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MRSA Spreads in Households

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 6:20pm
Drug-resistant bacteria have found refuge in residences in parts of New York City

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The Life Cycle of Your Reusable Trash

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 5:00pm
Check out this Earth Day video featuring LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Cofounder and Curator-in-Chief of the award-winning Reading Rainbow app...

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How Can Galaxies Move Faster Than the Speed of Light? [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
Charles Liu, astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, answers questions submitted to our YouTube Space Lab Channel

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Pine Beetle Outbreaks Increase Groundwater Supply in Rockies

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 4:05pm
The mountain pine beetle overall devastates ecosystems, affecting about 3.4 million acres of forest in Colorado since the outbreak started in 1996

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Long time coming: African-American Civil Rights Organizations embrace Environmentalism

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 3:41pm
When I started blogging 8 years ago, the blogosphere like a lonely place. I hadn’t yet met another Black Science blogger (and I wouldn’t come across another one for 2.5 years), so when I...

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Oldest Footprints Outside Africa

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 3:30pm
English mud captures an ancestral stroll

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Millions of China's Farmers Now Buy Climate-Change Insurance

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 3:02pm
Policymakers have persuaded farmers in China to buy insurance against losses in agriculture, which is at risk mainly due to climate change

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Happy, Hot Earth Day! [Interactive]

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 2:14pm
Almost no one had heard of global warming when the U.S. commemorated its first Earth Day 44 years ago. Now most Americans know about anthropogenic climate change--whether or not they accept the...

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Zooniverse Condor Watch

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 12:54pm
Help researchers better understand the social dynamic of condors by identifying them in photos taken all across California

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Nepal Government Meets Sherpas' Demands after Deadly Avalanche

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 12:31pm


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Does the Octopus Really “Fart” Ink? [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 12:28pm
It’s true that the octopus is super weird. These animals have blue blood and three hearts. And as online personality and humorist Ze Frank points out in his latest video creation, it seems that...

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Giant Tusked Insect Saved from Extinction

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
The Mercury Islands tusked weta (Motuweta isolate) isn’t exactly a thing of beauty. These massive New Zealand insects can reach more than seven centimeters in length, including the impressive...

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Help ID Moon Craters from Your Couch

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 11:27am
Citizen scientists have helped professional astronomers locate more than 500 million lunar craters by using an app called MoonMappers. Karen Hopkin reports   

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Why Wall Street Needs Remedial Biology

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 11:25am
There's been a lot of chatter this month about high frequency trading, due in large part to the release of Michael Lewis's latest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.

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The Splendid and Remarkable Anatomy of Hornbills

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 10:30am
Hornbills are among the most charismatic, fascinating and awesome of birds, yet surprisingly little is known about them, dedicated studies are few, and they are incredibly elusive and hard to study.

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Food Security and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 10:00am
The relationship between HIV/AIDS and food security is incredibly complex. For this guest post, I invited two experts on this issue to share their knowledge, insight, and experience.

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Volcanoes That Act as Air-Conditioning for a Warming World

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 10:00am
Many small eruptions over the past decade or so have helped restrain climate change

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An Ingredient of Pot May Help People with Epilepsy

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 9:30am
A new marijuana-derived drug may treat epileptic children, without the high

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Language Moves Your Inner Dancer

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 9:00am
There are deep, surprising connections between words and the brain’s sense of motion through space

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As Drug War Rages, Tweets Reveal Mexicans’ Emotional Numbness

Scientific American News Feed - April 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Tweets from citizens on the front lines of the country’s conflicts with drug cartels indicate desensitization to the growing violence

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