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'A new bladder made from my cells gave me my life back'

<b>Bioprinting human tissue using specialised 3D printers promises to transform medicine, with implications for organ transplants, cancer treatment and antibiotic development.</b><p>Luke Massella is one of about 10 people alive walking around with a replacement bladder that has been grown from his own …

3D Bioprinting

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Devoted Dog Stands Guard Over Trapped Pup For Week Until Rescue

An astonishing display of canine companionship.<p>Two lost dogs are now both safe at home thanks to one of the canines standing watch over her friend for days.<p>Tillie, an Irish setter and spaniel mix, and Phoebe, a basset hound, took off from their home in Vashon, Washington, on Sept. 7, owner B.J. …

Animal Rescue

These tech-savvy military dogs will kill you with cuteness (pictures)

Shiba Inu Gets Stuck In Hedge, Keeps Calm And Carries On

Wow. Such calm.<p>When life gives you hurdles, jump. When that hurdle is a hedge, jump higher. When you get stuck ... deal with it.<p>This Shiba Inu appears to have gotten stuck in a hedge in Japan, and he's certainly dealing with it in the most calm way possible. Twitter user @yamamochi223 snapped a …

Funny or Die skewers Trump for “war hero” comments in spot-on parody | Salon.com

Epic Cliff House 'Casa Brutale' Looks Straight Out Of The Future

If you thought this cliff house was stunning, wait until you explore Casa Brutale. Straight out of a James Bond movie, this conceptual abode that looks like an evil villain's lair is our over-the-top, absurd dream house.<p>Developed by Laertis Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos of …

Masters of Orion Reboot Coming From World of Tanks Dev

Wargaming, developer and publisher of World of Tanks, has announced it is rebooting classic PC strategy series Masters of Orion.<p>Accredited with being a pioneer of the Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate (4X) genre, Masters of Orion was first released in 1993 for MS-DOS and Mac. The game tasks …

Overly Cautious German Shepherd Definitely Thinks Stuffed Tiger Is The Real Thing

Better safe than sorry.<p>We can’t come down too harshly on this brave German shepherd, which appears to think that the stuffed toy in the kitchen is, indeed, a real live tiger.<p>The pup has likely never seen a tiger before, and is pretty obviously doing what seems necessary to defend its helpless …

A Dog's Four Stages Of Bargaining

Five espressos worth of caffeine could be damaging to health, warns EU

EFSA study suggests up to 400mg of caffeine a day should have no health consequences for healthy adults, but more than that could be harmful<p>Consuming more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day could be damaging to your health, according to European food safety experts.<p>The European Food Safety …

Energy Drinks

Persecuted Christian-Owned Bakery Raises $109,000… Until Gay Advocates SHUT DOWN ‘GoFundMe’ Page

Posted on April 25, 2015 by soopermexican 27 Comments<p>An Oregon-based bakery owned by Christians shut down after being told they had to bake a cake …

Google Maps for bacteria? How NYC subway swab could change public health

<b>ALISON STEWART, PBS ANCHOR:</b><p>You might have seen the headlines the past day or two, about how scientists in New York searched the city’s subway system …

Get ready for the FCC to say the internet is a utility

Ron_Paul_it's_happening.gif<p>After years of dithering, manipulative scheming from mega telcos, bad proposals begetting bad proposals, months of F-bombs and death threats, and partisan warfare in Congress, it appears this will be the week we've all been waiting for: the week we find out exactly how …

4 Chinese Tourists Reportedly Blacklisted After Hot Water Attack On Flight Attendant

BEIJING -- Attacks with scalding water, a bomb threat and a half-hearted suicide attempt -- all in one plane ride. Mark this down as one of the most bizarre stories in a long time of bad behavior on a flight.<p>Passengers who were aboard a Thai AirAsia flight from Bangkok to the Chinese city of …

Vaccine alternatives offered by homeopaths 'irresponsible’

A CBC <i>Marketplace</i> investigation has found that some alternative health practitioners are offering unproven vaccine "alternatives" to parents, which is …

On Black Friday, Americans Confront the Walmart 1 Percent: Pay Employees a Living Wage

Walmart won't pay its employees enough to afford Thanksgiving dinner, so they're holding food drives for their employees. Seriously. It's been reported that an Oklahoma City Walmart set up bins for underpaid associates to donate canned goods to other underpaid associates.<p>Walmart workers have a …

Don Lemon Asks Bill Cosby Accuser Why She Didn't Bite His Penis To Stop Her Rape

CNN's Don Lemon is no stranger to tense and uncomfortable interviews, but a conversation with Bill Cosby's latest rape accuser Tuesday night took a particularly shocking turn for the worse.<p>Speaking with Joan Tarshis, a woman who recently accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her 45 years ago, …

'Sergeant' Franck Gervais scandal: Why people impersonate soldiers

Some individuals who impersonate police officers, firefighters or soldiers may be narcissistic and depressed, seeking to bypass their mundane life …

Semen Boosts AIDS Virus, Study Finds

Sexual Health<p>Men's semen appears to give the AIDS virus an extra boost, researchers reported Wednesday in a finding they say may explain why it’s so hard to develop creams or gels to prevent infection.<p>But there’s one class of drugs that can get around this problem, and might offer a way forward for …

Public Health

Remembrance Day 'sergeant' Franck Gervais not in the military, DND says

The Department of National Defence says Franck Gervais, a man who claimed to be a decorated soldier during Tuesday's Remembrance Day ceremony at the …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

CRTC bans 30-day notice for cancelling TV, phone, internet

Canadians no longer have to give a 30-day notice to cancel or change their television, internet or landline telephone service, the CRTC says.<p>In a …

Possible alternative to antibiotics developed - but skeptics remain | DW | 04.11.2014

A study published in the journal "Nature Biotechnology" unveils an engineered substance, which its makers hope will present an alternative to …

'The far-right wants more riots' | DW | 29.10.2014

<i>DW: Riots of about 5000 Neo-Nazis and Soccer hooligans in Cologne on Sunday have sparked fears that a new wave of right-wing extremism might hit</i> …