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Fecal Transplanters Fish Out Key Ingredient

Scientific American News Feed - 5 hours 10 min ago
The bacterium Clostridium scindens, a member of the gut’s microbiome, appears to ward off the hospital-acquired infection C. difficile. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Fossils Reveal "Beer-Bellied" Dinosaur [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 7:25pm
The waddling Deinocheirus was almost as big as Tyrannosaurus rex

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Hundreds of Comets Seen Orbiting Distant Solar System

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
The “exocomets” swarming around Beta Pictoris mirror those seen in our own solar system, but for a few surprising differences.

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A New Space Mission Could Track Down the Sun's Lost Siblings

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
The sun was born in a family of stars. What became of them?

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Ancient Halo Stars Cast the Milky Way’s First Light

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
Hubble spots a star in our galaxy’s halo that likely predates its oldest star clusters

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Country Ham Scrambles for Greenhouse Gas Replacement

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 12:11pm
For decades, makers have used methyl bromide to keep ham free of pests but the chemical is being phased out

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Student Storm Chasers Develop Drones to Probe Killer Tornadoes

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 11:30am
Drones could learn more about the inner workings of these destructive storms with less risk

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Motor Chills EV Drivers' Anxiety about Going the Distance

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 11:00am
An air-conditioned cabin is the best way to drop a car's fuel efficiency on a hot day. This is true of electric vehicles (EV) as much as it is for gas-guzzlers.

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Can Video Games Diagnose Cognitive Deficits?

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 10:00am
This blog is the third in a series of guest posts on technology and the brain to celebrate Scientific American Mind’s 10-year anniversary.

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Buzz Feed: The Science Of The Munchies

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 10:00am
For consumers of cannabis, passing the kouchie can often lead to the inability to pass up any munchies. A recent study conducted by a team of neuroscientists and led by Edgar Soria-Gómez and...

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How Much Nutrition Do You Absorb from Food?

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 9:30am
You could be absorbing anywhere from 10 to 90 percent of the nutrients in a given food. Find out which factors affect nutrient absorption

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Big Utilities Push into Booming Home Solar Market

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 9:20am
By Nichola Groom (Reuters) - For years, the utilities responsible for providing electricity to the nation have treated residential solar systems as a threat.

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Solar Home Owners Battle Their Electric Companies

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 9:00am
The growing popularity of rooftop solar power spurs a utility backlash

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`Shanklin croc' and the dawn of the tethysuchian radiation

Scientific American News Feed - October 22, 2014 - 8:34am
Hey, Darren, how's it going with that plan to discuss all the fossil crocodylomorph groups? Huh? Well, ha ha, it ain't going so well… goddam life getting in the way of my blogging.

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Hawaii Faces More Dangerous Tsunami Risk

Scientific American News Feed - October 21, 2014 - 10:34pm
An ocean debris pile, much further inland than expected, testifies to past giant waves from the north.

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U.S. Needs to Invest in Arctic Ships, Technology to Prepare for Climate Change

Scientific American News Feed - October 21, 2014 - 9:41pm
By Andrea Shalal and Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States needs billions of dollars of new equipment including ice-breaking ships, better satellite service and fiber-optic networks...

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U.S. Arctic Envoy Looks to 1970s New York for Inspiration

Scientific American News Feed - October 21, 2014 - 7:57pm
As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the rough and tumble New York City of the 1970s for...

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Does Your Average Scientist Need an Ethicist on Call?

Scientific American News Feed - October 21, 2014 - 7:30pm
Bioethicists are setting up consultancies for research — but some scientists question whether they are a necessity

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U.S. Midterm Elections Offer Little Hope for Science

Scientific American News Feed - October 21, 2014 - 7:04pm
November vote is unlikely to break a political stalemate that has squeezed research funding

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Brazil Protects Giant Swathe of Amazon Rainforest

Scientific American News Feed - October 21, 2014 - 5:53pm
The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the U.S.

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