Day: November 21, 2019

People with half a brain. Literally.

For some children with severe epilepsy, the best treatment may be a very rare surgical procedure in which a large portion — even half — of the child’s brain is removed or disconnected. Amazingly, many of these individuals can relearn motor, language, and cognitive skills. How? The brain reorganizes itself and builds new connections. To…

See the Mississippi River’s hidden history, uncovered by lasers

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Coldplay suspends touring over environmental concerns

This site uses cookies to enhance your reading experience. By using this site, you consent to our use of cookies.OkayStoriesChris Martin of Coldplay performs in Argentina in 2017. Photo: Santiago Bluguermann/Getty ImagesChris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, said in an interview with the BBC Thursday that the band will not tour its latest album,…

Coldplay pause touring until they can offer ‘environmentally beneficial’ concerts

British group delay tour to support new album Everyday Life as they work towards developing carbon-neutral concerts Chris Martin of Coldplay performing at the iHeart Radio festival in 2017. Photograph: Chelsea Lauren/Variety/Rex/Shutterstock Coldplay have pledged to make any tour in support of their new album “actively beneficial” to the environment. Frontman Chris Martin told BBC…

Why the Berlin Wall rose—and how it fell

For nearly 30 years, Berlin was divided not just by ideology, but by a concrete barrier that snaked through the city, serving as an ugly symbol of the Cold War. Erected in haste and torn down in protest, the Berlin Wall was almost 27 miles long and was protected with barbed wire, attack dogs, and…