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Actress Jane Fonda and women's rights attorney Gloria Allred have joined the march in Park City, Utah, where the annual Sundance Festival is in full swing.

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A royal discovery unearthed at Buckingham Palace dating back to the late 1800s. Buzz60's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.

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Social media companies are trying to stop kids from eating Tide Pods.

At Least 4 Attackers Target State-Owned Luxury…

Officials said parts of the hotel were on fire, and there are reports of people "shooting at guests."

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Dior travels back in time for couture-infused…

Designer Kris Van Assche traveled back in a fashion time machine on the fourth day of the fall-winter shows in Paris

Young gets 48, but No. 4 Oklahoma falls to Okla…

Trae Young scored 48 points, but missed a deep 3 at the buzzer in overtime as No. 4 Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State 83-81

I Gave Birth to Sick Twins, Lost My House, My Bed, My Dignity

In an essay for the Guardian , Jen Sinconis pens a sort of love letter to two ObamaCare tenets: a ban on lifetime limits on most benefits and on denying people insurance due to pre-existing conditions. Sinconis had access to neither when she had her twin boys 11 years ago. The...

More than 1K cold-stunned sea turtles found in…

More than 1,000 sea turtles stunned by unusually cold weather have been rescued from a bay in the Florida Panhandle

How robotic exoskeletons could save disabled…

It was bleak medical diagnosis for his young nephew that put the idea in Manmeet Maggu’s head to launch a startup focused on robotic exoskeletons for children. A few years ago, Maggu and Trexo Robotics co-founder Rahul Udasi were still undergraduates at the University of Waterloo. That’s when they found out Maggu’s nephew had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy - and that he might never be able to walk as a result. Building robots was already something of an interest they shared. The diagnosis caused them to look around at the robotics market and decide - they ought to build something to help Maggu’s nephew. “When we started looking around, we realized the tremendous negative health effects of being in a wheelchair, especially for a child that’s going to spend their entire life in the wheelchair,” Maggu told BGR. “For us it was something - we started looking for ways to get (his nephew) out of the wheelchair, and pretty soon we realized today there’s no solution out there. There’s no exoskeleton or robotic solution that can help a child get out of the wheelchair and be walking around. That was when we decided to us our robotic experience and background to really build something for him.” It started off as a project, a kind of side hustle, before getting formalized into what would become Trexo, a Toronto-based startup. The company was launched in 2016, and it’s been moving forward incrementally since then. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJSlxFPd1F0 Maggu has been handing business development as the CEO, while Udasi is more on the product development/CTO side. Working in tandem to bring a product to life that excites physicians, therapists and parents. The company completed its first testable prototype in 2016. They also took it to India, to introduce it to Maggu’s nephew for a tryout. “We essentially watched him take some of his first steps using our device. That was an incredibly proud moment for us.” Since then, Trexo has been chosen as a finalist in the New Startup category in the upcoming Canadian Innovation Awards. At the end of 2017, the startup won first prize in a pitch competition led by a Toronto hospital’s philanthropic arm. And Trexo will be even busier this year. The startup is preparing to launch a pilot study with its device - which weighs about 30 pounds - with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Trexo also is hoping to have secured U.S. approval for the device by the end of this year. Trexo’s device is essentially a converted walker. Two robotic legs attached to any walker are what allow the child to walk independently, using equipment they’re already familiar with. The response the team got from testing it out with Maggu’s nephew is what convinced them to keep going. “Then we started working on the next one and just after that - we started talking to more families, clinics and hospitals and realized the tremendous potential of this sort of device,” he said. “It’s families all over looking for a device like this. We started getting contacted by people in India, Canada, the U.S. - literally all over the globe. “Essentially, the way our device works is we take an existing walker - we decided to build around the walker. So we built robotic legs that attach onto the walker, and it provides powered assistance. So it’s basically powered motors on the hip joint as well as the knee joint that kind of provide the assistance in allowing a child to walk.” The entrepreneurs have participated in the Techstars Internet of Things accelerator, which helped get them even more ready to take the business farther. And it’s helped connect them to partnerships like the Cincinnati hospital that could prove useful long-term. “For us right now, it’s about building the right partnerships,” Maggu said. “There’s been a few exoskeleton companies out there. Most have started off with the adult market. We see the children’s market as the right place to start. We believe the future of exoskeletons begins with children. This is where you can have the highest impact. And then grow with the children as they grow into adulthood.”

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Russian networks pushing conservative meme…

Russia-linked Twitter networks are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say

Virtual Reality Chat Room Stunned as Robot Has Seizure

It was business as usual in the virtual reality chat room until the robot had a seizure. The Verge reports the unnerving incident happened Wednesday on VRChat, where users in the forms of avatars can interact with each other. According to the Daily Dot , "Morty, Sonic, Knuckles, a dude in...

Bank says executive is gone; no comment on harassment probe

Bank of America confirms high-profile senior executive has left the company, but it won't comment on reports of investigation into sexual harassment allegations

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Memorial service planned for beloved Michigan…

Friends and fans are bidding farewell to a speedy border collie that became an internet sensation for keeping a northern Michigan airport's runways free of critters

From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for…

People participating in marches in US and worldwide walk in support of female empowerment, denounce President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights, women's rights

Teens Don't Mind Online-Only Relationships

Children are having online-only relationships without meeting in real life, and apparently they don’t mind! The New York Post Reports. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story.

Bipartisan House Bill Aims To Reform Sexual…

Several sexual harassment reports revealed nearly $200,000 of taxpayer money had been used to settle cases since 2003.

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Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French…

Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for more than half a century and put it on tables around the world, has died at 91.

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Doc Doubts Man's Tapeworm. Then He Looks in the Bag

For a sushi-loving California man, there was good news and bad news. The good news: That pale string dangling out of his butt wasn't his intestines. It was, however, a very long worm. This particularly disgusting cautionary tale comes from a Jan. 8 episode of the medical podcast This Won't...

Queen Learns Where Crown Jewels Were Hidden in War

A BBC documentary that aired last weekend about Queen Elizabeth had all kinds of interesting royal nuggets, but one revelation in particular was news to the queen herself. The makers of The Coronation were able to tell Elizabeth where her father hid the most precious of the crown jewels during...

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CDC: Flu Has Now Killed 30 Kids

The CDC's most recent report on the flu includes a grim stat that's climbing: As of the week ending Jan. 13, there have been 30 flu-associated pediatric deaths; that's up 10 from the week prior. A graphic shows that's still a much lower count than in the three previous years—...

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Facebook wants to emphasize 'trustworthy' news stories based on user surveys