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12.11.18

Watch This 102-Year-Old Woman Become the Oldest Person to Go Skydiving

"It was very clear up there and the weather was good, but it was very cold up there."

1.31.17

This Futuristic Cap Lets People With Paralysis Communicate

By measuring blood oxygen levels in the brain, researchers have discovered a way to let paralyzed patients ‘speak’ again.

12.28.16

"OK, God, What's Next?": A High School Football Coach Faces ALS

High-school football coach Jeremy Williams was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. It wasn’t the first time that his family’s resiliency had been tested, and it wouldn’t be the last.

7.16.16

Connecticut’s Interstates Are Roadside Hot Dog Heaven

Connecticut's often stereotyped as a suburban wasteland full of malls, sprawl, and bratty white teenagers driving luxury cars—but it's also home to some world-class hot dogs.

6.14.16

Meet the Patients and Researchers Racing to Find a Cure for ALS

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing June 17 at 11 PM.

6.14.16

Meet the Patients and Researchers Racing to Find a Cure for ALS

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of VICE on HBO, airing June 17 at 11 PM.

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3.5.16

Canadians Are Asking Courts to Let Them Die Before New Rules Kick In

As the deadline looms for the federal government to come up with new legislation allowing for doctor-assisted death, an unprecedented number of Canadians are exploring how they might end their lives sooner.

11.17.15

Locked-In Syndrome and the Horror of Being Trapped in Your Own Body

As people with degenerative disorders slowly lose control of their bodies, it's common to feel powerless, depressed, and even suicidal.

9.21.15

'Empire' Is 17 Million Americans' Favorite Greek Tragedy

The most popular and relevant show on TV is full of ripped-from-the-headlines plots, elaborate musical set pieces, eye-popping cameos, pop-culture tie-ins, and more melodrama than you can shake a stick at.

8.7.15

A Big New ALS Report Shows Your Ice Bucket Challenge Dollars at Work

An ALS researcher is grateful for your money.

6.19.15

This Device Reads Your Mind and Types Your Thoughts

This 'brain-to-text' device could help make the internet of brains possible.

6.9.15

How Shining Light Into the Brain Can Switch On an Erection or Switch Off Pain

Blue lights and gene therapy could potentially be used to treat blindness, PTSD, and obesity.

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