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WRITING ON THE WALL A new type of radiation detection could make it much harder to keep radioactive material under wraps.  

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OUT OF BREATH  Caesar’s last moments have inspired much scientific thinking, as well as a new book.

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BEYOND TODAY'S OPIOIDS  The need for new medicines that soothe pain without risking addiction or overdose death is urgent. Safer opioids and alternative painkillers are getting closer to human studies.

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