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$100 3D-Printed Prosthetics Offer Hope to Amputees in War-Torn Sudan

Back in 2012, Time magazine published an article describing the plight of a 14-year-old boy named Daniel Omar, who lost both hands to a bomb dropped …

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Scientist to eat lab-grown beefburger

On Monday, just after lunchtime, Dr Mark Post will make culinary (and scientific) history by cooking a beefburger and eating it. Which sounds mundane except that this burger cost €250,000 to make and has been painstakingly assembled from meat grown in his laboratory at Maastricht University.<p>Post's …

Why three-parent babies are the way forward

Three-parent babies will likely spark concerns over the creation of 'designer babies'. But Michael Rimington, a practising infertility specialist, explains that while there is DNA from three people in the child, the genetic characteristics of the baby are those of the natural mother and father.<p>The …

Archaeopteryx restored in fossil reshuffle

<b>What may be the earliest creature yet discovered on the evolutionary line to birds has been unearthed in China.</b><p>The fossil animal, which retains impressions of feathers, is dated to be about 160 million years old.<p>Scientists have given it the name <i>Aurornis</i>, which means "dawn bird".<p>The significance of …

The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism

The human voice appears to trigger pleasure circuits in the brains of typical kids, but not children with autism, a Stanford University team reports. The finding could explain why many children with autism seem indifferent to spoken words.<p>The Stanford team used functional MRI to compare the brains …

Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans

Researchers have uncovered what is now the oldest known primate fossil, pushing our understanding of human evolution seven million years farther into history than we could see before. Discovery of the 55-million-year-old fossil allowed an international team of researchers to identify a previously …

Freed From a Glacier's Hold, Ancient Moss Grows Again

Moss that was frozen for centuries is now green and growing.<p><b>In one of nature's more astonishing never-say-die stories, clumps of frozen mosses that were entombed beneath an advancing glacier more than 400 years ago have revived.</b><p>The glacier is now retreating, exposing the mosses to air and sunlight …

Neuroscience v rocket science: which is biggest and best?

If someone wants to emphasise the simplicity of a task or process, a common tactic is to compare it to either brain surgery or rocket science. So, it …

Mild electric shocks to brain may help students solve maths problems

People who struggle with maths problems might fare better after a course of gentle electric shocks to the brain, scientists have …

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

Physics

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