Arthrogryposis

What is arthrogryposis? Arthrogryposis (arth-ro-grip-OH-sis) means a child is born with joint contractures. This means some of their joints don’t move much and may even be stuck in 1 position. Often the muscles around these joints are thin, weak, stiff or missing. Extra tissue may have formed around the joints, holding them in place. About […]

Did Cooking Really Give Us The F-Word?

The way most of us speak today is shaped in part by how long ago our ancestors gave up chewing tough, raw meat. It’s widely known that languages evolve as societies develop and change, but the sounds we utter are also shaped, literally, by the placement of our jaw — and that is influenced by […]

Self-Driving Cars May Hit People

A new study found that self-driving vehicles may have a harder time detecting people with dark skin, and it could point to a bigger issue with how the technology is tested A new study suggests autonomous driving systems may have more difficulty detecting pedestrians with dark skin than those with light skin. The researchers analyzed […]

Luke Perry, Dies At 52 After Massive Stroke

Luke Perry, who was best-known for his long-running role on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has died after “suffering a massive stroke,” his representative, Arnold Robinson, stated on Monday. He was 52. “He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, (fiancee) Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, […]

Nike’s Self-Lacing Sneakers

Ever since Michael J. Fox using those self-lacing shoes as Marty McFly in Back to the Future back when, everyone wanted to see that kind of technology in action. Needless to say, we had to tie my shoelaces manually thousands of times until the technology became available. And when it did launch, it was pretty […]

Are Turtles Reptiles or Amphibians

Turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. People often mistake them for amphibians due to the misunderstanding about the term amphibian. The word amphibian refers specifically to members of the class amphibia, but the word amphibious that comes from the same root means “operating or living on land and in water.” It is true that many turtles […]

A Broken Blood Vessel in Your Eye

Also known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage, a broken blood vessel in your eye is typically a harmless condition (although see below) that clears up within one to three weeks. The official name for a broken blood vessel in your eye is a subconjunctival (sub-kon-junk-TIH-vul) hemorrhage. Symptoms of this condition include: Bright red patch on the […]