NASA's researchers are frequently taking pictures that are hard to believe — or that look familiar, but turn out to be not at all what we expected. This picture comes from a place not too distant, at least for NASA.
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.