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 2020-10-31 16:00 

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How Geologists Reveal the Secrets of the Solar System...

Rocks that have fallen to Earth or been brought here deliberately are practically the only way we can study planets and asteroids up close...

 2020-10-31 14:00 

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Successfully Stows Space-Rock Sample...

The spacecraft will deliver the pristine material from asteroid Bennu back to Earth in 2023...

 2020-10-31 13:00 

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Deliberate Efforts to Achieve Herd Immunity to COVID Are Dangerous...

More people will die, and it might not even work...

 2020-10-31 12:00 

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Rapid Heat-Stress Test Identifies Resilient Corals...

A new method to measure corals' heat tolerance on-site could speed up conservation efforts...

 2020-10-30 21:53 

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Election Science Stakes: Energy...

Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti and associate editor Andrea Thompson talk about this election and the future of U.S. energy research and policy....

 2020-10-30 19:30 

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Climate Helped Turn These 5 Places into Ghost Towns...

Sea level rise, river floods and wildfires have destroyed some settlements and forced others to relocate...

 2020-10-30 19:00 

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Coronavirus News Roundup, October 24-October 30...

Pandemic highlights for the week...

 2020-10-30 14:00 

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Gruesome 'Blood Worms' Invaded a Dinosaur's Leg Bone, Fossil Suggests...

A titanosaur fibula hosts what looks like 70 tiny parasites...

 2020-10-30 13:00 

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Lead Pollution Reflects Dramatic World Events...

Emissions of lead particles wax and wane with empires, plagues and revolutions...

 2020-10-30 13:00 

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The Warped Side of Our Universe...

Science in meter and verse...

 2020-10-30 13:00 

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Deep-Sea Sponge Skeletons Could Inspire Better Bridges...

The creature's structure resists buckling and could lead to stronger and more durable architecture...

 2020-10-30 13:00 

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A Quick Look at Underpaid Female Docs, Unethical Ethicists and Frogs with Intestinal Fortitude...

Consider a few items of interest from our epically awful summer...

 2020-10-30 13:00 

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The Surprising Origins of Chemotherapy and Other New Science Books...

Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American...

 2020-10-30 10:45 

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Seven Ways the Election Will Shape the Future of Science, Health and the Environment...

Climate change, nuclear arms control, the pandemic and more will be determined by whoever wins the White House and Congress...

 2020-10-30 00:43 

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Election Science Stakes: Environment...

Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti talks about how this election will affect environmental science and policy....

 2020-10-29 20:00 

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Climate Change Sets a Drought Trap for U.S. Corn...

Weed- and insect-resistant crops have boosted overall yields, but do not improve resilience to dry conditions...

 2020-10-29 18:00 

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Why Hatred and 'Othering' of Political Foes Has Spiked to Extreme Levels...

The new political polarization casts rivals as alien, unlikable and morally contemptible...

 2020-10-29 13:00 

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How Do We Prevent War in Space?...

There are defensive, offensive and diplomatic options for averting conflicts in orbit...

 2020-10-29 11:00 

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Climate Change Is Central to California's Wildfires...

Conservative pundits who tout land management as the main issue fail to see the big picture...

 2020-10-29 10:45 

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Governments Worldwide Consider Ditching Daylight Saving Time...

A pushback has arisen to seasonal clock changes that affect mood, sleep and general well-being...

 2020-10-29 00:45 

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Election Science Stakes: Climate...

Scientific American associate editor for sustainability, Andrea Thompson, talks about how climate science and policy will be affected by this election....

 2020-10-28 18:45 

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In the Hunt for Planet Nine, Astronomers Eye a New Search Technique...

"Shifting and stacking" method could unveil the elusive world and other objects in the outer solar system...

 2020-10-28 18:30 

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Media Multitasking Disrupts Memory, Even in Young Adults...

Simultaneous TV, texting and Instagram lead to memory-sapping attention lapses...

 2020-10-28 18:00 

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Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Set to Make Inroads in U.S....

These turbines can be used in deeper waters than existing ones, which opens more areas of the coast to wind power...

 2020-10-28 17:00 

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A Vision for the Next Decade of Human Genomics Research...

An article in Nature lays out 10 bold predictions for a field whose extraordinary achievements are just the beginning of what could be possible...

 2020-10-28 14:00 

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The Big Bang, Zebras and the Texture of Our Universe...

