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Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

DON’T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just …

Neurology

REPORT: The iWatch Might Cost $400

Todd HamiltonApple's various executives have discussed a $400 price point for its wearable device, possibly called "iWatch" or "iBand," according to Dawn Chmielewski and John Paczkowski of Re/code.<p>Just one day prior to this report, Paczkowski said Apple's wearable would debut at the company's Sept. …

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, but artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that blooms in pink, fuchsia, purple and red in the spring — and that is capable of bearing 40 different kinds of fruit.<p>No, it's not genetic engineering. Van Aken, an associate professor in Syracuse University's …

Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

Traditional Chinese medicine holds that the scales of a pangolin, a small ant-eating mammal, are "cool" and "salty." Eating those scales, the TCM thinking goes, may help expel wind, reduce swelling and boost lactation. But pangolin scales also seem to induce something far less beneficial: …

Records show inmate got 15 times usual drug dose

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15 times …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

Dinosaurs shrank to evolve into birds over 50m years

Huge meat-eating dinosaurs shrank steadily over 50 million years to evolve into small, flying birds, researchers say.<p>The branch of theropod dinosaurs which gave rise to modern birds decreased inexorably in size from 163kg beasts that roamed the land, to birds weighing less than 1kg over the …