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  • newPaleo Profile: Martin's Sea Turtle
    This Cretaceous chelonian is close to the origin of the hard-shelled sea turtles that still swim the oceans.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • newA Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Moser Spindle
    A recent breakthrough in a decades-old graph theory problem relies on this little assembly of seven points and eleven edges-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:30pm -
  • newWe Can Make Large Dams More Friendly to the Environment
    We're unlikely to tear them all down, but math can help us figure out how to reduce their ecosystem impact-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
  • newIf (Virtual) Reality Feels Almost Right, It's Exactly Wrong
    How adding touch to VR can lead to an “uncanny valley” of sensations—and what we can do about it-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • newShould Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality?
    Inexplicable lab results may be telling us we’re on the cusp of a new scientific paradigm-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • The Dinosaur That Wasn't
    Bones previously thought to be dinosaurian have turned out to be from a very different sort of prehistoric creature-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Assam's Endangered Apes
    Northeast India's hoolock gibbons are at risk from human incursion into their native forests-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • A Big Garden: A <i>Where's Waldo?</i> World of Botany and Whimsy
    Deeply weird but beautifully illustrated new children’s book channels Hieronymous Bosch-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 18, 3:15pm -
  • Including Some Activism with Your Earth Day Arts and Crafts
    Remembering the scale and impact of the day's origin may inspire kids to expand their Earth Day plans-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • The Facebook Controversy: Privacy Is Not the Issue
    The real danger is that the information and social platforms on the internet are being corrupted in the service of con men, political demagogues and thieves-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Enough with the "Duck-Billed Dinosaurs"
    Those duck-billed dinosaurs weren’t duck-billed-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 11:26pm -
  • On "Darwinism"
    How a great name was turned into a slander-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • What the History of Math Can Teach Us About the Future of AI
    Doomsayers say it will put us all out of work, but experience suggests otherwise-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • What the Cottingley Fairies Can Teach Us about Belief
    Why do false beliefs persist in the face of facts?-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 4:00am -
  • Is Science Hitting a Wall?, Part 2
    Analysis of drug research identifies causes of declining returns, like the "better than the Beatles" problem, and a possible solution, "Dead Drugs Officers"-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 6:37pm -
  • Trump Budget Cuts Could Cause Hundreds of Plant Extinctions in Hawaii
    The “extinction capital of the world” could start losing unique plant species in as little as a month if funding disappears-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
  • Zombie Cicadas' Bodies Are Literally Falling Apart
    Parasitic fungus manipulates bodies and bedroom behavior of hapless insects-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 3:45pm -
  • Escape from Proxima b
    A civilization in the habitable zone of a dwarf star like Proxima Centauri might find it hard to get into interstellar space with conventional rockets-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • The Moon in 4K
    Using updated survey data a stunning ultrahigh-definition tour of the lunar surface brings our satellite to life-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 18, 8:06pm -
  • Paleo Profile: The Climbing Dwarf
    Beautiful fossils offer a rare look at what covered the bodies of some of our protomammal relatives-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • STEM Is Far More Than the Lone Genius
    What if kids pictured STEM careers like getting to spend every day talking to people who are just as excited about space, dinosaurs or butterflies as they are?-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • The Latest in Horned Dinosaur Fashion
    A new study asks why some dinosaurs wore such different arrangements of horns-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 8:00pm -
  • Is Science Hitting a Wall?, Part 1
    Economists show increased research efforts are yielding decreasing returns-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
  • Jayadev Athreya's Favorite Theorem
    The University of Washington mathematician talks trees, lattices and a plucky constant that seems to show up everywhere-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Prions Are Forever
    The lethal proteins are in the Hard-to-Kill Hall of Fame--and may be more common than we realize-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 2:00pm -

Scientific American – Videos

What Is the Bystander Effect?
What Is the Bystander Effect?If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1358 85ratingsTime:02:10More inScience & T…
- 58 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 8:49pm -
Polar Bear Treadmill, Eclipse Petroglyphs, and More: 60 Second Science Podcasts
Polar Bear Treadmill, Eclipse Petroglyphs, and More: 60 Second Science PodcastsDiscover how blue-bellied lizards get spooked by bright colors, how drifting sea ice forces polar bears to walk farther to stay in their range, a device that could tel…
- 59 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:41pm -
The Neuroscience of Figure Skating
The Neuroscience of Figure SkatingSkaters' brains adapt to their complex routines.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1888 72ratingsTime:02:36More inScience & Technology
- 60 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:22pm -
2017 Breakthrough Prize in Physics Goes to Cosmos-Mapping Team
2017 Breakthrough Prize in Physics Goes to Cosmos-Mapping TeamThis year's Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the team behind NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, a space telescope that launched in 2001 to ma…
- 60 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 3:57pm -
Origami Lattice Folds between Dimensions
Origami Lattice Folds between DimensionsOrigami lattices have twofold benefits for nanotechnology and medical care.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1536 66ratingsTime:01:00More inScience & Technology
- 61 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 5:32am -
Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the Wishbone
Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the WishboneDon't crack under pressure! Explore the scientific—and sometimes sleazy—secrets to win a wish at this year's Thanksgiving wishbone pull.From:Scientific AmericanViews:6816 64ratingsTime:0…
- 61 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 1:12am -

