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Have We Reached the Athletic Limits of the Human Body?

Scientific American News - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 06:00
Record-breaking has slowed, but science could find new ways to make us keep getting stronger and faster

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Will The U-2 Cold War Spy Plane Get A Laser?

Popular Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 14:04
Aviation

Bullet The Blue Sky

U-2 with lasers, maybe…

Read Nikola Tesla's Drone Patent... From 1898

Popular Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:57
Military

The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars

Nikola Tesla Drones…

General Chuck Yeager Is An Ace On Twitter

Popular Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:22
Aviation

The pilot who broke the sound barrier answers questions on politics, UFOs, and his legacy

Chuck Yeager tweets…

Rapid Sea Level Rise Might Actually Benefit Some Coral Reefs

Popular Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:00
Environment

At least its good for something

While sea level rise remains bad news for people and cities, it might be good news for at least some residents of this planet: coral reefs.

Why Your Children's Commute Won't Look Anything Like Yours

Scientific American News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:00
It's the technology, naturally

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New Players in the Obesity Puzzle: The Brain's Glial Cells

Scientific American News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:00
Discoveries about the roles they play in appetite and metabolism could unlock new strategies against obesity

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Vagrant Birds May Portend Species Distribution in Climate-Changed World

Scientific American News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:30
Long dismissed as accidental tourists, birds that turn up outside their normal ranges may instead be pioneers 

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The First Step To An Artificial Womb

Popular Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:01
Health

One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world

The First Step To An Artificial Womb…

<i>T. rex</i> with Well-Preserved Skull Found in Montana's Hell Creek Formation

Scientific American News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:45
Researchers say they were able to unearth roughly a fifth of the animal

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Zebra Finches Sing A Special Song To Warn Babies Of Hot Weather

Popular Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:01
Animals

It's getting hot in here, so take off all your shells

Scientists have found that Zebra finches sing a special song to their eggs when it's hot outside.

Black Mirror Takes A Retro Turn For New Season

Popular Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:51
Entertainment

The show's creator dropped these first-looks on Twitter and the Internet went nuts

Show creator Charlie Booker dropped first-look images from two episodes of the British techno-drama on Twitter:…

Why Is Louisiana Flooding So Badly, And How Can We Prepare For It Next Time?

Popular Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:27
Environment

Setting an unprecedented precedent

How did this natural disaster sneak up on us so quickly? And how can we possibly be prepared for the next one?

Voters Seldom Swayed by Local Campaign Stops

Scientific American News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:10
A survey during the 2012 election found that bus tours and visits to greasy spoons didn't do much to change voter opinions. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Zika Virus Now Believed to Be Spreading in Miami Beach

Scientific American News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:00
The zone of transmission has widened into a major tourist hub

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Do quantum spin liquids exist?

Physics Today News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31
The search for the hypothetical state has been a 43-year-long slog, one whose end may now be in sight.

Meghnad Saha: Physicist and nationalist

Physics Today News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31
Deeply committed to the cause of Indian independence, Saha occasionally detoured from his physics to conduct a revolutionary mission or pen a populist manifesto.

The Big Science of stockpile stewardship

Physics Today News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31
In the quarter century since the US last exploded a nuclear weapon, an extensive research enterprise has maintained the resources and know-how needed to preserve confidence in the country’s stockpile.
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