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"Foul Treachery" of Trotsky and Lenin in 1918; Phineas Gage's Brain in 1868

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American

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Science News You Might Have Missed

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:11:00 GMT

Very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe.

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Readers Respond to the March 2018 Issue

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:30:00 GMT

Letters to the editor from the March 2018 issue of Scientific American

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Engineered Microbe Shakes Up the Tree of Life

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Scientists have created a life-form that combines features of bacteria and archaea

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Will Science Ever Solve the Mysteries of Consciousness, Free Will and God?

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Are consciousness, free will and God insoluble mysteries?

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Mysterianism Redux

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:00:00 GMT

A follow up to my Scientific American column on consciousness, free will, and God…the final mysteries?

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Buzz Kill: Our Best Weapons against Mosquitoes

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT

As mosquito-borne diseases spread, scientists are fighting back with new poisons, traps and genetic engineering techniques

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The True Point of Searching for Alien Life; the Misuse of Genetics and Other New Science Books

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:30:00 GMT

Book Recommendations from the Editors of Scientific American

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Megamergers I'd Like to See

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:30:00 GMT

12 ideas for new companies that probably won't exist—but should

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How Gene Expression Runs on a Clock--and What It Means for Medical Treatments

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:30:00 GMT

How the body's cycles went from folk medicine to modern science

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China Expands Surveillance of Sewage to Police Illegal Drug Use

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Privacy concerns, cultural differences fuel skepticism about this approach in other settings

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Here's What Ítzi the Iceman Ate Before He Was Murdered

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT

His mummified remains show he ate meat and a poisonous fern before his demise

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Addicts Should Be Able to Shoot Up Legally in Safe-Injection Facilities

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:30:00 GMT

To fight the opioid crisis, let users shoot up under medical supervision

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A Look at the Inner Lives of 13 Species of Animals You Think You Know

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Animals' inner lives are stranger than we can imagine

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Extreme Flu? Weird Encephalitis? It May Be Your Genes

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Subtle mutations can undermine our ability to fend off a specific bug

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Weather-Smart Electric Grids Are Needed for Wind and Solar Power to Surge

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Renewable energy will rule only when weather data drive the design of a new electric grid

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How to Overcome Antiscientific Thinking

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Convincing people who doubt the validity of climate change and evolution to change their beliefs requires overcoming a set of ingrained cognitive biases

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Scientists Are Key to Making Cities Sustainable

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:15:00 GMT

Urban leaders must work with researchers to solve real human problems

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Hominins Likely Left Africa Earlier Than Believed

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Our ancestors may have been on the move out of Africa 300,000 years earlier than we originally thought

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Ken Ribet's Favorite Theorem

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:00:00 GMT

The Berkeley math professor shares his favorite prime proofs

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Early Primates Groomed with Claws

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Fossils found in Wyoming help refine our understanding of when early primates switched claws for nails

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California Clinic Screens Asylum Seekers for Honesty

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:15:00 GMT

Facilities like these hunt for evidence that can determine the fate of applicants

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Dust Bowl Mars

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMT

As our robotic rovers experience a global storm on Mars it’s an opportunity to reflect on billions of dry, dusty years

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Moths Evade Bats With Slight of Wing

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Some moth species have evolved long wing tails that flutter and twist as the moth flies, which distract hungry bats. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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In Case You Missed It

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Top news from around the world

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