Sequel Watch: News On Avengers 2, Transformers 5 And Planet Of The Apes

Joss Whedon reveals his Age of Ultron inspiration. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was originally a very different movie. Tons of new Guardians of the Galaxy footage, described. Taylor Swift opens up about her Giver character. Plus hints for Game of Thrones season five. Spoilers now! » 7/08/14 6:00am 7/08/14 6:00am

Patients suffering from locked-in syndrome can speak with their pupils

Locked-in syndrome (LIS) is the harrowing condition that leaves fully conscious patients unable to communicate due to complete paralysis. Now, researchers have uncovered a new way to help victims of LIS communicate with the outside world — by measuring changes in the diameter of their pupils. » 8/06/13 9:00am 8/06/13 9:00am

After a 7-year coma, Ariel Sharon has "significant" brain activity

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has been in a deep coma for 7 years, but scientists say that he now shows signs of normal brain activity. After a stroke in 2006, the politician lapsed into a vegetative state and has been kept alive on a respirator. Reports the AP: » 1/28/13 11:40am 1/28/13 11:40am

Man in coma uses his thoughts to tell doctors, 'I'm not in pain'

Back in 2010, neuroscientists confirmed that it was possible to communicate with some patients locked in a vegetative state by using an fMRI scanner. Though limited, the breakthrough suggested that more meaningful dialogue with patients in a coma could someday be possible. And now, two years later, it has finally… » 11/13/12 6:30am 11/13/12 6:30am

This Week's TV: Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris reunite, in the …

What's on television this week? Ridley Scott and Tony Scott bring you the ultimate horror, from the writer of Black Swan — featuring Geena Davis, James Woods and Richard Dreyfuss! Robot Chicken returns with a tribute to DC Comics, featuring Nathan Fillion as a superhero and Neil Patrick Harris as a supervillain. … » 9/03/12 9:19am 9/03/12 9:19am

Man Thought to Be in a 23-Year Coma Was Conscious the Whole Time

It's a nightmarish medical scenario: a man spent 23 years paralyzed but conscious while his doctors believed he was in a vegetative state. And his situation might be more common than we'd like to think. » 11/24/09 10:30am 11/24/09 10:30am

Ally McBeal Meets Time-Traveling Cop in New Show

As of today, the second season of the time-traveling BBC hit show Life On Mars can be seen on BBC America here in the States, although producer David E. Kelley (who worked on Ally McBeal) is also working on an American version of the show for ABC next season, which probably means we'll have yet another bad adaptation… » 12/12/07 10:00am 12/12/07 10:00am