Aimee Copeland, a victim of flesh eating bacteria (necrotizing fasciitis) whose hands had to be amputated last year, has received two state-of-the-art bionic hands from i-limbs. Looks like they took a few cues from the Terminator, which makes them even more awesome, if that's possible.
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I love raging scientific controversies. I am not talking about vaccines and autism, global warming, evolution, or homeopathy – these are not actual scientific controversies. They are political controversies intruding onto science. I prefer nerdy scientific debates that have insignificant political implications. I like to see two groups of scientists arguing about the evidence over [...]
Photo Credit WHO #7311 We’ve a new update on the novel coronavirus this morning from the World Health Organization that adds the latest fatality from the Al-Qaseem region of Saudi Arabia. This involves a 63 year old male `non-Saudi’, and is not linked to the larger Al-Ahsa outbreak we’ve been following for the past couple of weeks. Of note, although we’ve expected it to happen from some time (see The Name Game), this is first
Linguistics of adolescent phonetics If you don’t get it, then I just have one thing to say and it’s: “A voiced alveolar stop and breathy-voiced low-back unrounded vowel, with advanced tongue root” – duuuuh… (That latter words is described by James Harbeck in his accompanying article as aiming to sound as stupid as possible. Of [...]Translating teenage grunts is a post from the science blog of David Bradley, author of Deceived Wisdom
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