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Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

Denim Thongs Have Arrived, and the Internet Can't Handle It

It's almost festival season, and you know what that means: Your Instagram feed will soon be filled with photos of people frolicking in the sunshine in jean shorts, flower crowns, culturally appropriated accessories (unfortunately), and, of course, denim thongs. Yep, you read that right. As</i> …

Clothing

Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled, possibly exposing the companies to millions of dollars in fines.<p>A little-known not-for-profit group sued some 90 coffee retailers, including Starbucks, …

Coffee

The Mysterious Case Of 'Vanishing Bone' And Hip Replacements Gone Wrong

<i>Please</i> <i>sign up here to</i> <i>subscribe to WBUR's CommonHealth newsletter highlighting important stories about health and medicine.</i><p>It all began with a single X-ray.<p>It was 1974, and surgeons had been doing total hip replacements for a dozen years.<p>"Total hip replacement is an absolutely magnificent …

General Hospital

Alexa can now play that song you heard but can’t remember the name of

Sometimes you want to listen to a certain song but you can't quite remember what it's called. Other times you might just want to listen to some of your favorites that you haven't heard in a while. Now, Alexa can find those tunes for you. While listening to Amazon Music, you can now ask Alexa in …

In the Gulf, Iran quietly admits there’s a new cop in the White House

Iranian military boats have quietly ended years of harassment of US Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf, and it looks like another welcome sign of a new …

This wristband lets you hear phone calls through your fingers

Innomdle Lab is a South Korean startup that was spun out of Samsung’s incubator, and it’s just about ready to launch its first product: Sgnl, a wristband-slash-watch strap that turns your fingers into a phone receiver. When paired with a phone, you can hear callers by touching your finger to your …

Fitness Technology

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050

In the face of AI exerts repeatedly predicting the rise of sex robots, it’s increasingly difficult to insist that such machines strictly belong to a far-off, dystopian future. But some robotics experts predict we’ll soon be doing far more than having sexual intercourse with machines. Instead, we’ll …

The Future

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

Typing out an email or setting up a pot of coffee are things we can do bleary eyed in the morning, but the movements our hands have to make to complete such tasks are truly complex, human skills.<p>That's why for robots to advance to the point where they can take care of our elderly or help clean our …