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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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What Computational Physics Is Really About

I would like to address the following question: When you use a computer to solve a problem (I would call this a numerical calculation), is it an experiment or theory? Or is it something else? It’s a very common question. One that comes up often—usually when drinking beer with scientists ...

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Handful of Liberians Running to Prove a Point About Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia — There’s a saying in Liberia: When wartime comes, the foot will help the body. On Sunday, Liberians lined up at the ELWA hospital compound were invoking this favorite phrase to help explain the confounding sight of their fellow countrymen running in a marathon. “War business taught people ...

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Moscow in no mood to talk about its military losses

Russia runs combat flights in Syria from the Hmeymim airfield.(Photo: Russian Defense Ministry) As soon as Russia’s airstrikes in Syria began in September, many observers wondered when to expect Moscow’s first military losses. It happened. Russia’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday said a 19-year-old serviceman committed suicide last weekend at a Russian ...

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