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To Mend a Birth Defect, Surgeons Operate on the Patient Within the Patient

HOUSTON — The patient, still inside his mother’s womb, came into focus on flat screens in a darkened operating room. Fingers, toes, the soles of his feet — all exquisite, all perfectly formed.<p>But not so his lower back. Smooth skin gave way to an opening that should not have been there, a bare oval …

Apple and Samsung head for yet another patent damages trial

Get ready for Apple versus Samsung, round number -- oh, forget it, we don't remember, either.<p>The two tech giants will head back to district court for yet another trial looking into design patent infringement. Judge Lucy Koh, in an order signed Sunday, has told the companies to meet again in a …

Here's What You Need to Know About That Fossil Teeth Discovery Said to 'Rewrite History'

A 9.7-million-year-old mystery.<p>Scientists have announced the shock discovery in Germany of ancient teeth fossils that are nearly 10 million years …

How skin cells learn to heal faster from inflammation

New research has found that stem cells residing in the skin can learn from earlier inflammatory episodes and heal faster when subsequently injured. …

Here's The Reason Your Old Devices Feel So Slow And Make You Want to Upgrade

And what you can do about it.<p>Plenty of misconceptions and conspiracy theories surround this topic. Internet searches for 'iPhone slow' spike after …

One of The Biggest Evolution Experiments Ever Has Followed 68,000 Generations of Bacteria

And it's still going.<p>Scientists have spent the past 30 years carefully tracking evolution across more than 68,000 generations of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria - …

Biology

Cave discovered on the Moon raises hope for human colonization

Space luminaries such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have talked about building bases on the Moon to let humans live, work and play on the lunar surface.<p>A new discovery, however, may bring that dream to reality sooner than realized.<p>The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has discovered an …

Mosquitoes evolved to fly away with a belly full of your blood—without you ever noticing

The secret is in their flight.<p>Mosquitoes are weird fliers.<p>Your typical aeronaut—a sparrow or a fruit fly, for instance—takes flight by jumping into the air. Only once aloft do they begin to flap their wings.<p>Mosquitoes have the perplexing distinction of doing basically do the opposite. They begin …

Mosquitoes

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

The FDA Just Approved Another Promising Immunotherapy For Cancer

On Wednesday—for only the second time—the Food and Drug Administration approved a cutting-edge therapy that genetically modifies a patient’s blood …

'Human-Like' Dolphins and Whales Kept Back From World Domination by Thumbs

They have complex and social societies, just like us.<p>Dolphins, whales, and porpoises live “human-like” lives, and it’s all thanks to their big, …

Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt

The Ptolemaic Kingdom was a prosperous time in Egypt’s ancient history, nearly three centuries from 305 B.C. to 30 B.C. that saw the reign of Queen Cleopatra VII and the construction of the Great Library and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.<p>But during the period there were also several bloody Egyptian …

Earth Science

Google's Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself

Oh good.<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs.<p>Now, Google has …

Study suggests dangers in blood transfusions between men and women

Traditionally the sex of a blood donor has been considered irrelevant when giving a blood transfusion, but a compelling study is raising new concerns …