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Science news and technology updates from Scientific American

Readers Respond to the January 2017 Issue

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Letters to the editor from the January 2017 issue of Scientific American

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U.S. Penalizes Syrian Weapons Scientists after Sarin Attack

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Researchers blocked from financial dealings in U.S., but sanctions may have little impact

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Earth-Mass "Ice Ball" Planet Found 13,000 Light-Years Away

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:15:00 GMT

The chilly, distant world is the smallest yet found via the “microlensing” planet-hunting technique

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Secret Lives of Animals

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT



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The Crazy Scale of Human Carbon Emission

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Want some perspective on how much carbon dioxide human activity produces? Here it is

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Bird Nests Used to Look More Like Fortresses

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:30:00 GMT

The standard cup nest predominates today, but bird nests evolved from a more complex roofed structure

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Ancient Human DNA Found in Cave Dirt

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:42:00 GMT

Scientists uncovered genetic traces of Neanderthals and Denisovans by screening cave dirt for DNA. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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The Movies, 1917 [Slide Show]

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:30:00 GMT



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"Dragonfly'" Drone Could Fly across Saturn's Moon Titan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:30:00 GMT

The quadcopter-style lander could explore some of the moon’s most promising sites for habitability and life

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The Inside Scoop on the Chilean Earthquake Swarm

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

According to locals, Valparaiso's 6.9 isn't worthy of being called an earthquake

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In Case You Missed It

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Top news from around the world

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The Pentagon's Seek-and-Destroy Mission for Counterfeit Electronics

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:30:00 GMT

DARPA is developing microscopic chips to help crack down on knockoff parts destined for weapons and satellite systems

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How International Cooperation in Research Advances Both Science and Diplomacy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT

It can have multiple benefits even when the partner is also an adversary

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Why Don't People Return Their Shopping Carts?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Pulling up to a parking spot and finding a shopping cart there can be pretty frustrating. Why do people ignore the receptacle?

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Is It True Facts Don't Lie?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:15:00 GMT

With climate deniers and political pundits trying to poke holes in what we know to be true, it's important to understand that science, too, is based on questioning facts

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This Fantastic Idea for a Circular Runway Is Sadly Going Nowhere

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:45:00 GMT

The Endless Runway Project poses a futuristic vision that the Netherlands Aerospace Center argues would allow aircraft to land and take off in any direction but the reality would be much different

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Cassini Survives Closest-Ever Encounter with Saturn, Snaps Stunning Images

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:15:00 GMT

First images from an epic dive through Saturn’s rings reveal a giant hurricane and turbulent storm clouds

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Daring Apollo 8 Astronauts, Rediscovering a Forgotten Math Genius and Other New Science Books

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:30:00 GMT

May book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American 

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The Mark of the Mosasaur

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

A 90-million-year-old bite mark raises questions about what seagoing lizards really ate

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Science in Turbulent Times

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Nobody wants to act like just another special interest—but science is for the long term good of the nation, not just the scientists.

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Paleo Profile: Little Anubis

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

This sharp-toothed mammal was a top carnivore before the heyday of dogs and cats.

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The Case of the Headless Corythosaurus

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

After nearly a century, a dinosaur's skull is reunited with its body

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Math under My Feet

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT

I took a walk and tripped—almost literally—over a beautiful octagonal tiling

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Why String Theory Is Still Not Even Wrong

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Physicist, mathematician and blogger Peter Woit whacks strings, multiverses, simulated universes and “fake physics”

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Gut Microbes Help Keep Starved Flies Fecund

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:45:00 GMT

Microbes living in the guts of fruit flies appear to influence the flies' food choice—and promote egg production, even under a nutrient-poor diet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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