Cervical cancer is far more common in the developing world than in the US. One reason: women in the US receive routine screening that catches it in its earliest stages. A low-cost test being rolled out in India could save tens of thousands of lives.
Hagfish are eel-like creatures. They defend themselves from predators by producing a thick, suffocating slime. Scientists in Canada have found that this slime contains natural fibers that may offer clues to making the eco-friendly clothing of the future.
Kevin "Kit" Parker is a Harvard bioengineer. He's also an officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. At his Harvard lab, he tries to come up solutions for problem plaguing people in the military. Elizabeth Ross has the story.
A New York-based nonprofit has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build open source software that will make it easier to create video dictionaries on the fly — a tool they hope will facilitate the teaching and preservation of endangered languages.