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TEDMED 2010: Technology and the people

SAN DIEGO— On day two of TEDMED, running between Oct. 27 and 30, three themes stood out: the difference between children and adults for therapies; the connection between animals, people and disease; and how genetics will shape health care.Frances Jensen of Harvard University and Children’s Hospital Boston explained the dramatic differences between developing and adult brains...

October 28, 2010 — Mariette DiChristina

Salmon farms in the Bay of Fundy worry fishermen

Editor's Note: Expedition Blue Planet, led by Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter Alexandra Cousteau, is traveling 14,500 miles of road over 138 days to investigate and film some of North America's most pressing water-use and management stories...

October 27, 2010 — Anne Casselman

A Ban on Biodiversity?

Despite being the voice of the world's flora and fauna, will the delegates at the 10th meeting of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity actually bring real change? David Biello reports...

October 24, 2010

What will space tourism mean for climate change?

If space tourism ever becomes big business, as plenty of well-heeled backers hope, the danger of the enterprise might not be confined to those who book a ride to the edge of space.

October 23, 2010 — John Matson

Asian coral die-off could be worst ever; Is climate change to blame?

A massive coral bleaching event in Southeast Asian reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans is the worst coral die-off since 1998, and possibly the worst science has ever observed, says Andrew Baird of the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.Bleaching occurs when environmental factors stress the living organisms residing within coral reefs, causing them to either leave their reef structures or die...

October 22, 2010 — John Platt
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