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March 17, 2023
Pharma companies are harnessing the power of AI to streamline the research development of new drugs. Plus, as phosphorus reserves dwindle, excess phosphorus in fertilizer pollutes waterways. And a smart toilet that give users more insight into their health.
Sniffing Out the Science Behind Sports Doping
The cat and mouse game between drug-taking athletes and scientists trying to catch them.
Getting High: Physics of the Fosbury Flop
The world record for the high jump is just over 8 feet–thatâ€™s like leaping over a stop sign.
Technology Could Give Athletes an Edge at Olympic Park
From aerodynamic bikes to â€œfast pools,â€ a look at how technology impacts sporting success.
Look, Listen, Taste
Can your eyes and ears affect your taste buds?
Myths and Tips on Keeping Your Cool This Summer
Think caffeine dehydrates you? Or that you can’t get too much water on a hot day? Douglas Casa, of the Korey Stringer Institute, sets the record straight.
What Happens When Scientists Get It Wrong?
When a controversial paper comes out, skeptical scientists can attempt to replicate the study. But how many scientists have the time–and money–to police bad science?
Climate Change Ups Odds of Heat Waves, Drought
Researchers say heat waves are 20 times more likely today than in the 1960s, due to global warming.
The Nuts and Bolts of High-Speed Rail
After years on the slow track, Americaâ€™s high-speed rail may finally be building momentum.
Silk Stretches Drugs Shelf Life to New Lengths
A silky solution to the age old question of how to keep drugs viable without refrigeration.
Tumors Evade Treatment with Help from Neighboring Cells
Researchers hone in on where cancer cells live for answers about drug resistance.