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A New Way to Heal Badly Broken Bones with Electrical Stimulation
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Medical Innovations
A New Way to Heal Badly Broken Bones with Electrical Stimulation
A new bone scaffold delivers electrical stimulation to broken bones, speeds up the healing process, and then simply dissolves into the body.
July 6, 2020

A new bone scaffold delivers electrical stimulation to broken bones, speeds up the healing process, and then simply dissolves into the body.

Future of Food
3D-Printed Vegan Steak Is Heading to Restaurants in 2020
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Future of Food
3D-Printed Vegan Steak Is Heading to Restaurants in 2020
Israeli startup Redefine Meat has announced the Alt-Steak, a plant-based vegan steak that it claims mimics the texture and taste of beef.
July 5, 2020

Israeli startup Redefine Meat has announced the Alt-Steak, a plant-based vegan steak that it claims mimics the texture and taste of beef.

Dope Science
Psychedelic Toad Venom Explained
toad venom
Dope Science
Psychedelic Toad Venom Explained
5-MeO-DMT, a psychedelic found in toad venom, causes mushroom-intense trips that are over quick. Could it have more accessible therapeutic potential?
July 5, 2020

5-MeO-DMT, a psychedelic found in toad venom, causes mushroom-intense trips that are over quick. Could it have more accessible therapeutic potential?

Coronavirus
New Images Reveal Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
Coronavirus
New Images Reveal Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
To find out which type of face mask is the best, researchers rigged a mannequin’s head to a fog machine and then tested four masks on it.
July 5, 2020

To find out which type of face mask is the best, researchers rigged a mannequin’s head to a fog machine and then tested four masks on it.

Coronavirus
A Guide to Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus
A Guide to Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Flying during the coronavirus pandemic can increase your infection risk, but if you can't avoid it, here’s how to do so as safely as possible.
July 4, 2020

Flying during the coronavirus pandemic can increase your infection risk, but if you can't avoid it, here’s how to do so as safely as possible.

Mental Health
Can AI Predict Which Depression Treatment is Most Effective?
Depression Treatment
Mental Health
Can AI Predict Which Depression Treatment is Most Effective?
Artificial intelligence-powered algorithms that analyze brain scans are showing promise in helping doctors find an effective depression treatment on the first try.
July 3, 2020

Artificial intelligence-powered algorithms that analyze brain scans are showing promise in helping doctors find an effective depression treatment on the first try.

Coronavirus
Can Old Vaccines Be New Weapons Against COVID-19?
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Coronavirus
Can Old Vaccines Be New Weapons Against COVID-19?
Well-established vaccines using weakened pathogens provide general immune benefits. Now researchers are proposing them to help fight COVID-19.
July 2, 2020

Well-established vaccines using weakened pathogens provide general immune benefits. Now researchers are proposing them to help fight COVID-19.

Future of Medicine
Researchers Discover How to Improve Eyesight Naturally
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Future of Medicine
Researchers Discover How to Improve Eyesight Naturally
The world is aging, and with age comes vision decline. New research may have found how to improve eyesight in an accessible way.
July 1, 2020

The world is aging, and with age comes vision decline. New research may have found how to improve eyesight in an accessible way.

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Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery.

Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing.

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Wrong
Wrong
Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds

Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds