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New Stem Cells Treatment Reverses Blindness in 2 Patients

Two people who were going blind can now see the word in much greater detail than before thanks to an experimental stem cell treatment for macular degeneration.

Stephen Hawking to Be Interred in Westminster Abbey Near Newton, Darwin

Stephen Hawking will spend eternity in the company of some other tremendously influential English scientists.

A Mysterious Infection Killed This Man. Here's How Doctors Finally Found the Cause

The man had a mysterious infection in his brain, but tests for dozens of viruses and bacterial infections came back negative.

China's First Space Station Is Going to Fall Out of Space Very Soon

A Chinese space station is going to fall out of space, and now trackers know when. Kind of.

Can You 'Speed Up' Your Metabolism?

Metabolism refers to the calories the body uses at rest.

Psychologists Have a Plan to Fix the Broken Science of Psychology

Psychologists have known that something was wrong with their field since at least 2011. Now, there's a real plan to fix things, and it seems to be working.

Why Scientists Are Stabbing Pig Carcasses with Samurai Swords

Pay no attention to the person wielding a samurai sword and hacking away at a pig carcass — he's doing it for science.

In Images: Cut Marks from Samurai Swords and Machetes

Slashing pigs with swords doesn't sound like science. But that's exactly what scientists had volunteers do — hack away at a pig carcass with a Japanese samurai sword called a katana.

The Weirdest Things That Fell From The Sky

Umbrellas and galoshes will shield you from the rain, snow and hail — but what about the showers of spiders, satellites, and raw mystery meat?

An Icelandic Epic Predicted a Fiery End for Pagan Gods, and Then This Volcano Erupted

A series of Earth-shattering volcanic eruptions in Iceland during the Middle Ages may have spurred the people living there to turn away from their pagan gods and convert to Christianity.

Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona. Human Drivers Will Kill 6,000 This Year.

Will self-driving cars ultimately be safer than human-piloted vehicles? So far, the numbers say yes.

Facts About Rhinos

Their horns are made of the same stuff as human fingernails!

Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Has Died

Over the last 24 hours, Sudan's health declined to the point where he was suffering a great deal and unable to walk.

Did Prehistoric 'Astronomers' Build Stonehenge?

Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries. Naturally then, astronomy is often described as the oldest of the sciences, inspiring people for thousands of years.

Astronomers Have Found Their Paradise, and It's the Coldest and Most Remote Point in Antarctica

Antarctica. The name evokes images of bitter extremes, an environment unkind to humans. Stories of polar explorers battling with the weather and perishing on their way back to safety. Why would astronomers choose to go there?

Skeletal System: Facts, Function & Diseases

The human skeleton has 206 bones and performs several vital functions.

Big Cats and 'Ritual' Dogs Lived in Maya Captivity

The ancient Maya were trading dogs and holding cats in captivity as early as 400 B.C.

Male Birth Control Pill Blocks 'Sperm Hormones,' But Will It Work?

Scientists say they're getting closer to developing a birth control pill for men.

Live Bee Sting 'Acupuncture' Triggers Lethal Allergic Reaction

An «acupuncture» session using live bees had a lethal ending.

Scientists Made a Startling Discovery After Dosing People with LSD

Scientists in Switzerland dosed test subjects with LSD to investigate how patients with severe mental disorders lose track of where they end and other people begin.

No, One Sick Passenger Won't Infect Everyone on the Plane

Finally, some good news about airplane travel.

Big Cats and 'Ritual' Dogs Lived in Mayan Captivity

The ancient Maya were trading dogs and holding cats in captivity as early as 400 B.C.

12 Extremely Strange Animal Feet

Whether they're used as digging tools, grasping suckers or killing machines, animal feet can be downright bizarre.

Russian Scientists Tested Their Asteroid-Nuking Plan with Powerful Lasers

Russian scientists have a plan to deal with the asteroid threat straight out of the movie «Armageddon.»

Russian Scientists Tested their Asteroid-Nuking Plan with Powerful Lasers

Russian scientists have a plan to deal with the asteroid threat straight out of the movie «Armageddon.»

Adults Stop Growing New Neurons in This Part of the Brain

When our recent study met significant skepticism, we weren't surprised. After all, we ourselves remained skeptical of what we were seeing throughout our investigation.

Young Blood: Magic or Medicine?

Recent scientific studies have claimed, almost vampire-like, that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Where do these claims come from? Do they stack up?

17th-Century Houseguests Slaughtered Hosts, and Archaeologists Are Investigating

For the chief of a 17th-century Scottish clan, missing a deadline was nothing to shrug off. Here's why.

Expect a Warm, Wet Spring Across the US

Even so, regions hit by drought will see little relief, NOAA forecasts.

Photos: These Animals Used to Be Giants

These animals used to be giant.

'Virtual Particles' Could Create Dark, Echoing Dead Stars

There might be a massive, dead star out there that bends the stuff of raw vacuum and prevents itself from collapsing into a black hole.

17 Billion? How the CDC Estimated How Many Binge Drinks US Downs Each Year

U.S. adults consume more than 17 billion alcoholic drinks during binges each year. But how did researchers calculate this?

5 Weird Effects of Bug Bites

As if bug bites weren't already the worst.

Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 Seconds

This robot goes to MIT and just set a world Rubik's Cube speed record. If robots had grandparents, this one's would be very proud.

Turkey Vultures: Photos Reveal an Icon of the American West

The American West has long been as much of an idea and a dream as an actual place. And one of its stars is surely the turkey vulture. Here's a look at the majestic birds in all their glory.

These 'Alien' Mummies Appear to Be a Mix of Looted Body Parts

Bizarre images of three-fingered «mummies» seem to be a collection of parts stolen from actual human mummies in Peru.

Pythons Are Cold-Blooded Killers But At Least They're Not Negligent Mothers

Python moms care for their babies, even though it wears them down.

We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story

We reported that after a year in space, Scott Kelly's genes were altered to the degree that he and his brother were no longer identical twins. Here's what we got wrong.

I Went to Space and Floated Above Earth Thanks to This Immersive Helmet

A space helmet «theater» showed me an astronaut's view of Earth.
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