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Amputees control avatar by imagining moving their missing limbs

Even after losing a limb, brain activity associated with imagined movements can be read by an fMRI brain scanner and used to control a computer character

If you want to be a mega philanthropist Jeff Bezos, take note

Amazon's founder, set to be the planet's richest person, wants to use his wealth for the greater good. It's harder than it sounds, warns David Auerbach

Win the do-it-yourself computer kit that anyone can build

Enter our prize draw and you could walk away with a brand-new Kano Computer Kit

Radio powered by your own sweat hints at future of wearables 

A small skin patch harnesses enough power from sweat to run a radio for 48 hours. The same technology could be used to power health sensors of the future

This handy robot will iron your clothes so you don’t have to

The TEO robot uses a camera to detect creases and can then "iteratively reduce the wrinkleness" of garments using a standard household iron

LA’s endangered pumas to be saved by a $60m bridge over highway

Pumas in Santa Monica are trapped in small areas bisected by big roads, on which many die – but an ambitious wildlife crossing promises to change that

Walk really fast to stop a wobbly suitcase ruining your holiday

When a suitcase in motion becomes unstable, it can rock back and forth from wheel to wheel. Researchers have determined why that happens and how to stop it

Talk radio puts pumas off their meals so they may kill more deer

The sound of people’s voices reduces pumas’ feeding time and makes them kill more deer, showing the wide-reaching effect of human activity

Babies are dying during childbirth in the UK due to poor care

Three-quarters of babies who die or are brain damaged during childbirth in the UK might have been saved with better medical care, an inquiry has concluded

Sweden commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2045 with new law

A climate plan backed by an overwhelming majority in parliament makes Sweden the first country to significantly upgrade its target since the Paris agreement

DNA variants that are bad for health may also make you stupid

A study of Scottish families hints that DNA mutations that damage health also impair intelligence. CRISPR gene-editing may be a way to boost brain and body

NASA eyes Neptune and Uranus for missions in the 2030s

Four possible missions to the ice giants are being proposed, including orbiters and a fly-by, to tell us what they’re made of and how such planets form

How did London tower block fire spread so fast and kill so many?

London's high-rise blaze was the worst such tragedy for many years. What can we glean so far about why it spiralled into a disaster, asks engineer Feng Fu

Microdosers say tiny hits of LSD make your work and life better

People are increasingly taking daily, low doses of illegal psychedelic drugs to up their game at work and improve their mood. Will we all be doing it one day?

WHO classes HIV drug as an essential medicine

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP has been added to the WHO's list of essential medicines, highlighting England's failure to provide the drug to those most at risk

‘Devil weeds’ threaten wildebeest migrations in Serengeti

Exotic plants escaping from tourist lodges are invading and displacing the grasses on which millions of large, wild animals depend for food in East Africa

Chatbots learn how to negogtiate and drive a hard bargain

Bots may soon be able to book a holiday for you or help you buy or sell your house

What it’s like to take psychedelics in small doses at breakfast

Janet Lai Chang is one of many people experimenting with taking small amounts of psychedelic drugs to improve her mood and performance. She told us about her experience

Wireless charger uses quantum trick to power gadgets on the move

A self-adjusting system uses a concept called parity-time symmetry to still charge your gadget even when it’s moving around

Time, mass and custard provide the physics in The Earthworks

Tom Morton-Smith’s one-act romance captures a turning point in particle physics, says Stewart Pringle

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