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Brexit Watch: U.K. Researchers Scramble to Save Science

Scientific American News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 08:05
Uncertainty reigns as the U.K. struggles with how to sever its relationship with the E.U.

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Quiz: Are You a Real Math Geek?

Scientific American News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 06:45
A highly scientific assessment of your math geekitude

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"Coding for All": Is It a Smart Goal for Schools?

Scientific American News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 06:30
Is coding for all a realistic goal—and is it one that American schools should be pursuing?

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Can Chemists Turn Pollution into Gold?

Scientific American News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 06:00
Scientists are trying to convert carbon dioxide emissions into something of value—without using too much energy

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What Kind of Rock Would You Be?

Scientific American News - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 11:00
A bit ago, I had my En Tequila Es Verdad readers ask some simple geology questions, and they delivered! This is the first in a long series of reader-inspired posts exploring the lighter side of...

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Donald Trump's Real Ambition

Scientific American News - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 08:45
Trump is driven by one thing and one thing only: the search for glory

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The U.S. Blew $1.4 Billion on Abstinence Education in Africa

Scientific American News - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 07:15
The effort was supposed to prevent the spread of HIV—but it didn’t work, according to the most comprehensive study of the program

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Straight Lines That Curve, Circles That Twist and Other Mind-Bending Illusions

Scientific American News - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 06:30
Illusions that distort your perception

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Frigate Bird Flights Last Months

Scientific American News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:21
Great frigate birds may stay aloft for up to two months, eating and sleeping on the wing.  

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The New Allergy Shot

Scientific American News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 07:15
Allergens hidden inside nanoparticles make allergy shots safer and more effective, new study shows

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Mummy Hair Points to a Low-Stress Life in Ancient South America

Scientific American News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 07:00
Scant cortisol levels in mummified locks change ideas about pre-Hispanic Chile natives

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Should Grit Be Taught and Tested in School?

Scientific American News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 06:30
Social and emotional skills are starting to be taught in schools—but experts urge caution

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Health Gadgets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report Finds

Scientific American News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 06:00
In 2009, Congress asked for recommendations on what to do about information that falls outside the privacy law known as HIPAA. Health officials released their report, but offered no suggestions

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Giant Mountains on Venus May Help Explain Bizarre Clouds

Scientific American News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 16:25
4,500-meter range pushes watery clouds upward in the strange “Fountain of Aphrodite” phenomenon

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Are Statistics Still Useful in Politics?

Scientific American News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:10
Trump's nomination might suggest otherwise—but a new paper helps refute that idea

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Active Marijuana Ingredient Detected in Colorado Town Well

Scientific American News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:00
Residents of the 800-person town were told not to drink the water

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How to Reduce Police Violence

Scientific American News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:30
Doubts cast on police implicit bias training

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A Political Submarine, 1916

Scientific American News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:15
Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: July 22, 1916

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Dark Matter Stays Dark

Scientific American News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00
The most sensitive search yet for the mystery substance draws a blank after 20 months

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Why the "Heat Dome" Will Scorch Nearly the Entire U.S. This Weekend

Scientific American News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:00
Some places will see temperatures as much as 5.6 to 8.3 degrees Celsius above average for this time of year

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