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Exploring the potential of human echolocation

People who are visually impaired will often use a cane to feel out their surroundings. With training and practice, people can learn to use the pitch, loudness and timbre of echoes from the cane or other sounds to navigate ...

Jun 25, 2017
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Opinion: Autism and terrorism—what are the links?

Terror recruits often seem to come from vulnerable backgrounds. But new evidence suggests that those suffering from traits of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) could be more at risk of being radicalised. It follows a number ...

Jun 22, 2017
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An extra organ or body part is more common than you think

Doctors thought they were operating on a malignant tumour when they set about removing an unusual oval lump on the right side of a 40-year-old woman's body. What they recovered instead was a perfectly normal and fully functioning ...

Jun 13, 2017
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Revolutionary biopsy-reading invention reaches the masses

A groundbreaking University of Alberta invention that will impact transplant patients' outcomes—and possibly cancer outcomes in the future—is poised to become widely available now that the transplant test has been licensed ...

Jun 08, 2017
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