With the help of a bionic leg connected to his own nerves, one amputee is on his way back to walking.
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Science's top 10 breakthroughs of 2013
Every year, the editors of Science huddle together and pick an outstanding scientific achievement as the Breakthrough of the Year.
Graze fights General Mills to become the Netflix of snacks
Americans may soon get their snacks the same way they rent movies.
Graze.com, which has been selling personalized, mail-order boxes of snacks in Britain for five years, plans a major U.S. push in January, funded by its majority owner, private- equity firm Carlyle Group.
Fungus threatens global banana supply
A new article in Nature brings the alarming news that the fungus threatening the global banana supply - or at least what most Americans think of as bananas - is spreading to more counties.
Which celebrities, politicians had the best and worst 2013?
What do the cast of Duck Dynasty, Jennifer Lawrence and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have in common? How about Paula Deen, President Obama and Anthony Weiner?
VIDEO: Miami man offers live alligator in exchange for beer
Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, trapped the alligator at a nearby park and brought it a convenience store, asking for a 12-pack of beer in exchange for the animal. The clerk called Miami police instead.
Fitness experts decry ‘resolution dependency’
One of the country’s best-known fitness center chains is launching an initiative to wean people from what it calls an over-dependence on New Year’s resolutions.
Poll: Majority of Americans back minimum wage hike
A large majority of Americans want Congress to substantially increase the minimum wage as part of an effort to reduce the nation's expanding economic inequality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Is Whole Foods inflation or growth?
Now that I live two blocks from a Whole Foods, I shop there much more often and my grocery costs have risen. I'm paying more, and the product is arguably higher quality, but I'm not paying for the quality - I'm paying because I'm lazy.
AAA expects U.S. holiday travel to reach record high
U.S. travel during the Christmas and New Year's holidays will rise for a fifth straight year to reach a record, boosted by more automobile trips, AAA said.
VIDEO: Busy season at the post office
The post office faces the year's busiest days as it delivers billions of pieces of mail and millions of packages during the holiday season. Monday was expected to be the busiest mail day. It's expected to handle the most packages on Thursday.
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