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2014-05-29 23:14:34

World of Children® Award’s running team, Changemakers for Children, plans to raise $5,000 for children with limb disabilities before race day on July 27. San

2010-09-25 01:33:11

After the loss of a limb, most patients experience the feeling of a phantom limb – the vivid illusion that the amputated arm or leg is still present.

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2010-07-01 07:31:20

Scientists in Germany are examining how 3-legged dogs move to help design and develop robots that can adapt to unexpected conditions.

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2010-03-31 05:22:49

Scientists said on Tuesday that elephants' legs work like a four-wheel drive vehicle, making them unique in the animal kingdom.

2008-06-13 15:01:05

A young Indian girl born with eight limbs is learning to function on her own after having two arms and two legs removed from her body, her mother says Lakshmi Tatma was born in October 2005 with two sets of arms and two sets of legs in a village in northeast India's Bihar region, ABC reported Friday.

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2005-02-09 13:51:44

The octopus may have flexible arms, but it uses them in the same three-jointed way as vertebrates, a finding that sheds intriguing light on how limbs evolved, a new study says.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.