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Life's Building-Block Chemicals Found on Comet by Lander

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 6:00pm
Instruments on the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander discovered nitrogen and amino acids, key ingredients for life, on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 4:01pm
A brain circuit has been found that allows us to forget fear and anxiety

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What Science Says about Kids and Tech

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 4:00pm
Are touch screens rotting the brains of our youth? New research is finding some answers

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Hacked Molecular Machine Could Pump Out Custom Chemicals

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 3:00pm
Bioengineers have successfully engineered the ribosome, paving the way for synthetic cells

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Missing: 1 Year's Worth of California Rain

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 12:30pm
During the current drought, the Golden State has missed an entire year's worth of rain

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Forests Suck Up Less Carbon after Drought

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 12:30pm
Tree growth lags below normal for several years following droughts, a detail about carbon sequestration that climate models currently overlook. Christopher Intagliata reports

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Giant Squeaker Frog Gets Ready for Cries of Joy

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 12:10pm
A new discovery indicates hope for one of Africa’s rarest amphibians

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Facing Poison Gas, 1915

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 12:00pm
Following the battle Ypres one idea to repel gas attacks was to use fans to blow the gas away—a dubious invention, but perhaps a reasonable idea in the days before gas masks (flannel pads over...

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Book Review: <i>Genius at Play</i>

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Young Scientist Makes Jet Engines Leaner and Cleaner with Plasma

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 11:58am
When Felipe Gomez was in high school, he became interested in how you could improve the safety and efficiency of jet engines. Today, Gomez is the sole inventor behind two patents for...

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Big Polluting Vehicles Roar Back with Low Gasoline Prices

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 11:50am
But increased fuel efficiency may yet restrain pollution in the U.S.

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How to Get to the Fourth Dimension

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 11:30am
A new book offers mathematical puzzles, such as fitting a coin through a hole that seems too small to accommodate it

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MIND Reviews Whispersync for Voice

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 11:00am
Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Looks "Promising": World Health Org

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 10:25am
The results suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa's epidemic, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Friday

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Eye-Tracking Goggles Look for Concussions

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Experimental technology aims to bring the doctor's office to the sidelines. Editor's Note: Models are used for illustrative purposes only; their presence is not meant to imply that they have...

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Graphene Kirigami

Scientific American News Feed - July 31, 2015 - 7:00am
Nature Video finds out how the Japanese art of paper-cutting can give 'supermaterial' graphene even more incredible properties. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on...

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Looking for Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Bacteria That Make Cheese Delicious

Scientific American News Feed - July 30, 2015 - 10:00pm
The rinds of aged cheeses are complex, multispecies microbial communities, an they're much easier to study than those found in an animal's gut or in soil

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YouTube's Rock Stars of Science Make a Splash at VidCon

Scientific American News Feed - July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
With hundreds of millions of video views, the new faces of science communication are lighting up the web and reaching more young people than Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson combined

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What Global Warming Means for 4 of Summer's Worst Pests

Scientific American News Feed - July 30, 2015 - 5:45pm
Mosquito season is getting longer among other buzz kills

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Drought May Stunt Forests' Ability to Grow for Years

Scientific American News Feed - July 30, 2015 - 5:30pm
Drought holding back forests ability to store carbon may prove a vicious cycle of climate change

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