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Telescope Apps Help Amateurs Hunt for Exoplanets

Scientific American News Feed - April 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
The "Automated Planet Finder" could make astronomers of us all

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Broadcast TV Streamer Aereo Fights For Legal Life

Scientific American News Feed - April 18, 2014 - 2:28pm
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Aereo can keep streaming live broadcast TV to mobile gadgets and other devices. Larry Greenemeier reports.  

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Morning Light Exposure Tied To Lower Weight

Scientific American News Feed - April 18, 2014 - 1:32pm
Exposure to bright light in the morning appears linked to reduced appetite and lower body weight, regardless of sleep patterns. Sophie Bushwick reports.  

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How Social Media Exposes Us to Predators and Other Online Bottom-Feeders [Excerpt]

Scientific American News Feed - April 18, 2014 - 1:30pm
Digital photo data, cookies and peer-to-peer networks tell more about us than we think

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Climbing Mount Everest: Base Camp Bound, After a Glacial Detour

Scientific American News Feed - April 18, 2014 - 12:35pm
Editor's Note: Ulyana Horodyskyj and her team of scientists and Sherpas were scheduled to reach Mt. Everest base camp this morning, just when a massive avalanche occurred above the camp, killing 12...

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Japan Will Conduct Pacific Whale Hunt in Wake of Court Ruling

Scientific American News Feed - April 18, 2014 - 9:56am


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Uniter of Sperm and Egg Is Found

Scientific American News Feed - April 18, 2014 - 9:00am
A newly discovered protein is found to play a crucial role in conception

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4 Years after BP's Gulf Oil Spill, Compensation Battle Rages

Scientific American News Feed - April 18, 2014 - 8:07am


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Twin Earth May Be Better Than Earth for Life

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 11:50pm
Pseudo-Earths are out there. That's the message of today's exciting announcement that a planet about the same size as Earth lives in its star's habitable zone--the temperate region around a star...

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First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life Found

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 7:12pm
NASA's Kepler space telescope has identified a planet that is both similar in size to Earth and within the habitable zone of its sun

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Female Insect Uses Spiky Penis to Take Charge

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
A cave insect's marathon sex sessions extract nourishment along with sperm from a reluctant male

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Match-Fixing Took Place in Ancient Greek Wrestling

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 6:02pm
A contract from A.D. 267, the first of its kind ever found, details an agreement between the backers of two teen wrestlers in the finals of an important regional competition

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To Hades and Back: Exploring the Deepest Part of the Ocean

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 4:38pm
Humans have been to every corner of the planet and built either an Internet café or a Starbucks in almost every city. You can find plastic in the middle of the ocean and Mt.

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Soot and Smog Put China's Babies at Risk

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
China’s smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country’s dirty air is hurting its infants

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Wacky Winter Weather of 2014 Caused by 4,000-Year-Old Jet Stream

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 2:10pm
Cold back East and warmth out West is a jet stream pattern that has been in place for 4,000 years, according to new research

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Alligator Snapping Turtles, the Dinosaurs of the Turtle World, Are Actually 3 at-Risk Species

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 2:04pm
Alligator snapping turtles look pretty intimidating. These massive, prehistoric-looking reptiles can reach more than 66 centimeters in length and weigh more than 100 kilograms.

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Rebuilding Memories Makes Them Stick

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 1:30pm
Even after his death, the famous amnesic H. M. is revolutionizing our understanding of how memory works and how we maintain it as we age

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The Science of Memory

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 1:10pm
Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the May/June 2014 issue of Scientific American MIND

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Structural Science: How Strong are Eggshells?

Scientific American News Feed - April 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
An egg–cellent engineering exercise from Science Buddies

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