Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed "electronic skin," which they say may be able to detect breast lumps that may otherwise go unnoticed. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
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A self-taught Dutch scientist named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek sends a letter to the Royal Society of London describing his discovery of microscopic “animalcules” living inside his mouth. Van Leeuwenhoek had scraped plaque from between his teeth and put it under a microscope he himself had built. In his letter, he says that he saw “many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving." Van Leeuwenhoek was the first person to observe tiny organisms alive inside humans, microscopic creatures that would come to be known as bacteria. Get the full story.