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Scientific American Presents a Beetle Curator

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 22/05/2015 - 19:30
Max Barclay curates insects at London's Museum of Natural History. He discovered the only known beetles collected by the famed 19th century explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, in a dusty old...

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Multitude of Microscopic Wonders Discovered in the World's Oceans [Slide Show]

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 21:01
The four-year study took thousands of samples at hundreds of sites

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25 Terrific Science(y) Books

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 18:21
John Horgan lists 25 of his favorite science(y) books, from Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams to Joyce's Ulysses

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Launch of First Private Solar Sail–Powered Spacecraft Set for Wednesday [Video]

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 01:42
With its LightSail project, the Planetary Society aims to take the next step in its decades-long quest to transform spaceflight

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Science's Path from Myth to Multiverse

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 14/05/2015 - 18:30
In his latest book Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg explores how science made the modern world, and where it might take us from here

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Scientific American Presents: Neil deGrasse Tyson-on StarTalk

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 14/05/2015 - 14:00
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of StarTalk, which is both a top rated podcast and a television series on National Geographic Channel. Click here for full transcript

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Domestic Horses of Africa

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 11/05/2015 - 02:30
I've said on several previous occasions that domestic animals are far from outside the Tet Zoo remit. On the contrary, I find them to be of great interest, and I think that their diversity, evolution...

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An Appreciation of Oliver Sacks, Anti-Theorist of the Mind

News from the Scientific American - Sun, 10/05/2015 - 20:51
So many people are singing the praises of neurologist and author Oliver Sacks that I hesitate to chime in. In February, Sacks revealed in The New York Times that he has terminal cancer, and reviewers...

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Physicists Are Philosophers, Too

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 22:00
In his final essay the late physicist Victor Stenger argues for the validity of philosophy in the context of modern theoretical physics

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Sinking the Lusitania, Part 2: Death and Blame, May 7, 1915

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 17:00
Reports and opinions in Scientific American on a key tragedy in World War I May 8, 2015 When the German submarine U-20 torpedoed the British civilian ship Lusitania on May 7, 1915, the grand ocean...

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Yi qi Is Neat But Might Not Have Been the Black Screaming Dino-Dragon of Death

News from the Scientific American - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:02
A couple of weeks ago I hatched a plan to write about all the neat new dinosaur-themed studies that had just appeared in print; I began by penning my thoughts on the Brontosaurus issue.

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When Do Scorpions Spray Their Enemies?

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 18:15
Some animals defend themselves by spraying liquid at potential threats. Perhaps the most well-known example of this is the skunk, whose spray contains chemicals that smell awful to the animals it's...

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Astronomers Seek Super-Size Hubble Successor to Search for Alien Life

News from the Scientific American - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 15:30
Controversy swirls around a bold proposal for a bigger, better—and expensive—replacement for NASA’s premier space telescope

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Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be with You

News from the Scientific American - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 19:57
16-year-old Paul Vermeesch recreate the impossible structures in M.C. Escher's Relativity--but with a Star Wars theme--in LEGO.

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The Realities of War, 1915

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 16:00
As the Great War ran into the new year, assumptions about how the fighting would be conducted were dispelled

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Future “Top Guns” Will Be Battle Managers Flying Bigger, Slower Aircraft

News from the Scientific American - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 15:30
A report predicts fighter jocks may not need speedy, agile jet fighters because they could rely on long-range sensors, smart missiles and swarms of smart robotic machines to attack from afar

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Queen of Carbon Becomes First Woman to Receive IEEE Medal of Honor

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 30/04/2015 - 22:17
In June, Professor Mildred Dresselhaus will formally receive the 2015 IEEE Medal of Honor for her leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering. She...

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Cartography: Flattening Earth

News from the Scientific American - Thu, 30/04/2015 - 18:00
A distorted science project from Science Buddies

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MESSENGER’s Mercurial Swan Song and Other Interplanetary Smashups

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 29/04/2015 - 22:41
On April 30, if all goes well, after running out of fuel to fight off orbital decay NASA’s long-running MESSENGER spacecraft will end its mission to Mercury by crashing into the planet’s...

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Experts Calculate New Loss Predictions for Nepal Quake

News from the Scientific American - Wed, 29/04/2015 - 22:35
Independent statistics specialists say the death toll may reach 10,000, but with less destruction in Kathmandu than predicted

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