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Physicians are optimistic that the patient will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions.

Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan. The 14-hour operation took place on March 26, and was performed by a te...

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Saturn may be the missing piece in the puzzle of Jupiter's moons

Saturn may have played a key role in the birth of Jupiter's largest moons, a new study finds.

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Uranus discovery fulfills cosmic punchline

Scientists using the huge telescope on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano have discovered the world's most obvious space joke.

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Can secret JFK files shed light on a 1971 suicide?

A long-dead diplomat's family is urging President Trump to release still-secret files on John F. Kennedy's assassination ahead of the Thursday deadline Trump set to do so, in hopes it changes the story of their father's suicide.

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Rare Stephen Hawking-signed book goes up for auction

Stephen Hawking, perhaps the world's most famous physicist, died last month at the age of 76.

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California’s Water Whiplash Is Only Going to Get Worse

Get ready for more dramatic shifts between severe drought and record-breaking rainfall.

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Corals Are in Serious Trouble. This Lab Could Help Save Them

Scientists reach a milestone in establishing a captive coral population that could reproduce year after year, allowing researchers to perform crucial studies.

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Proving precognition, programming a screenwriter, and other tales from the field

Science Scientists share their favorite stories. When one crow sees another dead on the ground, it caws an alarm. Then others—five to six on average, but in rare cases as many as 60—fly in and perch on branches,…

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Do you make the cut? Four of history's trickiest entrance exams.

Science Psychologists are still arguing about the best methods to spot intelligence. Since the turn of the 20th century, psychologists have tried to pin down what it means to be smart. More than 100 years later, they're still arguing about the best…

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Bees Have a Goldilocks Lawn Mow Schedule

Lawns mowed every two weeks hosted more bees than lawns mowed every three weeks. Jason G. Goldman reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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