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What Was the Most Disappointing New Technology of 2014?

Scientific American News Feed - December 21, 2014 - 1:05pm
Tell us what big tech announcement or new gadget made you roll your eyes

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Inclusion Illusion Lessens Racial Bias

Scientific American News Feed - December 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Implicit bias against another race lessened after volunteers experienced themselves via virtual reality as a member of that race. Karen Hopkin reports.  

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Future Smartphone Could Fall Smartly Too

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 10:28pm
Apple got a patent for a system to adjust your falling device in flight to minimize the damage upon landing. Larry Greenemeier reports.  

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Obama Says Keystone Pipeline Will Have Little Impact on U.S. Gas Prices

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 8:01pm
The President's comments come as Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said his party's first act in the new Senate would be to pass a bill fast-tracking approval of the $8 billion project

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Coal Ash Is Not Hazardous Waste under U.S. Agency Rules

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 7:10pm
The new label means that states, not the EPA, will be the primary enforcer of rules regarding coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production containing toxic materials such as arsenic and lead

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Bio Bigwigs Go after Drugs for Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s and ALS

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 3:44pm
Lists of the biggest challenges in brain science often start—or end—with consciousness. “End” because consciousness is considered so overwhelming a hack that it merits coming...

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Penicillins Reveal Additional Antibacterial Power

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 2:43pm
Penicillin and its relatives have been in wide use since the 1940s, but researchers have only now discovered another way that it thwarts bacteria. Karen Hopkin reports  

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Could Extinct Clouded Leopards Be Reintroduced in Taiwan?

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 2:02pm
Two years ago, after an intense 13-year quest, scientists concluded that the Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyura) had gone extinct in Taiwan.

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Ramming a Submarine, 1914

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: December 19, 1914 Scientific American in 1914 sometimes used large, single-theme images for the issue cover.

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Pro Hockey Shoots for Zero Global Warming Pollution

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 12:54pm
Could low carbon become a goal for all major professional sports?

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Readers Respond to "Still Evolving (After All These Years)"

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
Letters to the editor from the September 2014 issue of Scientific American

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Monkey See, Monkey Speak

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 11:30am
Scientists use language and logic to translate monkey sounds into English and develop linguistic rules for primate dialects.

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First Maps from Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Show Global CO2 Levels

Scientific American News Feed - December 19, 2014 - 11:30am
Engineers overcame a design flaw in an instrument on NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 to acquire the new high-quality data

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Male Praying Mantids Have a Strategy For Not Being Eaten by Their Mates

Scientific American News Feed - December 18, 2014 - 9:34pm
We usually think about male and female mates getting along pretty well (that's `mate' in the biological sense, not your friendly British/ Australian friend).

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The Dark Corners of Our DNA Hold Clues about Disease

Scientific American News Feed - December 18, 2014 - 8:30pm
A “deep-learning” algorithm shines a light on mutations in once obscure areas of the genome

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Will Cuba Now Embrace U.S. Technology?

Scientific American News Feed - December 18, 2014 - 6:30pm
The president is offering Cuba something the Castro government never asked for: access to U.S.-backed telecommunications services and gadgets

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Ebola Survivors Fight Prejudice

Scientific American News Feed - December 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
Organizations seek to help patients reintegrate into society after recovering

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How to Prevent the End of Economic Growth

Scientific American News Feed - December 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
How the digital economy could lead to secular stagnation

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You Can Conquer Burnout

Scientific American News Feed - December 18, 2014 - 3:45pm
Job satisfaction is a surprisingly fragile state. Here's how to protect yourself against the top contributors to burnout

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Living a Purposeful Life

Scientific American News Feed - December 18, 2014 - 3:35pm
Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the January/February 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND

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