Health + Science

Life Sciences: What to Expect in 2013

It’s still early enough in the year that we’re all still reminding ourselves to write “2013” instead of “2012”—which means that it’s just the right time to be considering what this new year has in...

This New Year, Achieve Your Goals With “Lift”

Every January, people make New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more, eat better, or try something different. Although resolutions often start off strong, even those with the best intentions eventually lose motivation. But this year there...

Genomics Pioneer George Church on Competing for the X Prize

When genomics pioneer George Church recently announced that he and his team at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering will vie in a September 2013 competition to rapidly and accurately sequence 100 whole human...

Can Lifelogging Devices Augment Our Memories?

In one of the latest runaway crowdfunding success stories, the Swedish creators of the lifelogging device Memoto, hoping to raise $50,000 through Kickstarter, wound up raising more than $540,000 in just a month. Clearly, something...

Bio-Robots Swim, Swarm, Change, and Shed Light on Evolution

Talk of robots and robotics research tends to conjure worries about manufacturing and futuristic fantasies about the “singularity.” But new bio-robots are designed instead to help us understand our evolutionary origins, and are providing insights...

Seeing the Business Opportunity in Malnutrition

Leave it to a technology innovators’ conference to frame the relief of global malnutrition as a business opportunity. Other sessions at this week’s Techonomy meeting in Tucson described how technology is transforming developing communities and...

Ray Kurzweil on Using Exponential Thinking to Predict the Future

Next week's Techonomy conference in Tucson, Ariz., will feature Ray Kurzweil, a leading thinker, inventor, and futurist known for his track record of accurate predictions. On November 13 Kurzweil is releasing a new book, How...

How a Stanford Scientist Used His Genome Data for Preventive Care

The much-heralded $1,000 genome isn't here yet, so if you have easy access to state-of-the-art sequencing technology and you lead a team of genetics experts, it must be pretty tempting to sequence your own genome....

Where Obama and Romney Stand on Life Sciences

We have heard debates, convention speeches, and campaign events with lots of talk about jobs and foreign oil and national security. But what about where the candidates stand on another matter critical to innovation in...

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