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Raising Awareness Without Raising Unnecessary Procedures

Recently actress and director Angeline Jolie Pitt went public with he decision to have her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed as a precaution against ovarian cancer.  665 more words

Health

So, About Those Scientists On Trial In Italy...

Important disclaimers – I am not a lawyer, either in this country or Italy.  I also don’t speak the language, so I am relying on secondary sources. 268 more words

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Counting The Impact Of How A Government Counts

Back in 2010, the Canadian government opted to make the long form portion of its 2011 census voluntary.  Researchers who use the data in their work, and policymakers who use the data to make decisions were concerned about how a voluntary survey would impact the resulting data. 183 more words

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The Last Mile Isn't Just About Broadband

Noting the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, Nature analyzes the tsunami monitoring system that emerged following the devastation.

The short of it – there are still challenges at the end of the message chain.  164 more words

Technology

DARPA Wants To Fight A Bug

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) often uses challenges to stimulate research in challenging areas.  At least some of the current work in self-driving cars can be traced back to several of DARPA’s… 216 more words

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Oso Landslide Analysis Leads To Competing Theories And Possible Adaptation

In March a landslide in Oso, Washington destroyed a neighborhood, killing 43.  This week two scientific analyses were issued (H/T ScienceInsider).  On Tuesday the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance team (GEER, sponsored by the National Science Foundation), released… 290 more words

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