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Every year nearly 100,000 people die in America alone from preventable infections acquired in hospitals. A new invention could help change this. Wards abound with devices that dispense antiseptic handwash, but they are not always used as frequently as they should be. The DebMed Group Monitoring System (GMS) is intended to encourage staff to wash their hands http://econ.st/1eiTs6B

Watching the Final Sunset Before the 3-Month Antarctic Night

On Sunday, the crew at Antarctica's Concordia bid adieu to the sun, which they won't see again until August.<p>When the sun dipped below the horizon on Sunday at the Concordia research station in Antarctica, the 15 crew members who live there were ready for a long night -- nearly four months long. …

Lost in Medication

Psychiatrists who take time with their patients are not the norm. It's not because others don't care. Rather the system rewards efficiency, not empathy.<p>guy schmidt/Flickr<p>As a resident, I treated a patient who had suffered from schizophrenia for years. He had finally achieved some stability on a …

The Art of Richard Feynman: The Great Physicist’s Little-Known Sketches and Drawings, Collected by His Daughter

Just like Sylvia Plath and Queen Victoria, Nobel-winning physicist <b>Richard Feynman</b> (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) — champion of scientific culture, graphic novel hero, crusader for integrity, holder of the key to science, adviser of future generations, bongo player — was a surprisingly gifted …

Clarifications Regarding Mr. Luke Barry

Luke Barry has asked the Laramie <i>Times</i> to correct a number of points in a write-up of him published April 2, 1873.<p>There was no family business providing locally made whiskey and underage dancers to Laramie saloons and therefore any suggestion that gun violence may have been threatened to obtain …

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …