Reporting in Science, researchers write that a combination of therapies, willpower and chocolate helped rats with severe spinal cord injuries learn to walk and even run again. Neurobiologist Moses Chao, not affiliated with the study, discusses the rehab method and whether it could work in humans.
NPR's Ari Shapiro says living on the Romney campaign trail means lots of waiting. Waiting for the press bus to depart, waiting for the candidate to arrive, waiting for the Secret Service sniffer dog to inspect your gear. It's hard to get actual work done during those lulls. But it's easy to scan Twitter.
Ben Fritz, a business reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talks to David Greene about what was gearing up to be the biggest lawsuit in the history of the video game industry. The creators of the Call of Duty franchise and the games' publisher were suing each other in suits totaling more than $2 billion. The trial was to start Friday in Los Angeles, but the parties settled at the last minute.
Rhode Island officials are wrestling with the meltdown of a video game company that was meant to bolster the economically depressed state. Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling blames the state for not keeping his company afloat. About 400 workers lost their jobs, and taxpayers are on the hook for close to $100 million.
The unmanned Dragon capsule sent up by SpaceX came down pretty much on target in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday. The landing marks the end of a completely successful mission — and the beginning of a new era of private spaceflight.
In Seattle alone, there are thousands of computer-related jobs waiting to be filled. But at the University of Washington, the number of bachelor's degrees in computer science is the same now as it was more than a decade ago. A lot of students have been rebuffed in their effort to major in computer science or computer engineering.
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