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Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Amtrak train crash: Two victims identified as rail advocates

<b>DuPont, Washington (CNN) —</b> Two of the three passengers who died when an Amtrak train derailed while traveling along a route for the first time were enthusiastic advocates for travel by trains, the Rail Passengers Association said Tuesday.<p>The Washington, D.C. -based organization identified the men …

Trains

Here's What Actually Happens To The Money In Wishing Wells

The coins have to go somewhere eventually.<p><i>“222 Words” is a series that gives you 222-word explanations to the questions that would normally get lost in a day’s news cycle. Read them while you’re bored at work.</i><p>********<p>In a recent episode of the Netflix show “Easy,” one character insists to another …

Cracked screens could soon be a thing of the past after scientists accidentally invent self-healing glass

Lucky break<p>In my 15 years of phone ownership, I can remember many fallen comrades. Ian the iPhone 3GS, Norman the Note 2, Gary the Galaxy S7: I’m …

Former Christian school teacher, 29, arrested days after being caught in bed with teen boy by husband: cops

A former Oregon Christian school teacher was arrested after being accused of having an affair with a 15-year-old student that lasted for more than a year, authorities said Monday.<p>Andrea Nicole Baber, 29, was arrested at her home in Cottage Grove on Friday, the Register-Guard reported. The arrest …

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a devastating genetic disorder.<p>The treatment marks a rare and striking success for the field of regenerative medicine, which has been struggling to …

Organisms

Madonna flies economy, reads first class

So poor old Madonna has been spotted flying club class, all the way from London to Lisbon. Goodness gracious! How on earth did she manage it, a whole …

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

What Gene-Altering for Pigs and Ants Might Mean for Humans

Research using Crispr gene-editing system could advance science towards transplants of animal organs to humans<p>In new studies that demonstrate how quickly genetics science is advancing, researchers used the Crispr gene-editing system to make long-sought alterations in animals, with potential …

Iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips Middle East

Power networks struggle in Baghdad and building work halted in Riyadh, while high humidity affects coastal cities<p>While Europe battles with a heatwave named Lucifer, the Middle East is enduring a summer so brutal that even those accustomed to Baghdad’s searing August weather are labelling it …