Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
New research shows the brain continues to develop into old age.
Next Up for Silicon Valley: Solving Death
Billions of entrepreneurial dollars are being poured into solving humanity’s death problem.
Atul Gawande: The Smiling Angel of a Happy Death
Despite physical decline, people can be most content towards the end of their lives, says this year’s BBC Reith Lecturer
Alzheimer’s in a Petri Dish Could Revolutionize Research
Lab-grown Alzheimer’s neurons prove a decades-old theory and make testing drugs faster and cheaper
The Age-Old Old Age Problem Faced By Baby Boomers
Baby boomers aren’t ready to curl up in a Snuggie and die; too many foster kids and wounded vets don’t have the support they need. There’s a solution that addresses both problems.
Who’s Fighting Your Drug Wars?
Soldiers are caught in the crossfire as the battle lines shift to Central America
China Forgives and Forgets
Why is China suddenly cozying up to its nemesis? Are they preparing for war?
Big Data on Campus
Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
Embrace the Purple Tomato
American consumers want to know if their food has been genetically altered, but the food industry says it knows what’s good for them
Why Adam Lanza Killed Those 20 Children
The answer to the last, great mystery about the massacre last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been in plain sight for years
He might be the best basketball player you’ve never heard of, but hoops isn’t why you need to hear Johnny Neumann’s story of weed, women, rebellion and homework
Rev Up Your REM
You can be more productive by teaching yourself to have lucid dreams – unless that sounds like a nightmare to you