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Teacher tried to dissuade Nobel winner Gurdon from science

Veteran British scientist John Gurdon, who shared the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, is often described as the "godfather of cloning" for his work on stem cell research but was once told by his teacher not to pursue ...

Oct 08, 2012
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Spatial training boosts math skills

(Medical Xpress)—Training young children in spatial reasoning can improve their math performance, according to a groundbreaking study from Michigan State University education scholars.

Jun 25, 2013
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A new way to train your ears

Can you tell whether the first note in a catchy new tune is an A flat or a B flat? If yes, then congratulations. You have the exceedingly rare gift of perfect pitch.

Jul 16, 2013
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Illegal buttocks injections kill, maim US women

(AP)—Women across the U.S. are risking their lives for illegal procedures to make their buttocks bigger, often involving home-improvement materials such as silicone injected by people with no medical training.

Aug 05, 2013
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Conjoined twin girls separated in China

Conjoined twin baby girls have been released from a hospital in China almost three weeks after they were separated in a marathon operation, state media reported Tuesday.

Aug 27, 2013
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Belgian euthanised due to sex change distress

A 44-year-old Belgian in distress after a failed sex change was euthanised this week after doctors agreed to the mercy-killing on psychological grounds, national media said Tuesday.

Oct 01, 2013
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