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 2018-06-23 14:00 

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Why Your Summer Might Be Full of Mosquitoes...

A scientist explains what makes some years worse than others...

 2018-06-23 13:00 

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How Ebola Vaccines Have Helped to Usher In a New Era in the Outbreak Response...

No new cases have been reported for two weeks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

 2018-06-23 12:30 

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Mushroom Coffee: The Science Behind the Trend...

Can drinking mushroom beverages really make you more productive, resilient, relaxed, or good-looking?...

 2018-06-23 12:00 

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Could the Self-Repairing Star Wars Droid L3-37 Come to Life?...

We're not that close to making self-modifying robots, expert says...

 2018-06-22 21:15 

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Bird's Song Staying Power Implies Culture...

Certain motifs in swamp sparrow songs can last hundreds, even thousands of years—evidence of a cultural tradition in the birds. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2018-06-22 17:30 

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Oil and Gas Facilities Leak More Methane than Previously Thought...

Plugging those leaks would be a cost-effective way to slow the rate of warming, experts say...

 2018-06-22 16:00 

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Should Law Enforcement Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone?...

In Carpenter v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to tackle its biggest case related to the Fourth Amendment and privacy of data generated by cell phones...

 2018-06-22 14:00 

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Why Our Brains See the World as "Us" Versus "Them"...

Is there something in our neural circuits that leads us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who may differ?...

 2018-06-22 12:00 

Scientific American

Einstein's Greatest Theory Validated on a Galactic Scale...

Astronomers have used a pair of galaxies far beyond the Milky Way to test general relativity with unprecedented precision...

 2018-06-22 10:45 

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Analysis of a Million-Plus Genomes Points to Blurring Lines Among Brain Disorders...

Schizophrenia shares some genetic variants with several psychiatric conditions—and similar overlaps are seen for personality traits and migraines in a massive study...

 2018-06-22 03:55 

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Alaskan Beluga Whales Ace Hearing Exam...

Researchers tested the hearing of beluga whales in an Alaskan bay, and found that they seem to have suffered little hearing loss due to ocean noise. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2018-06-21 19:15 

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Scientists Pinpoint Brain Region That May Be Center for Alcohol Addiction...

Researchers map out a cellular mechanism that offers a biological explanation for alcoholism, and could lead to treatments...

 2018-06-21 19:15 

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Scientists Pinpoint Brain Region That May Be Center of Alcohol Addiction...

Researchers map out a cellular mechanism that offers a biological explanation for alcoholism, and could lead to treatments...

 2018-06-21 18:45 

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Coffee, Tea, or More Coffee?...

New research in mice details the mechanism of how caffeine seems to help the heart...

 2018-06-21 18:45 

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The Healthy Addiction? Coffee Study Finds More Health Benefits...

New research in mice details the mechanism of how caffeine seems to help the heart...

 2018-06-21 17:45 

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Massive Dust Storm Engulfs Mars...

The sunlight-sapping global storm has taken NASA's Opportunity rover offline, perhaps forever...

 2018-06-21 17:15 

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NASA Offers New Plan to Detect and Destroy Dangerous Asteroids...

The federal government's five-point strategy is a roadmap for dealing with threatening near-Earth objects...

 2018-06-21 16:45 

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What's in the House Bills to Address the Opioid Crisis--and What's Not...

Lawmakers are considering 57 separate pieces of legislation...

 2018-06-21 16:15 

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CO2 Can Directly Impact Extreme Weather, Research Suggests...

Some experts are calling for a cap on CO2 emissions in addition to warming limits...

 2018-06-21 15:00 

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Harder Evidence Builds That Viruses Play a Role in Alzheimer's...

A study seeking new drug targets for the disease unexpectedly implicates two types of herpes...

 2018-06-21 12:00 

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Biases Make People Vulnerable to Misinformation Spread by Social Media...

Researchers have developed tools to study the cognitive, societal and algorithmic biases that help fake news spread...

 2018-06-21 10:45 

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Here's Why Expanding Protected Areas Isn't Saving Nature...

A new study proposes tools to gauge when an ecosystem is "intact"—and what might happen if that changes...

 2018-06-20 18:45 

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End the War on Weed...

Federal marijuana laws are counterproductive and overly harsh...

 2018-06-20 17:36 

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Separating Families May Cause Lifelong Health Damage...

A noted pediatrician and advocate for immigrant children says the effects will last well beyond the separation...

 2018-06-20 16:00 

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Facebook Redirects Users Searching for Opioids to Federal Crisis Help Line...

