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Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

Massive Da Vinci fire in downtown L.A. was arson, investigators say

Federal investigators have concluded the fire last week that consumed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex under construction was deliberately set, according to a source close to the investigation.<p>Investigators have been digging through the rubble left by last week's blaze, sometimes wading in …

The day I met a creationist at the science conference

The last place you expect to meet a creationist is at the annual American Geophysical Union conference. I don't know how I got so lucky.<p>Yesterday …

'Digital nose' on a chip can sniff out diseases

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's long been known that dogs and cats, with their highly developed sense of smell, can be trained to identify the volatile chemicals released by human illnesses.<p>In some cases, researchers have even trained household pets to detect cancer or predict epileptic seizures.<p>But what if we could …

FBI Says North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

U.S. news<p>The FBI on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of the hacking attack that led Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the movie “The Interview.”<p>Sony also received a message saying that it was “very wise” to cancel the movie and warning the studio to prevent its release in any …

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2 other fires break out; unclear if related to massive downtown blaze

More than 100 firefighters were battling two other blazes in the city Monday morning while a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction.<p>Just after 4 a.m., a fire broke out in a business on 7th Street just west of Hoover Street in Westlake, officials …

25 American Classics Everyone Should Read At Least Once

And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version.<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read.<p>From John …

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