News from the Field

Scientists Create Monkey Avatar

Real avatars have started to appear more quickly than even James Cameron might have expected. In an experiment we’d rather not imagine, scientists used computer chips to link two monkeys... Read More

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L.A. Introduces Bike-Friendly Districts

Los Angeles might be known for its smog, and California's signature green city might be San Francisco, but those stereotypes aren't stopping the City of Angels from rolling out an initiative that... Read More

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Cat Bites Linked to Depression

After studying more than 1.3 million people for 10 years, researchers found that if you are a woman who has been bitten by a cat, there is a 50 percent chance you are also depressed. The study,... Read More

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Garlic Fights Bacteria

Garlic, the mighty plant that has been known to overpower taste buds and vampires across the world, has a new utility. A potent chemical compound in garlic bulbs could combat aggressive... Read More

Paralyzed Skier Walks Again

In 1992, Amanda Boxtel was paralyzed from the waist down in a skiing accident. Now, for the first time in 22 years, she can walk again with a three-dimensional printed robotic exoskeleton that has... Read More