Mark Draper

4 Magazines | 3,810 Articles | 41,815 Followers | @drapermk | Based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Are US Reimbursement Trends Stifling Medical Device Innovation?

The increasing clout of hospital General Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), insurers and other large payors in US medical device purchasing and …

Low Health Bills Slow Economy

Teasing out the link between moderation in health spending and subpar economic growth is a daunting but important task that could have a big and unpredictable impact on the American economy in the years and decades ahead.<p>On the one hand, the growth in health spending, which has been gobbling up a …

The Quasar Main Sequence - Sky & Telescope

<b>A new diagram suggests two physical properties — how efficiently the black hole feeds and the system's orientation — lie behind quasars' …

Distant Black Hole’s Spin Clocked - Sky & Telescope

<b>A new measurement could be the farthest back in time astronomers have ever reached when measuring a black hole’s spin.</b><p>The quasar Q2237+0305 is split …

Telescopes

Astronomers Happen Upon The Most Distant Lensing Galaxy Ever Discovered

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted an elliptical galaxy 9.6-billion light years from Earth that is so colossal, its gravity …

The Bare Truth About Hospitals, And Why It's Time For A Revolution

I work with business teams to find clarity in chaos and align them toward a shared purpose by improving their communication and decision making. The 13 years I spent as a Navy SEAL provided insight and experience into leadership and teamwork that transfer beautifully into business today. In …

Planet X --"The 9th Planet May Have Influenced the Evolution of Life on Earth"

Though scientists have been looking for Planet X for 100 years, the possibility that it’s real got a big boost recently when researchers from Caltech …

In 2012, the Earth Dodged a Solar Bullet

In July 2012 the Earth dodged a bullet. Or more accurately, the bullet was misaimed. But had it hit, we’d have been in big trouble.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

Fermi Finds 'Transformer' Pulsar

For the first time, scientists have watched a pulsar transition from a low-energy system to a high one.

The Black Hole That Birthed the Big Bang

In his Allegory of the Cave, the Greek philosopher Plato described prisoners who have spent their entire lives chained to the wall of a dark cavern. …

An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons work.

An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons impart mass to other particles.<p>The Higgs boson particle, which was detected for the first time in 2012, is essentially tossed around like a ball between two …

Science

Any Insurer Angst On Obamacare Subsidies May Emerge This Week

I've written about health care for three decades, starting from my native Iowa where I covered the presidential campaign bus rides of Bill and Hillary Clinton through the Hawkeye state talking health reform and the economy. I have covered the rise, fall and rise again of health reform, chronicling …

The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever

The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that …

Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?

The U.S. delivers roughly three times as many mammograms, two-and-a-half times as many MRI scans, and a third more C-sections per capita than the average OECD country.<p>Despite the news last week that America's healthcare spending will not be rising at the sky-high rate that was once predicted, the …

What If Healthcare Spending Doesn't Destroy America?

The politics of health and the psychology of planning for the future<p>One of my favorite lessons from Daniel Gilbert, the Harvard psychologist, is that the future is rarely as hellish or as heavenly as we imagine it to be. It's not an argument for ignoring future realities—savings are still crucial, …

America's Most Generous Companies

In January 2016 I joined Forbes’ Entrepreneurs team, after spending the previous six years writing for the Leadership channel. I’m most interested in dramatic success stories that include a colorful, rocky road, where the business founder learns lessons as she navigates the terrain. I’ve been at …

Artificial spacetime experiment could show tantalizing effects of gravitational waves

The censors, name callers and twaddlers must be censored systematically<p>this time I suggested an IP ban, and I hope the site complies<br>this is ONE TIME …

Scientist find that 80 percent of all light in the Universe is missing

According to observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, the Universe is <i>missing</i> 80 percent of all its …

A New View of Europa

Europa is like a spherical ice cube that has partially melted. In fact, if you shook this small moon of Jupiter, you might hear a sloshing sound.<p>That’s because a deep, global ocean lies beneath the moon’s frozen, criss-crossed crust – an ocean that might be as much as 100 kilometers deep. In fact, …

What Do We Really Know About Obamacare's Impact On The Number Of Uninsured?

What is the shape of the universe?

From World Science U, Science Unplugged provides hundreds of short video answers to a wide range of questions from "What is a Higgs Particle?" to …