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Science

Terminator-style implant may help paralyzed people walk again
Swiss scientists have created a cyborg-style implant they hope will soon give paralyzed people a chance to walk again. So far, it has been successfully tested in labs, which means clinical trials with humans should start soon.

11.01.2015 12:11

iStress: Isolation from iPhone linked to real anxiety, poor performance
Being away from your iPhone is no different to feelings of separation anxiety, and in turn causes a “lessening of self,” as well as lowering cognitive performance and worsening of physical wellbeing, a new study has revealed.

10.01.2015 13:56

SpaceX’s Dragon blasts off with Falcon rocket, reland attempt fails
After a setback earlier this week, SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon9 rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) on a restocking mission. An attempt to land the potentially reusable rocket on a barge, however, failed.

06.01.2015 11:04

New York City moves to ban plastic foam containers
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving forward on a plan to ban city food establishments from using plastic foam containers because of the harm they cause the environment. The ban will leave restaurateurs and food vendors in a bind.

10.01.2015 03:27

CES 2015: Equipping everything with internet, including guns (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Semi-automatic guns connected to the internet for your viewing pleasure? That’s the reality at CES 2015, where the now ubiquitous Internet of Things concept is taking over – with wireless functionality for anything from washing machines to picnic baskets.

09.01.2015 09:14

Nissan and NASA to work on self-driving cars
Nissan and NASA will jointly develop cars able to move without a driver. The first tests of autonomous vehicles are expected to be carried out by the end of 2015.

09.01.2015 12:07

NHS to cut ‘poorly thought through’ cancer drug fund
Cancer experts have backed a cost-cutting plan that looks likely to end the use of highly priced cancer medicines in the NHS.

09.01.2015 14:34

Keystone XL pipeline bill nears Senate vote, but obstacles remain
Republicans pushed a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline though a key Senate committee, but President Barack Obama’s promise to veto, along with a Nebraska court ruling, could delay its construction for months – if not indefinitely.

08.01.2015 23:14

New antibiotic found in ‘grassy field’ proves effective against drug-resistant bacteria
Researchers may have found a new antibiotic that bacteria will not become resistant to for decades, according to a new study. The discovery came not in a lab, but in soil from Maine, using a little-known device that’s “generating excitement.”

08.01.2015 21:48

Measles outbreak tied to Disneyland, California health officials say
Nine people are confirmed to have contracted measles when they visited Disneyland in California in mid-December. Another three cases are suspected, according to state health officials who are investigating the outbreak.

08.01.2015 01:26

A little bit of fat goes a long way to fighting staph infections - study
It seems those extra holiday pounds could actually be good for your health. A study has found that fat cells under the skin may protect against the most prevalent type of staph infection by producing molecules that can directly kill invasive pathogens.

07.01.2015 22:01

High IQ could be shield against schizophrenia, scientists say
High intelligence might halt the development of schizophrenia, especially in genetically predisposed people, according to a large-scale study contradicting earlier, more conventional beliefs that braininess may increase risk of this disorder.

07.01.2015 13:32