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Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind.<p>Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the help Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), he's able to control a set of Modular …

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay to prevent your own pain?<p>With colleagues at University College London I addressed this question in a recent study. We were interested in quantifying how much people care about others, relative …

Gurren Lagann Still Piercing The Heavens With New BluRay Releases

Gainax is a studio that’s known for making anime that always ends with a truly epic finale. So their 2007 love-song to all that is super robot, the mighty Gurren Lagann, is no different.<p>Set in an unknown future, humanity lives underground. It is here we meet our main protagonists; Simon and Kamina, …

Ghosts

The Decemberists Share "Make You Better" From New Album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

<i>Front page photo by Autumn de Wilde</i><p><b>Update:</b> The Decemberists have shared the album's tracklist, which you can see below, and announced a release date. It's out January 20 in North America, and January 10 in the UK/Europe. They'll also be touring Europe beginning in February. Check out the schedule …

New Albums

Why Bats Are Such Good Hosts for Ebola and Other Deadly Diseases

Some of the planet’s scariest, most lethal viruses find a natural refuge inside bats, including Ebola, rabies, Marburg and the SARS coronavirus. Many …

Mindsuckers

'Destiny' Review In Progress - Part Two: Good Game, Maybe Not Great Game

<i>Here at Forbes multiple reviewers are playing and writing about Destiny, the new shooter-MMO from Bungie and Activision. This is a review in progress that will unfold over the coming days and weeks. You can read Part One of my review here.</i><p><i>Hunter’s Log: Day Five</i><p>I’ve sunk hours more into Bungie’s new …

Turn your Android phone into a PC gamepad with this new app

So you want a gamepad to play that new platformer on your Windows PC, but you don't relish the idea of buying an expensive peripheral that will collect dust after you're done. Are you stuck using the keyboard? Not if Ideum has its way -- it's updating its GestureWorks Gameplay virtual controller …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

From Destiny to Guacamelee: five interesting games to try this weekend

It's sunny and beautiful outside, but you can't spend the <i>whole</i> weekend lolling about in the garden wondering if you should light up the barbecue, thereby angering the rain gods into immediate action. No, at some point you should go inside and play video games. It's okay, it's healthy. They help …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Typically, males are brightly colored to attract females and are an indicator of health. Females are usually more subtly colored to provide camouflage. This bird is the national bird of Kenya and Botswana and it feasts on scorpions, lizards, and mice! Photo by Arno Meintjes, via ScienceAlert

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