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Will A Transplanted Hand Feel Like His Own? Surgery Raises Questions

When Kevin Lopez opens the door to his Greenbelt, Md., apartment to greet a visitor he's never before met, he initially conceals his right hand. "I'm self-conscious, definitely, about my right hand," he says. But eventually Lopez relaxes.

States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment

Some typical crowdfunding proposals posted online may look like this: Help my band record our next album or please contribute to my child's medical expenses.
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Delta Air Lines Helps Gay Employees With Healthcare Taxes

Delta Air Lines became the first major carrier Thursday to make same-sex domestic partners whole for additional income taxes they owe for healthcare plans.
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Amazon One Hour Delivery Service Available In Atlanta is expanding its one-hour delivery Prime Now service to Atlanta. The service, which works through a mobile app, is already available in New York City, Baltimore and Miami.

When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

This is the second in a two-part story about Wal-Mart. Read and listen to Part 1 here.

U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

The U.S. wants to slap sanctions on cybercriminals.

Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

Looking back on the clunky desktops of home offices, smartphones have expanded the definition of what it means to "go online." With all of the apps and mobile capabilities available to us now, it's no surprise that smartphone ownership has grown.
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Atlanta Streetcar To Continue Offering Free Rides

Atlanta city officials say streetcar passengers may ride for free through the end of 2015.

Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

Brain researchers are joining forces with computer hackers to tackle a big challenge in neuroscience: teaching computers how to tell a healthy neuron from a sick one.

Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

Scientists in California are hoping to use your smart phone to solve a cosmic mystery. They're developing an app to turn your phone into a cosmic ray detector.