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Friday, 31 October 2014
Miniature stomachs – gastric organoids – will help in study of ulcers and could be used in future to repair patients’ stomachs. Scientists have grown miniature human stomachs from stem cells as a...
Friday, 31 October 2014
Seizures and migraines have always been considered separate physiological events in the brain, but now a team of engineers and neuroscientists looking at the brain from a physics viewpoint discovered...
Thursday, 30 October 2014
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago. The mayhem happened 4...
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Patients with tinnitus hear phantom noise and are sometimes so bothered by the perceived ringing in their ears, they have difficulty concentrating. A new therapy does not lessen perception of the...
Thursday, 30 October 2014
A population of endangered giant tortoises, which once dwindled to just over a dozen, has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española, a finding described as "a true story of success and hope in...
Thursday, 30 October 2014
For the first time, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have measured the forces that...

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What robot sex enthusiasts forget is that there's far more to sex than the mechanical act. David Levy, recently the subject of an admiring profile in Newsweek, is an expert in artificial...