FROM John Kalaska
Monkeying Around with Prosthetic Arms Two monkeys have learned to adopt artificial arms as their own, controlling them only with brain activity. Paralyzed humans can control cursors on computer screens with their brain waves. Research released online by the journal Nature suggests they could do the same thing with artificial arms, legs or other prosthetics. This could be good news for those with paralyzing conditions, including veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. John Kalaska is a professor of Neuroscience at the University of Montreal.
Concern deepens amid Trump's controversies President Trump delivered today's commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. As he praised the accomplishments of the graduates, he listed some of his own… and made reference to reports that he leaked intelligence to the Russians and tried to shut down an FBI Investigation into his associates.
Free speech and the ideological fight for college campuses Conservatives claim that American colleges and universities are bastions of liberal orthodoxy, shielding students from alternative ways of thinking. What better place for a protest than UC Berkeley? What better agent of controversy than Ann Coulter?
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."