Tech giants are grappling with questions about illicit sales on their platforms...

 2018-06-20 15:15 

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Electric Car Advocates Want to Expand Access to Low-Income Communities...

Those most impacted by air pollution should be able to more easily use cleaner vehicles, environmentalists argue...

 2018-06-20 13:45 

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Dogs Have a Lot More Neurons Than Cats...

Dogs beat their domesticated rivals, cats, in a new attempt to measure cognitive power...

 2018-06-20 12:30 

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Why We Procrastinate and 5 Ways to Stop...

We all procrastinate, even at times we know better...

 2018-06-20 10:45 

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Babysitting Mammals Keep It in the Family...

Blood relations may be the key factor for mole rats, meerkats and others. But how do humans fit in?...

 2018-06-20 02:10 

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Fat-Carb Combo Is A Potent One-Two Punch...

Foods high in both carbs and fats tickle the brain's reward circuits more so than snacks that showcase just one or the other. Karen Hopkin reports....

 2018-06-19 17:30 

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7 Questions to Watch in the Theranos Saga...

Since criminal charges were filed, these may be the most pressing issues...

 2018-06-19 17:00 

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New Human Gene Tally Reignites Debate...

The controversy over how many genes are contained in the human genome continues to simmer...

 2018-06-19 16:30 

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Gravitational "Echoes" Could Reveal Colliding Wormholes...

A unique signature in gravitational wave observations could show that hypothetical tunnels through space-time actually exist...

 2018-06-19 16:00 

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Trump Orders "Space Force," Signs Space-Traffic Policy...

The President's proposal could create a new branch of the armed services meant to assure "American dominance" in space...

 2018-06-19 15:15 

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World Has Only 20 Years to Meet Ambitious 1.5C Warming Threshold...

But a new calculation suggests that timeframe provides more room than thought to rein in carbon emissions...

 2018-06-19 14:00 

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How Does the Quantum World Cross Over?...

The universe according to quantum mechanics is strange and probabilistic, but our everyday reality seems nailed down. New experiments aim to probe where—and why—one realm passes into the......

 2018-06-19 13:45 

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Barriers between Realities: Irrational Thinking and the Quantum-Classical Divide...
 2018-06-19 12:30 

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How Identity, Not Issues, Explains the Partisan Divide...

New research has disturbing implications...

 2018-06-19 10:45 

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Jaguars Thrive in Lightly Logged Forests...

Responsibly harvested areas may serve as habitat corridors for the big cats...

 2018-06-19 00:12 

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AI, Robotics and Your Health...

At the second Science Meets Congress event, AI, Robotics and Your Health, experts from academia and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about the......

 2018-06-18 19:00 

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Controversial Alcohol Study Cancelled by U.S. Health Agency...

An investigation by the U.S. National Institutes of Health finds missteps that put the industry-funded project's credibility in doubt...

 2018-06-18 18:00 

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Asteroid Battle: Tech Entrepreneur Doubles Down on Critique of NASA Mission...

Nathan Myhrvold argues that the scientific approach of the landmark NEOWISE space-rock mission is deeply flawed...

 2018-06-18 17:00 

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Sally Ride's Legacy Lives On...

35 years after making history as the first American woman in space, the late astronaut's story is still inspiring young women to embrace science and engineering...

 2018-06-18 15:30 

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Sea Level Rise Will Threaten Thousands of California Homes...

Chronic flooding will impact areas around San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2035...

 2018-06-18 13:00 

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Too Small for Big Muscles, Tiny Animals Use Springs...

Elastic springs help tiny animals stay fast and strong. New work is finding what size critters must be to benefit from the springs...

 2018-06-18 12:00 

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Weird Low-Light Bacteria Could Potentially Thrive on Mars...

The photosynthetic organisms subsist on redder, lower-energy light than other species, and could be a new source of fuel and air for interplanetary outposts...

 2018-06-18 11:30 

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Volcanic "Pele's Hair" Could Contaminate Drinking Water in Hawaii...

The glassy shards from Kilauea's eruption may be dangerous to humans and animals if consumed...

 2018-06-18 10:45 

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Weeds Are Winning in the War against Herbicide Resistance...

Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?...

 2018-06-17 23:15 

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Jupiter Crackles With Polar Lightning...

Juno spacecraft data suggest lightning on Jupiter is much more common than we thought—but it congregates near the poles, not the equator as on Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2018-06-17 12:00 

Scientific American

Dengue Vaccine Makers Struggle to Find a Diagnostic That Will Make its Product Safe to Use...

Right now, each child would need to be tested prior to receiving the shot...

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