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DARPA's new mind-controlled prosthetics let patients feel again

Over the past decade, DARPA’s work on brain-controlled prosthetic limbs has led to some impressive breakthroughs, but with the development of novel neuromuscular interfaces, it’s making real headway toward mainstream bionic limbs in the near term. Today, the agency released some new information …

Hay Festival: 'Science fiction goes hand in hand with real research', scientist admits

Speaking at the Hay Festival, a research fellow of The Royal Society claims books and films aid scientific research.<p>Science fiction stories can inspire real scientists to make new discoveries, a research fellow of The Royal Society has admitted, as she claims a vivid imagination goes hand-in-hand …

To cut ICU superbugs, disinfect all patients

<b>WASHINGTON U.- ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> Bathing all patients daily with a germ-killing soap and swabbing antibiotic ointment in their noses may be the best …

Microbiology

Mars radiation fears won't deter Nasa: the will to explore will prevail

How safe would a mission to Mars really be? As well as embarking on trips lasting several years in cramped craft with no breakdown cover, future …

A Volkswagen Rolled Into A Ball And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Bad Diagnosis For New Psychiatry 'Bible'

The new edition of the DSM, the so-called "Bible" of psychiatry, is out. But many psychiatrists and psychologists say the manual's approach is outdated, boxing mental illness into discrete categories like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, when very little is known about the underlying causes of …

Mom’s education predicts adult kids’ depression

<b>MCGILL (CAN) —</b> Children of women who didn’t finish high school are twice as likely to experience a major episode of depression in early adulthood as …

High School

Mars Rat: Website Claims Rodent on Red Planet

A photo from a NASA’s Curiosity rover shows what some people are claiming is a rat or another type of rodent on the surface of Mars.<p>The image was …

Mom's gastric bypass surgery might benefit her offspring's DNA

When a woman undergoes weight loss surgery, her own body isn't the only one affected: children born to women after they've undergone gastric bypass procedures exhibit key genetic differences compared to siblings born prior to the surgeries.<p>That's according to a small new study published in <i>PNAS</i> this …