Do Clinical Trials Work?
The vast majority of new drugs fail in clinical trial, often at late stages. This article argues that the solution is to test many drugs within a single trial.
—Susan Young, Biomedical Editor
Crunching Literary Numbers
Interesting piece from the Sunday Times on using big data to study trends in literary novels through the centuries.
—Tim Maher, Managing Editor
The Pros and Cons of a Surveillance Society
Nick Bilton ties together seemingly disparate news events to mull how cameras everywhere can inhibit but also enhance freedom.
—Brian Bergstein, Deputy Editor
CIA Backs $630,000 Scientific Study on Controlling Global Climate
Mother Jones has an interesting news story about how the CIA is footing half the bill for a National Academy of Sciences-led investigation into certain proposed geo-engineering strategies.
—Mike Orcutt, Research Editor
The Tyranny of Traditional TV
As technology companies work to revolutionize the living room, the stranglehold of cable companies may finally be slipping.
—Will Knight, Online Editor
Capitalizing on machine learning with collaborative, structured enterprise tooling teams
Machine learning advances require an evolution of processes, tooling, and operations.
The Download: how to fight pandemics, and a top scientist turned-advisor
Plus: Humane's Ai Pin has been unveiled
The race to destroy PFAS, the forever chemicals
Scientists are showing these damaging compounds can be beat.
How scientists are being squeezed to take sides in the conflict between Israel and Palestine
Tensions over the war are flaring on social media—with real-life ramifications.
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