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Indian doctor performs foot and ankle surgery using Google Glass

An Indian orthopedic surgeon used Google Glass, the company’s futuristic spectacles, in the operating room to successfully perform a surgical procedure on Saturday, January 11.

It took 15 years for FCC to propose first cellphone radiation investigation

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission says it's planning to propose first cellphone radiation investigation, partly because of how often we use smartphones now and we converse for longer periods than we used to do earlier.

Pfizer spin off the animal health business

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Pfizer (PFE.N) said that it is more likely to spin off its animal health unit than sell it.

The Chief Executive of Pfizer (PFE.N) said that it is more likely to spin off its animal health unit

Circumpolar rivers responsible for Arctic mercury-- says study

Environmental scientists at Harvard have observed that the Arctic accumulation of mercury, a toxic element, is caused by both atmospheric forces and the flow of rivers-- the Lena, Yenisei and Ob that carry the element north into the Arctic Ocean.

In 40 years, pacific turns 100 times more toxic.

No microplastic was found in the majority of samples taken for testing during 1972 to 1987. But over the last 40 years,plastic waste floating in the North Pacific has grown 100-fold.

Boy gets leg reattached backwards to be cancer-free

A cancer-stricken Ohio boy first had his right leg amputated above the knee and then got it reattached backwards in an unusual surgical treatment.

Cyberstalking more stressful than real-life bullying

Cyberstalking is more stressful and traumatic than the physical bullying, claims a new study.

Brit man gets battery-powered plastic heart‎

A British man walked home yesterday with a complete plastic heart. A native of London, Matthew Green has become the first British patient who had his damaged heart replaced with a fully artificial heart.

Can paracetamol sharpen memory?

Commonly prescribed drug paracetamol could have more benefits than just relieving pain, and treating fever. It may reduce stress and improve memory, suggests scientists.

Wine guards against sunburn -- study

If the findings of a new study are anything to go by, wine drinkers have a reason to rejoice.