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FTN Daily #20 — Wednesday, 26th October 2016 — Science and Health

Keeping your brain young with ultrasound — Killing Malaria — Learning from the US elections — Killing cancer with ice

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

Malaria is on the decline. Still, the disease still makes mosquitoes the biggest killer in the world. Bill Gates for gatesnotes.

Sonic Youth

Ultrasonic waves may slow the brain’s aging process. Scientists observed the effecting mice. Annie Guest for ABC News.

Putting Votes on a Map

The US elections have been visualized for long. The maps get better and better. Greg Miller for National Geographic.

Finding Truth in Forecasts

The forecasts of the US elections are a great opportunity to refresh your understanding of probabilities. Pradeep Mutalik for Quanta Magazine.

Ghost of Mars

Going to Mars is not as easy as some make it sound. Jeffrey Kluger for Time.

Medicated for Success

“Smart drugs” certainly do have their risks. But their benefits should not be underestimated. Berit Brogaard for Psychology Today.


A new therapy, cryoablation, promises to fight breast cancer — by freezing the tumors. HealthDay News for

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