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Harvard scientists created a tiny diamond thermometer that measures temperature changes in a single cell. Because thermogenesis, the way organisms produce heat, is different in tumor cells, the technology could one day help target cancer cells without damaging healthy ones. (Illustration: Georg Kucsko)

Edible cities: how urbanites can grow their own food

A new book showcases ways of growing fruits and vegetables in flats, on balconies and inside abandoned buildings<p>Living in a city often means being cut off from the source of one's food - unless you're lucky enough to have a garden.<p>But there are other ways to grow your own fruit and vegetables, even …

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Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall

Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger Jim Hall died in his sleep Tuesday; he was 83. Hall was known for a subtle, lyrical playing style, a gift for innovation and collaborations with a host of talented musicians in a career that stretched more than seven decades. Critic Andrew Gilbert called Hall …