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A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.
September 30, 2014
Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
September 30, 2014
Omar Gonzalez, 42, allegedly climbed a fence and made it past guards into the White House. He's charged with entering a restricted building and unlawful possession of ammunition.
September 30, 2014
Weary employees could need more than just time off to re-energize. Some employers have ditched the time cards, let workers set their own schedules or allow them to rotate jobs to prevent burnout.
September 30, 2014
Traditional methods for containing the Ebola outbreak aren't working fast enough. So some scientists want to bypass the typical trial phases and bring new vaccines directly to people at risk.
September 30, 2014
In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They're giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.
September 30, 2014
The four men were between the ages of 18 and 28 and stole games before they were released. They also stole Apache helicopter simulator software developed by a video game manufacturer.
September 30, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.
September 30, 2014
The two vessels, one flagged in Germany and the other in Singapore, come together after one appears to lose rudder control.
September 30, 2014
Going into Julia Pierson's hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, President Obama has expressed confidence in her and the agency she leads. Will that change?
September 30, 2014
"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA says, citing satellite photos from 2000 and 2014.
September 30, 2014
Rabies kills tens of thousands of people each year. Now scientists are hoping to mount a final siege against the virus globally. The trick? Getting all our four-legged friends to come for a shot.
September 30, 2014
Here's a government service: The Federal Trade Commission has told two companies to quit selling caffeinated women's undergarments because they don't actually slim your nether regions as advertised.
September 30, 2014
A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies' ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but the information will be incomplete and may be misleading.
September 30, 2014
The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.
September 30, 2014
The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.
September 30, 2014
Lawmakers on the House oversight committee will ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.
September 30, 2014
More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano, after new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.
September 30, 2014
Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.
September 30, 2014
According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby boomer parents.
September 30, 2014

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