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Find out everything there is to know about x-rays and stay updated on the latest medical news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and x-ray images at LiveScience.com. Learn more about x-rays as medical professionals continue to improve their procedures and technology.
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Swallowed Bobby Pin Ends Up in Child's Kidney
This X-ray of the boy’s abdomen shows two sharp, opaque pieces of a bobby pin in the boy’s body.
November 5th, 2015
There's just no way to stop toddlers from putting things in their mouths, so parents should keep small objects out of reach, doctors say.
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Colliding Galaxies Spark a Stunning Holiday Light Show (Photo)
This composite image of the grazing galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163 contains data from NASA's Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. (Chandra data shows up as pink, Hubble data as red, green and blue, and Spitzer data as red.)
December 16th, 2014
The new image shows "ultra-luminous X-ray sources" (ULXs) studding the spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163, which are grazing each other about 130 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation Canis Major.
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Source of Boy's Mysterious Lead Poisoning Was in an Unlikely Place
August 15th, 2013
When an 8-year-old boy's blood tests showed he had unusually high levels of lead, doctors began to look for the source of the toxic heavy metal. After some searching, the source of the lead was found in an unlikely place.
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X-Ray Scans 'Dig' Beneath Layers of Rembrandt Painting
Rembrandt painting with X-ray scanner
April 15th, 2015
There's more than meets the eye in artist Rembrandt van Rijn's famous 17th-century painting, "Susanna and the Elders," according to a new study.
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How X-Rays Demystified a 2,500-Year-Old Battle Wound (Op-Ed)
researchers examine a 2,500-year-old bone fragment
July 2nd, 2013
Why would an arrowhead remain lodged in an ancient Greek warrior's arm?
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Black Hole's Mystery 'Wave' Surprises Scientists
 X-ray binary system Swift J1357.2-0933
February 28th, 2013
An unusual vertical column hides the black hole in an X-ray binary system with a rare orientation.
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