A Wedding With an Undeniable Force

On a November evening in 2016, Bianca Hernandez attended Star Wars night at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. In a room where costumed people jousted with lightsabers, she met Frank Knight, who was staffing a table while his friend took a bathroom break. “There’s this thing in fandom where dudes test your…

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Automated AI algorithm uses routine imaging to predict cardiovascular risk

Coronary artery calcification — the buildup of calcified plaque in the walls of the heart’s arteries — is an important predictor of adverse cardiovascular events like heart attacks. Coronary calcium can be detected by computed tomography (CT) scans, but quantifying the amount of plaque requires radiological expertise, time and specialized equipment. In practice, even though…

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