Michael Lackey

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Michael Schumacher being brought out of induced coma, says manager

The seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is gradually being lifted out of his artificial coma, his management confirmed on Thursday.<p>A statement released by Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said: "Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking-up …

Appropriate Tech Comes to Appalachia

Simple devices such as a solar-powered water pump, developed to help farmers in Africa, could be a game changer for Americans too.<p><b>Gurus of appropriate tech</b>, such as inventor Jock Brandis, try to come up with simple solutions that make a huge difference, usually for people in developing countries. …

Burn notice: NASA discovers that fireproof materials ignite in space

Still frames showing a piece of cotton-fiberglass, similar to the cotton civilian clothing worn by astronauts, burning from bottom-to-top during a space station experiment (Credit: Paul Ferkul/NASA/BASS).<p>High above the Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station are playing with fire — …

Plants Can Hear Each Other, Research Suggests

It is already known that plants can communicate through chemicals, but new research shows that they can still communicate when all routes are blocked …

Neuroscience

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

In the middle of the South Atlantic, there's a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even much plankton. But …

Genome shows macaw is one smart bird

<b>TEXAS A&M (US) —</b> By sequencing the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw, researchers hope to learn more about the genetics behind the bird’s longevity …

Watch the Solar Eclipse Live

Northern Hemisphere observers can watch the event via live feed.<p><b>Sky-watchers took to Twitter today to share their experiences watching the solar eclipse, which was visible from Australia and parts of the Pacific.</b><p>Tweeted @xoxoalbertxoxo: "Instead of studying for my AP tomorrow, I'm just gonna watch …

Could You Talk To A Caveman? Scientists Say It's Possible

In 1961, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner came up with some basic theories of caveman linguistics in their 2,000-Year-Old Man skit. Most of them had to do with rocks, as in, "What are you doing with that rock there?"<p>Now, a professor in England has questioned the validity of the famous caveman's …