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Why? The Neuroscience of Suicide: Physical Clues to Suicide

New research addresses the wrenching question left when someone ends his or her own life

 
This article appears in the In-Depth Report Genius, Suicide and Mental Illness: Insights into a Deep Connection

By Carol Ezzell

Satellite-Guided Munitions

Highly accurate yet affordable strike weapons, proved in Afghanistan, are the latest upgrades to America's arsenal

By Michael Puttré

Drink to Your Health?

Three decades of research shows that drinking small to moderate amounts of alcohol has cardiovascular benefits. A thorny issue for physicians is whether to recommend drinking to some patients

By Arthur L. Klatsky

Evolving Inventions

Computer programs that function via Darwinian evolution are creating inventions that are novel and useful enough to be patented

By John R. Koza, Martin A. Keane and Matthew J. Streeter
Explaining Frog Deformities: How Parasites Can Cripple Frogs
The Sciences

Explaining Frog Deformities: How Parasites Can Cripple Frogs

By Andrew R. Blaustein and Pieter T.J. Johnson

Magnetars

Some stars are magnetized so intensely that they emit huge bursts of magnetic energy and alter the very nature of the quantum vacuum

By Chryssa Kouveliotou, Robert C. Duncan and Christopher Thompson

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