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  • For the paralyzed, brain power can control two virtual arms

    For the paralyzed, brain power can control two virtual arms
    For scientists building devices that would allow the paralyzed to interact with their environment (as well as those wishing to understand the workings of the brain), it's important to understand that using two virtual arms is a more complex proposition...
  • Would you buy [product name here] from Blake Shelton? Yes!

    Would you buy [product name here] from Blake Shelton? Yes!
    Whether the country music stars who’ll be front and center at the CMA Awards show from Nashville are coming up with the songs that make the whole world sing could be debated, but they’re certainly some of the most trusted celebrities around....
  • Chelyabinsk asteroid smashed glass, burned skin, defied expectations

    Chelyabinsk asteroid smashed glass, burned skin, defied expectations
    Planetary scientists weren’t remotely expecting the 62-foot-wide Chelyabinsk fireball to shoot across Russian skies in February¬† -- they’d had their eyes peeled on a much bigger target that missed the Earth by a decent margin, the asteroid...
  • FDA action would effectively ban trans fats

    FDA action would effectively ban trans fats
    The long war on trans fats may be drawing to a close. The government proposed new rules Thursday that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats, a move that will force makers of margarine, frozen pizza and other processed foods to reformulate their...
  • Sequester cuts hurt science research, innovation in U.S., study says

    Sequester cuts hurt science research, innovation in U.S., study says
    Congressional sequestration budget cuts have reduced federal grants and delayed research projects, restricting the nation’s ability to innovate and grow, according to a survey of organizations representing 300 research universities. The across-...
  • William Pollack dies at 87; helped conquer deadly Rh disease

    William Pollack dies at 87; helped conquer deadly Rh disease
    In the first half of the 20th century, about 10,000 American infants — and as many as 200,000 worldwide — died each year from a lethal immune reaction, called Rh disease, produced by their mother's body during childbirth. Perhaps twice that...
  • Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

    Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica
    A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate. Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
  • Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life

    Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life
    Suzanne M. Bianchi, a UCLA sociologist who helped alter perceptions of working mothers during three decades investigating changes in American family life, died Nov. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 61. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her...
  • Writers Guild says nonfiction TV writers face harsh reality

    Writers Guild says nonfiction TV writers face harsh reality
    Writers and producers who craft the story lines behind National Geographic Channel's "Doomsday Preppers" and other reality-TV shows lose $40 million annually in lost wages, according to a new survey by the Writers Guild of America, East. In its latest...
  • L.A. Auto Show: Distracted driving stalls app integration into cars

    L.A. Auto Show: Distracted driving stalls app integration into cars
    The push to bring technology into cars is a slow crawl for many automakers, particularly because of one wrenching issue that has come up in nearly every discussion at the L.A. Auto Show: distracted driving. “It’s very important to get that...
  • JFK, a pioneer in the women's movement

    JFK, a pioneer in the women's movement
    Amid all the dissection of John F. Kennedy's legacy this week, one achievement has gone largely unnoticed: his role in kick-starting the modern women's movement. Admittedly, JFK's record on women (particularly in his personal life) was mixed, and his...