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Magnetic Detection of Malaria Shows Promise

Scientific American News Feed - 6 hours 2 min ago
A quick method detects by-products of the parasite's growth in the blood and is more portable and less error-prone than conventional tests

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Fukushima Fallout: Resentment Grows in Nearby Japanese City

Scientific American News Feed - August 31, 2014 - 8:15pm
By Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski IWAKI Japan (Reuters) - Like many of her neighbours, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have...

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The Juneau Tour: Scientific American Alaska Cruise, Part 3

Scientific American News Feed - August 31, 2014 - 4:55pm
Scientific American Bright Horizons Cruise 22 arrives in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 31st, which allows us to post audio from a fascinating taxi trip through Juneau on August 28th.

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Cheaper Solar Cells with a New Salt

Scientific American News Feed - August 31, 2014 - 1:00pm
Cadmium chloride is dangerous—and expensive

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New Fissure Eruption at Iceland Volcano Prompts Highest Aviation Warning

Scientific American News Feed - August 31, 2014 - 7:29am
A new fissure eruption in an ice-free area of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system prompted authorities to raise their warning level for the risk of ash to aviation to the highest level of red on...

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Talking to Strangers Makes You Happy

Scientific American News Feed - August 30, 2014 - 8:00pm
People who had to strike up conversations on a subway later reported feeling happier than those who didn’t. Christie Nicholson reports.

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How Hot Was Summer 2014?

Scientific American News Feed - August 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Despite a noticeably cool month across much of the U.S., the answer may surprise you

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Ebola Drug Saves Infected Monkeys

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 5:40pm
ZMapp is the first treatment to completely protect animals after they show symptoms of disease

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Book Review: <em>The Marshmallow Test</em>

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 4:00pm
Books and recommendations from Scientific American

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How Asteroid 1950 DA Keeps It Together

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
The kilometer-size rubble pile appears to be held together by van der Waals forces. Karen Hopkin reports

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Controversy Erupts over Distance to Pleiades Star Cluster

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission

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Social Sciences Suffer from Severe Publication Bias

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
"Null" results rarely see the light of day, a survey finds

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Icelandic Volcano Erupts

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 12:28pm
Lava flows from Bárðarbunga after nearly two weeks of seismic unrest

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Are Personal Drones a Public Hazard? [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
DIY drone enthusiasts speak out about safety

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Why Orchestras Haven't Been Digitized

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 10:15am
A short history of the battle to keep musical scores live

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Ancient DNA Could Return Passenger Pigeons to the Sky

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 10:01am
Genetic engineering could restore the once profuse North American bird after a century or more of extinction

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Obesity Is Now So Normal That Parents Can't See It in Their Kids

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 10:00am
Gradual change is hard to detect—and made more complicated because the point of reference has changed

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The Serious Need for Play

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed

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Iceland Volcano Alert At Red After Small Eruption, No Ash Detected

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 7:39am
Iceland raised its alert warning level to maximum on Friday after what it called a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system but said there was no sign of ash that could affect air travel in...

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China To Offer Tax Breaks On Electric Cars, Mostly To Local Brands

Scientific American News Feed - August 29, 2014 - 7:30am
China announced on Friday additional policy support for electric car purchases, offering tax breaks predominantly for cars made by Chinese automakers. The list of tax breaks, posted on the Ministry...

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