The wonderful things we can do today. Also: Winston Churchill wrote a smart essay on scientific discovery. — FTN DAILY EDITION #122, Science & Health

Nathan Anderson

Calculation complete

Accurately calculating the odds on brain injuries? Not science fiction.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL for Futurity:

As a general rule, children with scores of less than three points can safely be admitted to a general ward.

Score says if child’s head injury warrants time in ICU


Pondering aliens in a time of war

Contacting extra terrestrial aliens? Science fiction, but smart.

Elizabeth Tasker for The Conversation:

Faced with the prospect of widespread destruction during a global war, the raised interest in life beyond Earth could be interpreted as being driven by hope.

Score says if child’s head injury warrants time in ICU


Not your average white lab rat

Making a lab rat glow in the dark? Not science fiction.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford for Futurity:

They’ve used firefly proteins to make a glow-in-the-dark mouse and, if the technique also works in humans, it could be useful for vaccines or cancer therapies.

Score says if child’s head injury warrants time in ICU


We can rebuild them

Linking nerves to prosthetics? Not science fiction.

Fern Wickson for Fortune:

This gave test subjects much more accurate and precise control. By one metric, they got an average of 97% signal accuracy compared to between 70% and 85% for existing methods.

Score says if child’s head injury warrants time in ICU


Cancer-buster

A metal-compound that targets cancer cells? Not science-fiction.

Luke Walton-Warwick for Futurity:

FY26 has been shown to be more selective between normal cells and cancer cells than cisplatin — having a greater effect on cancer cells than on healthy ones.

Score says if child’s head injury warrants time in ICU


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