International Journals

Remembering Polio Vaccine Developer Jonas Salk a Century after His Birth

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 21:05
Routine clinical use of his vaccine forestalled the paralysis and death brought by the dreaded illness

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In Which Omar Khayyam Is Grumpy with Euclid

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 14:30
My math history class is currently studying non-Euclidean geometry, which means we've studied quite a few "proofs" of Euclid's fifth postulate, also known as the parallel postulate.

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Lonesome George, the Last of His Kind, Strikes His Final Pose

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 18:00
After the century-old giant tortoise died, Galápagos conservationists and a taxidermist had to figure out how to continue his legacy

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`Shanklin croc' and the dawn of the tethysuchian radiation

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 13:34
Hey, Darren, how's it going with that plan to discuss all the fossil crocodylomorph groups? Huh? Well, ha ha, it ain't going so well… goddam life getting in the way of my blogging.

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Hawaii Faces More Dangerous Tsunami Risk

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 03:34
An ocean debris pile, much further inland than expected, testifies to past giant waves from the north.

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The Top 10 Martin Gardner Scientific American Articles

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:32
The “Mathematical Games” column in Scientific American that began in January 1957 is a legend in publishing, even though it’s been almost 30 years since the last one appeared.

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Recent Lunar Discoveries Reveal a "New Moon"

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:05
Think you know about the Moon? I did, but then I started reading ‘The New Moon: Water, Exploration, and Future Habitation‘ (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and realized that my...

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War Dogs: Canines of Many Talents

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 07:00
In this adapted excerpt from a new book, the author combines her experience with military working dogs and the science of dogs’ special abilities to make a case for our war dog force

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Science Meets Voodoo in a New Orleans Festival of Water

News from the Scientific American - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 22:34
Perhaps no other city in the United States is as well-suited as New Orleans to wed a scientific discussion of environment with a celebration of the occult.

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Do Our Bonds With Animals Survive Death?

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:23
Grover Krantz was onto something when he had his remains donated to science. A professor of anthropology, he didn't see why death should interrupt his life-long teaching.

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Dust Bowl Conditions Not Rivaled in 1000 Years

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 00:25
Atmospheric conditions and human actions combined to drive the 1930s mega-drought

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Did Jesus Save the Klingons?

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 22:50
If or when we make contact with extraterrestrials, the effect on our religious sensibilities will be profound, says astronomer David Weintraub  

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Garrett Lisi Explains His Grand Unified Theory

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 18:00
Deep down, the particles and forces of the universe are a manifestation of exquisite geometry

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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough on Fusion Energy

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:38
Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a...

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Dear Professor Einstein

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 23:00
Transcribe letters written by members of Albert Einstein’s Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists following World War II

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Beyond Emmy and Sophie: Resources for Learning about Women in Math

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 22:00
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, and math. If you’d like to read about women in math for the occasion, you're in serious...

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Actants and enframing: Heidegger and Latour on technology

Science Direct - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:08
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, Volume 34, Issue 4, December 2003, Pages 693-704 | Khong, Lynnette

Pure science and the problem of progress

Science Direct - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:08
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, Volume 46, June 2014, Pages 55-63 | Douglas, H.

Why did we think we dreamed in black and white?

Science Direct - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:08
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, Volume 33, Issue 4, December 2002, Pages 649-660 | Schwitzgebel, Eric

`The long-lost truth': Sir Isaac Newton and the Newtonian pursuit of ancient knowledge

Science Direct - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:08
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, Volume 35, Issue 3, September 2004, Pages 605-623 | Haycock, David Boyd

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