For years, Larry Smarr has used a supercomputer to monitor his health and peer at his organs. Recently, he used his knowledge to help direct his own surgery

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It’s not the paradise that germophobes might imagine

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Rahsaan Thomas writes: “I have complained about my slowly worsening health issues since 2003. With every new symptom, I file a request to see the doctor and jump through hoops to get an appointment. At least seven of them have said the same thing: I’m healthy. I don’t believe it, though, because I don’t trust the system to care about the quality of life of a man convicted of murder.”

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My Year on “Mars”

January 2, 2018

Physicist Christiane Heinicke spent 365 days sequestered with five others in a geodesic dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano to test what isolation might do to the psyches of the crew on a Mars mission

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Here Comes the Meat Tax

December 15, 2017

Paying more for environmentally harmful foods may be inevitable

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The life expectancy of Native Americans in some states is 20 years shorter than the national average. There are many reasons why.

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It’s lack of economic opportunity that is dooming more Americans to “diseases of despair.”

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And that’s not good

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