Paralyzed man first to move his arm by thinking about it

Helping paralyzed people move on their own has been a lot tougher than 1970s TV shows led us to believe it would be. For what they believe is the first time, researchers used tech to bypass a quadriplegic patient's severed spinal cord, helping him mo…

SpaceX will try to make history with its first reused rocket launch this week

 SpaceX is set to launch its next Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday, March 30 for SES-10, a mission for a private communications satellite company. This is different from every Falcon 9 launch that has preceded it, because the rocket SpaceX is using has already flown once before – on April 8 last year, when it was the first of the company’s rockets to nail a landing at sea on a floating… Read More

The Morning After: Wednesday, March 29th 2017

Welcome to mid-week. We've got sub-$1,000 4K TVs in decent sizes, the US government voted on whether ISPs can sell your browser history, and IKEA is getting into the smart lighting game. You might have heard — the device has been leaked enough — th…

NASA made it easy for everyone to trawl its media archives

You won't have to go through dozens of mission websites anymore just to find space photos to print or to use as desktop or mobile wallpapers. NASA has launched a new library to host its best high-res images, videos and audio files from across 60 coll…

NASA’s new searchable media library is a treasure trove of space pics and video

 Do you like space? Do you like looking at it, wishing you were there instead of here, perhaps? Well NASA just did something that will make your day. The U.S. space agency launched a new web-based search engine for much of its catalog of images, video and audio files, which you can browse by keyword and metadata, so that you never have to remember the dismal reality that you’re… Read More

Scientists recreate the female menstrual cycle on a chip

Scientists don't understand as much as they'd like about the female reproductive system, both due to their historical exclusion from studies and the challenge in replicating the complexities of that anatomy. At last, however, there's progress. Resear…

Scientists turn human kidney cells into tiny biocomputers

A team of scientists from Boston University have found a way to hack into mammalian cells — human cells, even — and make them follow logical instructions like computers can. While they're not the first researchers to program cells to do their biddi…

The Morning After: Tuesday, March 28th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to Tuesday, and we're letting an AI influence our tweets, see cell division that looks like the intro to an X-Men movie, and hear about Andy Rubin's new smartphone. In case you didn't know, he was the gu…