Uterus Transplants Fail Again: Why Are They So Difficult?

Three out of four uterus transplants that were recently performed at a U.S. hospital were not successful. What makes them so challenging?

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'Alien Megastructure' Star Keeps Getting Stranger

Newly analyzed observations by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope show that the star KIC 8462852 — whose occasional, dramatic dips in brightness still have astronomers scratching their heads — has also dimmed overall during the last few years.

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Meet Grandad: Weird, Ancient Reptile Gave Rise to Mammals

Two weird, mammal-like reptiles that sort of looked like scaly rats, each smaller than a loaf of bread, roamed ancient Brazil about 235 million years ago, likely dining on insects the predators snagged with their pointy teeth, a new study finds.

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Can Eating Cinnamon Cool Off the Stomach?

Eating cinnamon may cool of the stomach, a new study in animals suggests.

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Humans May Have Reached Maximum Life Span

New data strongly suggest that the maximum duration of life is limited, and may have already been reached, researchers say.

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Great Scott! How to Get the 'Back to the Future' Self-Lacing Shoes

The conform-to-your-foot Nike Mag sneakers worn by actor Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future Part II" are finally available — for a limited time.

livescience.com 10 months ago

'Yetis' Take Manhattan For Travel Channel Show Promo | Video

A bus load of costumed “yetis" were on the streets of New York City to promote the Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti.”

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The First People to Settle Polynesia Came from Asia

The first Pacific islanders, who arrived to islands such as Tonga and Vanuatu about 3,000 years ago, originally hailed from Taiwan or the Philippines, new research suggests.

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In Photos: Ancient Skeletons Reveal the Ancestors of Polynesians

The first Pacific islanders, who arrived to islands such as Tonga and Vanuatu about 3,000 years ago, originally hailed from Taiwan or the Philippines, new research suggests.

livescience.com 10 months ago

27 Oddest Medical Cases

Here's a look at the strangest medical cases that doctors have reported.

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