Archive January 2017

Paralyzed patients communicate thoughts via brain-computer interface

Paralyzed patients communicate thoughts via brain-computer interface

Published 31/01/2017

The NIRS/EEG brain-computer interface system is worn by a model in Switzerland in this undated photograph released in London, Britain, January 31, 2017. Laurent Bouvier/Wyss Centre/Handout via REUTERS

Scientists have developed a brain-computer interface that reads the brain's blood oxygen levels and enables communication by deciphering the thoughts of patients who are totally paralyzed and unable to talk.

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Spanish police arrest three linked to 25-million-euro art heist

Published 31/01/2017

Spanish police arrested three people on Tuesday in connection with the theft of five paintings by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon that were worth 25 million euros ($26.88 million), the Interior Ministry said.

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Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

Published 31/01/2017

Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo's latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains.

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Abdication letter and papers give insight into Britain`s `mad` King George

Published 31/01/2017

A handwritten draft letter of abdication penned by King George III is to go on display for the first time as part of a huge cache of documents from the reign of the last British monarch to rule over America, the royal household said on Saturday.

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Your oldest ancestor was really weird and had a big mouth

Your oldest ancestor was really weird and had a big mouth

Published 31/01/2017

Artist's reconstruction of Saccorhytus coronarius, based on the original fossil finds, whose actual size was probably no more than a millimeter in size, is shown in this image released on January 30, 2017. Courtesy Illustration by Jian Han/Handout via REUTERS

Don't take this the wrong way, but your oldest ancestor was not exactly a beauty.

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Trump expected to sign cyber security executive order Tuesday: source

Trump expected to sign cyber security executive order Tuesday: source

Published 30/01/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order cutting regulations, accompanied by small business leaders at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington U.S., January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on cyber security on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the situation said, marking the first action to address what he has called a top priority of his administration.

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Emboldened by Trump, some police unions seek to overhaul Obama’s reforms

Emboldened by Trump, some police unions seek to overhaul Obama’s reforms

Published 30/01/2017

FILE PHOTO - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to police gathered at Fraternal Order of Police lodge during a campaign event in Statesville, North Carolina, U.S. on August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, had a blunt message for Donald Trump during a meeting in September: court-ordered reforms aimed at curbing police abuses in the midwestern city are not working.

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How Ukraine surpassed American Reproductology

How Ukraine surpassed American Reproductology

Published 30/01/2017

According to the World Health Organization, 21% of couples of reproductive age suffers from infertility in the world. IVF using donor eggs is the only chance to become a mother for many women with gynecological pathology or genetic abnormalities.

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Back to zero: Companies use 1970s budget tool to cut costs as they hunt for growth

Back to zero: Companies use 1970s budget tool to cut costs as they hunt for growth

Published 30/01/2017

The logo of Mondelez International is pictured at the company's building in Zurich November 14, 2012. T REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

The number of U.S. companies using a budgeting tool made famous in the 1970s by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is surging as they turn their spending habits upside down to boost profits and to re-invest in their businesses.

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Under U.S. pressure on trade, Japan scrambles ahead of White House visit

Under U.S. pressure on trade, Japan scrambles ahead of White House visit

Published 30/01/2017

FILE PHOTO - Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, speaks during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo

Japan is scrambling to respond to intensifying trade pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planning to meet the head of Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) this week and business lobby Keidanren planning a Trump task force.

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