New amputation surgery makes prosthetic foot feel like the real thing

New amputation surgery makes prosthetic foot feel like the real thing

The robotic foot became a seamless part of the patient’s body in a way that has never been accomplished before with a prosthetic limb, scientists reported Wednesday.

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FEMA spent $75 million to dock a half-empty cruise ship off Puerto Rico for 4 months

FEMA spent $75 million to dock a half-empty cruise ship off Puerto Rico for 4 months

The company behind Carnival cruises got more money from the federal government in connection with hurricanes that leveled much of Puerto Rico than the amount given to Puerto Ricans to rebuild their homes over the first four months of relief efforts.

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Thousands of Tons of Paper and Plastics Americans Put Into Recycling Are Getting Dumped in Landfills

Thousands of Tons of Paper and Plastics Americans Put Into Recycling Are Getting Dumped in Landfills

When you toss your pickle jar or seltzer bottle into the recycling bin, you expect it to take a long journey that leads to reincarnation. You might briefly imagine its future transformed into a chianti jug or Cool Whip container. But for many vessels, it turns out there is no afterlife.

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Sex on Mars is going to be risky, but it could create a new human subspecies

Sex on Mars is going to be risky, but it could create a new human subspecies

The idea of a colony of humans on Mars isn’t just science fiction anymore; NASA and space agencies around the world, along with independent scientists and researchers, are working hard to determine just what it would take for humanity to take root on the Red Planet. Getting there will be an immense challenge, as will setting up structures, creating sustainable sources of food, and battling the inhospitable elements, but sex might be the biggest risk of all.

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Tesla that crashed into police car was in ‘autopilot’ mode, California official says

Tesla that crashed into police car was in 'autopilot' mode, California official says

A Tesla car operating in “autopilot” mode crashed into a stationary police car in Laguna Beach, California, leaving the driver injured and the patrol vehicle “totalled”, according to an official. Sgt Jim Cota, the public information officer for the Laguna Beach police department, tweeted photos of the accident, which was reported at 11.07am on Tuesday. The driver of the Tesla, who suffered minor lacerations to the face from his glasses, told police officers the Tesla was in the semi-autonomous mode, although further investigation is needed to confirm this.

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The carbon-eating tower is rising in the East

The carbon-eating tower is rising in the East

Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut wants his buildings to be more than your average tower block. His vision is ambitious: create an energy-saving, carbon-absorbing civilization to fight global warming. "I want to give hope for a better tomorrow," he says. One of his eco-friendly ideas is taking root right now in Taipei, Taiwan's capital city. When Tao Zhu Yin Yuan — meaning "The Retreat of Tao Zhu" — is completed later this year, the residential complex will be covered in 23,000 trees and shrubs.

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‘Desperate’ solution: Papua New Guinea prisoners freed to find food as budget cuts bite

'Desperate' solution: Papua New Guinea prisoners freed to find food as budget cuts bite

Dozens of prisoners have been released from jail in Papua New Guinea to forage for food after two months of severe shortages led the authorities to take “desperate” measures. All except one of the 35 inmates returned to Boram prison in Wewak, East Sepik after gathering food. The jail holds 290 men, most awaiting their day in court.

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