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Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

Mars Curiosity put itself in safe mode over the weekend and NASA doesn’t know why

NASA's Curiosity rover unexpectedly put itself into a precautionary safe mode over the weekend, and is currently at a stand-still on the surface of …

Exoplanets

'Your friends destroyed this economy': Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton rip into each other at CNN debate

The fireworks started with an exchange over the auto industry, which has an outsize presence in the local economy.<p>"I voted to save the auto industry," Clinton said at the CNN-hosted event. "He voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry."<p>Sanders, a Vermont senator, then accused …

Middle-class

Scientists Unmask Hundreds Of Galaxies Shrouded In The Milky Way's Dust

Step inside the Zone of Avoidance, if you dare.<p>Astronomers have peered through of the fog of the Milky Way to discover hundreds of previously hidden galaxies.<p>The dust and stars of our Milky Way had obstructed the view of these galaxies from Earth. Scientists knew of cosmic objects in the region, …

A NASA expert has revealed the most realistic renderings of how Earth would look with Saturn's rings

Saturn's Rings are amazing to behold. Since they were first observed by Galileo in 1610, they have been the subject of endless scientific interest and popular fascination.<p>Composed of billions of particles of dust and ice, these rings span a distance of about 282,000 km (175,000 miles) - which is …

Astronomy

Texas Businesses Adapt To Open-Carry Law

The celebrations for the new year also marked a new open-carry gun law taking effect in Texas. Handgun license holders in Texas will now be allowed to carry their guns in visible holsters on their hip or shoulder.<p>Previously, Texans wanting to carry a handgun had to obtain a concealed handgun …

Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet

There’s much that we share with our primate ancestors: opposable thumbs, ability to eat many kinds of food, living in large social groups, and so on. Yet, it is perhaps one trait we don’t share with them that has made us the top species of the planet: a weird sleeping pattern.<p>Across populations and …

Biology

An engineer describes what it was like to ditch his job at Microsoft for a startup with just 25 employees

He was in charge of some Windows-related projects, and said he received raises and promotions that gave him more responsibility.<p>But Borozdin left that position after working at the company for more than three years to try something new. He joined DocuSign, a service that lets you sign documents …

Employment

This 14-year-old was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school that 'looked like a bomb'

Ahmed Mohamed likes to make electronics as a hobby, and he said that when he was showing his new project to teachers he made it clear that it was a clock.<p>But he may now face charges of making a hoax bomb, according to the Morning News. Ahmed has also been suspended from MacArthur High School in …

Killer Mike Talks Gun Rights, Charleston, Classism on "The Tavis Smiley Show"

Last night, Killer Mike was once again a guest on "The Tavis Smiley Show", where he talked about gun rights, the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, the black diaspora, and more. Below, you can watch the interview, which concluded a two-part series that began …

Tunisia tourists take selfies next to empty sun loungers after deadly attack

Thousands of tourists have decided to stay and see out their holidays on the Sousse resort, after 38 were gunned down by Islamist shooter<p>As tour companies began transporting tourists out of Tunisia by coach and plane, some holidaymakers decided to stay behind, sunbathing and parasailing on the …

10 Photographers Share Their Favorite Pictures Shot with a Leica M Rangefinder

To mark the 60th anniversary of its M line of rangefinder cameras, Leica recently interviewed 10 well known photographers about their experience with …

Do We Need to Rewrite General Relativity? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

General relativity, the theory of gravity Albert Einstein published 100 years ago, is one of the most successful theories we have. It has passed …

Physics

Another Mass Shooting Blamed on Gun-Free Zones

I really don't want to write this piece, not just because it's about the unspeakable tragedy that took place this week at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, but because I knew that by today, the usual pro-gun sycophants would be lecturing us all on the dangers of gun-free zones. Actually, …

Toyota executive Julie Hamp arrested in Japan

The first western woman to be named a senior executive at Toyota has been arrested in Japan after allegedly importing oxycodone.<p>Julie Hamp was arrested on Thursday for allegedly violating the Narcotics Control Act, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. She was appointed Toyota's (TM) chief …

General Motors

This horror film that breathes new life into haunted-house movies is now available to watch

After the tragic and untimely death of their son, a married couple move far away to a small New England town in an attempt to leave their melancholy behind. Anne (Barbara Crampton, '80s horror staple) immediately feels her son Bobby's presence in the new house, and while her husband, Paul, doesn't …

Horror

If the universe is 13.8 billion years old, how can it be larger than 13.8 billion light years across? (Advanced)

Well, the answer is general relativity. I take it that you're starting out in SR. Special relativity is "special," because it is a special case of …

Stephen Hawking: 'I would consider assisted suicide'

Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”.<p>But the physicist and cosmologist told a forthcoming BBC programme he knows he has much more scientific work to do, despite his advanced motor neurone disease.<p>“To …

Mystery of our 145 ‘alien’ genes: Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors – and say it could change how we think about evolution

Humans contain ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors, researchers have discovered.<p>The say we acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from …

Humans Will Be Cyborgs Within 200 Years, Expert Predicts

“It will be the greatest evolution in biology since the appearance of life.”<p>Within the next 200 years, humans will have become so merged with …

Second 'Draw Mohammed' competition to be held outside mosque where Texas gunmen prayed

Arizona is to host a second "Draw Mohammed" competition – organised by a former Marine who urges everyone to bring guns and American flags<p>An American man is organising a second "Draw Mohammed" cartoon competition on Friday, outside a mosque in Arizona where Texas gunmen Elton Simpson and Nadir …

Banning legal highs: the biggest obstacle is the human brain | Dean Burnett

Science,Legal highs,Drugs policy,Society,Politics,Neuroscience,Psychology,UK news,Drugs,Drugs,Theresa May,Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)<p>There has been considerable confusion and concern around new government plans to ban legal highs. Scientifically, the only solution is to ban the human brain<p>New …

Vibrating steering wheel to keep drivers awake

A steering wheel that shakes drivers awake if they begin nod off while behind the wheel has been developed by a British firm<p>Drivers who begin to doze at the wheel could be spared disaster on the road by cars fitted with vibrating steering wheels and an alarm.<p>British microchip giant ARM has claimed …

Pioneer Pot States Did The Right Thing, Polls Show

Support for legalized marijuana seems to be growing in Colorado and Washington state, which became the first U.S. states to regulate the weed for recreational use two years ago.<p>A survey released Wednesday from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows that 56 percent of voters in Washington …