Inverse – Authority figures may chalk our lethargy to lack of self-discipline, but new research suggests that we’re just being our true selves: Choosing the path of least resistance, scientists argue, is hard-wired into our brains.
MIT Technology Review – Imagine driving down the interstate past an 80,000-pound, autonomous tractor-trailer. Tech companies envision a future in which thousands of such vehicles would navigate our roadways. Most people don’t welcome this scenario, nor should they.
National Science Foundation – Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery. The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery.
The Star (Kenya) – MPs on Tuesday clashed with biotechnology researchers over the lifting of the GMO ban. The law makers dismissed a call to have the ban lifted and called for development of home grown biotechnology solutions rather than imposing "foreign ideologies".
The Hill – Commuter railroads have made some progress installing a potentially life-saving train technology, though they still have a long way to go, according to new analysis from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
Reuters – Israel's BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics is seeking early approval in Canada for its adult stem cell treatment for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neuro-degenerative disease, even before it completes late-stage clinical trials.
Kaiser Health News – Wally Pfingsten has always been a news junkie. But since President Donald Trump was elected, he’s been so anxious about the political tumult that even just having the TV news on in the background at home is unbearable.
USA TODAY – The military calls it a “pilot in a box.” It will allow Marines to convert manned helicopters, including Vietnam-era Hueys, into remote-controlled aircraft that can deliver supplies to dangerous places without putting pilots in harms way.
Idaho Statesman – Legislation revolving around how long evidence from a sexual assault exam should be preserved brought questions Tuesday but moved forward without serious opposition in the Idaho Statehouse.