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Earth Has Mystery Gas Delivered from Space

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:30:00 GMT

Xenon was hidden inside our planet by an early meteor bombardment—and a second assault placed another form in our atmosphere

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A Math Genius Like No Other Comes to the Big Screen

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:00 GMT

The Man Who Knew Infinity brings the self-taught Indian wunderkind Srinivasa Ramanujan vividly to life

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Readers Respond to the January 2016 Issue

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:30:00 GMT

Letters to the editor from the January 2016 issue of Scientific American

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React Fast: How Size Determines Rate

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:00:00 GMT

A fizzy science project from Science Buddies

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Golden Eye: Webb Telescope's Giant Mirror Unveiled

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Witness the glimmering heart of NASA’s largest-ever space telescope

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This Drug Ad Is Not Right for You

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:15:00 GMT

Peddling pharmaceuticals on TV is a lousy form of health education, and it can also drive up medical costs

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This Plant Bleeds Nectar to Attract Help

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:26:00 GMT

When a species of nightshade is injured by hungry beetles, it produces sugary nectar at the wound site. The nectar attracts ants that then keep the beetles at bay.    

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A Jellyfish So Surreal That It Looks Unreal Is Discovered on the Enigma Seamount

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:00:00 GMT

The beautiful, bizarre animal was discovered this week during NOAA's exploration of the area around the Mariana Trench

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The Creative Gifts of ADHD

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:00:00 GMT

“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes.

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Genetic Secrets to Youthful Looks Revealed

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMT

The gene linked to pale skin and red hair appears to have another big role in appearance

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The Mind-Boggling Scale of Mount Saint Helens's Crater

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:00:00 GMT

If you haven't stood in front of Mount Saint Helens, it's hard to get a feel for how truly enormous the crater left by the May 1980 eruption is. But thanks to a handy sightseeing helicopter,...

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Shaking Your Tail Feathers Takes Physics

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:00:00 GMT

Male peacocks put on quite a show for their mates, and now scientists understand more of what goes into their wiggles

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Unearthing the Atrocities of Nazi Death Camps

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Forensic archaeologists are finally exploring what lies beneath the dirt—but not without resistance

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Different Minds: The Wide World of Animal Smarts

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:45:00 GMT

Primatologist Frans de Waal discusses his latest book, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (Norton, 2016)  

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Astronaut Moviemakers Share Their Views of a Beautiful Planet

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:30:00 GMT

The newest IMAX movie filmed in orbit highlights Earth’s precariousness

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Software Error Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Space agency declares the astronomy satellite a loss

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Inventing Odd Gizmos and Useful Devices for the Farmer, 1866

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:15:00 GMT

Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American

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Jellyfish in Motion

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Animation shows how a moon jelly propels itself using spinning wheels of water

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Distant Dwarf Planet Has Its Own Moon

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Orbiting object could hold lessons about the remote world Makemake 

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Traces of Pharmaceuticals Dwell in Wastewater-Grown Veggies

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:23:00 GMT

Volunteers who ate veggies grown in wastewater had higher (but still safe) levels of an epilepsy drug in their urine, compared with subjects who ate freshwater-grown veggies. Christopher Intagliata...

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Miley Cyrus and Macaroni Combo Enables Brain-Based ID

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:10:00 GMT

An individual's unique brain response to images of a celebrity and a food could be used to create an ID procedure at high-security sites.    

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SpaceX May Launch Private Mars Mission as Early as 2018

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:45:00 GMT

The company is said to be demonstrating technology to land large payloads 

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Scientists Claim to See a "New State" of Water

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:20:00 GMT

The familiar H2O molecule may take a strange, ringlike form

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Visiting a Desert Karst Oasis: A Vanished Lake in the Great Green Valley

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:00:00 GMT

The high desert Verde Valley contains some surprising oases - and a wonderful geologic history.

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More Creative Types May Face Concentration Challenges

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:26:00 GMT

If noise derails your thought, the problem might be that you may have a highly creative brain that's less able to filter out seemingly unimportant events.  

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