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The United States Is Experimenting With Drones To Control The Weather

Though it might sound like the type of exaggerated conversation piece reserved for 4Chan or niche forums, weather control processes are very real.<p>For example, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics China shot thousands of rockets into the sky that deployed silver iodide and dry ice into the clouds, …

Tiny robotic arm could operate on babies in the womb

Some birth defects in newborns could one day be a thing of the past due to new robotics technologies being developed to perform surgery on babies in the womb.<p>Spina bifida is one such disease, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 newborns worldwide, where a lesion on the back leaves the spinal cord …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

A 3D-printed car is coming that stretches the boundaries of design

Local Motors has been building cars with the help of community-submitted part designs for years now, but this September, it has far more ambitious plans: creating a working, 3D-printed electric vehicle, also based on a design by someone from its community. The contest ran during May, and a winner — …

New Pacemaker Extends Lives By Synchronizing Heart Rates With Breathing

The device, which is being developed at the Universities of Bath and Bristol, is targeted at more than 750,000 patients who live with heart failure in the UK.<p>More than 40,000 patients in England had a pacemaker fitted during 2012 to 2013.<p>Currently, the pulses from pacemakers are set at a constant …

Jeremy Meeks, 'Hot Convict,' Used To Look Pretty Different

The Stockon, California convict dubbed the "Hot Convict" didn't always look like he did in his most recent mugshot.<p>Jeremy Meeks, 30, was arrested on 5 weapons charges and one gang charge last week. The Stockton Police Department posted his mug shot on Facebook and the Internet promptly went berserk …

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Vain Man Injects His Face with Household Products, Ends Up Disfigured

Hugo Hernandez Garcia, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, has been living with a disfigured face for the past 17 years. In his quest for cosmetic perfection, …

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Party Like a Caveman at This Cave Nightclub in Cuba

Disco Ayala, in Trinidad, Cuba, is not your average party destination. It’s located on the outskirts of town, in a natural cave that was once the …

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Philippines Zoo Offers Adrenaline Junkies Snake Massage from Four Giant Pythons

Everybody loves a good massage, but this snake massage at the Cebu City Zoo in Philippines is really something else. It involves 15 minutes of …

Anti-Homeless Spikes Installed Outside London Apartment Building Spark Massive Outrage

Photos of metal spikes installed outside a posh apartment building in on Southwark Bridge Road, London, designed to keep homeless people from taking …

Tennessee Man Had Sex With ATM, Picnic Table: Cops

A 49-year-old Tennessee man was arrested after making an unusual deposit at a Murfreesboro ATM.<p>Police say Lonnie Hutton walked into the Boro Bar and Grill, pulled down his pants and tried to have sex with an automated banking machine, WKRN reports.<p>Officers arriving on the scene say they saw him …

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World’s Most Expensive Restaurant to Charge $2,000 per Meal

The world’s most expensive restaurant is all set to open on the party island of Ibiza. Playa d’en Bossa, a major holiday resort in Ibiza is going to …

Experts create intelligent 'plaster' to monitor patients

Still a prototype, the gadget comprises multiple layers of ultrathin nanomembranes and nanoparticles, the creators wrote in the journal <i>Nature</i> …

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First Red Blood Cells Made From Adult Cells Ready For Human Transfusions

In the future, man-made cells could supplement or even replace donated blood.<p>One team of researchers has created red blood cells that are ready to go into human study volunteers. When the clinical trial testing the cells' safety starts, it will be the first time humans have ever received red blood …

Blood of world’s oldest woman hints at limits of life

Death is the one certainty in life – a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world’s oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

Canadian Strip Club Doubles As Church

A gentleman's club in Guelph, Ontario, is holding church services right on the stage next to the stripper pole.<p>The Manor, as the club is called, held services for the first time on Easter.<p>Jack Ninaber and his wife Sharon decided they would host a Christian fellowship service at the unconventional …

E-cigs' liquid nicotine causing poisonings

As electronic cigarettes increase in popularity, calls to the nation's poison control centers about exposure to the liquid nicotine used in many of the devices have surged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.<p>In February, there were 215 poison center calls involving …

Canadian Beverage Maker Launches Beer That Is Actually Good for Fitness

Now here’s a beer that you could drink to your heart’s content, guilt-free. If the Canada-based company, VAMPT Brands’ claims are to be believed, …

20 Modern Coat Racks To Spruce Up Your Entryway

What better to make your entryway or hallway stand out than a modern coat rack? It’s the perfect piece. Both practical and versatile in terms of …

Test may some day predict 5-year risk of death

Will you be alive five years from now? New research suggests it might be possible to predict if you’ll die from a medical condition in the next half-decade.<p>How, you ask? With a simple blood test.<p>According to a recent study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, if your blood registers high levels …

Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of<p>chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

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The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

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