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Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

Image copyright Fonds de dotation Clinatec A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit, French researchers report. Thibault, 30, said taking his first steps in the suit felt like being the “first man on the Moon”.His movements, particularly walking, are far from perfect and the…

Facebook encryption threatens safety

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The home secretary says that if Facebook has a credible plan to protect its users then it is time to disclose the details UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has sent an open letter to Facebook calling on the firm to rethink its plans to encrypt all messages on its…

Environmental protesters spray UK’s Treasury building with fake blood, four arrested

British police arrested four members of the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion on Thursday after they used a fire engine to spray the U.K.’s Treasury building with hundreds of gallons of fake blood.The group said it carried out the protest because it wanted to raise awareness of the “inconsistency between the U.K. government’s insistence that the…

Trump Publicly Urges China to Investigate the Bidens

President Trump made a similar, but private, request of the president of Ukraine, an episode that has prompted an impeachment inquiry.VideoPresident Trump’s public call on China for help that could benefit him in the 2020 election comes amid an impeachment inquiry into a similar request to Ukraine.CreditCreditPete Marovich for The New York TimesOct. 3, 2019Updated…

Trump Envoys Pushed Ukraine to Commit to Investigations

ImageKurt D. Volker on Thursday on Capitol Hill.CreditCreditErin Schaff/The New York TimesOct. 3, 2019Updated 10:11 p.m. ETWASHINGTON — Two of President Trump’s top envoys to Ukraine helped draft a statement for the country’s new president in August that would have committed Ukraine to pursuing investigations sought by Mr. Trump into his political rivals, three people…

How Migration Is Changing Our World

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