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A Score to Settle with Cancer
Jonathan Sessler knows the odds of bringing effective new cancer treatments to market are stacked against him, yet he tirelessly pushes ahead.
Tackling Science and Engineering’s Diversity Problem
Three leaders in science and engineering discuss the obstacles for women and racial minorities to enter or stay in STEM.
The Language Brokers
Researchers like Su Yeong Kim are debating whether being a language broker is good for children, or not.
Eyewitness to a Cosmic Car Wreck
What is the sound of two neutron stars colliding over 1 billion light years away?
Scientists: New Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds
A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has invented the MasSpec Pen, helping improve treatment and reduce the chances...
When Will We Have Quantum Computers?
Scott Aaronson believes in the next few years, someone may achieve something called quantum supremacy—the first demonstration of a quantum computer doing something faster than...
Can Sound Save a Fish?
Gulf Corvina look pretty ordinary—they're a couple of feet long and silvery. Yet the sounds they make—when millions get together to spawn—are a kind of...
Keeps Us on Our Toes
Michael Mauk is working on a "digital cerebellum" that mimics the part of the brain that helps us keep from falling. It could help make...
The Science of Relationships
What are the health benefits of romantic relationships? How can newlyweds avoid communication breakdowns that result from external stress? Do optimists make better partners?
Resetting the Alcoholic Brain
The brains of people experiencing alcohol addiction have different patterns of gene expression than those without addiction. Could this lead to a new kind of...