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Mining at 17,000 ft: It’s All Downhill From There


Heather Willliams, a professor of Political Science at Pomona College has written a thoughtful article about open-pit mining at 17,000 ft in Peru.  Somehow I never thought about mining with an oxygen mask, but then Peru has coca for the soroche (altitude … Continue reading

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Early Test for Alzheimer’s


Preliminary new blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease uncovered February 11, 2011 UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have helped develop a novel technology to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear. This preliminary technology, which uses synthetic … Continue reading

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