Hand Transplant Study Provides New Information on Sense of Touch

Hand Transplant Study Provides New Information on Sense of Touch

A small study from the University of Missouri in Columbia suggests that the ongoing recovery of feeling following a hand transplant or replant may be due to changes in the brain as much as changes in the hand. The research was presented today at a Society for Neuroscience meeting. Results of the study could offer […]

Islamic State Video Claims Another Hostage Beheaded

Islamic State Video Claims Another Hostage Beheaded

Islamic State militants released a video this morning claiming they have beheaded another U.S. hostage, 26-year-old aid worker Peter Kassig. The video warns that they will kill other U.S. citizens “on your streets.” Unlike the other videos which showed the actual beheading, this one shows a masked man standing with a blood-covered decapitated head, which he […]

Same-Sex Marriage Economic Benefits for the U.S.

Same-Sex Marriage Economic Benefits for the U.S.

Weddings are expensive and the wedding industry is big business. As more states strike down bans on same-sex marriage, the economic boost of all those additional weddings is starting to be recognized as a big benefit for the U.S. In fact, a study by the data-driven financial analysis company NerdWallet Inc. estimates that if LGBT marriage […]