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First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

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 muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …

Prosthetics

Mexico's Ambassador Blasts Hollywood For Promoting Racist Stereotypes

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 screen are usually portrayed as poor and uneducated at best, corrupt and violent at worst”, he …

Gun groups so far unfazed by Starbucks' new policy

It was business as usual at Starbucks one day after CEO Howard Schultz said guns were no longer welcome at any of its cafes.<p>The nation's largest gun rights groups have this early response to Starbucks no longer "welcoming" guns in its stores: Yawn.<p>Sure, the blogosphere has been on fire over the …

A whale’s life story is recorded in its ear wax

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 waxy diaries could give marine biologists a new way to study the lives of a free-swimming species, and a window …

Air Pollution

More than 1,000 unaccounted for in deadly Colo. floods

Historic flooding leaves weary residents reeling amid the dark forecast of more rain to come.<p>The number of people unaccounted for in flood-ravaged Colorado rose Sunday to 1,254 as flooding spread to 15 counties and rain continued to fall.<p>Many of those unaccounted for were reported unreachable on …

Colorado

What caused deadly Colorado floods?

Boulder picked up almost nine times its average September monthly rainfall in about four days.<p>Colorado is no stranger to devastating and deadly flash floods, due to a lethal combination of geography and meteorology. When unusually heavy rain falls across the region, narrow canyons and steep …

Colorado

How A 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Video Improved Asthma Treatment

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. One-third of them didn't even know the asthma guidelines existed.<p>That all changed when one of …

Brian de Palma: 'My women always look fantastic!'

He introduced Scorsese to De Niro, sorted out the start of Star Wars, and terrified a whole generation with Carrie. As Brian de Palma returns with a typically sexually charged thriller, he talks to Damon Wise<p>• Philip French on de Palma's Dressed to Kill • Al Pacino and Brian De Palma to join forces …

Mother Of Dead Cairo Reporter Publishes Gut-Wrenching Final Text Messages

Her mother Sabreen Mangoud, published the last few text messages she shared with her daughter on Facebook.<p>They are incredibly difficult to read.<p>From The National:<p><b>06:19 am</b><p>Mother: Habiba, what's going on there? I went to sleep at 1:30, that's 11:30 your time. What's with the attack? Tell me.<p>Habiba: …

Theology

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

Map shows how 20 patterns of mutation drive 30 cancer types, pointing the way to prevention and treatment strategies<p>The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

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.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

A Republican Case for Immigration Reform

While the Senate bill can be improved, it would welcome more skilled workers and lead to faster economic growth.<p>Now that the Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the action shifts to the House of Representatives. Here the GOP's informal "Hastert Rule" requires Speaker John Boehner to …

John Boehner

The Words That Remade America

The significance of the Gettysburg Address<p><i>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)</i><p>In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee pushed northward into Pennsylvania. The Union army met him at …

Recipe: Watermelon with Chile, Salt & Lime

Combine the salt, chile pepper, and lime zest in a mortar and pestle. (If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can finely chop the lime zest and …

Recipes

If Yasiel Puig Deserves All-Star Invite, Then So Does Anthony Rendon

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.<p>He has played so well, so suddenly, that "Puigmania" has begun to sweep the baseball world.<p>This mania has …

Baseball

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Does chewing gum take seven years to digest?

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.<p>Imagine if you swallowed a piece of gum in the summer of 2006. George W Bush was still in the White House. Twitter had yet to be launched. …

Dentistry

Windows 8.1: It's Getting Better And Stronger — Just Not Fast Enough

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?<p>Fast is the key question. Windows co-chief Julie Larson-Green made that point in a briefing for reporters Tuesday, when …

Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

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.<p>Using surveillance camera video that tracked Hernandez from his home in North Attleborough to Boston and …

4th Grade Kids Answer 3 Thought-Provoking Questions

There's a saying that frustrated parents often use that goes "Children should be seen and not heard" usually in response to their own kids playing …

iPad – Chrome

Trying to get an accurate representation of chrome on this painting. This was done from a reference image taken from the Internet. I used Artrage for …

Brazil

Updating Undertaking

These Ideas Have Life<p>Here are eight really interesting new ways to bury the dead.<p>*<p>The United States of Brands<p>I don’t know if I totally agree with …

Grand Canyon