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Gamers Wanted to Attack Food Toxin

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT

By playing the online game Foldit, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick.

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Why Is There So Little Research on Guns in the US? 5 Questions Answered

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Part of the problem is that the federal government largely doesn’t support it

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Let's Keep the Science in Forensic Science

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:30:00 GMT

A body created to set national standards is now in danger

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Octopus-Inspired Robots: Silicone Skin Can Change Texture for "3-D Camouflage"

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Researchers have created a synthetic form of octopus skin that can transform from a flat, 2D surface to a three-dimensional one with bumps and pits

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Why (Ex-)Hurricane Ophelia Took a Wrong Turn toward Ireland and Britain—and Carried All That Dust

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT

What set it apart from other Atlantic hurricanes was its direct route to Europe

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The Future of Space Is Coming, "Soonish"

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:00 GMT

A new book whimsically examines 10 emerging technologies that could change everything

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Women Code Breakers, a World of Endangered Species and Other New Science Books

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American 

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Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken, Part 2

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:02:00 GMT

Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 2 of...

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How Ether Transformed Surgery from a Race against the Clock

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Before anesthesia, surgeons battled patient agony during each procedure. But another foe awaited them next: postoperative infection

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When Scientists Say, "Me Too"

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:05:00 GMT

Listen to us when we share. Don’t let us bear the burden of shame. Don’t let us think it is our fault

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Ships at Sea Stoke Lightning Strikes

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:37:00 GMT

Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea.  

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Gravitational Wave Astronomers Hit Mother Lode

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of “multi-messenger” astronomy

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Why People Refuse to Believe Scientists

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:30:00 GMT

It has nothing to do with science itself

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The Interplanetary Political Football of Space Exploration

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMT

The National Space Council has been revived, but whether that's good for astronomy, planetary science and space exploration remains to be seen

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How Brexit Is Already Destabilizing Science throughout Europe

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT



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Gravitational Waves: A Love Song

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:15:00 GMT

Science songwriter Adam Sakellarides strikes again  

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Neutron Star Collisions Create Gold

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Astrophysicists searching for gravitational waves have finally learned what happens when you crash two neutron stars together--and it's very, very shiny.

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Paleo Profile: The Beautiful Bird

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMT

An exceptional fossil offers a new look at the flight abilities of early birds

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Humans May Be Influencing Bird Evolution in Their Backyards

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:20:00 GMT

Great tits in the U.K. have developed longer beaks, possibly to gain access to bird feeders

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Maryn McKenna's Big Chicken, Part 1

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:55:00 GMT

Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 1 of...

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Peering Within: An Introduction to the November Issue

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT



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The Fall and Rise of Protoichthyosaurus

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Are the rumors true? Is an obscure British ichthyosaur, named in 1979 and all but forgotten, really back from the trash bin of synonymy? Well, let’s find out...

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The Zoomable Universe

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Reality as we know it spans 63 orders of magnitude in scale, and now all of that is in one book

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Our Federal Science Agencies Are in Mortal Danger

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Whether by strategy or ineptitude or both, the Trump administration is starving them of the expertise they need to fulfill their essential functions

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What NASA's Simulated Missions Tell Us about the Need for Martian Law

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

It is becoming as important to ask what laws will govern humans on Mars as it is to ask whether we could survive on the planet’s surface

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