Scientific American News
Major Report: Some Extreme Weather Can Only Be Blamed on Humans
December 15th, 2017, 04:12 PM
A high-profile science panel finds several severe events in 2016 could not have naturally occurred

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Do Brain-Wiring Differences Make Women More Vulnerable to Concussions?
December 15th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Female axons—brain cells’ output cables—are shown to have a thinner structure

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First Snapshot of Zika-Affected Toddlers Portends a Life of Struggle
December 14th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Children exposed to the virus in utero are now missing developmental milestones

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All the Ways Trump Shaped Science in 2017
December 14th, 2017, 04:12 PM
From a rollback of environmental protections to unsuccessful attempts to repeal health care, here’s a look at the president’s impact on science in his first year in office

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Do Money, Social Status Woes Fuel the U.S. Gun Culture?
December 13th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Of U.S. gun owners, white males hit by economic setbacks were most likely to feel empowered by weapons, a new study shows

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Social Notworking: Is Generation Smartphone Really More Prone to Unhappiness?
December 13th, 2017, 04:12 PM
A study closely correlates device use with depression and suicide, but the link is contentious

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Oddball Object Tumbling among the Stars Could Disrupt Planetary Science
December 13th, 2017, 04:12 PM
The solar system’s first-observed interstellar emissary hints at undiscovered populations of exoplanets and violent origins

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The Top 10 Science Stories of 2017
December 12th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Record hurricanes, data breaches, colliding neutron stars and drug epidemics—the most important science stories of the year

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Alien Probe or Galactic Driftwood? SETI Tunes In to 'Oumuamua
December 11th, 2017, 04:12 PM
It’s a long shot, but scientists are about to listen very closely for radio signals from our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor

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Scientific American's 2017 Gadget Guide
December 11th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Big tech companies—including Apple, Amazon and Nintendo—made headlines this year, but here are some under-the-radar devices worth checking out

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Fowl Language: AI Decodes the Nuances of Chicken  "Speech"
December 11th, 2017, 04:12 PM
How machine learning can translate chicken chatter and improve farming

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French Zoo Offers Rare Look at Baby Manatee
December 8th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Newborn manatee Kali’na weighed 33 pounds; her twin sister drowned

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This Sunday, Look Up and Wave at Kepler
December 8th, 2017, 04:12 PM
As its mission draws to a close, the planet-hunting space telescope will turn its gaze homeward to snap a picture of Earth

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The Neuroscience of Changing Your Mind
December 7th, 2017, 04:12 PM
New findings suggest it is more complicated than scientists thought

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What Will NASA's Biggest-Ever Space Telescope Study First?
December 7th, 2017, 04:12 PM
To fully utilize the long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope, researchers will have to squeeze a generation of scientific studies into the multibillion-dollar observatory’s short lifetime

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The Scientific American Guide to Cheating in the Olympics
December 5th, 2017, 04:12 PM
It’s harder than ever to dope your way to glory—but some athletes will probably get away with it anyway

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Conservative Hunters and Fishers May Help Determine the Fate of National Monuments
December 5th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Sporting groups have entered the political fray in the monuments debate

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Parents in a Remote Amazon Village Barely Talk to Their Babies--and the Kids Are Fine
December 5th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Ignoring a Western child-rearing practice does not seem to matter for the Tsimané of Bolivia

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A New Antibiotic Weakness--Drugs Themselves Help Bacteria Survive
December 4th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Medications can change body chemistry to make it more hospitable to invading microbes

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Shape-Shifting Metals Could Generate Electricity from Wasted Heat
December 4th, 2017, 04:12 PM
A prototype waste-heat engine runs by cycling hot and cold water through its pistons​

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"Living Ink" Laced with Microbes Makes Molecules on Demand
December 1st, 2017, 04:12 PM
3-D printed gel contains bacteria that produce compounds for medicine or pollution cleanup

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El Niño Might Speed Up Climate Change
December 1st, 2017, 04:12 PM
Scientists have evidence that El Niño boosts CO2 levels, and they are pinning down how

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Eggs in 1 Basket: China Fossil Find Opens Up Lost World of Pterosaurs
November 30th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Researchers think the winged reptiles may have nested in colonies and cared for their young

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Alaska's Coast Is Vanishing, 1 Storm at a Time
November 30th, 2017, 04:12 PM
Ordinary storms are chipping away at coastal communities as protective sea ice disappears

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Ultrasound Could Offer Noninvasive Treatment for Parkinson's and Depression
November 30th, 2017, 04:12 PM
The prospect of focusing the beams without destroying tissue might someday diagnose or even restore faulty brain circuits 

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