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Many hospitals haven't fully implemented guidelines put forth in 2010 to minimize errors in the determination of brain death. Caiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers Find Lapses In Hospitals' Policies For Determining Brain Death

Most hospitals don't require neurologists, neurosurgeons or even fully trained doctors to make the ultimate call.

IBM's Watson analyzes a Twitter account of an unnamed user, breaking down needs, values and five personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, neuroticism (aka emotional range). IBM hide caption

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I Asked A Computer To Be My Life Coach

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Ayesha Mumtaz inspects food during a raid on a backyard sweets factory in Lahore, Pakistan. Her campaign to clean up the kitchens and food factories of Pakistan has earned her the nickname "The Fearless One." Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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Lahore's Food Safety Czar Declares 'War' On Unhygienic Food

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Mbongwana Star rose out the remains of Staff Benda Bilili. Florent de la Tullaye/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What Artist Did You Fall In Love With In 2015?

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Many hospitals haven't fully implemented guidelines put forth in 2010 to minimize errors in the determination of brain death. Caiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers Find Lapses In Hospitals' Policies For Determining Brain Death

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Gene Editing Tool Hailed As A Breakthrough, And It Really Is One

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