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An invasive tick species popped up in nine states

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An invasive tick species, new to the U.S., has already popped up in nine states, and a new study suggests that the species could spread much further. (more…)

Parachutes Can’t Save People Who Fall Out of Airplanes

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You might think that it’s safer to jump out of an airplane with a parachute than without one. But, according to science, you’d be wrong. (more…)

A Punch Left a Man Starry-Eyed

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When a man in India took a fist to the left side of his face during a fight, he may have temporarily seen stars. But when the 36-year-old sought medical care two days after the brawl, it was his eye doctors who saw stars — namely, a star-shaped cataract in the man’s left eye, according to a recent report of his case. (more…)

87-Year-Old Woman Donated Her Body So Doctors Could Slice It into 27,000 Pieces

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Susan Potter knew before she died that she, or at least her body, would make history: Not only would hers be the first diseased cadaver (and one containing a titanium hip) to be frozen, sliced up and digitized for all to study, but she also came with a detailed backstory. (more…)