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An invasive tick species popped up in nine states


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


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


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


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…)