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Inside the Race to Hack the Human Brain

In an ordinary hospital room in Los Angeles, a young woman named Lauren Dickerson waits for her chance to make history.She’s 25 years old, a teacher’s assistant in a middle school, with warm eyes and computer cables emerging like futuristic dreadlocks from the bandages wrapped around her head. Three days

Ted Cruz Is Pushing to Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is pushing to keep alive the idea of including a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate in the tax overhaul plan, even as House Republicans struggle with how to address an issue that threatens to complicate the tax debate.At a news conference Tuesday, Cruz said it’s

Streptococcus vaccine ‘could prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide’

Experts call for more work to be done to develop a vaccine for infection commonly carried by pregnant women, which can cause stillbirth and deathMore than 100,000 stillbirths and baby deaths worldwide could be prevented by the development of a vaccine against an infection commonly carried by pregnant women, according

Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial

Exclusive: as evidence emerges that schizophrenia could be an immune system disease, two-year trial will use antibody drug currently used for MSBritish scientists have begun testing a radically new approach to treating schizophrenia based on emerging evidence that it could be a multiple sclerosis (MS), which the team hopes will

Global atmospheric CO2 levels hit record high

UN warns that drastic action is needed to meet climate targets set in the Paris agreementThe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level not seen for more than three million years, the UN has warned. The new report has raised

Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles are out… and OMG

Tesla is bringing solar panels to Puerto Rico.Image: Mark Lennihan/AP/REX/ShutterstockElon Musk announced Tesla would provide aid for Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Now we've seen the how the company's renewable energy systems are being implemented.  The company's Twitter account shared a set of new photos