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Short Circuit Delays Restart of the Large Hadron Collider

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 GMT

A team at CERN will attempt to remove metal debris thought to be causing the problem and determine if it will cause a delay of days or months

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The Grand Texture of Planets

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:09:23 GMT

              In an idle moment, while staring at a set of solar system data, it occurred to me that it might be interesting to display a set of planetary surfaces...

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Keeping Tiny Delta Smelt Alive in Captivity Is No Small Feat

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:30:38 GMT

The delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) may be all but extinct in the wild, but it turns out that hope is not quite lost for this controversial California fish.

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How Grandparents Shaped Human Evolution

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 GMT

The rise of senior citizens may have played a big role in the success of our species

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Opossum Compounds Isolated to Help Make Antivenom

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:00 GMT

And researchers have engineered a common bacteria to inexpensively create the snakebite treatment

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Economic Inequality: Itís Far Worse Than You Think

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMT

The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality

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How the Brain Makes Memories

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Our minds are veritable memory machines

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April Book Reviews Roundup

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:00:00 GMT

Books and recommendations from Scientific American

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The Quest for Better Broccoli Starts with More Science

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:18:43 GMT

Everyone knows that broccoli is good for you. What was not known—until researchers examined how broccoli was prepared for distribution—is that frozen broccoli lacked the cancer-fighting...

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Glowing Tampons Highlight Sewer Pollution

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:00:00 GMT

Tampons absorb traces of laundry detergent, toothpaste, cleaners and other whitening chemicals, enabling scientists to detect sources of sewage pollution

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Readers Respond to "World Changing Ideas"

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Letters to the editor from the December 2014 issue of Scientific American

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Ferns Get It On After 60 Million Years Apart

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:00:14 GMT

An unassuming little fern has left scientists scratching their heads at the feat of reproductive hijinks it apparently represents. The fern, xCystocarpium roskamianum(the prefix ‘x’...

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How Zoos Acquire Endangered Species

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:19:53 GMT

How do you transport two young orangutans to a zoo thousands of kilometers away from their native lands? Here's the simple answer: FedEx. Here's the less simple answer: It's a lot of work.

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Alcohol: An Astonishing Molecule

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 GMT

The substance has nourished and intoxicated animal life long before humans walked upright. Yet our manipulation and consumption of alcohol led to profound physical and cultural effects—and...

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Book Review: Dragonflies

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMT

Books and recommendations from Scientific American

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Cord-Blood Research Sits Poised for Therapeutic Discovery

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:32:10 GMT

Whenever one examines any area of scientific inquiry, there are two important things to understand: where the science is today, and where it may lead us in the future.

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Exercises Improve Memory in Older Adults

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:00 GMT

Researchers have found ways to lessen age-related forgetfulness

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Head of U.S. Chemical Safety Board Resigns

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:30:00 GMT

Rafael Moure-Erasa resigned under White House Pressure amid charges of mismanagement

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Donate Your Health Data to Medical Science

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:52:00 GMT

You can now share your genome, health and microbiome info and viral infection data to crowdsourced medical research projects. Cynthia Graber reports  

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Pesky Packing Peanuts Baked and Crushed to Make Battery Electrodes

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:30:00 GMT

Chemical engineers flooded with the foam pieces figured out how to transform them into electrodes that work better than conventional ones

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Air Quality in Bed Is a Nightmare

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:30:00 GMT

Pillows, bedding and tossing and turning all influence what you inhale while fast asleep

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Safer Antifreeze Made from Food Additive and Nanoparticles

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:30:00 GMT

Toxic chemical can be replaced by a fluid of propylene glycol and small metal particles

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Removal of Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Wrong Anticancer Option for Most

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:30:00 GMT

Angelina Jolie Pitt is part of only a small subset of the population at such high risk for cancer that doctors recommend preventative surgery

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Even Scientists Play With Their Food

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:32:47 GMT

Have you ever been told not to play with your food? Perhaps been told that it isn’t polite or disrespects the other people at the table?

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Scenes from the White House Science Fair

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:40:27 GMT

At the fifth annual White House Science Fair on March 23, 2015, some 30 students shared their hard work on their research projects and collected insights.

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