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What the Appendix's New Found Purpose Suggests about Medical Innovation

Via Smart Planet comes word of a small study that pretty much blew my mind. It turns out the appendix, contrary to accepted wisdom, may actually have a purpose. That purpose? Storing beneficial bacteria that helps keep us healthy--a finding that signals a broader recognition of the role that certain kinds of bacteria have in keeping us healthy.

Locating Change: Science and Technology Controversies

2011 was a year of transition and change. In 2012, science and technology conflicts and controversies become a resource for locating change and what it means for the future.


Which resilient future? As many as we can imagine.

“I’ll be dead by then. Shot.”


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