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Health, Ethics And Love: Discovering Hidden Consciousness Of Coma Patients

At the University Hospital in Liège, Belgium, a group of scientists is making great progress in determining the true conscious state of supposed comatose patients. It gives new hopes to loved ones, though won't make decisions about life support a

(Rodrigo Basaure)
(Rodrigo Basaure)
Stefanie Bolzen

LIÈGE - On the wooded hills overlooking the Meuse River sits the University Hospital, a huge mountain of concrete built in this Belgium city in the 1980s. The intensive care unit is on the first floor of the 1000-bed institution.

"Mia, how are you doing today? Should I put on some of that classical music you like so much?" Steven Laureys asks a patient.

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As Iran Protests Spread, Regime Is Busy Clinging To Power

Facing resurgent protests in several provinces, Iran's clerical regime now relies on two defenses: brute force and Western appeasement. But its days may be numbered as younger Iranians are increasingly emboldened to demand a different future.

A man repairs a carpet in Tehran, Iran

Elahe Boghrat

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Governing ordinarily consists of assuring the security and welfare of a population or nation, within a state or territory. Take away one element from that equation and the government in question begins to move toward failure, defeat, and perhaps its downfall.

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