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Scientist makes another's fingers move with brain signal

Scientists have meeting of minds

A University of Washington researcher transmitted signals from his brain across campus to make a colleague's fingers move. The scientists, who wore caps with electronic probes, believe it's the first time human brains have been directly connected via the Internet. Several neuroscientists dismissed the experiment as little more than a publicity stunt, but scientist Rajesh Rao said they wanted to show it's possible in a rudimentary way. "We want to bring this conversation to the front, to discuss the ethical and moral issues," Rao said.

Boys' HPV vaccine rates good so far

A new report offers a first look at how many boys are getting shots designed to protect girls from cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has been recommended for boys only about two years, and rates are usually low for new vaccines. But the government report released Thursday shows about 1 in 5 adolescent boys got at least one of the three vaccine doses last year. The vaccine protects against human papillomavirus, which can cause cervical cancer in girls and genital warts in both sexes. It was first recommended for girls.

Heat shuts some Midwest schools

Minneapolis schools finally gave up after struggling through three miserable days of classes in a late-summer heat wave, while soaring temperatures also were giving students time off in Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa. Minnesota's largest school district called off classes Thursday and today in 27 buildings with little or any air conditioning as temperatures hover in the upper 90s.

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Scientist makes another's fingers move with brain signal 08/29/13 [Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:44pm]
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