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Why Scientists Should Embrace the Liberal Arts

<i>SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology.</i><p>Science has two important yields: increased understanding of …

Humanities

The AIDS Cure

Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.<p><b>In 2007</b>, a little-known German doctor applied to speak at a prestigious AIDS conference, claiming to have cured a single case of the disease. He described a 41-year-old man, dubbed the “Berlin …

Immunotherapy

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Ligeiramente fora de foco de Robert Capa | Fotografia-DG

<b>Ligeiramente fora de foco é um feliz encontro entre texto e imagens do célebre fotógrafo de guerra Robert Capa</b><p>Hipnótico. É assim que Hélio Campos …

What is an international workcamp ? Service Volontaire International

<b>What is an international workcamp?</b><p>The term "international workcamp" or "youth workcamp" is not, as many people think, synonymous with …

Soccer Joy

<b>Miles from the main roads, in rural Africa, soccer balls bounce unevenly.</b> Playing fields are arid, lush, weedy, sandy—any flattish space will do. Goalposts might be made of gathered mahogany or driftwood. Some feet are bare, others shod in fraying sneakers, boots, rubber sandals. Yet children kick …

Blyde River

Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013

<b>With a baby cured of HIV and breakthroughs in dementia, it's been a year where two of the great scourges of our time have been put on the back foot.</b><p>Meanwhile a vision of the future of medicine has emerged, with scientists growing miniature organs -including brains - and performing the first steps …

World Health Organization

maxdome - Video on Demand

MyVideo ab sofort im maxdome Store<p>Künftig findest Du aktuelle Blockbuster und die neuesten Serien im maxdome Store zum Kaufen oder Leihen.<p>Die …

Science, Religion, and the Big Bang

Sting sings Brecht Die Moritat vom Räuber Mackie Messer (Musik Kurt Weill) Dreigroschenoper

Cancro. Publicado catálogo das mutações genéticas na origem dos 30 cancros mais comuns

O primeiro catálogo abrangente das mutações genéticas que originam os 30 tipos de cancro mais comuns é publicado na revista <i>Nature</i>, na edição em papel …

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The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today's technology, in 20-40 years, says Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson

A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the …

U.S. reports a breakthrough in malaria vaccine

U.S. researchers reported a breakthrough Thursday in the search for a vaccine for malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that sickens millions worldwide.<p>More than three dozen volunteers received multiple, intravenous doses of a vaccine produced with a weakened form of the disease, scientists from the …

Why world hunger won’t be solved with the test-tube burger

The hamburger grown from stem cells in a lab may have tasted kind of bad, but that didn’t seem to dampen hopes for its revolutionary potential:<p>“[Burger creator Mark] Post said that lab-cultured meat can play an important role in the future: Not only could it help feed the planet, but it also could …

Agriculture

On being 'right' in science

<i>This post will be cross-posted on Berkeley Science Review</i><p>The other day I was standing around with a few friends arguing about ergonomics (these are …