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How it works: Fecal transplants

Jan 30, 15 How it works: Fecal transplants

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Fecal transplants are essentially a donor’s feces mixed with a saline and placed into another patient by colonoscopy, endoscopy, or enema. It sounds gross, but it’s a ground-breaking therapy that cures people of a severe gut infection caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile, which causes C. diff. colitis and debilitating diarrhea.

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Trade snow for sun at these schools

Jan 30, 15 Trade snow for sun at these schools

Posted by in Education

Tired of the snow? If you’re a high school senior, you’ve got a chance to escape the cold by picking a college or university in a town with warm weather. Some people love sledding in heavy coats, but others would rather wear flip-flops at the beach.

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Court to decide if Oklahoma quakes are fracking’s fault

Jan 30, 15 Court to decide if Oklahoma quakes are fracking’s fault

Posted by in Science

The Oklahoma Supreme Court is set to make a decision that could, for the first time, legally acknowledge that the oil and gas industry may have something to do with the swarm of earthquakes the state has experienced in recent years, the Tulsa World reports.

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I’m not sure I fancy any meal that’s been cooked up by a computer

Jan 30, 15 I’m not sure I fancy any meal that’s been cooked up by a computer

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

There's a dazzling new cookery writer in town. He is omniscient about grub of all kinds, and you must take his recipe suggestions very seriously. The only thing this fabulous new cookery writer cannot do is appear in public with an apron around his middle. Because it's an IBM super-computer.

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MRI scans may be better than biopsy for detecting prostate cancer

Jan 30, 15 MRI scans may be better than biopsy for detecting prostate cancer

Posted by in Health, Technology

Hundreds of thousands of men are diagnosed with new cases of prostate cancer every year. Thousands more die as a result, which is why diagnosing high-risk cases makes the difference between life and death. Researchersdesigned a new way to diagnose high-risk cases and published their study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Why do science-minded people still reject evolution?

Jan 30, 15 Why do science-minded people still reject evolution?

Posted by in Science

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. Apparently, many Americans hold true to this thought. About one in every five adults, a new study finds, knows a lot about science and supports practical uses of technology, while rejecting a few specific scientific explanations, notably the big bang theory and the theory of evolution.

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The boy born with no eyes may have options one day

Jan 30, 15 The boy born with no eyes may have options one day

Posted by in Health

At first glance, little Richie Lopez looks like any other sleeping baby. However, his mother noticed that something was off with her newborn son. Despite having perfect health and normal reflexes, the infant never opened his eyes. Upon closer examination, she found no eyeballs behind Richie’s eyelids.

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‘Mind-blowing’ gaming potential For HoloLens

Jan 30, 15 ‘Mind-blowing’ gaming potential For HoloLens

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming, Technology

HoloLens, Microsoft’s latest augmented reality device that will be released this year, will step into a realm that already includes heavyweights like Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus. However, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella isn't backing down from competitors, and says the gaming opportunities for the device will be “mind-blowing.”

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Dr. Oz and the $9 million downfall of his magic beans

Jan 30, 15 Dr. Oz and the $9 million downfall of his magic beans

Posted by in Health

After months of being taken to task on blogs, in news reports, and even in front of the Senate, Dr. Mehmet Oz will watch as the product he long heralded as a “miracle” weight loss supplement gets refunded to consumers as part of a $9 million settlement.

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‘Space taxis’ to ferry NASA astronauts by 2017

Jan 30, 15 ‘Space taxis’ to ferry NASA astronauts by 2017

Posted by in Space

NASA astronauts could travel to the International Space Station in American-made “space taxis” no later than 2017, Boeing and SpaceX said. Both companies have said that they’re on pace to meet NASA’s projections and reduce U.S. dependence on Russian spacecraft.

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