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  • The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost

    The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost
    Tel Aviv — Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace, targets the body's communication network to inflict widespread damage on the entire system. Cancer, he found, possessed special traits for cooperative behavior and used intricate communication to distribute tasks, share resources and make decisions.
  • T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies

    T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies
    T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school. Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...

    Building wind power superhighways

    Building wind power superhighways
    The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...

    Cynthia M. Allen: Regarding political differences, just blame biology

    In an age of heightened political correctness, the suggestion that a person's political orientation might be related to physiology, genes or brain development would probably be considered gauche if not wholly offensive. One isn't born with a propensity...

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...