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Boy Leaves Hospital With New Hands

The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, his hands still bandaged but working well enough to let him play with action figures.<p>Zion Harvey, 8, lost his arms and legs to a life-threatening infection when he was just 2. He …


Pluto: Nasa reveals first high-resolution images of planet's surface

For 85 years, it was little more than a featureless grey blob on classroom maps of the solar system. On Wednesday night, Pluto was revealed in high resolution for the first time, revealing dramatic mountain ranges made from solid water ice on a scale to rival the Alps or the Rockies.<p>The …

Solar System

New DNA code makes synthetic proteins

The world's first functioning organism with an expanded DNA alphabet has now met another milestone in artificial life: making proteins that don't …