International Journals

Ebola’s Relentless Tides: A Timeline

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 22:05
The latest outbreak in humans represents just the most recent but also most deadly among several incidents dating back to 1976

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DNA Can Survive Reentry from Space

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 21:00
Genetic blueprints attached to a rocket survived a short spaceflight and later passed on their biological instructions

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<i>Scientific American</i>'s 1930 Football Study Found Little Actual Action

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:30
The Wall Street Journal found in 2010 that an NFL game has just 11 minutes of actual action. Eight decades earlier, Scientific American found just about the same thing  

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One Last Goodbye: The Strange Case of Terminal Lucidity

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 23:58
I'm as sworn to radical rationalism as the next neo-Darwinian materialist. That said, over the years I've had to "quarantine," for lack of a better word, a few anomalous personal experiences that...

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Personal Biases May be Stoking the Flames in Ferguson

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 23:55


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Tales from Survivors of Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 17:00
Two journalists combine history, science and storytelling to recount the experiences of those who experienced the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its aftermath

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The Math Geek Holiday Gift Guide

News from the Scientific American - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 16:00
Looking for a gift that says, "Hey, I know you like math"? Look no further. There is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to wonderful mathematical things to give to people, but here are some of...

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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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