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How to Turn Around Troubled Teens

Scientific American News Feed - May 23, 2015 - 12:30pm
Research reveals that get-tough tactics may worsen rates of juvenile delinquency

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On the Horizon: A Magnetic Zap that Strengthens Memory

Scientific American News Feed - May 23, 2015 - 11:00am
Magnetic stimulation may help stave off age-related cognitive decline

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Baby Bats Babble through Childhood Like We Do

Scientific American News Feed - May 23, 2015 - 10:00am
Fruit bats stand in for vocal-learning mammals in isolation tests to test language development

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Why Honest People Do Dishonest Things

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 9:00pm
A failure to anticipate an ethical decision makes men and women more likely to lie or cheat.

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Intuition May Reveal Where Expertise Resides in the Brain

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 3:00pm
Our ability to provide rapid, accurate answers engages a small area in the brain’s basal ganglia, a hub for learning and automatic behaviors

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Scientific American Presents a Beetle Curator

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 2:30pm
Max Barclay curates insects at London's Museum of Natural History. He discovered the only known beetles collected by the famed 19th century explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, in a dusty old...

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Book Review:<i>Black Hole</i>

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 1:00pm
Books and recommendations from Scientific American

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Top 10 Most Fascinating New Species Unveiled

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 1:00pm
To commemorate Carl Linnaeus’s Birthday, an international committee of taxonomists has released its annual roundup of the most noteworthy newly discovered species

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Locals Versus Corporate Carbon Offsets in British Columbia

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 12:30pm
Tree plantations draw the wrath of farmers and ranchers who see the practice driving up land prices

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&ldquo;Young Blood&rdquo; Anti-Aging Mechanism Called into Question

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 12:30pm
A protein in the blood of young mice that seemed to rejuvenate older animals may do the opposite

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American Heavy Metal: "Dreadnought" Battleships, 1915

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 12:00pm


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Snow Fleas Pack a Chemical Weapon

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 11:30am
The cold-weather loving insect produces a never-before-seen chlorinated natural product to deter predators

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Can't Touch This--New Encryption Scheme Targets Transaction Tampering

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 11:00am
An Estonia-based cybersecurity firm adopts a “blockchain” public ledger system to verify online transfers of sensitive information

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What a Body Built to Last 100 Years Would Look Like

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 11:00am
We would look a lot different if evolution had designed the human body to work well for a century or more

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Fact or Fiction?: A "Base Tan" Can Protect against Sunburn

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 10:30am
Studies of sunshine-denied human buttocks help settle the matter

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How to Stop Dengue [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 10:00am
Infecting mosquitoes with a common bacterium might be the best tool available for fighting “breakbone fever”

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Giant Black Holes May Be on a Collision Course

Scientific American News Feed - May 22, 2015 - 10:00am
Astronomers have found what may be two supermassive black holes in a quasar due to become one in roughly 21 years

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Dolphin Deaths Linked to 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Scientific American News Feed - May 21, 2015 - 9:28pm
Unusual adrenal and lung conditions seen in dead dolphins in the months after the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill point to the oil as the cause. Steve Mirsky reports

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Congress Seeks to Quash Patent Trolls

Scientific American News Feed - May 21, 2015 - 4:30pm
Legislation revised from last year would spare universities from being penalized in the same way as unscrupulous companies

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