International Journals

July 29, 1972: An Important Date in Bioethics, Science and Black History

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:22
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous clinical study that began in 1932, conducted by the Public Health Service at the Tuskegee Institute.

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The Panama Canal [Slide Show]

News from the Scientific American - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 17:15
August 1914–August 2014

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Mysterious Tiles from a Time When Art and Science Were Friends

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 19:44
Forces in society of late have lots of us longing for the days of the Enlightenment, smallpox, powdered wigs, ridiculously uncomfortable clothing and all.

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Fact or Fiction?: The Sixth Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 18:00
Is the planet undergoing the sixth mass extinction in its history courtesy of the human species?

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250-Year-Old Eyewitness Accounts of Icier Arctic

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:00
Centuries-old ships’ logs reveal clues to Arctic warming

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250-Year-Old Eyewitness Accounts of Icier Arctic Attest to Loss of Sea Ice

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:00
Centuries-old ships’ logs reveal clues to Arctic warming

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Leonardo da Vinci, Neuroscientist

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 14:00
Creativity may be defined as productivity marked by originality. Leonardo's studies of the brain were as creative as his art

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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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