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The Savvy Scientist

The Savvy Scientist dives into the ethics, issues and innovations brewing in the world's most advanced research institutions.

cancer

Tomorrow's nanobots today

Future medical nanotechnology won't look robotic. Instead, think very smart particles that usefully imitate life.

design

Invisible aliens: they're not life as we know it -- yet

Figuring out how to identify strange new forms of life on other planets may help to reveal some overlooked forms on this one, too.

architecture

Building brains: toward a do-it-yourself guide

Remarkably simple structural and developmental principles may ensure the human brain has exactly the right balance of complexity and order.