Can Big Science Be Too Big?

Modern science is largely a team sport, and over the past few decades the makeup of those teams has shifted, from small groups of collaborators to ever larger consortiums, with rosters far longer than that of the New England Patriots. Answering big questions often requires scientists and institutions to pool resources and data, whether the…

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Is my C-section scar OK?

Fever-like symptoms and inflammation around a cesarean delivery, or C-section, wound could be signs of infection. Keeping the wound clean and in a sterile environment can help reduce the risk of infection. Infections following a cesarean delivery, which some people call a C-section, are common. They occur in around 2–15 percent of all C-section surgeries.…

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Further reading: Books for Broken Hearts

No matter how you’re feeling about a relationship gone wrong — wistful, listless, bitter, or maybe even hopeful — these authors might help. Image ‘Heartburn,’ by Nora Ephron In this savagely funny roman à clef, Ephron skewered her then-husband, the journalist Carl Bernstein, who had an affair when she was pregnant with their second child.…

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