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These prosthetics work even better than human legs

Hugh Herr, an engineer and biophysicist from MIT, has spent the last 34 years developing prosthetic limbs that outperform human movement.<p>The work is close to his heart, as Herr had both legs amputated when he was 17, after getting frostbite while ice climbing. He was determined to not only regain …


Here's What Happens When You Eat The World's Hottest Chili Pepper

The Carolina Reaper, with its world-record 1,569,300 rating on the Scoville heat-measuring scale, is widely regarded as the world's hottest chili pepper. (For reference, a jalapeno maxes out at a rating of 8,000.)<p>It was created by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Company, which advises you to "be …

Chili Peppers

US government approves transgenic chicken

The eggs of the genetically engineered animal contain an enzyme that can treat a rare disease.<p>The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved …

Reality TV

Buccaneers confident that can make strong stretch run

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Logan Mankins played nine seasons with Tom Brady, so he knows a little bit about the New England quarterback's competitive nature and will to win. The veteran offensive lineman sees some of the same qualities in rookie Jameis Winston, whose solid play has helped the improved …


California firm Hyperloop to build Vegas-area test facility

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California company with visions of building a futuristic transportation system to one day zip people and packages at nearly the speed of sound announced Tuesday it is building a test facility in southern Nevada.<p>Hyperloop Technologies Inc. and the Nevada governor's office said the …

High-speed Rail

Donald Trump sued for fraud in California and New York

Mired in controversy over his remarks on immigration and Muslims, the billionaire mogul and Republican front-runner is accused of misleading students at “Trump University”<p>Donald Trump is being sued over allegations he defrauded millions of dollars from students who attended moneymaking courses at …