What do zebras have to do with the structure of the cosmos? Imagine a single zebra in your mind. With twitching ears, tufted hair, and a visual interference pattern wrapped over muscle and skin, the......

 2020-10-28 13:00 

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Bizarre Bugs Found in Big City Show Nature's Weirdness Is Everywhere...

An urban expedition reveals nearly 1,000 species...

 2020-10-28 11:00 

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New Activism by Scientists Can Lead to Partisan Backlash...

Pushback against antiscience politicians could erode public support for research. But there are ways to defuse antagonism...

 2020-10-28 10:45 

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Climate Change Hits Rock and Roll as Prized Guitar Wood Shortage Looms...

Flooding and a wood-boring beetle threaten supplies of storied "swamp ash"...

 2020-10-28 10:45 

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Climate Change Hits Rock and Roll as Prized Guitar Wood Shortage Looms...

Flooding and a wood-boring beetle threaten supplies of storied "swamp ash"...

 2020-10-27 23:24 

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Election Science Stakes: Medicine and Public Health...

Scientific American's senior medicine editor, Josh Fischman, talks about issues in medicine and public health that will be affected by this election....

 2020-10-27 18:00 

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Double Whammy of Warming, Overfishing Could Spell Disaster for Antarctic Krill...

Countries are debating proposed marine reserves that could help protect this key source of food for other species...

 2020-10-27 13:30 

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One Climate-Change Wildfire Risk Lurks in the Dark...

Rising nighttime temperatures stymie traditional firefighting methods...

 2020-10-27 12:00 

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New Bio-Inspired Molecule Helps Concrete Resist Freeze Damage...

An additive, inspired by a natural protein, creates a more durable building material...

 2020-10-27 11:00 

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How Indigenous Communities in Canada Organized an Exemplary COVID Public Health Response...

An emphasis on self-determination contributed to dramatically lower case numbers than among non-Indigenous groups...

 2020-10-27 11:00 

Scientific American

How Indigenous Communities in Canada Organized an Exemplary Public Health Response to COVID...

An emphasis on self-determination contributed to dramatically lower case numbers than among non-Indigenous groups...

 2020-10-27 10:45 

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A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Early Research Suggests...

Hospital workers who got vaccinated were significantly less likely to develop COVID than those who did not...

 2020-10-27 04:00 

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Living near a White Dwarf...

A planet orbiting the glowing corpse of a sunlike star micht be a surprisingly benign place to be...

 2020-10-27 00:37 

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Election 2020: The Stakes for Science...

Scientific American's editor-in-chief sets up this week's series of podcasts about how this election could affect science, technology and medicine....

 2020-10-26 19:45 

Scientific American

Colorado Contends with Record-Setting Wildfires...

It is unclear how much expected snows would help comabit the blazes raging across drought-parched land...

 2020-10-26 16:15 

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Is Overflowing with Asteroid Samples...

The mission team is working to stow the sample as fast as possible to minimize losses...

 2020-10-26 16:00 

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Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon...

Observations by NASA's SOFIA telescope and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal signs of water in sun-baked lunar soil, as well as in small, dark craters...

 2020-10-26 12:00 

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Seabirds Anticipate Typhoons to Help Migrations...

Terns seem to pass through just after powerful typhoons...

 2020-10-26 10:45 

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Conservative and Liberal Brains Might Have Some Real Differences...

Scanners try to watch the red-blue divide play out underneath the skull...

 2020-10-26 00:47 

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Why Some Easter Island Statues Are Where They Are...

Many of the statues not along the coast are in places that featured a resource vital to the communities that lived and worked there....

 2020-10-25 19:00 

Scientific American

The Science of Nerdiness...

It's a neurotransmitter thing...

 2020-10-25 16:00 

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The Psychology of Fact Checking...

Fact checkers aim to get closer to the truth, but their biases can shroud the very truth they seek...

 2020-10-25 15:00 

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Billions of Dollars for Stem Cell Research Institute On California's November Ballot...

Voters must decide whether to keep financing the second largest funder of stem cell science in the world...

 2020-10-25 13:00 

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Why COVID Outbreaks Could Worsen This Winter...

It's too soon to say whether COVID is seasonal like the flu—but where clusters aren't under control, infections will continue to swell...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Scientific American

COVID's Other Toll: Unnecessary Tests and Huge Hospital Bills...

It highlights one of the biggest problems in American health care...

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