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How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

2012 one of 10 warmest years on record, report says

Arctic sea ice reaches record lows and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.<p>August 06, 2013|By Neela Banerjee<p>About 97% of Greenland's ice sheet melted last summer, far greater… (Joe Raedle / Getty Images )<p>WASHINGTON — Last year was …

Global Warming

Fetal Pain Is A Lie: How Phony Science Took Over The Abortion Debate

New laws banning abortion after 20 weeks are based on pseudoscience -- and real research proves it conclusively.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Salon.com.</b><p>Since Nebraska first jump-started the trend back in 2010, close to a dozen state legislatures across the country have passed laws banning …

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family have agreed to give scientists access to the genetic sequence of the cells, with …

Why sleepy brains crave doughnuts - Futurity

UC BERKELEY (US) — We’re more likely to have an appetite for junk food when …

A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes

<i>In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Previously we've featured</i>the sink-urinal<i>and</i> a better travel neck pillow<i>.</i><i>(Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.)</i><p>A small, square patch that's not yet …