Desperate for soldiers, Ukraine weighs unpopular plan to expand the draft

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — When the Russian army mounted a full-scale invasion two years ago, Ukrainian men zealously rushed to recruitment centers across the country to enlist, ready to die in defense of their nation. Today, with Russia in control of roughly one-quarter of Ukraine and the two armies virtually deadlocked along a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) … Read more

New York woman reports improved mental health after undergoing brain electrode therapy

{{#rendered}} {{/rendered}} Emily Hollenbeck struggled with recurring depression, comparing it to a gravitational force that made even moving difficult. In pursuit of relief, she opted for an experimental treatment referred to as deep brain stimulation. The treatment delivers targeted electrical impulses to the brain, similar to a pacemaker, showing promise in research despite some setbacks. … Read more

Synaptic wiring motifs in posterior parietal cortex support decision-making

Assad, J. A. & Maunsell, J. H. R. Neuronal correlates of inferred motion in primate posterior parietal cortex. Nature 373, 518–521 (1995). Article  ADS  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar  Shadlen, M. N. & Newsome, W. T. Motion perception: seeing and deciding. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 93, 628–633 (1996). Article  ADS  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google … Read more

20+ High-Protein Spring Salads for Weight-Loss

As the days get longer and the promise of spring arrives, these high-protein salads are the perfect option to welcome the season with a burst of freshness. With at least 15 grams of protein per serving, these dishes help you feel more full and energized for longer. Plus, these salads also boast at least 6 … Read more

Leaked hacking files show Chinese spying on citizens and foreigners alike

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation’s top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and foreigners. Among the apparent targets of tools provided … Read more

Israeli soldiers are looting Gaza homes en masse

In partnership with Israeli soldiers fighting in Gaza have not been shy about posting videos on social media gleefully documenting their wanton destruction of buildings and humiliation of Palestinian detainees. Some of these clips were even exhibited in South Africa’s presentation at the International Court of Justice last month as evidence of genocide. But there … Read more

Chinese firm’s leaked files show vast international hacking effort

A trove of leaked documents from a Chinese state-linked hacking group shows that Beijing’s intelligence and military groups are carrying out large-scale, systematic cyber intrusions against foreign governments, companies and infrastructure — exploiting what the hackers claim are vulnerabilities in U.S. software from companies including Microsoft, Apple and Google. The cache — containing more than … Read more