In a scientific breakthrough seen as a ray of hope for stroke and brain injury victims, a paralyzed man was able to use his thoughts to move his hand and fingers through the use of a device called Neurobridge, which was developed in a partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.
Neurobridge, according to a release from OSU, is "an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb."
Ian Burkhart, 23, a quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, was the first of a possible five participants to test the technology in a clinical student. more >>
Christian filmmakers releasing a DVD on Internet pornography argue that the porn "epidemic" is the main problem contributing to Christian divorces.
The filmmakers have put together a DVD teaching curriculum on sexual purity called the "Conquer Series," partly in response to statistics that show that 50 percent of pastors and 68 percent of Christian men confess to viewing Internet porn on a weekly basis.
"The shocking statistics were the game-changer for me," said Director Jeremy Wiles on Wednesday. "So, we spent two years developing a 5-hour discipleship curriculum, interviewing top Christian leaders on this subject and shooting battle reenactments to illustrate the war that every man faces with sexual temptation. I wanted to give men proven principles on how to find freedom. We can be the generation that changes the statistic." more >>
The LG G3 recently hit the market and appears to be more of a Galaxy Note 3 competitor than the S5 based on its size.
The device features state of the art specs that rival what many say is the greatest device Samsung has ever created. The Galaxy Note 3 seems to still be at the top of the food chain, even with the launch of new smartphones such the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 this year. It was ahead of its time in the fall of 2013, and now could be entering a time when it has finally met its match. So how does this G3 stack up against Samsung's behemoth?
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Emily Letts, the former actress and abortion counselor who's best known for posting a video on Vimeo and YouTube that allegedly shows her having a surgical abortion, says state laws requiring abortion clinics to obtain parental consent before performing abortions on minors are "dangerous." Letts also asserts that parents shouldn't be "forced" to be involved in their adolescent daughters' healthcare decisions.
Letts, 25, works at the Cherry Hill Women's Center in New Jersey, and was awarded a cash prize from a pro-abortion group for submitting a 3-minute video of herself allegedly having an abortion as an entry in the "Abortion Stigma Busting" contest. The competition was co-organized by the Abortion Care Network and the 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth, which advocates for adolescents' access to abortions without parental notification or consent.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Letts defended her abortion video as being real, and not fake, as some people have suggested; and added that she made the video because pro-life advocates are "misinforming women about abortion." more >>
Close to 2.2 million people who signed up for Obamacare have inconsistent data issues that could lead to problems with coverage, a report on Wednesday revealed.
Reuters reported that officials have promised that the problems, which stem from consumers imputing data on income, citizenship and immigration questions that is more up to date than federal records, will be sorted out by the end of the summer.
Errors in data that are unaddressed can sometimes lead to demands for repayment and even coverage cancellations, the report by U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said. It specified that 1.2 million people who have filed applications for Obamacare have questionable income data, while 461,000 had issues with citizenship and 505,000 with immigration. more >>
The Galaxy S5 price has dropped to just $79 for Radio Shack customers.
The electronics retailer will be offering the handset at this price for the next two weeks. It will only be available to new or updated 2 year contracts and customers will have to trade in their existing devices to get this price. The promotion ends on Father's Day.
This discounts the Galaxy S5 by $120 as the handset normally sells on contract for $199. The Radio Shack version will be compatible with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon networks. more >>