We’re awash in health information. But to make sense of it, the healthcare industry has to overhaul how it handles data. NOVA Next contributor Rachel Beckerreports the story.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- Lasers could save fading architectural ruins before they’re destroyed.
- As part of our #NOVAreads Virtual Book Club, we hosted an AMA with astrophysicist Mario Livio (author of “Is God a Mathematician?”) this week. Check it out !
- The only known, truly warm-blooded fish swims like a bird.
- Octopuses don’t need eyes to see.
- Children may not have as many mental disorders as suspected.
- Our railroads are more than a century old, and our airports are bursting at the seams. How can the U.S. fix and upgrade its infrastructure ?
- These shark fetuses get a head start in life—by eating their unborn siblings .
- Girls are still discouraged from pursuing science, even in today’s world. NOVA Education intern Molly Wasser tells us how she discovered science in college.
- “They fly through the sky and then we see these falls of spiderwebs that look almost as if it’s snowing.”
- Researchers engineered viruses to infect bacteria to make them once again susceptible to antibiotics.
- Biochemists now know how to make morphine using nothing more than sugar and yeast .
- There might be a way to detect the existence of other universes .
- The Obama administration is expected to announce a major clean water regulation in the coming days.
- Energy of collisions in the Large Hadron Collider have reached a record 13 trillion electronvolts .
- Mount St. Helens erupted 35 years ago. See how nature has returned to the blast zone .