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Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests<p>A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a …

Neurology

Astronomers Just Found a Star Orbiting a Black Hole at 1 Percent The Speed of Light

The closest we've seen a star get to a black hole.<p>Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the …

Universe

Researchers Just Stumbled on Over a Hundred New Species

Just when you thought there weren’t any more different species of reptiles, mammals and other animals in the world, one rises to show you you’re …

Kahneman and Tversky researched the science of error and still made errors.

Danny Kahneman’s love affair with Amos Tversky began in the spring of 1969, when his dazzling and clever colleague, also a professor of psychology at …

Critical Thinking

Physicists Have Mimicked an Elusive 'Synthetic' Magnetic State

One of quantum physics' most mysterious phenomena.<p>Researchers have managed to mimic one of physics' most sought-after phenomena - a strange …

Quantum Mechanics

World’s first solar panel road opens in French village

Elon Musk wants to build solar roofs, entire islands are now powered by solar energy and a village in France can now claim to be home to the world’s …

SolarCity

The 5 Most Worrying Technology Trends For 2017 And Beyond

Working in the field of big data and AI means that I see the leading edge advances that come with it. It also means routinely getting freaked out when you think too closely about the possibilities and implications of those advances and where they might be taking us.<p>Here are the 5 most worrying …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …

Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Joins Studio Ghibli Classics As One Of Japan’s Biggest Anime Films Ever

The film recently won the Best Animated Feature Film Award at Spain’s annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.<p>Filmmaker Makoto Shinkai’s …

Anime

How Americans found information before the Internet

How was information used before the age of Google? Cookbooks showed people how to make new dishes; instructions packed with disassembled toys carried …

Christmas Eve

Japan is unsure it can fend off a North Korean missile strike without US help

Under young leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has test fired 21 ballistic missiles since the start of the year, an unprecedented burst of activity that has rattled its neighbors and the international community.<p>"Their progress has been faster than anticipated," a senior Japanese military commander …

North Korea