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Doctors Enlist Paintings to Hone Skills

More physicians are offering a different perspective on paintings by ‘diagnosing’ pieces of art.<p>When it comes to art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And so, apparently, is a medical diagnosis.<p>Rheumatologist Sara E. Walker spent her life doing research on and treating patients with lupus and …

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Listening to the Genome: Music or Noise?

One of the great triumphs of twentieth-century biology was the discovery of how genes make proteins. Genes are encoded in DNA. To turn the sequence of a gene into a protein, a number of molecules gather around it. Reading its sequence, they produce a single-stranded version of it made of RNA, …

Chez Panisse Wire

After the fire that hit Alice Waters' <b>Chez Panisse</b> back in March, the restaurant has set an opening date: <b>June 10</b> (but it isn't taking reservations just yet). Also today a giant 25-foot, 1800-pound steel frame was bolted on to the foundation. Now the woodworkers get to work. [NBC, ISSF]

How did feathers evolve? - Carl Zimmer

Linda Geddes on science writing: 'There is always another side to the story'

<b>What makes a good science story?</b><p>Something that makes the reader think "wow", or see the world slightly differently as a result of reading it.<p><b>What do</b> …

In Digestion: Mary Roach Explains What Happens To The Food We Eat

For all our talk about food, we don't like to think much about it after we put it in our mouths. But Mary Roach — whose latest book is <i>Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal</i> — did just that. <i>Gulp</i> takes a close look at the human digestive system, from the mouth on down, and Roach writes that she …

Report: Wrigley renovation deal close

CHICAGO -- Fans of the lovable losers have something to look forward to, after all.<p>The city of Chicago and the Ricketts family, who owns the Chicago …