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The research team used human embryonic stem cells to grow retinal cells on a thin plastic scaffold and then transplanted the "engineered tissue" into two sufferers of age-related macular degeneration who can now read again, albeit slowly

Scientists Create First 3D-Printed Human Corneas

Newcastle University scientists have created the first 3D-printed human corneas using a combination of human cells, alginate, and collagen, potentially creating an “unlimited supply” of corneas to treat blindness for millions of people.

The last five of Pyongyang's six nuclear tests have all been carried out at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site under Mount Mantap, in the north-west of the country, seen in this image acquired on September 1, 2017, and courtesy of www.Planet.com

Study: North Korean Mountain Used to Test Nuclear Weapons Sank Nearly Two Feet

A group of international scientists published a study on Thursday concluding that Mount Mantap, the location of North Korea’s nuclear test site, has sunk at least half a meter (1.6 feet) and widened by 3.5 meters (11.4 feet) in the aftermath of the nation’s latest nuclear test in September.

The body of lawyer and environmental activist David Buckel was found in Prospect Park New York burnt to death. Picture: YouTube

Man Sets Himself on Fire, Dies in a Climate Change Suicide

A gay man and attorney who worked on high-profile LGBT cases, including a challenge the Boy Scouts ban on homosexual members, set himself on fire on Saturday at a public park in New York City to protest fossil fuels and climate change, according to a suicide note.

HUAINAN, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: Nurses take care of babies who were born on the National Day on October 1, 2017 in Huainan, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Chinese Hospital: Sperm Donors Wanted, Must Love the ‘Socialist Motherland’

The New York Times on Wednesday found Chinese President Xi Jinping’s cult of personality and communist-nationalist ideology reaching even unto the sperm banks of Beijing, where a hospital sperm bank ran an online advertisement seeking donors who “have good ideological thoughts, love the socialist motherland, and support the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.”