil and Croatia, in Sao Paulo. But before the Selecao begin their decimation of Croats,
Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer. Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us.
An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast. When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself.
Parts of Our Bodies Age at Different Rates Some people age faster than others, but the discovery of a DNA body clock by UCLA researchers now shows that different parts of our bodies age faster than others.
Science News It doesn't take much of a push to get around in space, as NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg recently demonstrated aboard the International Space Station. In a video to describe the effects of weightlessness,
In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked
Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion. Harnessing fusion - the process that powers the Sun - could provide
Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of The Committee of Sleep, asked 76 college students
The human body is so weird. So we don't know how 62-year-old Todd Dunlap is feeling right now. We just can't imagine. Last month, doctors vacuumed a two-foot-long clot out of his leg veins—a first for
In more brain news, researchers from the University of Washington (UW) say they’ve created the first successful, non invasive brain-to-brain-interface. Don’t run screaming from your computer just yet.
Here's one for the medical journals: researchers at London's Imperial College have created a high-tech scalpel that can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue as it cuts. The team calls
How does a hummingbird hover? Let's point a $150,000 high-speed camera at one and find out. In order to design and create better flying robots, a team at Stanford University needed to see things our pitiful
Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce. Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat
A couple professors sound off about the ethics of transplanting one human's head onto another human's body. Two days ago, we reported on a controversial paper by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canaveri about
Climate model predicts 60 billion water-friendly planets around red dwarf stars. The number of potentially habitable worlds circling red dwarf stars—the most abundant type of star in our Milky Way galaxy—may
The crew aboard the International Space Station managed to snap these three striking images of Alaska's Pavlof Volcano a few days ago, which capture (via their oblique angles) just how far these plumes
A common industrial material turns stem cells into bone cells, a discovery that could throw open the door to major tissue engineering breakthroughs. Researchers at Brigham and Women's hospital have discovered
Doctors announced today that two-and-a-half year old Hannah Warren just became the youngest person in history to receive a bioengineered organ transplant, a new windpipe made of a synthetic scaffold and
Tibetan nuns prove the physical effects of spiritual activity. You don't have to look far to find the (mostly) positive and surprisingly powerful effects of meditation. But one of the more unexpected was
Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all
Using cardiac cells as a motor. "Our miniature bio-bot is made of a flexible polymer and living heart cells. The cells beat together, creating a contracting and releasing motion that inches the bot forward.