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'Brain wi-fi' reverses leg paralysis in primate first

<b>An implant that beams instructions out of the brain has been used to restore movement in paralysed primates for the first time, say scientists.</b><p>Rhesus monkeys were paralysed in one leg due to a damaged spinal cord.<p>The team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology bypassed the injury by sending …

NFL Week 2 Picks: Predicting the Winner of All 16 Matchups

Link to Media<p>Close games. They're what every NFL fan wants, except when trying to pick the winners.<p>A crazy opening weekend refused to ease viewers back into football's drama. Eight games were decided by four points or fewer, and only one (the Philadelphia Eagles' 29-10 win over the Cleveland …

Football (U.S.)

Week 2's best fantasy football free-agent finds

We're back. For the second year now at ESPN.com, I'll be handling the duty of writing the waiver-wire column (does that mean this now qualifies as an …

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Week 2: Flex and PPR Rankings

The first week of the 2016 NFL season is now complete. For fantasy football enthusiasts, this means a couple of things. It means we've gotten our first real glimpse of what we might expect from players this season, and it means Week 2 is only a couple of days away.<p>The time to put in your waiver …

Fantasy Football

A Lightning Strike Just Killed 300 Reindeer in Norway

RIP.<p>More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by a lighting strike in a Norwegian national park, and experts say they’ve never seen anything like …

FANTASY-FOOTBALL RANKINGS: Here's the expert consensus on the top 50 players

In 2016, drafting a fantasy team can be overwhelming. There are so many formats, so many draft-day strategies, and, above all, so many experts and fantasy sites.<p>To save you the time and the headache, we looked at 18 experts' rankings, and with the help of Fantasy Pros averaged their top 50 to come …

The First Ever Copies of The 'World’s Most Mysterious Book' Are About to Be Released

No living person has cracked the code.<p>A Spanish publishing house has finally been given permission to make exact copies of the <i>Voynich Manuscript</i> - a …

Airport workers reveal 14 hacks that will make your next flight easier

The inconveniences of air travel can range for disastrous to mildly irritating, whether it's a canceled flight or a seemingly endless security line. Thankfully, the good people on Reddit banded together and enlisted airport workers, from rampers to flight attendants, to reveal travel hacks straight …

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

Augmented Reality

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

New York City

Google's Modular Phone, Project Ara, Is Launching Next Year

Project Ara, Google’s plan for a modular phone that you snap together like Legos, looked like it was never going to see the light of day. A plan to launch in Puerto Rico was cancelled last year.<p>But at Google’s developer conference on Friday, Google announced that it’s finally almost ready. Google …

Mobile Technology

10 Best Shorts for Men to Wear in the Summer Heat

These new Google products work with your iPhone, too

Here are Google's new apps and products that will work with iPhone -- and which ones won't.<p>It's hard to care about Google I/O when you own an iPhone.<p>But it turns out that more than one new product announced at the conference supports iOS. A handful of Google's new apps and products will work with …

Android News

The 10 Biggest Running Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Whether you're a fitness runner or a sub-three-hour marathoner, you’ve probably committed one or more of the ten crimes listed below. But don't worry, these errors are easy to correct. We recruited renowned coaches Dr. Jason Karp, and Dr. Matt Moran to keep you running happy and injury-free.<p>#10: …

Running

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

5 ways guys can pull off wearing white jeans this spring

<b>RELATED:</b> The 50 Stylish Pieces Every Guy Needs For Spring (Yes, Including You)<p>Basics, though, can be the catalysts to a dynamic outfit. Quiet as kept, a pair of white jeans is considered a basic, and it should also be a staple this spring. No need to be timid. This is as easy and seamless as you …

Science: This Psychological Trick Can Actually Make You Happier | Inc.com

<i>What are some brain hacks that a neuroscientist or a psychologist knows that most people don't? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Fake facial expressions actually work.</b><p>There are about eight (give or …

Psychology

The Top 10 Relationship Deal Breakers, According to Science

And why your S.O.'s negative qualities are so hard to get past.<p>What makes or breaks whether someone wants to see you for more than just one date? A study recently published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> nailed down the top 10 most common deal breakers for short- and …

Google Wants To Help You Stop Procrastinating All the Time

If you find yourself saying you “just don’t have time” to squeeze in a workout or get some extra chores done around the house, Google wants to help. …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Here's How to Never Worry About Grease Stains Again

Feast on pizza with impunity, thanks to our resident Clean Person.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><b>About a year ago, I dripped some pizza grease on my favorite shirt. I applied dish soap</b> …

Time I

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Psychology

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Mental Health

Why America will never get rid of Daylight Saving Time

The life of an economist is often frustrating. It’s our job to figure out the most efficient, welfare-enhancing solutions to economic problems, only to see the 2nd or even 20th best solution become policy. There are special interests and well-intentioned, but misinformed, policy makers who steer us …

Time Management

The biggest mistakes millennials make when it comes to credit cards

Many young people enter the real world today without receiving so much as a crash course in credit cards and money management.<p>In fact, many millennials don’t even know the basics of how credit cards work — including what their spending limits are and what interest rate they’re subject to, several …

Personal Finance

The heroes of Fukushima Dai-ichi, but don’t call them that

“Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story …” That’s an expression that we say every now and then in newsrooms — with tongue firmly in …

Fukushima

Youngest Kids In Class At Higher Risk Of ADHD Diagnosis

By the time they're in elementary school, some kids prove to be more troublesome than others. They can't sit still or they're not socializing or they can't focus enough to complete tasks that the other kids are handling well. Sounds like ADHD. But it might be that they're just a little young for …

Autism

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …