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Monday, 30 March 2015
There has been quite a lot discussion lately on how to avoid metadata retention, particularly in the context of leaking sensitive information to journalists. Notable examples have come from...
Monday, 30 March 2015
Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill breast...
Monday, 30 March 2015
This is the first of four posts about key ideas from my book The Shadow of Consciousness. We start with the so-called Easy Problem, about how the human mind does its problem-solving, organism-guiding...
Monday, 30 March 2015
According to research published today in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery by veterinary clinicians at the University of Lisbon and a clinic in the nearby town of Barreiro in Portugal, music...
Monday, 30 March 2015
"It must be a full moon" is a common refrain when things appear more hectic than usual. The moon is even blamed when things get crazy at hospital emergency rooms or birth wards. "Some nurses ascribe...
Monday, 30 March 2015
Big Data is a term we read and hear about often, but outside the obvious terms, 'big' and 'data', and what they casually mean, it can be hard to grasp. Computer scientists at Washington University in...

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n unusual and very exciting form of carbon - that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionise medical...