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Baby Boy Born With His Own Twin Brother Inside His Stomach

A baby born near Mumbai, India, was born with his own half-formed twin brother inside his stomach (Google Maps)
A baby born near Mumbai, India, was born with his own half-formed twin brother inside his stomach (Google Maps)

A baby born near Mumbai, India, was born with his own half-formed twin brother inside his stomach. The deceased twin—which was nearly 3 inches in length...




  • A diamondback moth genetically engineered by biotech company Oxitec and scientists at Cornell University to produce offspring that will die before they reach maturity. The moth may be released for testing in Geneva, New York, in the hopes that it will decrease the wild population of this agricultural pest. (Courtesy of Oxitec)

    USDA Approves Release of GM Moths in New York

    A precedent-setting release of genetically engineered insects could soon take place in Geneva, New York. On July 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved... Read more

  • (Jenny Huang/Wikimedia

    These 6 Videos of Bobbit Worms Will Surely Give You Anxiety

    The Bobbit worm will give you anxiety. The worm, specifically, is an aquatic predatory polychaete worm that dwells on the ocean floor. It tends to... Read more

  • (The Antarctic Heritage Trust)

    118-Year-Old Painting by Beloved Explorer Found in Antarctica

    Amid penguin excrement, moldy papers, and 118 years of dust, researchers from New Zealand preserving two explorer huts in Antarctica discovered a nearly perfectly preserved... Read more

  • A patient with bandaged legs, who is receiving treatment for burnt skin using tilapia fish, is carried at Dr. Jose Frota Institute in the northeastern costal city of Fortaleza, Brazil on April 24, 2017. (REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker)

    Brazilian Doctors Use Fish Skin to Treat Burn Victims

    FORTALEZA, Brazil—Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can... Read more

  • Scientists say they have solved a century-old mystery involving Antarctica's Blood Falls. (AOL Screenshot)

    Century-Old Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls Solved, Scientists Say (Video)

    Scientists say they have solved a century-old mystery involving Antarctica’s Blood Falls.…... Read more

  • A new study led by the University of Pennsylvania has found that the ancient ‘Tully monster’ creature was likely not a vertebrate fish-like animal as previous studies had suggested. (AOL Screenshot)

    Mystery Over the Bizarre ‘Tully Monster’ Creature Persists (Video)

    A new study led by the University of Pennsylvania has found that the ancient ‘Tully monster’ creature was likely not a vertebrate fish-like animal as... Read more

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: In this photo illustration, a man smokes an E-Cigarette at the V-Revolution E-Cigarette shop in Covent Garden on August 27, 2014 in London, England. The Department of Health have ruled out the outlawing of 'e-cigs' in enclosed spaces in England, despite calls by WHO, The World Health Organisation to do so. WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of tougher regulation of products dangerous to children. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    E-Cigarette ‘Dripping’ a Dangerous Trend Among Youth

    A recent study by Yale researchers found that one in four high school teenagers who vape an electronic cigarette also use it for “dripping,” raising... Read more

  • Scientists from Grenoble University in France have found that trees make different noises when they are thirsty and extremely parched. (AOL Screenshot)

    Trees Make Noise When They Are Thirsty (Video)

    Scientists from Grenoble University in France have found that trees make different noises when they are thirsty and extremely parched.…... Read more

  • People attend a climate conference at the U.S. pavilion during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    NOAA Scientist Questions Fundamental Climate Change Data

    Just ahead of the Paris climate talks in 2015, a groundbreaking paper was published by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It provided... Read more

  • Scientists working on the island of Mauritius have found something quite remarkable – remnants of a long-lost continent called Gondwana. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Find Remnants of ‘Lost Continent’ Lurking Around Mauritius (Video)

    Scientists working on the island of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean, have found something quite remarkable – remnants of a long-lost continent called Gondwana... Read more

  • In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, scientists Joshua Ehrlich, from left, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington and Ansley Barnard, pose for a photo before they enter a geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, on Jan. 19, 2017. (University of Hawaii via AP)

    Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

    HONOLULU—Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods—with a rare treat of Spam—and have only... Read more

  • Winter air has a lot to do with it. (AOL Screenshot)

    The Science Behind Static Electricity (Video)

    Winter is here, which means it’s time for warm clothes, thick socks and getting shocked by everything you touch. What do doorknobs and light switches... Read more

  • Animals are considered the only living beings capable of associative learning, but new research led by the University of Western Australia has found that plants can also "...learn about their environment by making links between events." (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Have Found Some Plants Can Actually ‘Learn New Habits’ (Video)

    Animals are considered the only living beings capable of associative learning, but new research led by the University of Western Australia has found that plants... Read more

  • Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, England, on Sept. 19, 2013. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)

    Stephen Hawking Wonders Why People Sit All Day

    Noted British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has publicly wondered why people sit all day. He delivered a speech on the seriousness of obesity for a... Read more

  • Le Coq Rico's heritage breed turkey. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)

    Thanksgiving’s Carbon Footprint Is Smallest in These States

    The environmental impact of your Thanksgiving dinner depends on the state where you prepare the meal. Researchers calculated the carbon footprint of a typical Thanksgiving... Read more

  • Vehicle automation is set to be rolled out in stages, starting with partially automated driving from 2016, highly automated driving from 2020, and fully automated systems available from 2025. (Courtesy of Continental)

    Is Self Driving Technology Already Making Us Safer?

    If you have not purchased a new car recently, talk about self-driving cars can sound like science fiction, even though much of the technology is already... Read more

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