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Missing Something? Grow a New Body Part

Why wait in line for an organ transplant when you can grow your own? Or if you don't like your nose, forget plastic surgery--grow a new one. These amazing abilities--once part of science fiction--are now on the way.

A laboratory made a bladder in 1996, and there have been five windpipe replacements so far. One researcher transplanted...
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Regrow Body Parts

Can we regrow body parts? And if we can, how far can this go?

Ron Strang had a roadside bomb in Afghanistan blow off part of his left thigh...
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Use Your Body as a Computer

Why just WEAR your computer, when you can BE your computer? Why tote a laptop around? You need a computer that pops up on your hand!

Microsoft's video-game controller KINECT registers a user's intentions from his gestures to give you what you want, when you want it--...
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You're Wearing Millions of Bacteria

According to new research, a person's mere presence in a room can add 37 million bacteria to the air every hour, in the form of material left behind by previous occupants and stirred up from the floor.

Americans spend more than 90% of their time inside. Science Daily quotes environmental engineer Jordan Peccia as saying, "We...
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Female & Fat?

?But STRONG! - Having an imperfect body may come with some substantial benefits.The hormones that make women physically stronger, more competitive and better able to deal with stress also tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist, so in societies and situations where women are under pressure to procure resources, they...

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Kidney Sales?Are They Always Wrong?

We are born with two kidneys, so we have one "to spare." There is a thriving black market of business people in third world countries selling kidneys to people in the West who need them. There was even a movie, "Dirty Pretty Things," made about this. Now the British Medical Journal says this may not always be wrong.

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David Was in Terrible Shape

Michelangelo's famous statue of David, which is supposed torepresent male physical perfection, actually reveals he's inpoor health.

Pilates expert Alan Herdman says, "Michelangelo may havebeen an artistic genius but he clearly knew far less than wedo today about posture and the workings of the human body.If you look at him, David is...

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What's in That Tattoo Ink?

People who get tattoos may be putting poisonous chemicals into their skin because they don't know what ingredients are in the dyes. But tattoos and body piercing will soon be passe anyway?the newest fad will be creating new body parts and grafting them onto your body.

The European Commission says most of the inks used in tattoos were...

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How to Estimate Size

Greek scientists have discovered that the length of a man's index finger can accurately predict the length of his penis. Dr. Evangelos Spyropoulos and his team measured the penis length of 52 healthy young males between the ages of 19 and 38 and compared them with other body measurements, including height, weight, body mass index, index finger...

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