Pay attention only to politics and you might think 2017 was a parade of horribles, yet most Americans saw their living standards rise and business innovations are happening apace.
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The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a bacteria-killing mold. Read more here.
Personalized medicine promised a cure for rare genetic disorders. Now patients and families themselves are trying to make up for its failures. Read more here.
Dying, it turns out, is not like flipping a switch. Read more here.
Frank Lyko, a biologist at the German Cancer Research Center, studies the six-inch-long marbled crayfish. Read more here.
In an experiment, scientists sedated plants like the Venus fly trap. Read more here.