Researcher Subjects Himself to Multiple Bee Stings to Test Pain

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_0747ccddb4.jpgTsekhmister/Thinkstock (ITHACA, N.Y.) -- Never before has one graduate student done so much to further the study of bee stings. Michael Smith with Cornell University’s Department of Neurobiology and Behavior decided to find out what parts of the body hurt the most after getting stung by ranking the pain from a high of 10 to a low of one.

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What We See Is Both Now and Then

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_b92000d9c6.jpgSergey Anatolievich Pristyazhnyuk/Thinkstock (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Are you seeing what you’re now seeing in real time? Well, yes and no, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Visual perception, it seems, is a combination of what we actually view now and what we saw as far back as 15 seconds ago.

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Breakthrough for Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_46a8fe8925.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Dustin Shillcox was told he could never move or walk again. With the flick of a switch, that all changed. “It was so incredibly amazing for me,” said Shillcox. “[My family] cried as well…they were very excited and happy.” The switch turned on an electric stimulator, which had been implanted into his spine.

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Swimming Great Ian Thorpe Battling 'Serious' Infection

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_f1de9884ff.jpgGraham Denholm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe is battling a serious infection that could knock him out of competitive swimming for good, the Australian Associated Press reported. The five-time gold medalist is being treated with antibiotics after contracting the infection during shoulder surgery, according to his agent.

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Baby Giraffe’s Neck Surgery a Long Shot, Zoo Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_bf47aebc4d.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (OKLAHOMA CITY) -- A 6-month-old giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo is having surgery Tuesday to fix a fatal birth defect, but zoo staff say there’s only a 50 percent chance she’ll survive. The 8-foot-tall "baby," named Kyah, has a wayward blood vessel wrapped around her esophagus -- the flexible tube that shuttles food down her long neck.

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