1. This man is the first person with a missing lower leg to control a robotic replacement with just his mind.
Surgeons rewired his nerves so that signals went to his healthy hamstring muscle rather than trying to get to his damaged ankle. Sensors on his hamstring then detected those tiny electric signals and turned them into movements of the robotic leg.
- At least three people have died in South Carolina due to severe rainfall. More than 11 inches of rain fell on the city in 48 hours. ›
- President Obama says the U.S. has launched a full investigation into the airstrikes that killed 22 people at a hospital in Afghanistan on Saturday. ›
- The World Bank announced that for the first time it is forecasting the rate of extreme global poverty to drop below 10% in 2015 . ›