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When global health policymakers can’t pinpoint causes of death in developing countries, how can they make the best policy and spending decisions? Abraham Flaxman is working to bridge the gap.
December 31, 2012, 3:00 AM PST | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
SmartPlanet speaks with astrophysicist Adam Frank about how quantum computing will give us our next enormous leap in computing power and make our recent digital revolution look primitive.
December 28, 2012, 5:00 AM PST | By Christie Nicholson
A pioneer in “virtual paleontology,” Rahman is using CT scanning and 3-D printers to bring precious fossils out of the lab and into the hands of the public.
December 24, 2012, 3:35 AM PST | By Molly Petrilla
Stuck in the “velvet rut”? Not sure what that is? Do-it-yourself legend Mark Frauenfelder explains.
December 21, 2012, 3:15 AM PST | By Rachel James
A new book explores the evolution of zoos, debates between pro- and anti-zoo advocates and the ‘performance’ of zoos.
December 17, 2012, 3:00 AM PST | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
Author Paul Tough explains that character traits like perseverance, confidence, and curiosity are the true predictors of life success, not test-driven academic achievement.
December 14, 2012, 5:00 AM PST | By Christie Nicholson
The author and Audubon Medal-winner talks about transforming cities into “incubators of biodiversity” and tackling Nature-Deficit Disorder.
December 10, 2012, 4:15 AM PST | By Molly Petrilla
It takes a special kind of business sense to run a world-class institution about a taboo topic. We drop in to chat with its founder.
December 7, 2012, 3:15 AM PST | By Rachel James
Give an Hour is a nonprofit that connects volunteer mental health professionals with military service members, veterans and their families.
December 3, 2012, 3:00 AM PST | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood