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Under the Dome: Scientific American Editor Talks to the Senate

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 21:43
Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the value of scientific research and development. Also...

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Neal F. Lane: "Investments in Basic Research are just that: <em>Investments</em>"

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:00
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17,...

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Stephen E. Fienberg: "Innovation is a Process that Itself Requires Investment"

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 15:45
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17,...

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Scopes Monkey Trial: Guilty

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 22:46
July 21 is verdict day in the infamous Scopes "Monkey" Trial of 1925. The verdict came in from a jury in Dayton, Tenn., that John Thomas Scopes had committed the crime of teaching evolution to...

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How Science Determined the Structure of Solids [Timeline]

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 19:00
Crystallography tells us how atoms are arranged in solids and is essential for our understanding of the material world. This timeline is an adaptation of Nature Milestones in Crystallography, a...

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Adjunct Instructors Petition for Better Pay, Job Security

News from the Scientific American - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 05:23
Note: We’re pleased to feature a guest post by former Cocktail Party Physics co-blogger Ann (Lee) Kottner. Jennifer has graciously given me space to ask for some help from the science writing...

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Give Us This Day The Bread Wheat Genome

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 21:52
A preliminary map of the bread wheat genome includes the locations of more than 75,000 genes. Cynthia Graber reports.    

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California Sets Sizzling Record for 2014 So Far

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 23:10
The statewide average temperature for the first six months of 2014 was 1.1 degree F warmer than it has been for the past 120 years of records

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Identities Anonymized at Science Journals to Eliminate Race and Sex Bias

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 19:40
Double-blind peer review could level the playing field a bit more for women and minorities in science

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The Past and Future of California's Water

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 19:00
Aqueducts, dams and irrigation projects all made rapid development possible in the arid West

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Dinosaur Bones Show They Grew Quickly

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 19:00
Lines and other structures in dinosaur bones reveal how these animals grew and how long they lived

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Four Great Scents from Outer Space

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 18:08
You don’t need your nose to know what something smells like. Perfumers and astronomers can detect and recreate scents based on the chemical signatures of the molecules in the air, even if that...

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Elon Musk Donates $1 Million to New Tesla Museum

News from the Scientific American - Sat, 12/07/2014 - 17:40
Musk, the CEO of electric car company Tesla Motors and rocket company SpaceX, pledged the money in support of a museum to be built on the grounds of the Serbian-American inventor's laboratory in...

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Early Universe Explorer Looks for Answers

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 17:00
A co-designer of an experiment that might have confirmed gravitational waves isn't bothered by criticism that cosmic dust may account for his results

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LEGO Reveals Female Scientist Minifigures

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 18:55
After much rejoicing at the news last month that LEGO would mass-produce a set of female scientist minifigures, the company has released a prototype of the final set to its original designer, Ellen...

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Put the Muse Back in Museums

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 18:05
Science museums should recruit the public in confronting the planet’s toughest challenges

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Who Remembers Smallpox?

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 01:54
A global immunization campaign in the mid-20th century eradicated the smallpox virus, one of the deadliest diseases in history

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Vials of Smallpox Virus Found Unsecured at NIH

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 16:20
Sixty-year-old ampoule contains smallpox DNA, and it is unclear whether the virus is viable.

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From the Archives: Nobel Prize Winners on How the Body Works

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 15:00
Nobel Prize winners have published 245 articles in the pages of Scientific American. Here we present excerpts from stories in our archives that highlighted new insights into how the body...

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<i>Scientific American</i> Debunks Claim Gustave Whitehead Was “First in Flight”

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 19:00
It has been claimed (yet again) that Gustave Whitehead flew a powered, controlled airplane before the Wright brothers did

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