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Inflatable Incubator Could Save Premature Babies

But we're not sure why it's shaped like a toaster oven<p>Over a million children die each year due to complications of preterm birth, according to the World Health Organization. Developing nations are plagued with high infant mortality rates, where much of the population does not have access to …

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new and cutting edge in 1944 looks almost impossibly simple by comparison in 2014.<p>Today is June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, perhaps the most important day in the history of American …

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This Robot Valet Parks Your Car, Is Awesome

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The valet process is getting streamlined in Germany, as robot valets have been introduced to the …

"Shields Up!" How Microvilli Act As A Barrier Against Attack

What would a science fiction universe be like without those shields? The use of electrostatic energy to protect a person or spacecraft is a necessity to fend off an enemy attack. Depending on the source, these barriers can neutralize, deflect and even repel whatever weapon might be used and give …

Medical myths: What doctors thought they didn't need to say

Common knowledge when it comes to all things health and medicine might not be so common after all.<p>Inspired by a topic on Reddit, CNN reached out to health care providers, seeking stories of patients armed with surprising medical misinformation.<p>The responses ranged from amusing to concerning. We …

Nazi scientists planned to use mosquitoes as biological weapon

The Nazis considered using mosquitoes as biological weapons during the second world war, research has revealed.<p>Towards the end of the war, scientists at an institute in Dachau conducted research into how malaria-infected insects could be kept alive for long enough to be released into enemy …

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes champion golfer Bubba Watson and his wife, Angie Watson, who recount...<p>All of a sudden I looked at the calendar and it had …

Possible Link Found Between Bacterium And Multiple Sclerosis

A new study found MS-like brain damage in a mouse infected with this bacterium.<p>Nobody knows exactly what causes multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, though a combination of environmental and genetic factors plays a part. But new research suggests that, …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business.<p>The argument goes like this: The four remaining World War II Iowa-class battleships are cheaper to operate, cheaper than building new …

Teachers Give Better Grades to More Attractive Students: Study

If you were of a mind to forgive good-looking people for their freakishly good genetic makeup because you figure you got better brains than they did, …

Fat But Fit? Study Reveals That Fitness, Not Weight, Predicts Risk Of Early Death

When it comes to living a long and healthy life, a meta-analysis of mortality studies finds that being physically active, no matter what your weight, trumps being thin and unfit.<p>Researchers at Middle Tennessee State University, led by exercise scientist Vaughn Barry, Ph.D., examined 10 past studies …

Baby steps to saving lives

<b>Each year, one in 10 babies around the world will be born prematurely and over a million of those will die. But could measuring the size of a baby's feet help save lives?</b><p>In the final weeks of pregnancy, the idea of going into early labour might not seem like such a bad thing.<p>But giving birth …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Costume Contact Lenses Are Dangerous, Eye Doctor Group Warns

Cosmetic contact lenses might seem like the perfect way to enhance your Halloween costume this year, but the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning consumers that the nonprescription lenses could do serious damage to your eyes.<p>Although selling such lenses without a prescription is actually …

Why Is the Baby Crying? A Device Won’t Let You Know

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a machine that could translate baby cries into words – <i>hey, you dupes – it’s my diaper that’s the problem right now!</i> Or <i>this bath water is super-cold, yo!</i> Parents around the world would have the opportunity to peer into the minds of their kidlings.<p>Research has been …

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

E-cigarettes 'as effective' as nicotine patches

<b>Electronic cigarettes appear to be at least as effective as nicotine patches in helping people to give up smoking, research suggests.</b><p>The devices, which are rapidly growing in popularity, produce a vapour containing nicotine.<p>The findings, presented at the European Respiratory Society, showed similar …

Sleep 'boosts brain cell numbers'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.</b><p>Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material known as myelin which protects our brain's circuitry.<p>The findings, so far in mice, could lead to insights …

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report published on Wednesday.<p>Public Health England says there is evidence that children who spend more time watching screens …

The Bank Robbery Behind Stockholm Syndrome

Most people associate Stockholm Syndrome, a situation in which people being held captive feel sympathy toward their captors, with Patty Hearst and …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …