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Tiny Stomachs Grown in the Lab

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 6:18pm
The artificial human guts could be used to study diseases and test drug treatments

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Many Mysteries Still Surround Ebola

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 5:38pm
The virus that causes Ebola is well understood but puzzling issues remain on topics such as the disease's lethality and whether the virus can be stopped

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Mammals Might Have Slept Through Dino Destroyer

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 3:40pm
The ability to engage in extended hibernation might be what saved ancestral mammals from extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period. Karen Hopkin reports

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Protest Sparked as Louisiana Seeks to Ban Doctors Returned from West Africa

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
The response to Ebola could be undermined as Louisiana officials ask that doctors and researchers recently returned from three west African nations not attend the American Society of Tropical...

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An Ill Wind Blows in Antarctica, Threatens Global Flooding

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 1:45pm
Fiercer winds from the Southern Ocean means a faster meltdown of ice

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Spooky Science: The Sounds of Halloween

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 1:00pm
An eerie musical exercise from Science Buddies 

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Birth Control Could Help the Environment, but Not Quickly

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 1:00pm
Family planning could help reduce the pressure human population puts on the planet, but not for decades

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Can You Escape Zombies If You Smell Like Death?

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 1:00pm
A chemist explains why a "death cologne" could protect you if the ravenous undead attack this Halloween.

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Maine Nurse Defies State Ebola Quarantine, Leaves Home

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 12:15pm
A nurse in Maine has vowed not to be bullied by politicians and is threatening to sue the state over an Ebola quarantine she calls unscientifically sound

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Mental Leaps Cued by Memory’s Ripples

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 11:30am
The same mental processes that organize memories may also coordinate how we make decisions

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Ebola Exacerbates West Africa’s Poverty Crisis

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 11:00am
The virus spreading in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has led to food shortages and neglect of other devastating tropical illnesses

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Anarchic Autism Genetics Gain a Touch of Clarity

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 10:42am
Two new studies demonstrate the promise and pitfalls of the industrial-scale gene-processing technologies that define the meaning of the much-ballyhooed Big Data.

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We Can Now Send Thoughts Directly between Brains

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 10:30am
The dawn of human brain-to-brain communication has arrived

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Small Wonders: 20 Winning Images Depict Life under the Microscope [Slide Show]

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 10:05am
Nikon’s Small World photo competition celebrates its 40th anniversary

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The Science of Death and Zombies

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Forget about eating braaains—there's no coming back from the dead. But it's possible for minds to be taken over

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The Science of Death and Zombies

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Forget about eating braaains—there's no coming back from the dead. But it's possible for minds to be taken over

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India's Universal Healthcare Rollout to Cost $26B: Official

Scientific American News Feed - October 30, 2014 - 7:43am
India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's population could cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years

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Hurricane Sandy Spawns Storm of Climate Research

Scientific American News Feed - October 29, 2014 - 4:53pm
Two years later scientists are still learning from the superstorm that struck New York and New Jersey

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Methane Emissions May Swell from behind Dams

Scientific American News Feed - October 29, 2014 - 1:20pm
Hydropower, which is increasing worldwide, may prove a huge source of the potent greenhouse gas

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Does the Universe Violate the Laws of Thermodynamics?

Scientific American News Feed - October 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
Total energy must be conserved. Every student of physics learns this fundamental law. The trouble is, it does not apply to the universe as a whole

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