March 30, 2015

2:18 PM | The Quest for Better Broccoli Starts with More Science
Everyone knows that broccoli is good for you. What was not known—until researchers examined how broccoli was prepared for distribution—is that frozen broccoli lacked the cancer-fighting nutrients... -- Read more on

March 27, 2015

2:32 PM | Cord-Blood Research Sits Poised for Therapeutic Discovery
Whenever one examines any area of scientific inquiry, there are two important things to understand: where the science is today, and where it may lead us in the future. To examine only the former is... -- Read more on

March 14, 2015

10:16 PM | How Many Digits of Pi Do You Really Need to Know? Find Out with This Bar Bet
A physicist or engineer who uses π (pi) in numerical calculations may need to have access to 5 or 15 decimal place approximations to this special number, but most of us—mathematicians included—don’t... -- Read more on

March 13, 2015

12:00 PM | How Identity Evolves in the Age of Genetic Imperialism
From designer babies to women whose genitals smell like peaches, 2014 graced us with a taste of the hope, hype and superficiality of business as usual in Silicon Valley. It is tempting to listen to... -- Read more on

March 11, 2015

6:13 PM | Beyond Resveratrol: The Anti-Aging NAD Fad
Whenever I see my 10-year-old daughter brimming over with so much energy that she jumps up in the middle of supper to run around the table, I think to myself, “those young mitochondria.”... -- Read more on

March 09, 2015

1:00 PM | Birdwatchers, Hunters Train Their Scopes on Conservation
Sparked by Richard Louv’s book on Nature-Deficit Disorder, many organizations, agencies, teachers and the White House have made the push to get people outside for the benefit of their mental and... -- Read more on

March 02, 2015

7:01 PM | How Designers Can Improve Health Care For Everyone
The last place anyone expects to find a designer is in a hospital, clinic or operating room, but those are exactly the spaces where I embed myself. My first step toward this world occurred when I... -- Read more on
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