International Journals

Care of the Wounded, 1914

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 17:00
Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: November 21, 1914 From the Scientific American Supplement issue of November 21, 1914, we note, "The first object of an army in war is to...

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Ratio of Workers to Retirees Will Plummet Worldwide

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 16:15
As a nation's population ages, more and more older people may draw from support systems such as Social Security, yet fewer workers may be around to pay into those systems.

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Kids These Days Really Are More Egocentric

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 19:00
But coming of age during a recession could temper that rising trend

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7 Solutions to Climate Change Happening Now

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 17:00
Even as the world continues to spew more carbon pollution, change has begun—and is accelerating

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New Preservative Could Save Ancient Ships for Archaeologists

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 16:37
Chemical based on shrimp protein could preserve famous wooden ships like the Mary Rose

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Book Review: Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

News from the Scientific American - Sun, 16/11/2014 - 14:28
One of the most spectacular and visually fascinating Tet Zoo-related books of recent-ish months is Chet Van Duzer's Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, published in 2013 by the...

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Engineering and Water, 1914 [Slide Show]

News from the Scientific American - Sat, 15/11/2014 - 18:00
Our technological skill as a society is revealed by how skillfully we engineer the control and use of water. 

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How Fake Fossils Pervert Paleontology [Excerpt]

News from the Scientific American - Sat, 15/11/2014 - 16:00
A nebulous trade in forged and illegal fossils is an ever-growing headache for paleontologists

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The Ferocity of Artillery, 1914

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 17:00
Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: November 14, 1914 The tactical use of artillery had been evolving in the years before the Great War: In South Africa in the Anglo-Boer War...

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Time Keeping Has a Long, Colorful History

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 15:15
Our conception of time depends on the way we measure it

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5 Most Embarrassing Software Bugs in History

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 15:00
Most software today arrives full of small bugs. But big glitches have lost whole spacecraft or could send tourists driving into the ocean

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20 Vintage Gadgets from <em>Scientific American</em> Readers [Slide Show]

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 18:30
Those who responded to our call for images of obscure, obsolete devices did not disappoint. Here are our favorites  

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The Human Cost of Science: Stephen Hawking and The Theory of Everything

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 21:35
Stephen Hawking is one of our greatest living geniuses—his insights into the nature of black holes, space and time have truly revolutionized physics.

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Everything You Need to Know about the U.S.-China Climate Change Agreement

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 21:30
A turning point has been reached in the world's bid to curb global warming

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Mapping Mistake Threatens 1,400 Chimpanzees and Newly Discovered Endangered Plant

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 20:27
How’s this for irony?: A newly discovered plant named after the reserve in which it is supposedly found is endangered because the reserve isn’t actually located where people thought it...

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Nobel Vintage: Physicist Brian Schmidt on Winemaking

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:26
Last night the winners of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes were announced, including the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize — likely the most lucrative such honor in science.

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Physics Week in Review: November 8, 2014

News from the Scientific American - Sat, 08/11/2014 - 12:09
It was a big week for physics in the movies, with the premiere of Interstellar, and the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. That translates into lots of pixels commenting on the science...

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How Hitchcock's <em>Rope</em> Stretches Time

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:15
Now let us consider how Rope's real time plays in our mind

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Half-Century Anniversary of a Mars Mishap

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 01:00
November 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Mariner 3, America’s first mission to Mars, which was lost in space. Steve Mirsky reports.  

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Origin of Mysterious Portuguese Mathematical and Geographical Tiles Revealed

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 19:15
A few months ago I wrote about some mystifying mathematical and geographic tiles I encountered at the National Tile Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.

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