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Video Game to Help Kids Fight Cancer

Doctors can’t inject cancer patients with intelligent nanobots programmed to launch surgical counterstrikes against the disease. That didn’t stop a team of medical researchers and software programmers from developing a video game several years ago that helped young patients imagine such an empowering scenario...

May 13, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

"All I Really Want to Do Is Sleep"

A recent article in NYTimes [1] declared that the rising rate of suicides among our baby boomer generation now made suicides, by raw numbers alone, a bigger killer than motor vehicle accidents!...

May 13, 2013 — Samyukta Mullangi

Humans Bring On Many Changes, Most Are Far From Painless

From atmospheric changes, to timelapse imagery from Google Earth...our planetary presence is hard to miss. This past week has seen the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere reach a level of 400 parts-per-million, a value the planet hasn't seen since several million years ago...

May 13, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

Monday Music Video: Lab Rap Battle

A while ago, I wrote about a science version of the popular Epic Rap Battles of History about a showdown between Einstein and Hawking. It was amusing and a great way to use popular culture to highlight science.Capitalizing on the successful genre of Epic Rap Battles of History, Life Technologies has created a video highlighting two of their products...

May 13, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

Second Helpings: Recycling Cairo's Food Waste

Forget about candy bars and potato chips--if current trends continue, the term “junk food” might have an entirely new meaning. In January, a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers found that of the four billion tons of food produced globally, approximately half becomes waste...

May 13, 2013 — Layla Eplett

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