Scientists Study Rare Tapeworm Living In Man’s Brain

LONDON (AFP) – Scientists in Britain removed and studied a rare tapeworm that lived in a man s brain for four years, researchers said on Friday.
The parasite travelled five centimetres (two inches) from the right side of the brain to the left.

The tapeworm causes sparganosis, an inflammation of body tissues that can cause seizures, memory loss and headaches when it occurs in the brain.

Surgeons removed it and the patient is now “systemically well”, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute said.
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Posted by techtica - November 22, 2014 at 12:23 am

Sick Children Can Use Robot Avatar to Avoid Missing School


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A new, high-tech approach will allow sick kids to go to school without ever leaving their bedrooms.

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Posted by techtica - November 20, 2014 at 11:02 pm

3 US Guys Find A Career Playing Video Games

LAKELAND, Florida (AP) — From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people watch. His web channel has more than 35 million hits in one year. And Schill gets paid for it.

He s a shift worker, a laborer in a brave and strange new economy that rewards a Big Brother-like existence combined with entrepreneurial pluck.
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Posted by techtica - November 19, 2014 at 12:09 am

Astronaut : A Journey To Space

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What does astronaut see from up there? From the red soil of africa, the blue water of oceans, to the green lights of the poles and yellow light of human activity, discover, throught this journey to space, something astoundingly beautiful and strange at the same time.
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Posted by techtica - November 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Easy Propane Pop Gun: Make A Propane Gun Using A Soda Bottle

It can be really tricky to get just the right amount of fuel into a small volume of air to create a flammable mixture, but the torch seems to work excellently. The kids are gonna love this awesome and easy propane pop gun.

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Posted by techtica - November 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Skype For Web: Make Voice And Video Calls From Your Browser

skype for webMicrosoft improves Skype clients with new features on a regular basis. Annoying client downloads and extra software on the PC are now a thing of the past. And thanks to a new update released Saturday, the service becomes available to many more users, no matter the platform powering their devices. The company introduced Skype for Web, a new service that allows everyone to chat with friends, family, and other Skype contacts without installing anything.
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Posted by techtica - November 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm

10 Lies You Were Taught In School

You were taught that there is no gravity in space and that Chameleons hide by changing color to camouflage with their surroundings – well think again as Alltime10s exposes 10 lies you were taught in school.

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Posted by techtica - November 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm

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