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Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

As of today, Americans can legally unlock their phones again

It's finally happened: as of today, unlocking your cellphone to work on other networks will be legal again in the US. The White House and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who helped pass legislation earlier this year, announced that President Barack Obama is signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and …

Death of NYC man in police custody caused by choke hold - autopsy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The death of a man during an arrest last month in New York City was caused by a choke hold by a police officer, the chief medical examiner’s office said on Friday, declaring the death a homicide.<p>Esaw Garner (C) is shown during the funeral for her husband Eric Garner at Bethel …

Ukraine MH17: Air crash team finds human remains

<b>A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts has found human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine.</b><p>They made their discovery on their first full day of searching at the site, an area of some 35 sq km (13.5 sq miles) inside the conflict zone.<p>Local search parties found …

Obama: GOP's 'Extreme' Border Measure Merely a 'Message Bill'

President Barack Obama on Friday derided House Republicans for attempting to pass an "extreme" version of an immigration bill "just so they can check a box" before leaving for summer recess.<p>Calling a new version of the border crisis legislation merely a "message bill" that represents "the most …