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Signs of Water Ice Detected on Comet Surface

Scientific American News Feed - July 3, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Rosetta spacecraft, currently orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has spotted 120 bright, reflective spots on the surface of the comet, for which water ice is a plausible explanation

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California's 50,000 Pot Farms Are Sucking Rivers Dry

Scientific American News Feed - July 3, 2015 - 12:30pm
Each plant takes five gallons of water a day from legal and illegal water diversions

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Apple's First 5 Health ResearchKit Apps in Brief

Scientific American News Feed - July 3, 2015 - 12:30pm
Now you can join a medical study—or five—without setting foot in a hospital. Here are the apps for that

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Exercise Gets the Brain in Shape

Scientific American News Feed - July 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Keeping fit is just as important for your mind as your body

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Book Review: <i>Persona</i>

Scientific American News Feed - July 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Books and recommendations from Scientific American

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Liberia Investigates Animal Link after Ebola Re-Emerges

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 5:01pm
Liberia confirmed a third Ebola case on Thursday, nearly two months after it was declared Ebola free

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Alaska's Land-Locked Glaciers Contribute to Sea Level Rise

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 3:22pm
The researchers say the surface melting isn’t going to decrease any time soon. Click here for a transcript of this video.

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The Magnifying Effect of a Water Drop

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 2:00pm
An optical science activity from Science Buddies

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Wisconsin Gov. Signs Bill Banning Plastic Microbeads

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bill into law that bans the manufacturing and sale of personal care products containing tiny plastic beads that are known to pollute waterways

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FEMA Does Not Know if 750,000 Homes Are Flood-Prone

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 1:00pm
The U.S. flood insurance program has inaccurate elevation data about many high-risk homes that enjoy discounted premiums

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Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarctica

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
Scientists find translucent fish in a wedge of water hidden under 740 meters of ice, 850 kilometers from sunlight

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Why Do Cops Kill?

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 11:30am


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World of Hidden Life Teems below Our Feet

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 11:30am
Researchers have begun to catalogue how soil microbes are changing the world

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Drying Soils in Alaska Could Add to Wildlfire Concerns

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 10:30am
As enormous peat bogs dry they are more prone to burn, releasing lots of carbon

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Exoskeleton Technology Could Redefine Disability

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 10:00am
One woman’s story illustrates how hope, perseverance and innovative engineering can help people with limited mobility get back on their feet

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Improved Solar Storm Tracking Lengthens Prep Time for Tech Disruption

Scientific American News Feed - July 2, 2015 - 10:00am
We currently have a maximum of about 60 minutes to prepare for tech disruptions on Earth due to coronal mass ejections from the sun, but an improved forecasting system could lengthen that lead time...

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Water Use Rises as Fracking Expands

Scientific American News Feed - July 1, 2015 - 5:30pm
And certain wells use far more water than others, a possible threat in dry regions

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Is It Time to Rethink Life-without-Parole Sentencing?

Scientific American News Feed - July 1, 2015 - 4:45pm
If violent criminal tendencies peak during the teen years and seldom extend to midlife, should we still lock people up and throw away the key?

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California Bill Limits School Vaccine Exemptions

Scientific American News Feed - July 1, 2015 - 4:20pm
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Tuesday to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children for communicable diseases

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Sex Divide Seen in Mechanism That Produces Persistent Pain

Scientific American News Feed - July 1, 2015 - 1:30pm
Male and female mice are found to regulate pain sensitivity differently, a result which could explain why some drug experiments have failed

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