Scientists translate brain signals into speech sounds

Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech—an advancement that could one day have a profound effect on the ability of certain patients to communicate. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Technologies (BRAIN) Initiative. «Speech is an amazing…

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Studying cell lineage in tumors reveals targetable vulnerabilities

IMAGE: Paul Mischel is a member at the San Diego Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research view more  Credit: Ludwig Cancer Research APRIL 24, 2019, NEW YORK — To explain a person’s actions in the present, it sometimes helps to understand their past, including where they come from and how they were raised. This…

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Walgreens Is Latest to Raise Vaping (and Smoking) Age to 21

The drugstore chain Walgreens will stop selling tobacco products to customers under 21, the company announced on Tuesday. The decision came weeks after the Food and Drug Administration accused the company of repeatedly selling tobacco products to minors — and amid similar moves by competitors and lawmakers around the country to curb teenage vaping. About…

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Walgreens Raises Tobacco-Buying Age to 21, Strengthening a Consensus

The drugstore chain Walgreens will stop selling tobacco products to customers under 21, the company announced on Tuesday. The decision came weeks after the Food and Drug Administration accused the company of repeatedly selling tobacco products to minors — and amid similar moves by competitors and lawmakers around the country to curb teenage vaping. About…

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Inside Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé Exhibit

For this exhibition, Chanel collaborated with local artist Wu Guanzhen to reinterpret Gabrielle Chanel’s Coromandel screens, which were a source of inspiration for her. His three lacquered screens are titled «Lofty Mountain,» «Early Spring», and «Garden of Pleasure».

One Good Meal: A Men’s Wear Designer’s Favorite Breakfast Dish

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Thanks to its cool Pacific breezes and aggressively casual work force, San Francisco has become, fashion-wise, the Land…

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The EDIT: Living in the Age of Political Memes

Imagine: Two neighboring nuclear powers get into a brawl. Not only do these countries share thousands of miles of border, but also a long history of hostility, outright violence and diplomatic animosity. There’s an imminent threat of war. And a single nuclear strike by one of these players could trigger effects that transcend national borders…

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Boite: A Pink Bar on the Bowery With a Fashionable Brunch

Short Stories has a few tales to tell. The multiuse space, which was formerly Wise Men, opened in March and wants to become a Parisian-style brunch spot and a pop-up for rotating restaurants, along with its current incarnation as a late-night bar. It draws an energetic crowd of creative 20-somethings in dressed-up stilettos and oversize…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘I. Was. So. Over. It.’

Salami in the Closet When we met, he was studying psychology. On our first date, we split a mushroom flatbread — my choice, because I’m a vegetarian. After three months, we moved in together and he started doing all the cooking. A few years and many vegetables later, he began curing his own meats. In…

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