Miles

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World's first 3D-printed rifle gets update, fires 14 shots

A Canadian tinkerer who previously claimed to have created the world's first 3D-printed rifle, only to see the barrel crack upon its first videotaped test firing, has now created an updated version of the gun that was able to fire 14 rounds before suffering damage. The riflemaker, who goes by the …

The War on Women 2.0: Do They Think We're Stupid?

Many state legislatures are packing up for the summer, ending a year of full-throttle attacks by extremist politicians on our reproductive health decisions. Reflecting on the last six months, I am left with one big question: Do they think we're stupid?<p>Granted, politicians trying to get into our …

To My Unborn Sons: 'A Bounty Has Been Placed On Your Head. Your Price: Worthless'

My sons:<p>Last night, I witnessed history. I'm still having a hard time grasping the magnitude of what this day will represent in the history of the Black experience in this country. By the time you are born, Trayvon Martin's story will be etched in our collective memory. His name will be synonymous …

Oregon Could Be The First State To Let Students To Go To College Tuition-Free

The "Pay it Forward, Pay it Back" plan lets students enroll with no money down, so long as they agree to pay up to 3% of their future salaries back into a state fund annually for 24 years.<p>"If it's done correctly it's essentially creating a social insurance vehicle for enabling access to higher …

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 …

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

Riot after Chinese teachers try to stop pupils cheating

What should have been a hushed scene of 800 Chinese students diligently sitting their university entrance exams erupted into siege warfare after invigilators tried to stop them from cheating.<p>The relatively small city of Zhongxiang in Hubei province has always performed suspiciously well in <b>China's</b> …

The HPV Vaccine Is Even More Effective Than Researchers Thought

The drop is even bigger than researchers expected, either because just one or two doses of the vaccine is more effective than previously thought, or because vaccinated people slow the spread of the virus among non-vaccinated people, called herd immunity.<p>The bottom line of the study is that we can …

Chinese Axes Polished Better in 4,500 B.C. Than Today

Many people think modern technology is very advanced, but according to Dr. Peter J. Lu, post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Chinese …

Google: Motorola's tattoos could replace passwords

Motorola’s forthcoming phones could use electronic tattoos or pills to identify users, it has been announced.<p>The technology, which aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply with a phone being close to a user’s body, was one of the suggestions Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s …

Preserved Mammoth Carcass Found in Arctic