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Why Logistics Win Wars

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Lou Reed: The Rolling Stone Interview

The heckling starts in the middle of the very first song. Above the steely guitar strains of “Romeo Had Juliette,” the gritty ode to love under siege …

Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the international team suggest at least 20 genes play a role in the common late-onset form of Alzheimer's, more than double the …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Cancer relies on three-way switch to decide to spread

When cancer cells decide to metastasize and invade other parts of the body, they rely on a genetic on-off switch. Now physicists say they’ve decoded …

Cancer Cells

Metabolism gene mutations can cause childhood obesity, find scientists

Scientists have discovered that defects in a single gene can cause a rare but severe form of obesity by disrupting the body's ability to burn calories.<p>The study is the first to show that genetics can play a role in what many had long suspected: that some people put on weight more easily than others …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …