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Vaginas, nostrils latest successes in lab-grown body parts

Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and …

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Could Big Bang Theory go bust?

I can reveal that tonight on <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> (CBS, CTV, 8 p.m.) on season 7, episode 19, called The Indecision Amalgamation, stuff happens.<p>This stuff: "While Raj is racked with guilt when he tries to date two women at once, Penny wrestles with whether to take a role in a cheesy movie and Sheldon …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

3 Surprising Sources of Oil Pollution in the Ocean

The Texas spill is obvious, but automobile oil is a bigger contributor.<p>Obvious oil spills, like the 168,000 gallons (635,000 liters) of oil that leaked into Galveston Bay on Saturday, usually make national news, accompanied by pictures of oil-blackened wildlife.<p><b>But such publicized events account</b> …

Big Pic: Lightning As Seen From The International Space Station

Nature's work vies with humans' city lights.<p>Zeus's work looks pretty impressive from this viewpoint, doesn't it? But humankind's city lights look just as fiery.<p>An International Space Station Expedition 38 crewmember took this photo of lightning over the Middle East in December 2013. Besides taking …

Woman Has Her Skull Replaced With A 3-D-Printed Plastic One

The most significant skull prosthetic to date<p>A woman with a rare bone disorder has had much of the top of her skull replaced with a 3-D printed plastic piece, <i>Wired U.K.</i> reports. Three months later, she's symptom-free and back to work.<p>The woman's condition made her skull increase in thickness, …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

11 Unsettling Facts You Should Know About McDonald's Happy Meals

If you're like many Americans, the thought of the McDonald's Happy Meal evokes, well, happiness. It was a wonderful treat as a kid to go to Mickey D's and get the iconic package that held goodies beyond your wildest imagination. Inside that red box was not only delicious and greasy fried food, but …