Kyla Worrell

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A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

The glue—which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts—could be a gentler alternative to stitches.<p>Nearly a decade ago, Jeffrey Karp was playing around with a new, biodegradable polymer he'd made. He was a post-doctoral researcher at MIT. He ended up gluing together two pieces …

Another Effect Of Racism: Accelerated Aging

For black men, racial discrimination speeds up aging at the cellular level, according to a new study.<p>A new study from the University of Maryland found that racism may speed aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American men who reported being heavily …

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Boost Your Sense Of Touch With Ultrasonic Brain Stimulation

You don't need a spider bite for better tactile detection.<p>Scientists have been doing some amazing things to our brains with ultrasound, like breaking up blood clots, boosting alertness for soldiers, and even connecting the human mind with a rat’s. Now, they have shown that ultrasound can sharpen …

An Indigenous Malaysian Language Describes Smells As Precisely As English Describes Colors

Researchers had assumed all humans were just bad at describing odors, but it turns out that's a cultural problem, not a biological one.<p>You often get a good idea of what things will taste like from a restaurant menu's descriptions. But try doing the same with descriptions of perfumes in catalogs, …

Moving Cocktail Garnishes Harness The Power of Surface Tension

If I owned a bar, I would put these in every drink.<p>It may be rude to play with your food (or drink), but two new cocktail garnishes make it hard not to. Scientists have now developed a boat that zips across the surface of drinks, as well as a "flower" that sops up a tiny, sip-sized dollop of the …

Sponges Can Sneeze, May Have New Sensory Organ

Bless you, sponges.<p>I don't know if you were aware, but sponges sneeze. That's a surprise, since sneezes result when nerve cells sense the presence of some sort of irritating, foreign particle. But sponges, one of the earliest evolving animals, aren't thought to possess a single sensory cell.<p>That …

Video: A Marine With A Prosthetic Hand Controlled By His Own Muscles

Staff Sergeant James Sides lost his right arm in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Now he's the first patient in an FDA trial testing an implantable, muscle-connected controller for prosthetics.<p>Out on a routine reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Marine Staff Sergeant James …

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Inadequate Pap Tests More Likely With Transgender Men

Testosterone use is one of the factors contributing to unsatisfactory Pap tests.<p>A new study published in the <i>Journal of General Internal Medicine</i> found that female-to-male (FTM) transgender patients were 10 times more likely to have an inadequate Pap test than female patients.<p>FTM transgender people, …

Photoshop Now Supports 3-D Printing

3-D printing, getting more mainstream all the time<p>Good news, 3-D printing enthusiasts: Adobe thinks your weird little hobby could actually be a thing! The company's adding support for 3-D modeling files to its Photoshop software, letting users manipulate objects, then send them off to a home 3-D …

Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences

"I'll never agree! That's worse than being a slave in prison," Ella glared as she went out the door.<p>Maybe this is something we can apply to Popular Science posts? A team of computer scientists has developed software that's able to predict whether a book will be popular based on its writing style, …

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Throw Your Jams In The Air: Morphing Robotic Hands Have Arrived

In a week full of noisy robotics news, from the machines rolling, balancing and climbing across the Las Vegas Convention Center, to the announcement of a $1B investment in IBM’s Watson, it’s only understandable that a major development in robot manipulation morphed right through the cracks. On Jan. …