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Innovations in battlefield medicine are ensuring that more combatants survive. Often, the technology follows them home
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Blood flies, and leaves a tale. But it takes an expert like Paulette Sutton to sort truth from fiction in spatter language.
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Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?