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Heart attack death gap narrowing between men and women

Heart attack death gap narrowing between men and women

It's been a frustrating discrepancy in health for more than a decade: Young women who suffer heart attacks and go to the hospital for treatment have been twice as likely to die as young men.

November 13, 2008 — Jordan Lite
RFID in the hospital: Not so private eyes are watching you

RFID in the hospital: Not so private eyes are watching you

You’ve been tagged.

Hospitals are increasingly using electronic-monitoring equipment to track patients, employees and medical devices to prevent them from going the way of the Junior Mint Seinfeld ’s Kramer infamously dropped into an open surgical patient.

November 12, 2008 — Jordan Lite
Google Flu Trends: Your own disease tracker

Google Flu Trends: Your own disease tracker

Want to know how bad the flu is in your state? Ask Google .

The all-knowing search engine has a new tool, Google Flu Trends, that estimates U.S.

November 12, 2008 — Jordan Lite
Oppenheimer the Opera: A review of <i>Doctor Atomic</i>

Oppenheimer the Opera: A review of Doctor Atomic

Editor's Note: Last month, we published a review and slide show of Doctor Atomic , the opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos.

November 11, 2008 — Michael Shermer
Why you should be careful when you get rid of a computer

Why you should be careful when you get rid of a computer

Think you deleted that sensitive data before selling your PC? Think again.

More than half of people who toss computers in the garbage or sell them are leaving sensitive data on their hard drives, making it possible that a snoop could steal their identities, according to a paper to be published early next year in the International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry .

November 11, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier
RIP, Mars Lander: NASA declares the end of the Phoenix mission

RIP, Mars Lander: NASA declares the end of the Phoenix mission

So long, Mars Lander.

The NASA robot’s $475-million mission is over, after increasingly cold weather and diminishing sun on Mars got the better of the lander, which relied on sunlight to recharge its solar battery, scientists said yesterday.

November 11, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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