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Easy Method For Making Stem Cells Was Too Good To Be True

A prestigious scientific journal Wednesday took the unusual step of retracting some high-profile research that had generated international excitement about stem cell research.<p>The British scientific journal <i>Nature</i> retracted two papers published in January by scientists at the Riken research institute …

Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of Health have underwritten a nationwide "whodunnit" …

Sending Robots To Print Infrastructure On Mars, So It’s Ready When We Get There

For almost two years, the University of Southern California’s Dr. Behrok Khoshnevis has been building machines that can extrude lunar and Martian …

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Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

Sex and soccer: Should teams abstain during the World Cup?

The Mexicans will be abstaining, one German is more open-minded while the Bosnians will only have themselves for company.<p>It's a debate as old as time -- should football stars keep it clean between the sheets to maximise athletic performance?<p>U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is taking a …

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BORN profoundly deaf, William Mager, a film-maker, gained some hearing in December. It was technical wizardry, not a miracle: a cochlear implant in …

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