Scientific American – Videos

  • Why Do Bananas Change Color?
    Bananas undergo chemical and physical changes to become more appealing.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 8 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
  • Blood, Rats and Anticoagulants: The Story of Warfarin
    The history of Warfarin is a surprisingly bloody one. Find out how this anticoagulant drug went from cow-killer to life-saver in this Nature Video animation.This video was reproduced with...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 34 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 3:30pm -
  • Stephen Hawking: 3 Publications That Shaped His Career
    A pop culture icon and ground-breaking physicist, Stephen Hawking is one of the most prominent figures in modern science. Nature Video explores three of the publications that shaped his career and...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 36 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 2:30pm -
  • If You Think It's Love, Switch to Decaf: How We Misinterpret Emotional Arousal
    Psychology shows a great date might be more than just a walk in the park.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 43 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
  • Scaly Plastic Snakeskins Inch Immobile Robots Forward
    These stretchy skins help robots move across rough surfaces, and potentially promote exploration and environmental monitoring.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 57 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:45pm -
  • Adolescent Risk-Takers: The Power of Peers
    Teenagers are often thought of as reckless risk-takers. Nature Video asks a neuroscientist and a group of adolescents ​what's really behind risky behaviour.This video was reproduced with...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 57 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 9:30pm -
  • What Is the Bystander Effect?
    If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 63 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:45pm -
  • Why Do Curling Stones Curl?
    Curling at the highest level requires careful calculations and a little finesse with physics.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 71 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • A Mini, Magnetic, All-Terrain Robot
    This tiny soft robot can tackle impressive obstacles, using magnets to walk, roll, jump and swim. This flexibility could be vital for medical applications.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 76 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
  • Anatomy of a Hunt: Speed, Strategy and Survival
    In the race for survival, predators can achieve impressive strengths and speeds—but research reveals that when it comes to strategy, their prey may have the upper hand.This video was...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 83 days ago, 26 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • Pictures in the Air: 3-D Printing with Light
    Suspended in midair like science fiction holograms, a new technology can create high-resolution 3-D light displays. Nature Video finds out how it works.This video was reproduced with permission...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 85 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 6:30pm -

SA - Science Talk Podcast

  • A Brain Deprived of Memory
    Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American, talks about his most recent book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love, about Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 20 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 5:00pm -
  • Blockchain beyond Bitcoin: The Energy Sector
    Freelance science journalist Kevin Begos reports from the U.S. Power and Renewable Summit in Austin, Texas, on the use of blockchain technology to make more efficient energy markets and...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 50 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 11:58pm -
  • Enrico Fermi: The Last Man Who Knew Everything
    David N. Schwartz talks about his latest book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 59 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:35pm -
  • A Future for American Energy
    At the first Science Meets Congress event, Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, energy and innovation experts from academia, government and the private sector talked with Scientific American...-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 80 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 9:37pm -

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Ants care for wounded comrades by licking their wounds
Ants care for wounded comrades by licking their woundsMatabele ants often lose limbs in battles with termites, and their nestmates not only carry the injured ants home, they lick their wounds as if to clean them. Read more: http://ow.ly/5otr30ioo…
- 59 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:38am -
Expedition to uncover hidden life in mystery Antarctic realm
Expedition to uncover hidden life in mystery Antarctic realmAn international team are setting off to study a mysterious area of the ocean that has been concealed for thousands of years. Read more: http://ow.ly/zIiQ30injIx.From:New ScientistVie…
- 60 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 10:40pm -
Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first time
Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first timeHuman eggs have been matured from their most primitive state to full development in the lab for the first time. The resulting eggs are ready to be fertilised, and, if healthy, could in the…
- 61 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 5:40am -
A capsized oil tanker is releasing invisible toxins into the sea
A capsized oil tanker is releasing invisible toxins into the seaThe Sanchi was carrying 136000 tonnes of oil condensate, a fuel much more volatile and flammable than crude oil. The spill is the biggest since the Deepwater Horizon oil platform dis…
- 61 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 2:44am -
We can now read the whole genome of a fetus in the womb
We can now read the whole genome of a fetus in the wombKnowing the ins and outs of our children's genetic secrets before they are born could help reduce the likelihood of many diseases - but could it be misused? https://www.newscientist.com/artic…
- 61 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 12:28am -
Deadly superbugs are evolving to beat alcohol hand sanitisers
Deadly superbugs are evolving to beat alcohol hand sanitisersSuperbugs have found a way to alter their genes to make it harder to kill them with alcohol-based hand sanitisers. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160745-deadly-superbugs-are-evol…
- 61 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 5:42pm -

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