World-First Double Hand Transplant For A Scleroderma Patient Allows Man To Pet His Dog Again
A debilitating autoimmune disease called scleroderma caused UK resident Steven Gallagher to lose the use of his hands after scarring left them trapped in painful fists, but it wouldn’t be the end of his independence. Thanks to plastics specialists experienced in hand surgery, he was able to receive a double hand transplant which has meant that not only is he now pain-free, but he can stroke his dog again.
Huge Step Towards Quantum Internet As Information Teleported Between Non-Neighboring Nodes
Researchers from the University of Delft have taken a small but important step toward the creation of a quantum internet, the next-generation network that will connect the most advanced computers ever built. This first of its kind breakthrough is foundational in the accurate and secure transmission of information between quantum computers
A “Mirror World” Of Particles Within Our Universe May Explain Puzzling Cosmological Find
The standard model of cosmology, the theory that explains the universe at large scales, is buckling under peculiar observations. Different measurements of the Hubble Constant, the expansion rate of the universe, produce two different numbers when they should just be finding one. A new solution has put forward the idea there are a lot more particles out there and they make up an invisible "mirror world" through our universe.
Ancient Ruins Of 11 "Lost" Settlements Discovered Beneath The Amazon Jungle
Jungle-penetrating lasers have peeked through the dense Amazonian rainforest to reveal the ruins of 11 previously unknown settlements decorated with vast pyramids and waterways. Their study indicates that the settlements date from approximately 500 CE to 1400 CE, when this portion of the Bolivian Amazon was home to the Casarabe culture.
"Dragon Of Death" With 9-Meter Wingspan Was One Of Earth's Largest Flying Predators
A giant predatory flying reptile has been discovered after fossil remains were unearthed in Argentina, becoming the largest pterosaur ever seen in South America and one of the biggest flying vertebrates in Earth’s history. The new species sits within the family of pterosaurs called azhdarchids, thought to have lived during the Late Cretaceous between 100 and 66 million years ago.
The Time It Rained Meat On A Clear Day In Kentucky, And People Immediately Ate It
On a clear March day in 1876, meat rained down from the sky like beefy snow. Naturally, the locals decided it was too good to waste, proclaiming “it was either mutton or venison”.