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The Right Way to Write About the Volcanic Apocalypse

The world wide web is a tricky place. There are many, many (many) places you can get information, and the quality of said information runs from fine organic truffles harvested sustainable to a giant pile of rotting whale carcass. Now, how do you sift through these sources—and if you are a ...

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New imaging method reveals nanoscale details about DNA

Researchers have developed a new enhanced DNA imaging technique that can probe the structure of individual DNA strands at the nanoscale. Since DNA is at the root of many disease processes, the technique could help scientists gain important insights into what goes wrong when DNA becomes damaged or when other ...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Theranos Saga So Far

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth HolmesMathew Scott In the beginning, Theranos was called Real-Time Cures. Corny? Sure. But Elizabeth Holmes was barely 19 when she came up with it, a Stanford dropout aspiring to upend personalized medicine. Besides changing its name, Theranos has come a long way: It’s raised hundreds ...

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Russia Says Fears About Doping Results Led to Withdrawal of Teams

MOSCOW — Russia’s sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, confirmed Friday that the country was keeping entire teams from competitions over fears that they would test positive for meldonium, the newly banned drug that has been causing chaos in the Russian sports world. Mutko’s comments followed a confirmation by Russia’s national hockey ...

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