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First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

Health news<p>After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first …

Stem Cell Breakthrough in Mice Points Toward a Way to Repair Tissue in Humans

The field of regenerative medicine hopes one day to be able to produce new, healthy tissues and organs with patients’ own DNA by turning some of the …

Tim Maupin’s Film, ‘The Last Generation to Die,’ to Explore Longevity and Life Extension

The May issue of <i>National Geographic</i> boldly states, “This Baby Will Live to Be 120 (and It’s Not Just Hype)”; Pew Research published a poll on radical …

Intravaginal Ring Being Tested To Deliver Antiretroviral Medication For HIV Prevention

Preventive antiretroviral medications for HIV could, in the future, come in the form of an intravaginal ring for women.<p>A new study from Northwestern University shows that intravaginal rings were 100 percent effective in protecting simian immunodeficiency virus in monkeys. The device will now be …

FDA Approves Artificial Pancreas You Can Wear

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and many other countries around the world. And unlike the more common acquired form of …

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What Lurks Beneath The Earth's Surface

Recently there has been an eruption of revelations from below the surface of the Earth: Major aquifers beneath Kenya and a vast volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean. In just the past six months, there have been reports of new oilfield discoveries in Canada, Colombia, Israel and other spots.<p>Inner Earth …

Is Trypophobia a Real Phobia?

We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes<p>If you're like me and you have a visceral reaction to the image above—if it makes your skin crawl, your hair hurt, and your stomach turn—you can count yourself among the trypophobic. According to its Facebook page, which is more than 4,000 members …

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Peaceful ant species uses invaders as mercenaries to kill off other foes

Being raided by a colony of parasites ought to be a nightmare for a peaceful nest of ants, but in the case of the <i>Sericomyrmex</i>, that's far from reality. Research led from the University of Copenhagen noticed that <i>Sericomyrmex</i> ants were effectively able to use a colony of parasitic invading ants as …