World’s most extensive full-face transplant in medical history

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The most extensive face transplant ever gives a man a new jaw, teeth, tongue, muscle, tissue, bone and skin.

Thirty seven year old Richard Lee Norris from Virginia was so severely disfigured by a 1997 gun accident, he has received the most extensive full-face transplant in medical history, according to University of Maryland Medical Center surgeons.

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Google Earth Maps Shows Population Size and Danger Threshold Surrounding Nuclear Power Plants

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Google Earth map that shows the different population sizes surrounding nuclear power plants.

Nature News along with Columbia University, has created a Google Earth map that shows the different population sizes surrounding nuclear power plants. They are trying to demonstrate the danger threshold of other nuclear plants worldwide, compared to the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan.

 

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19 Accidental Discoveries That Changed The World

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The “ability to make unexpected discoveries by accident” the serendipity effect.To demonstrate the importance of serendipity, we’ve put together a list of 19 examples of unintentional discoveries that too often we find ourselves taking for granted. In no particular order.. (Pics)

 

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Second Leading Cause of Accidental Deaths in the US – Poisons

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2nd biggest unintentional killer in the US

At least in the United States the second biggest unintentional injury killer (leaving aside murders and suicides) is poisons. Deaths caused by car accidents are now down to only 34k per year, not all that much higher than the 23k unintentional poison deaths. Here are what you need to know about poisons.

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One In Five People Prefer To Get Saucy In The Kitchen

One In Five People Prefer To Get Saucy In The Kitchen 

“Al, take me. I wanna have sex on the kitchen table.”

Kitchen is the top romp spot outside bedroom for people, a new survey has revealed. According to the survey in Britain, more than one in five people prefer to get saucy in the kitchen, just like movies such as ‘Nine And A Half Weeks’ and ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’, British newspaper the Daily Star reported.

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