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People Power Takes Aim At Climate Change

Scientific American News Feed - September 20, 2014 - 3:33pm
Participlants in the People's Climate March in New York City September 21st hope to persuade world leaders at the UN Climate Summit that follows. David Biello reports.  

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Big Bang Gravitational Waves: True or Not? [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - September 20, 2014 - 1:15pm
New results this fall should clarify whether the BICEP2 experiment has really found primordial gravitational waves

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Tropical Storm Leaves 200,000 Displaced in Philippines, Heads for Taiwan

Scientific American News Feed - September 20, 2014 - 12:13pm
Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to...

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Can Marijuana Cause Psychosis?

Scientific American News Feed - September 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Cannabis might trigger psychosis in vulnerable individuals, but conflicting evidence leaves many open questions

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Science Shows Up in Force at People's Climate March

Scientific American News Feed - September 20, 2014 - 10:00am
Scientists who do not typically take a policy position make an exception for climate change

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Jetpack Keeps You Grounded But Faster

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 11:00pm
Mini-jet-backpack for runners could help military personnel and others get home faster. Larry Greenemeier reports.

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<em>MIND</em> Reviews: <em>How We Learn</em>

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND

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Dino Devastator Also Ravaged Veggies

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 3:47pm
After the Chicxulub meteorite, more than half the plant species in temperate North America perished along with the dinosaurs, and the composition of post-impact vegetation changed markedly....

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Used Batteries Might Help California Store Renewable Energy

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 3:40pm
A new report argues that batteries from old electric cars could help the Golden State store electricity from sunshine and wind

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World Should Prepare for 11 BIllion or More People

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 3:15pm
Contrary to previous estimates, the number of people on the planet now seems unlikely to stabilize this century

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Hacked Photosynthesis Could Boost Crop Yields

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 1:54pm
An algal enzyme is found to speed up the rate at which plants make food

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World Population Unlikely to Stop Growing This Century

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 12:40pm
A baby boom in Africa is set to push global population as high as 12 billion by 2100, a study finds

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Electrical Circuits Encode Your Reality

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 11:00am


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Hubble Telescope Time Preferentially Goes to Men

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 10:00am
An internal study finds that female-led proposals to use the in-demand device are less likely to be selected

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Engines of Innovation

Scientific American News Feed - September 19, 2014 - 9:00am
Most of humanity now lives in a metropolis. That simple fact helps to fuel our continued success as a species

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White House Unveils Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Scientific American News Feed - September 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
A new science advisory panel assessment sparks executive actions to tamp down the threat of a future without lifesaving drugs

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Water Scarce for Thousands in Mexico's Los Cabos as New Storm Looms

Scientific American News Feed - September 18, 2014 - 6:18pm
A new hurricane threatened to buffet the Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos on Thursday, with water in short supply and looted stores sitting empty

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Florida Scientists Urge State Leaders to Join Climate Summit

Scientific American News Feed - September 18, 2014 - 5:36pm
A group of 42 scientists submitted a joint letter urging Governor Rick Scott and other state leaders to participate in a summit this fall to seek solutions for climate change

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Diversity in Science: Why It Is Essential for Excellence

Scientific American News Feed - September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
Science and technology are society's main engines of prosperity. Who gets to drive them?

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Speedy Lizard Outraces Global Warming

Scientific American News Feed - September 18, 2014 - 1:40pm
A Bahamanian lizard has shown the ability to adapt to higher temperatures

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