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How Computational Models Are Improving Medicine [Video]

The more we learn about cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's, the more vexingly complex they seem—and the more elusive their cures. Even with cutting-edge imaging technology, biomarker tests and genetic data, we are still far from understanding the multifaceted causes and varied developmental stages of these illnesses.With the advent of powerful computing, better modeling programs and a flood of raw biomedical data, researchers have been anticipating a leap forward in their abilities to decipher the intricate dynamics involved human disease...

November 3, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

"Nothing Lasts, Eternal"

This month's Accretionary Wedge is all about geopoetry, and you'd think that an SF writer who's got a story that's about a poetry war could pull something off.

November 3, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Sandy Rips through My Street

I am here at home in Maplewood, New Jersey, four days after an angry wind whipped through the trees, sending my entire family downstairs into the living room for the night.

November 2, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Had enough Halloween treats? Sell that candy and donate the money to donors choose

Testimonies of Donors Choose Givers.Ms. Dupee's Science class of Riverview Gardens High School in St. Louis, Missouri "I helped because I'm a strong believer in Applied Sciences education." ~ LB from Missouri "Students learn in different ways - visual aids will be of special benefit to students that learn that way and engage students in an otherwise media flooded world (19th century pedagogy doesn't work so well anymore)." ~ PM from North Carolina Mrs...

November 2, 2012 — DNLee

Bora's Picks (November 2nd, 2012)

Q&A: The science of feather forensics by Naveena Sadasivam: Birds have become rather well adjusted to urban settings, which is in itself an evolutionary feat.

STAFFNovember 2, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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