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Inexpensive Prosthetics for the Masses

Daniel Hobbs practices Judo, plays soccer and basketball, rides his bike and swims. He lives in Spain, speaks fluent English and Spanish and is …

C40’s Executive Director Mark Watts on how mayors are changing the way we think about food

Changing Planet<p><i>This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post.</i><p>Citizens in most of the world’s cities might expect their mayor to take responsibility for collecting waste, running public transport, or regulating new development, but they might not consider food to be an issue for urban …

That Fatty Taste, Like Pluto, May Have a Hard Time Earning Respect

In the last few weeks, there’s been a slew of headlines announcing fat as the newest taste scientists have discovered in our palate. A new study in the journal <i>Chemical Senses</i> suggests that people can in fact distinguish the taste from the other five—sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. But is …

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Lab-made blood cells may curb brain cancer

Mouse study suggests it's possible to use the immune system to hunt glioblastoma<p>Teaching T cells to hunt cancer has spurred remissions in two kinds of leukemia. A new study suggests the technique may also work to treat glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer.<p>Today's study, published in <i>Science</i> …

Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

Your tongue doubtless knows the difference between a high-fat food and the low-fat alternative. Full-fat ice cream and cream cheese feel silkier and more sumptuous. Burgers made with fatty meat are typically juicer than burgers made with lean meat.<p>OK, so, we've long known fat gives food a desirable …

Nutrition

Penguins love eating fish but probably can't taste them

The evolutionary peril of not chewing your food<p>You'd think that penguins would love the meaty taste of fish, but it turns out that they may not be able to taste their food much at all. A new genetic study out of the University of Michigan finds that penguins appear to have long ago lost the ability …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet

Researchers have created an ultra-flexible brain implant that may help restore injured spinal cords and nervous systems without inflammation or infection. "E-dura," named after the <i>dura mater</i> protective layer of the brain and spinal cord, is composed of soft silicone, with gold wiring laid down in a …