Alex Edens

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Video games used to treat childhood bed-wetting

Games treating bed-wetting<p>Pediatric urologists in Austin, TX. are using video games to help children who frequently wet the bed or suffer from other urinary accidents, KVUE News reports.<p>In a treatment called bio-feedback therapy, children are given a series of exercises to do to strengthen their …

The Pentagon’s Atlas robot is the new, metallic face of disaster rescue

The disaster rescuer of the future looks a lot like the Terminator.<p>On Thursday, DARPA unveiled Atlas, a new humanoid robot that could change the way government organizations respond to disasters like the recent wildfire in Prescott, Arizona or 2011’s nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear …

Apple reportedly 'aggressively' hiring talent for iWatch project

Apple has gone on a hiring spree for its iWatch effort, suggesting it needs additional expertise to address design issues, The Financial Times reported Sunday.<p>The gadget maker has been "aggressively" hiring new employees in recent weeks to work on developing the wearable computing device, …

Wearable Tech

Young Jeezy Releases 'It's a Cold World' in Tribute to Trayvon Martin

As the jury deliberated on Saturday in the trial of George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Young Jeezy posted a note on Facebook …

Trayvon Martin

Bryce Harper explodes at umpire after ejection

Bryce Harper was ejected from the game Saturday night in the eighth inning and threw a temper tantrum at home plate, screaming “no way” at umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. Harper was caught looking at a high fastball for strike three with the Nationals leading the Miami Marlins by a single run, and …

Metta World Peace Rumors: Latest on Knicks and More Interested in Free-Agent SF

Perhaps the oddest saga of the summer continues to rage on, as former NBA Defensive Player of the Year and never-ending source of comedic relief Metta World Peace remains a free agent. The Los Angeles Lakers used their amnesty provision on MWP, thus making the former NBA champion one of the hottest …

Basketball

Rockets' 2012 core will stay, GM says

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says there's one reason he'll be keeping the core of the team intact despite adding a new centerpiece …

A DIY Microwave Hack Downloads Cooking Instructions From Barcodes

For when microwaving isn't easy enough.<p>Inspired by a Reddit post suggesting food products carry QR codes that would allow a microwave to automatically follow cooking instructions specific to that food, developer Nathan Broadbent decided he could hack a better microwave, one that could download and …

The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

‘Genetic portraits’ offer view of family resemblances

By splicing together images from siblings, parents and children, one photographer is exploring the way in which we inherit our appearances.<p>“Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future,” wrote US journalist and author Gail Lumet Buckley. …

JaQuan Lyle commits to Louisville

National champion Louisville secured a commitment from five-star guard JaQuan Lyle (Evansville, Ind./Bosse) on Wednesday, when the Class of 2014 …

Angel Haze Name-Drops Green Day in Dark New Track ‘Initiation’

Angel Haze has let slip an outtake from her forthcoming debut studio album <i>Dirty Gold</i>. Indirectly citing Drake’s #YOLO doctrine, she wrote on Twitter, …

Kendrick Lamar

Mapping the brain: 3D atlas aims to unlock the secrets of the mind

Scientists have created the highest resolution 3D digital model yet made of a human brain, showing features as small as 20 micrometres across – …