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Investigators Hope Cockpit Voice Tape Will Unravel Airbus Crash Riddle

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 7:10pm
Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps, killing everyone onboard, and they expect a preliminary...

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Smartphone Use Appears to Change How Brains and Thumbs Interact

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 2:30pm
Tapping a handheld device for emails and texts may lead to alterations in neurological activity

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What Are Black Hole Firewalls? [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 1:59pm


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Widely Used Herbicide Linked to Cancer

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 1:00pm
The World Health Organization's research arm declares glyphosate a probable carcinogen. What's the evidence?

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Fact or Fiction?: Dark Matter Killed the Dinosaurs

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 1:00pm
A new out-of-this-world theory links mass extinctions with exotic astrophysics and galactic architecture

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Chemists in Demand as Marijuana Industry Shows High Growth

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 12:30pm
Legalization means jobs for scientists to analyze products for purity and safety

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Tandem Solar Cell May Boost Electricity from Sunlight

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 11:45am
Pairing silicon with perovskites improves performance but challenges remain

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How to Be a Better Spouse

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 11:00am
Being nice, paying attention and praising a partner’s strengths all pay off in a long-term relationship

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Enceladus Might Be Methane Hotspot

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 11:00am
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spotted a surprising amount of methane erupting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus, suggesting it harbors more methane than we thought. Clara Moskowitz reports

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Why Women Live Longer than Men

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 11:00am
Stress alone does not explain the longevity gap

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Can Turmeric Prevent or Cure Disease?

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 11:00am
Is turmeric as wonderful as it seems? Everyday Einstein looks at the science behind turmeric's active ingredient: curcumin

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Search Teams Probe Wreckage of Jet in French Alps

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 10:00am
French investigators on Wednesday searched for the reason why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board including 16 teenagers returning from a school trip to...

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Bark Beetles May Not Add to U.S. West's Wildfire Woes

Scientific American News Feed - March 25, 2015 - 8:55am
Forests in Western U.S. states that have been ravaged by mountain pine beetles are no more likely to be consumed by wildfires than forests unaffected by the insects, a new study by scientists in...

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30 Heat-Tolerant Beans Identified, Poised to Endure Warming World

Scientific American News Feed - March 24, 2015 - 10:01pm
New strains of beans that beat the heat could do more than protect food security; they could even expand into new territories

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The Most Memorable Moments of the Ebola Response [VIDEO]

Scientific American News Feed - March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
WHO official says scenes from the epidemic will stay with him for years to come

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Black Box Found for German Airbus Crash in French Alps with 150 Dead

Scientific American News Feed - March 24, 2015 - 6:10pm
An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren.

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Why the CDC Was Blasted over Lab Safety Violations

Scientific American News Feed - March 24, 2015 - 3:30pm
An interview with members of the committee that concluded the U.S. health agency is “on the way to losing credibility”

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What Are Black Hole Firewalls? [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - March 24, 2015 - 12:42pm
Black holes break theories. These sites of extremely large masses in extremely small spaces invoke both of the behemoths of modern physics—general relativity (which rules over large masses) and...

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Atlantic Circulation Weakens Compared to Last Thousand Years

Scientific American News Feed - March 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
An ocean current that carries warm water north is weakening as Greenland melts

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World's Forests Have Fragmented into Tiny Patches

Scientific American News Feed - March 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
Smaller, isolated chunks of forests can't sustain as much wildlife as one big connected region

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