Brain programming may not be confined to movies like "The Matrix" anymore.
Futurist and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explores the seemingly endless possibilities of manufacturing memories, the potential for discoveries in brain mapping and a future where we can see each other's dreams in his new book "The Future of the Mind."
"Just last year, for first time in history, we uploaded a memory into a mouse," he said on "New Day" Friday. "Next we’ll upload into primates, for example, chimpanzees. And then we want to create a brain pacemaker for people with Alzheimer's disease so they can upload memory of who they are, who their children are, where they live. And then after that, who knows? "
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A sign outside the entrance of the Mounds Mall in Anderson, Indiana, has sparked a larger discussion about safety and race.
The signs, which have been in place since 2004, warn visitors "for the safety and well-being of everyone, please lower your hoodie."
However, if visitors do not to comply, they are promptly shown the door.
CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin says it's obvious what this rule is about; it's about race.
"This is about the pretext of being able to stop young African American males. Hoodie is code for thug in many places and I think businesses shouldn't be in the business of telling people what to wear."
Watch the full interview above and let us know in the comments if you agree with Hostin or if you think the rule is about general safety instead?
In the aftermath of a countrywide economic collapse, Chicago faces the challenges of improving its schools, neighborhoods and safety.
Can the city's leaders, communities and residents come together or will differences pull them apart?
We spoke with Fenger High School Principal Liz Dozier on "New Day" Thursday.
Dozier confronts gang violence and shootings to save her school and her students.
See the full interview above and be sure to tune in to CNN at 10p ET as "Chicagoland" premieres March 6.
Tensions are mounting as Russian troops step up their presence in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and world leaders push for a diplomatic solution to the escalating crisis.
As ideological battle lines are drawn around the world over the situation, leaders are painting vastly different pictures of the realities on the ground.
Here are some of the questions at play, with a look at how key players are weighing in:
Who's in charge of Ukraine?
Russia's take: Viktor Yanukovych remains Ukraine's elected leader, and Ukraine's new government is illegitimate. Russian United Nations envoy Vitaly Churkin called it an "armed takeover by radical extremists."
Ukraine's take: Ukraine has a legitimate government and is set to have new presidential elections on May 25. "Let's give an opportunity for that to work," Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.N. Yuriy Sergeyev said.
United States' take: Yanukovych abandoned his post last month, fled the country and was then voted out of office by Ukraine's democratically elected parliament.
How many Russian troops are inside Ukraine?
Russia's take: Russia hasn't said how many troops it's sent into Ukraine.
Ukraine's take: Russia has sent military ships, helicopters and cargo planes to deploy 16,000 troops into Crimea since February 24, Sergeyev told the United Nations on Monday.
United States' take: Russian forces "have complete operational control of the Crimean peninsula," a senior U.S. administration official told CNN on Sunday, with estimates of 6,000 Russian ground and naval forces in the region
Do Russian troops have a right to be in Crimea?
Russia's take: Yes. A treaty between the neighboring nations allows Russia to have up to 25,000 troops in Crimea, Russia's U.N. envoy said Monday, adding that Yanukovych requested that Russia send military forces.
Ukraine's take: No. Russian troops amassing in Crimea and near the border with Ukraine are an "act of aggression."
United States' take: No, and Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a dangerous game. The consequences of military action "could be devastating," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power said Monday.
Why is the tense standoff unfolding now?
Russia's take: Russia has said its parliament approved Putin's use of military force to protect Russian citizens in the Crimean peninsula.
Ukraine's take: There's no evidence of any threat to Russians inside Ukraine. Russia wants to annex Crimea.
United States' take: Russia is responding to its own historic sensitivities about Ukraine, Crimea and their place in Moscow's sphere of influence, a senior White House official told CNN Monday. Russia fears that Ukraine is falling under European or Western influence, the official said.