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Teenage Brains Could Predict Pop Hits

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In the future, a panel of teenagers could be deciding which songs make the cut, instead of a group of middle-aged music executives. An Emory University study suggests that recording the brain activity of teens while they are listening to new songs may help predict the popularity of those songs.

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Paralyzed Man Stands and Takes Steps After Spinal Implant

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Rob Summers, 25, was paralyzed below the chest in a hit-and-run accident in 2006. Summers, a baseball player at the time, was told he may never walk again. But now, after receiving a spinal implant that stimulates neurons using electrodes, Summers can stand up while using bars for support and bear his own weight for up to four minutes.

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