Health news After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg
In blunt remarks for a diplomat, Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States, Eduardo Medina Mora, accused Hollywood’s film industry of promoting “racist” stereotypes of Mexicans. “Mexicans on the silver
It was business as usual at Starbucks one day after CEO Howard Schultz said guns were no longer welcome at any of its cafes. The nation's largest gun rights groups have this early response to Starbucks
Science News From a fetid, foot-long rod of earwax, extracted from the skull of a dead blue whale, scientists have unspooled an in-depth life story of one member of the largest mammals on earth. These
Historic flooding leaves weary residents reeling amid the dark forecast of more rain to come. The number of people unaccounted for in flood-ravaged Colorado rose Sunday to 1,254 as flooding spread to counties
Boulder picked up almost nine times its average September monthly rainfall in about four days. Colorado is no stranger to devastating and deadly flash floods, due to a lethal combination of geography meteorology.
Doctors and staff at a British hospital were doing a lousy job of treating patients in the midst of life-threatening asthma attacks. Less than half of the doctors made use of asthma treatment guidelines.
Brian de Palma sighs. "I just like to shoot beautiful women," he says, "as elegantly as possible." The director is recalling how critics reacted to his new film Passion when it debuted at the Toronto festival
Her mother Sabreen Mangoud, published the last few text messages she shared with her daughter on Facebook. They are incredibly difficult to read. From The National: 06:19 am Mother: Habiba, what's going
The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease. The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation,
You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness. The Hyperloop is
Families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre will receive $281,000 apiece from collected donations in a plan introduced after a drawn-out process that caused hard feelings for Community
While the Senate bill can be improved, it would welcome more skilled workers and lead to faster economic growth. Now that the Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the action shifts to the
The significance of the Gettysburg Address In a rare image of President Lincoln at Gettysburg, he is shown hatless at the center of a crowd on the orators’ platform. (Library of Congress) In the summer
Yasiel Puig has played only 22 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is hitting .435 in 85 at-bats with seven home runs and 14 RBI, with a .467 on-base percentage and a .729 slugging percentage. He has
Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds. Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that
As children we’re told not to swallow gum, because it will lie in your stomach for ages. Claudia Hammond chews over the evidence to find out if this is true. Imagine if you swallowed a piece of gum in
It’s no secret that Windows 8 has been an open wound for Microsoft. The question is: Can Microsoft fix its desktop-and-tablet operating system fast enough to stanch the bleeding? Fast is the key question.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Methodically and in chilling detail Wednesday, prosecutors showed why it took 10 days to charge former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder. Using surveillance