International Journals

Science Shows Up in Force at People's Climate March

News from the Scientific American - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 15:00
Scientists who do not typically take a policy position make an exception for climate change

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Symphony of Science Turns 5 Years Old Today!

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 05:28
Who doesn’t love the first, the original “Symphony of Science” tune, “Carl Sagan – ‘A Glorious Dawn’ ft Stephen Hawking”?

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Loxton and Prothero's Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids; the Tet Zoo review

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 02:12
I'm an unashamed fan of cryptozoology - this being (for the two of you that don't know) the field of study that revolves around those creatures thought to exist by some, but which remain unrecognised...

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Genius Grant To Science Historian

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 00:07
New MacArthur Fellow Pamela Long studies the scientific revolution as a result of the interactions of academics and hands-on infrastructure engineers in the 15th and 16th centuries. Steve Mirsky...

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Science Fiction Excerpt: <em>Caveat Time Traveller</em>

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:00
We hope you enjoy this excerpt from Futures 2—the latest anthology from Nature's award-winning "futures" science-fiction series

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Prime Numbers Scholar Wins 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant"

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 22:05
The award, which comes with a no-strings-attached $625,000 stipend paid out over five years, also went to black carbon and nano materials researchers

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New Report on Chimp Violence Fails to Support Deep-Roots Theory of War

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 21:05
On this blog, in my book The End of War and elsewhere (see Further Reading and Viewing), I have knocked the deep roots theory of war, which holds that war stems from an instinct deeply embedded in...

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Quantum Short 2014 Film Contest Accepting Entries

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 18:35
When the 2008 Bond film came out with the title Quantum of Solace, science fans may have been hoping for a plot that hinged on quantum physics.

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This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 23:53
A ghost lives in the Daintree Rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia. There, on a single mountain range located 1,100 meters above sea level, scientists have recently found what may be the...

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Art and Science of the Moir&#233;

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 23:40
I’m a bit obsessed with Scientific American covers, but my knowledge of the archive during the years before my time on staff is broad rather than deep.

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Paper Dragons Redefine an Ancient Art

News from the Scientific American - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 00:51
Paper cutting as an art form is almost as old as paper itself. Traditionally, though, paper cuts are 2-dimensional, almost cartoonish depictions of scenes because of the nature of the process: either...

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9/11 Museum Helps Us Remember What We Can Never Forget

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 13:00
The first exhibit of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is a multimedia display entitled, "We Remember". Sixteen speakers surround visitors with a barrage of voices as accompanying text is...

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Lost Ship from 19th-C. Franklin Expedition Found by Arctic Archaeologists

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 22:45
Two ships led by Sir John Franklin vanished in 1859 en route to finding and exploring a Northwest passage

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Scotland Vote Splits Scientists in Nation Where Dolly the Sheep Was Cloned

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 22:05
Research could founder or flourish if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom, depending upon whom you ask

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Newly Uncovered "Super Henge" Dwarfed Stonehenge

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 21:28
Digital mapping shatters the image of Stonehenge as a desolate site that was visited by few

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The plan to save the rarest fish in the world &#8211; that happens to be named after puppies

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 17:34
The Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) is the rarest fish in the world. Found only in a single, tiny limestone cavern in the Devils Hole geothermal pool about 100 km east of Nevada’s...

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In Limbo Since 1991, Oregon Spotted Frog Finally Gets Protected Status

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 00:52
It only took 23 years but the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) has finally gained protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The small, aquatic frogs—which only reach about 100...

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The Great War in Europe: A Look at World War I

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:00
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in past issues of Scientific American

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New Bond Breaker Game Puts You in the Proton&#8217;s Seat

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:55
Admit it: haven’t you always longed to experience what it’s like to be a proton at the subatomic scale? No? Just Jen-Luc Piquant then.

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A September Afternoon on the Grand River, 1825

News from the Scientific American - Sun, 07/09/2014 - 21:00
One of the most powerful contributions of scientific illustration is to give us an informed visual where it is typically impossible to find one.

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