International Journals

Aging: How to Have Long Goodbye [Video] - The 64th Annual Lindau Meeting

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 20:22
How can we best reach a vigorous old age? Nature Video examined this question during this summer's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which brought early-career biologists together with Nobel...

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CERN at 60: The Biggest Moments at the Famous Particle Physics Lab

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 20:22
Europe's particle-physics lab, made famous most recently for the discovery of the Higgs boson, turns 60 this week

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Marine Archaeology Goes High-Tech

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 23:43
Editor's Note: Veteran science journalist Philip Hilts is working and diving with a team of archeologists, engineers and divers off the shore of Antikythera, a remote Greek island, where a treasure...

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Deforestation Threatens Newly Identified Bird in Brazil

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 23:27
Discovering a new species isn't always as easy as saying “Look, there’s a new species!” In the case of a rare bird recently identified in Brazil, it took about 20 years for...

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Another Reason to Love the Number Seven

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 15:30
The world's favorite number is seven, at least if the result of a poll conducted by Alex Bellos is to be believed. Some people like it because it is prime, some because they have a lot of sevens in...

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Evolution versus Creation; Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

News from the Scientific American - Sun, 28/09/2014 - 18:00
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in past issues of Scientific American

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A Guardian "Agent" to Protect You From Digital Fraud

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 23:32
Today, maintaining privacy without guided assistance is an onerous task, whose initial costs are high, immediate rewards low and solutions fragile and constantly evolving.

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Meet Miracle Mike, the Colorado Chicken who lived for 18 months without his head

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 17:34
Mike meet everyone, everyone meet Mike. No, no, don't wave. He can't see, you're just making this awkward. Also known as Miracle Mike, Mike the Headless Chicken was a plump, five-year-old cockerel...

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Extrapolation Gone Wrong: the Case of the Fermat Primes

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 15:00
Samuel Arbesman recently wrote about incorrect mathematical conjectures. I wanted to add one of my favorites, which came up in my math history class a couple weeks ago.

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A New Book Examines What Laughter Was All about in Ancient Rome

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 16:30
When every party was a toga party

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A Computer Scientist Tells Mathematicians How To Write Proofs

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 22:04
Believe it or not, I do have friends who would describe themselves as not liking math, and every so often one of them will share this meme on Facebook: And then Satan said, "Put the alphabet in...

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HIV in Hiding [Video] - The 64th Annual Lindau Meeting

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 19:15
Can someone be cured of the AIDS virus? Nature Video examined this question during this summer's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which brought early-career biologists together with Nobel...

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A Picture of Health [Video] - The 64th Annual Lindau Meeting

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 19:00
Nature Video presents four short films and an overview trailer on this summer's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which brought early-career biologists together with Nobel Prize–winners

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Tools for evaluating scholarly journals

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 18:33
In an information-rich age, one of my main functions as a librarian isn't helping people find material, but helping them evaluate the material they find.

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2014 on Track to Be Hottest Year on Record

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 21:15
NOAA data suggests that 2014 is on a trend to edge out 2010 as the warmest year on record globally

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Ig Nobel Prizes Make You Laugh, Then Think

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 18:04
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—What happens in the brains of people who see Jesus in a piece of toast? What are the physics of slipping on a banana peel?

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Blink! This Contact Lens Post Could Make Your Eyes Water

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 16:57
He would dab on a bit of cocaine to anesthetize his eyes first. Then, to prevent air getting in, Müller would insert the lenses with his eyes under water.

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Physics Titan Still Thinks String Theory Is "On the Right Track"

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 23:12
At a 1990 conference on cosmology, I asked attendees, who included folks like Stephen Hawking, Michael Turner, James Peebles, Alan Guth and Andrei Linde, to nominate the smartest living physicist.

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7 Amazing Google Science Fair Projects

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 20:37
Tonight, Google will announce the winners of its fourth annual Google Science Fair, which Scientific American co-sponsors. Watch the awards ceremony here live.

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300,000-Plus People March for Climate Action, In Pictures

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 18:34
The Sunday morning rush hour is not usually known for packing people into subway cars like sardines. But September 21, 2014 was not your average Sunday commute as hundreds of thousands of New...

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