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Chinese researchers create mind-controlled quadcopter drone

Computer scientists at Zhejiang University in China have developed a flying drone that is controlled using brain signals alone. The researchers use an electroencephalography (EEG) headset — which measures electrical activity in the brain — and a laptop computer to translate thoughts into commands to control the drone. The researchers…

Watch live: Obama announces monument to labor leader Chavez in California

President Barack Obama designates the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument. The Los Angeles Times reported that this will be the first national monument dedicated to a contemporary Mexican American. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Oct. 8. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world…

Woman rendered infertile by rapist prepares to give birth

A woman whose story of survival captivated the nation just two years ago says she’s preparing to have a baby — and to those who know her tale, that’s nothing short of a miracle of modern science. Jennifer Schuett was just 8-years-old in 1990, when Dennis Earl Bradford, 40, kidnapped…

Megachurch pastor uses sermon to ‘endorse Jesus’ but encourages voting for Romney

A megachurch pastor in San Diego became one of up to 2,000 clergy around the country to defy IRS rules and announce their support of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday. “Some came to here to hear an endorsement,” Skyline Church Pastor Jim Garlow told his congregation, according to…

‘KONY 2012′ founder: I had an out-of-body experience

The man behind the online campaign to oust Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony told Oprah Winfrey he became a whole other person at the time he was filmed naked and belligerent in San Diego after his campaign’s success. “It’s hard to describe to people who have never had an out-of-body experience,…

Linda McMahon supports non-existent federal law protecting marriage equality

A Republican Senate candidate from Connecticut on Sunday declared her support for “America’s law” protecting equal marriage rights for LGBT people, even though no such federal law exists. “I absolutely support America’s law for same-sex marriage,” Linda MacMahon said during a debate with Democratic opponent Chris Murphy. “And I wouldn’t…

One man dead after Philadelphia wedding party brawl filmed by 15-year-old boy

One man died and three more were arrested after a brawl between two wedding parties at a suburban Philadelphia hotel captured on video by a 15-year-old boy celebrating his birthday. “They just started punching each other and hitting each other,” Max Schultz told KYW-TV. “The police came in and started…

Rare spider brings Texas highway project to dead stop

The discovery of a rare species of spider has stalled construction on a multi-million dollar highway project in San Antonio, Texas, NBC News reports. “It’s the first time we’ve seen it in 30 years,” said Molly Keck, an entomologist at Texas A&M University. “A lot of people thought this guy…

Soledad O’Brien grills Romney adviser over ‘completely contradictory’ foreign policy

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Monday held Romney senior campaign adviser Tara Wall’s feet to the fire on the former Massachusetts governor “completely contradictory” positions about whether Israel and the Palestinians could live in peace. In a secretly recorded video published by Mother Jones last month, Romney had told a…

NASCAR race ends in spectacular 25-car pileup

NASCAR champion Tony Stewart found himself upside-down and flying through the air on Sunday after he accidentally triggered a 25-car pileup on the last lap at the Talladega Superspeedway. Somehow, driver Matt Kenseth ended up winning the race after narrowly avoiding the mayhem in the video below. Even if NASCAR…

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