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June 10, 2014

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Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl: ‘I didn’t go to extremes’ for my body

Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, may have won the Miss USA pageant, but its Miss Indiana who is getting all of the attention on social media. Mekayla Diehl’s “normal” bikini body stood out from the rest of the super fit beauty queens during the swimsuit competition, sparking fans to lavish praise on the 25-year-old Hoosier for her curvy, healthy-looking physique. “It’s quite overwhelming, in a positive way,” Diehl told Fox & Friends. — Fox News

‘Gecko Tech’ lets humans climb like Spider-Man

Scaling the side of a building without a harness or rope might sound like something only James Bond or Spider-Man can do, but the U.S. Department of Defense has developed a set of sticky handheld paddles that could help soldiers climb up walls. The paddles are inspired by gecko feet, and during a climbing demonstration this month, they supported a 218-pound man carrying a 50-pound pack while he scaled a 25-foot-high glass wall. — Discovery News

Rarely used procedure results in twins born 24 days apart

Lindalva DaSilva, 35, had always wanted to be a mother, so she was thrilled when an ultrasound revealed she was pregnant with twins. But when she went into labor on Feb. 27 — nearly four months before her due date — DaSilva was frightened. After four days, it was clear they could not hold off the birth any longer. In one of the most successful delayed twin deliveries Boston doctors can recall, Ronaldo F.P. Antunes was born 24 days later. Fortunately, Alexandre survived his early birth. As of last week, both twins continued to recover in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. — Boston Globe


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