Israel's first BrainTech conference in Tel Aviv is aimed at making Israel a neuroscience products center. One tactic: It awarded a $1 million prize and a bronze brain to a Brown University team using brain waves to move artificial limbs.
Congress has narrowly avoided a global financial crisis by taking a cue from Europe. Both regions are kicking the can down the road, rather than finding lasting solutions. Short-term fixes, though, may lead to long-term decline for the West.
Under pressure by the US government and American evangelicals, the Thai government has stepped up raids to rescue sex trafficking victims. The trouble is, many of the "rescued" sex workers may not have been trafficked in the first place.
US politicians have a momentary truce, of sorts, but are still riding in opposite directions. Bakers are madly cross-breeding the croissant and donut in a giant race to have the least healthy food on earth. And South Korean police go Gangnam. Here are the stories we are following in today's Global Scan.
The Earth's changing climate is manifesting itself in various ways, researchers say, but it would appear the biggest impacts may be seen first in the tropical regions. And new research says we could see "unprecedented" temperatures there as soon as 2020.