I dare you to watch this Batkid film and not cheer, cry or applaud

We've told you plenty about Miles, a.k.a. Batkid, the amazing 5-year-old who, despite battling cancer since he was only two, saved San Francisco last November. Now you can watch his superheroic exploits in this 10-minute video, which will not only yank violently on your heartstring, but probably renew your faith in… » 1/16/14 6:00pm 1/16/14 6:00pm

How a car mechanic's invention could save thousands of women's lives

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An Argentine car mechanic named Jorge Odón has used a plastic bag as the centerpiece of a simple device that has the potential to save the lives of women whose babies have gotten stuck in the birth canal during labor. What's incredible is that it's taken this long for doctors to move beyond using often-deadly forceps… » 11/14/13 1:52pm 11/14/13 1:52pm

A stunning example of nature's resilience

The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens is regarded as the deadliest and most destructive volcanic blast in U.S. history. And yet, just thirty-three years later, life has returned to the area in almost equally impressive force, as newly released photographs illustrate. » 10/22/13 2:11pm 10/22/13 2:11pm

In the coastal UK town of Dungeness, the extinct short-haired bumblebee has returned and is thriving. This is fantastic news, especially since bee extinctions are a serious concern. Without bees, it will be almost impossible to raise crops like apples, onions and broccoli that depend on bees for fertilization. » 9/17/13 2:20pm 9/17/13 2:20pm

Everything's not lost: America's youth are living healthier lifestyles

Close to 100 million Americans are obese, making the U.S. the fattest country in the developed world. But while the AMA recently declared obesity a disease, the country's youth actually appear to be eating better and exercising more, according to a report published today in the journal Pediatrics. » 9/16/13 10:20am 9/16/13 10:20am

Drought-stricken Kenya is sitting on 250-trillion liters of groundwater

With the world as thoroughly mapped and monitored as it is, it's easy to forget the Earth still harbors its fair share of secrets. Case in point: yesterday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced that Kenya's drought-striken Turkana County sits, rather ironically, atop a… » 9/11/13 1:42pm 9/11/13 1:42pm

Behold the incredible places where we'll build cities in space

People always forget about radiation when they imagine space colonies. Out there, on other worlds, humans won't be shielded from cosmic radiation the way we are by Earth's magnetic field. That's why cities on other worlds are likely to be underground. Here are few places we might build them. » 7/23/13 1:23pm 7/23/13 1:23pm