Doctors at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will soon be getting a second opinion on how to treat cancer patients, thanks to IBM’s Watson supercomputer. Sloan Kettering’s Dr. Mark Kris learned about Watson while watching Jeopardy last year, but he didn’t initially see a way to use it in his clinic. “The connection came when I learned that Watson could look at case histories at an institution like ours and say what were the best choices that our doctors made,” he says.
Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez claims the U.S. gave him cancer. No. Just — just no. It’s another edition of Tinfoil Tuesday, our weekly exploration of the planet’s least-likely conspiracy theories.