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Software Company Tests New Biometric Tattoos

December 2, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Features will include the ability to monitor body temperature and sense if someone is stressed through sweat and heart rate data.

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Rare Giant Squid Swims into Japan's Toyama Bay

January 5, 2016 8:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The creature was caught on video with a submersible camera.

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Google Unveils New Name, Mission for Life Sciences Division

December 9, 2015 8:29 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

This is one of the first few spin-offs under the company's Alphabet umbrella.

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Study Advances Possibility of Mind-Controlled Devices

October 1, 2015 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine has shown a possible path to creating effective neural prosthetics.

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Gel-Based Method Could Simplify 3-D Printing Human Organs

September 30, 2015 8:31 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A group of researchers from the University of Florida at Gainesville have created a new way of printing complex objects using granular gel.

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New Technique Uses Sound Waves to Control Brain Cells

September 16, 2015 8:22 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The hope is that this procedure could potentially replace deep-brain stimulation.

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How a Snake Kills Its Prey

August 26, 2015 8:26 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Researchers discovered the specific mechanism boa constrictors use to subdue their prey.

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Vitamin D Supplements Have Limited Benefits for Obese Teens

August 19, 2015 8:57 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Results from the study were published online in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

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The Power of Puppies for Mental Health

August 13, 2015 10:41 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

A new program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill called UNC Paws is harnessing the cuteness of puppies to help improve the lives of people.

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Giant Plant with Sap That Blisters Skin, Causes Blindness Found in Michigan

August 6, 2015 8:28 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The plant is not deadly but can cause significant discomfort. 

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The Reason Insects Are So Clean

August 6, 2015 8:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Warwick used a combination of electron microscopes, video recordings, and other methods to analyze the cleaning abilities of carpenter ants.

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GPS-Camera Implants Protect Rhinos from Poachers

July 22, 2015 8:19 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The device is comprised of a series of GPS tags, heart rate monitors, and embedded cameras. 

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Harnessing Evaporation through Minuscule Bacterial Spores

July 15, 2015 9:13 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Scientists at Columbia University developed a unique method for harnessing natural sources of energy.

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Why Millipedes Glow in the Dark

July 9, 2015 8:24 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The millipede has a peculiar defense mechanism for fending off predators.

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Small, Magnetic Robots Aim to Inject Drugs into the Bloodstream

July 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Scientists from the University of Houston and Boston Children’s Hospital presented a new research project they’ve been working on at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

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Why DNA Evidence May Not Be So Reliable

June 30, 2015 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A new investigation being conducted by Frontline is focusing on the accuracy of DNA samples used in criminal cases.

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