The wonderful things we can do today. Also: Winston Churchill wrote a smart essay on scientific discovery. — FTN DAILY EDITION #122, Science & Health
Accurately calculating the odds on brain injuries? Not science fiction.
As a general rule, children with scores of less than three points can safely be admitted to a general ward.
Pondering aliens in a time of war
Contacting extra terrestrial aliens? Science fiction, but smart.
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.
Not your average white lab rat
Making a lab rat glow in the dark? Not science fiction.
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.
We can rebuild them
Linking nerves to prosthetics? Not science fiction.
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.
A metal-compound that targets cancer cells? Not science-fiction.
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.
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