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Small surgical bot's bendable claw aims to assist in delicate procedures (Tomorrow Daily 215)

Vanderbilt University researchers spent six years working on a "bendable needle" concept for surgical procedures. After starting off as a rigid prototype, the device finally has a kind of "wrist" researchers hope may someday decrease healing time for patients.

By July 27, 2015


Birth month may correlate to some diseases (bad news, October)

Columbia University scientists find correlations between certain birth months and the risk of contracting 55 diseases. Because birthdays aren't depressing enough on their own.

By June 8, 2015


Sing along to 'All About That Base' Star Wars parody

Team Unicorn covers Meghan Trainor's pop song with an Imperial touch, complete with dancing Stormtroopers, Darth Vader corsets and plenty of droids.

By November 6, 2014


Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans

The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife donated $2.65 billion last year in an effort to combat deadly diseases around the world.

By October 4, 2014


Robot can perform brain surgery through the patient's cheek

A surgical robot can perform corrective epilepsy brain surgery in a much safer and less invasive way.

By October 20, 2014


Amazon's big bet: How a smartphone intensifies war with Apple, Google

The online retailer treads into new territory that will test its strategy of selling products at cost.

By June 16, 2014


Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014


Electric 'thinking cap' speeds learning

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created a "thinking cap" that electrically stimulates the brain to increase its ability to learn from mistakes.

By March 26, 2014


Lab-made mini human to screen drugs, toxins

Work begins on Athena, a $19 million project that seeks to create artificial organs that work in concert inside a human-like test dummy that could reduce reliance on animal testing.

By March 26, 2014


Radiation-free cancer scans may be on the horizon

It's been tested on only a handful of kids, but using MRI with a diagnostic dye to look for cancer may work just as well as using PET and CT scans.

By February 20, 2014