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Book Review: Birth of a Theorem

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
Books and recommendations from Scientific American

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Book Review: <i>The Nurture Effect</i>

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 3:00pm
Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND

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Shipwreck Champagne Reveals Old Wine Secrets

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 2:37pm
Analysis of 168 bottles of bubbly that sat at the sea bottom for 170 years shows how the old-timers tweaked their champagne taste. Cynthia Graber reports  

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What to Wear to Swim in America's Most Polluted Waters [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 2:31pm
A swim with sewage aims to call attention to cleaning the Gowanus Canal, and other polluted waters in the U.S.

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To Cut Methane from Cows, Put a Price on Carbon

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 1:30pm
California's cap-and-trade system spurs farmers to install biogas digesters

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Adaptive Headlights Could Help Drivers Avoid Hitting Bambi [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
Robotics researchers are building a headlight that quickly adjusts to changing conditions, allowing drivers to see through rain and snow, follow GPS directions and dodge roadway obstacles

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China's Great Green Wall Helps Pull CO2 Out of Atmosphere

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 11:30am
China contributed the most to a global increase in carbon stored in trees and other plants

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Hubble's Repairman Reflects on the Telescope's Legacy

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 11:12am
Twenty-five years ago, on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope soared into orbit. Since then, its great discoveries have been legion, and the story of how it became the most successful and...

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Thinking about Death Can Make Life Better

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 11:00am
Contemplating our mortality can ease our angst and make our lives more meaningful

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Modest but Momentous: Hubble’s Brilliant, Unsung Images [Slide Show]

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 10:30am
NASA’s iconic space telescope has delivered gorgeous astronomical pictures for a quarter century, but some of its keystone discoveries come from far more humble images. Here are Scientific...

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Agony and Ecstasy: Hubble's Top Moments and Near-Death Episodes

Scientific American News Feed - April 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Scientists and astronauts recall the telescope’s finest hours as well as threats to its 25-year existence  

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Culture Bites: The Changing Nature of the Food Truck Industry

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 11:01pm
What do you normally have for lunch? Leftovers? A sandwich? Do you bring it from home or do you buy it from a local eatery? In New York City, a sandwich from a deli (with a pickle and a bag of chips)...

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Should Humpback Whales Be Removed from the Endangered Species List?

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 4:52pm
Have decades of protection allowed the endangered humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) to recover? That's the question asked this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Foodies Embrace 3-D–Printed Cuisine

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
Printers now can unleash creative cookery, with such technology set to become available to consumers later this year

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Scientists Turn to Drones for Closer Look at Arctic Sea Ice

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 3:30pm
The new technologies allow new measurements of this changing environment

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It’s Time to Go to Europa

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 3:00pm
A mission to Jupiter's icy moon is our best shot at finding extraterrestrial life in our solar system

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What Are You Doing? I’m Saving Earth [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 2:30pm
One little boy exemplifies the good-works nature of Earth Day

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Controversial Gene-Editing Approach Gains Ground

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 2:00pm
“Snipping out” damaged mitochondrial DNA in mice and human cells is a step toward preventing serious inherited diseases

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Program with Paper: A-Maze Your Friends with a Hand-Written Computer Program

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 1:00pm
Learn more about how computer programs work by writing one yourself—to solve a maze of your own creation!

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How to Misinterpret Climate Change Research

Scientific American News Feed - April 23, 2015 - 11:30am
Research into the cooling impact of aerosols sends climate contrarians into a tailspin

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