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Astronauts Breeze through Spacewalk to Rig Station for U.S. Space Taxis

Scientific American News Feed - March 1, 2015 - 5:20pm
The purpose of the outings was to prepare berthing slips for spaceships being developed by Boeing and SpaceX

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Saturn: A History [Slide Show]

Scientific American News Feed - March 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Our understanding of this planet has evolved in step with scientific progress

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NASA’s Messenger Mission to Mercury Nears End

Scientific American News Feed - March 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
After four years, what have we learned about the innermost planet?

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Fewer People are Calling Poison Control Centers

Scientific American News Feed - February 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
The latest report reveals that people may be turning to the Internet for guidance

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Air Force Space Command General on Keeping Space Collision-Free

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 9:08pm
Gen. John Hyten, Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, talks about the task of tracking all the materials in orbit and keeping them from crashing into each other. Steve Mirsky and Larry...

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<i>Scientific American</i> and <i>Nature</i> Editors Remember Leonard Nimoy

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 8:46pm
Nimoy inspired many members of the Scientific American community, some of whom offer remembrances here

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The Disease That Killed "Spock": Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 8:38pm
The lung ailment is a leading killer in the U.S.

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Why Julianne Moore and Taylor Swift See That Dress Differently

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 7:18pm
I don't think that the reason people see the dress differently from each other is an interesting brain process. Rather, it is a mundane differences in how people have viewed the image on their...

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The Shifting Politics of NASA's Astronaut Program

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 6:33pm
Ever since President George W. Bush's decision to retire the space shuttles in the aftermath 2003's Columbia disaster, NASA's human spaceflight program has been adrift.

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Alien Life Prefers Circles

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Solar systems with many planets are more likely to feature the circular orbits that could foster intelligent life

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<i>Star Trek</i>'s Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 5:45pm
Nimoy, the original Spock, got involved in real space science with NASA

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Book Review: <i>Rust: The Longest War</i>

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Books and recommendations from Scientific American

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"Big Brain" Gene Allowed for Evolutionary Expansion of Our Neocortex

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 3:35pm
The newly identified gene is found in modern-day humans, Neandertals and Denisovans, but not in chimps

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Rain Revealed in Unprecedented Detail by Satellites

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 1:00pm
A constellation of new satellites are showing details of precipitation across the planet like never before

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Battery Fires Pose New Risks to Firefighters

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 12:33pm
Electricity storage booms as regulators race to develop safety standards

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On Our Book Shelf: Editors' Picks

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 12:00pm


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Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Tests Inch Forward, but Treatments Are Still Lacking

Scientific American News Feed - February 27, 2015 - 10:30am
Researchers are trying to develop ways to more quickly and accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s, which might lead to better treatments and understanding in the future

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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension (Book Review)

Scientific American News Feed - February 26, 2015 - 9:00pm
Sometimes you want to learn a “new” multiplication algorithm from a general interest math book, sometimes you want to learn why voting systems are doomed to imperfection, and...

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Britain Imported Wheat 2,000 Years before Growing It

Scientific American News Feed - February 26, 2015 - 8:25pm
Sediments at a Britsh archaeological site include wheat remains dating back 8,000 years, meaning that Britons were bringing in European wheat two millennia before they grew it. Cynthia Graber...

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