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This mind-controlled robotic arm can relay the sensation of touch

Here’s something you might have missed: the latest mind-controlled, robotic prosthetic arm can communicate the sensation of touch back to a user’s brain.<p>You read that correctly. While the whole world was foaming at the mouth over a moderately improved iPhone this week, the Washington Post reported …

Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and …

Credit Cards Now Come With a Chip Embedded

You may have received a new credit card or debit card with a computer chip embedded in it in the mail recently. It's part of a nationwide shift by major card issuers to offer added security against fraud—and shift the liability from card issuers to merchants, if they do not upgrade to this …

Identity Theft

Charles Barkley eulogizes Moses Malone: 'He treated me like a son'

An estimated 1,200 people gathered in Houston on Saturday to remember the life of Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone, who died last week at the …

3D-Printed Metal Rib Cage Transforms Mortal Man into Cyborg

The wonders of 3-D printing have only tapped the surface of possibilities, especially in the field of medical applications. Read all about the …

Dispatch from Ghana: Agriculture benefits more than just farmers

What happens when you help a farmer succeed?<p>You create opportunities, not just for the farmer, but also for his family, often improving their …

When New Orleans banned the snowball: Our Times | NOLA.com

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Two Cats Take on a Horde of Zombies in CATS VS ZOMBIES Short

New York apartments vs. London apartments: What can you get for $2,000?

Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Steve MontyNeighborhood 1: New hipster-ville Quick—which NYC neighborhood is the absolute most …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

Apps

Even When Wrong The Computer Is Learning

Young A.I.s say the darndest things<p>Computers lack common sense. This isn’t a fault of theirs: The world of context and relations that humans learn from birth isn’t something innately grasped by computers, so when given simple cognitive tasks, they sometimes answer like toddlers eager to try out new …

The Trippy Art (and Trippier Life) of Occult Artist Marjorie Cameron

Twenty years after her death, Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel finally has the spotlight.<p>Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (1922-1995) was an artist and occult practitioner whose remarkable work has only been rediscovered by the public since the first extensive survey of her art last year in Los …

Indian Guides, Princesses must drop Indian theme or leave YMCA

Not long after Andrea Barnwell moved to La Grange earlier this year, she heard about a local YMCA group designed to strengthen the bonds between fathers and their children. The program, beloved by many of her neighbors, sounded terrific — except for its name.<p>It's called Indian Guides and …

Native Americans

Summer of bloodshed as US murder rates rise

1 / 5<p>After years in decline, the pace of homicides is on the rise in some 30 big American cities<p>Dre, who turns 15 this month, has been unable to walk …

Farmers Say They’re Making Too Much Money Off Beef To Go Drug-Free

We already know that 4-in-5 popular restaurant chains have put little to no thought into dealing with the overuse of antibiotics in the farm animals …

Agriculture

‘Goodnight Mommy’ Is the Rebirth of Austrian Horror

“We’ve had two viewers faint so far,” say the directors behind the creepy flick.<p><i>Goodnight Mommy—Ich seh, Ich seh</i>—is a 2014 Austrian horror film directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. Set in the Austrian countryside, the film follows a mother, played by Susanne Wuest, who’s undergone plastic …

Architizer

Man convicted of throwing daughter, 4, off cliff sentenced to life in prison

Josh Marer stood in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom and recalled how he and his stepsister had sat together on their bedroom floor one night nearly 15 years ago, playing a board game before bedtime.<p>The typically sunny 4-year-old girl with golden curls played through tears, he said. She soon quit …

Crime

For Dallas’ newest billionaire, early failure set stage for success

Not that long ago, just out of SMU, Tom Dundon just wanted to run a good burger joint. In a 1994 review of his Fort Worth restaurant, Izzy’s, a food …

The Papal Visit is Causing a Security Nightmare on the UES

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to New York City is causing an absolute headache for residents on the <b>Upper East Side</b>, as the NYPD and Secret Service prepare the street where the pope will be staying.<p>The pontiff will be spending next Thursday to Saturday in a townhouse owned by the Holy See's UN envoy, …

Manhattan

14 reasons you should never visit São Paulo

1. Original Japanese food? Made by the biggest colony of Japanese people outside of Japan? Pffff… I’d rather buy my sushi at the supermarket.<p>2. A …

São Paulo

Halo: Reach Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Teased

2010's Xbox 360 game Halo: Reach, the final entry in the series developed by franchise creator Bungie, could come to Xbox One someday. That's according to top Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who said recently to a fan on Twitter that, "I'd like to see it come via backwards compatibility."<p>The user asked if …

FBI begins probe into 1MDB, says WSJ

Two days after the arrest of the former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief, who was scheduled to meet agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) …

JPMorgan Chase and Employees to Donate up to $2 Million to Aid Refugee Crisis in Europe – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

NEW YORK , Sep. 14 /CSRwire/ - JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced up to $2 million in donations from its foundation and employees to provide …

Trump says not 'morally obligated' to defend Obama

1 / 3<p>In a rapid-fire series of tweets US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was not morally obligated to defend Barack …

Kerry says U.S. ready to take more refugees | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 by 2017, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks with his German counterpart on Sunday.<p>The remarks may show increasing U.S. …

Middle East

‘Star Wars’ Original Theatrical Cut Will Be Re-Released, According To John Landis

Another day, another <i>Star Wars</i> rumor. This time, however, the rumor comes from a semi reliable (?) source. Renowned director — and father of Max — John Landis visited Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, on Friday and took part in a Q&A to kick off Halloween Horror Nights. This year, the event …

Star Wars

Don: Arrests over calls for PM’s resignation show laws misinterpreted

PETALING JAYA, Sept 20 — The arrests of individuals for alleged actions against parliamentary democracy simply for demanding the prime minister’s …

What has Flash ever done for us? Quite a lot, actually.

I first started playing with Flash in the late 1990s when Macromedia Flash 3 was the latest version. My original website is still live at treecity.co.uk<p>Over the years, Flash has always taken a beating, especially when Flash intros became so popular and even more so when Flash banner ads annoyed …

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