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Man May Lose His Limbs from Flesh Eating Bacteria

The dad came into contact with the bacteria on a crabbing trip.

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Boy Gets USB Cable Stuck Inside His Penis

The nearly-4-inch cable was knotted inside him.

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Exploding E-Cig Could Have Blown Up Man's Penis
The vape pen was only 2 inches from the man's privates when it explo…
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Hawaii Bans Sunscreens That Hurt Coral Reefs

Here's how to find a sunscreen that doesn't harm the marine organisms.

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This Patch of 3D-Printed Flesh Is a Step Toward a Full 3D-Printed Heart

One biotech company has taken the first steps toward printing functional human organs for transplants.

How Long Can Humans Really Live?

According to scientists, we haven’t reached the upper limit of our lifespans yet.

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The FDA Just Approved a Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical for the First Time

It's for two types of severe epilepsy.

Scientists Build Neurotoxin Detector From a Smartphone and Legos

The simple setup could help first responders identify neurotoxins and pick the right antidote.

I Hacked My Body So You Don't Have To
For two months, I hacked myself to separate the science from the BS. But if I ended up stronger, smarter, faster, healthier, calmer, mo…
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New Google AI Calculates the Odds You'll Survive a Hospital Stay

The software can help doctors and hospitals determine who has the best chance of recovery.

So Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe?
A new report claims LASIK can lead to permanent visual side effects, leading patients to become depressed or even suicidal. Should you …
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Watch Hyper-Realistic Skin Get Made for Bionic Limbs

Watch extremely realistic limbs, complete with hair and freckles, get made from beginning to end.

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New Study Shows Antibiotics Could Be Replaced With Viruses

Specialized viruses targeting invasive bacteria could replace aging antibiotics in our healthcare system.

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The U.S. Army Figured Out the Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee—With Math

Their new algorithm could soon tell you exactly when to consume caffeine.

It Turns Out Bacteria Can Eat the Chemicals NASA Puts on Spacecraft to Kill Them

A new study shows how bacteria still pop up even in the cleanest of places, like NASA facilities and hospital rooms.

How Space Crystals Could Lead To New Cancer Drugs
Drug companies want to grow crystals that can reveal the structure of the body's important proteins. The best place to do that? In spac…
These Artificial Nerves Could Allow Prosthetic Limbs to Feel
Scientists created artificial nerves that triggered a reaction in cockroach muscle. One day, this could mean serious improvements for h…
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Machines Are Better Than Doctors at Spotting Skin Cancer

Could artificial intelligence put doctors out of jobs?

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Don't Set Your Alarm: That Weekend Sleep-in Could Help You Live Longer

Go ahead and treat yourself by sleeping in this weekend.

Ingestible Medical Device Can Tell Your Phone What's Happening in Your Gut

The sensor can see if something's wrong in the gut and tell a phone. They're hoping humans are next.

Hotel Pools Are Cesspools of Diarrhea and Bacteria, Says CDC

The CDC has traced thousands of illnesses back to contaminated public pools, hot tubs, spas and waterparks.

The Back Pain Repair Manual

Don't rely on the Advil bottle anymore.

The FDA Just Approved the First-Ever Drug to Treat Chronic Migraines

The injectable medication could stop 50% of monthly migraines.

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How the Feds Will Use DNA To Track Legal Weed

A new technology allows law enforcement to track legal marijuana using DNA.

Doctors Grow Replacement Ear Inside Patient's Arm

The ear, grown to replace one lost in a car crash, will have functional blood vessels and nerve endings.