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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 …

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. …

Artificial Intelligence

A conversation with Jean Tirole, Nobel Prize winner

October 13, 2014 | 1:15 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/10/13/economy/conversation-jean-tirole-nobel-prize-winner/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Why raising money to fight Ebola is so tough

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Marketplace for Thursday, October 16, 2014

World<p>No, he wouldn't sing for us. We asked.<p>Business<p>Retailers are adding a lot of temps, but what's the long-term employment benefit?<p>Business<p>Automatic download of newest U2 album "Songs of Innocence" angered some users<p>Health Care<p>Both nurses infected by an Ebola patient have been sent to different …

The value of voicemail

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How stock market volatility could impact the economy

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Chris Hadfield can show you your hometown from space

By Lizzie O'Leary<p>October 16, 2014 | 2:56 PM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/10/16/world/chris-hadfield-can-show-you-your-hometown-space/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

The peace of Europe depends upon the will of Russia

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. Asquith in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon said the situation at the moment was one of extreme gravity, and the British government were doing …