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Cyborgs: The truth about human augmentation

What is it like to be a cyborg? In his last regular column for BBC Future, Frank Swain explores the biggest misconceptions about bionic limbs, microchip implants and beyond.<p>At the height of summer, when London was baking in unseasonable heat, I made an ill-fated trip to the Serpentine lido in …


‘I was blind… now I have bionic eyes’

What is it like to see again after years of blindness? Rose Eveleth asks a woman whose sight was restored with a remarkable new eye implant.<p>Fran Fulton is 66, and she’s been fully blind for about 10 years. A few weeks ago, all that changed.<p>Fulton suffers from retinitis pigmentosa – a degenerative …


How to save your memory

Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful…<p>Memory loss has to be one of our biggest fears. Names, words, facts and faces – nothing is spared.<p>As the latest video from the Head Squeeze team describes above, mental …

The Brain

How does the brain pay attention?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the next big mystery of the brain and the upcoming exodus from Earth.<p><b>Brain</b> <br>Anatomy of attention <br>Alan Lightman | New Yorker | 1 October 2014<br>Brain scans tell us what the brain does – or least, where it reacts – when subjected to particular stimuli. …

Alan Turing

What’s the fastest we can run?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the surprising virtues of wasting things and the future of marathon running.<p><b>Disease</b> <br>Diary: Ebola <br>Paul Farmer | London Review Of Books | 15 October 2014 <br>“Weak health systems, not unprecedented virulence, are to blame for Ebola’s rapid spread. An …

Stephen Hawking
Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota Public Radio

How stock market volatility could impact the economy

October 16, 2014 | 2:13 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/10/16/economy/how-stock-market-volatility-could-impact-economy/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

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Chris Hadfield

How the Guardian reported the first world war: Peace of Europe depends upon the will of Russia

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 20 July 1914<p>• Austria to continue her advance • Belgrade shelled • Attack on Servian capital reported<p>The peace of Europe depends upon the will of Russia. If she decides to support Servia in the field nothing can save Europe from a great war. Mr. …