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Better Road Signs Could Save Bicycle Riders

Scientific American News Feed - September 4, 2015 - 4:25pm
Signs that say "Share the Road" with bicycles may have far less influence over motor vehicle driver behavior than would signs saying "Bicycles May Use Full Lane."  

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Why Dogs Fit into Families So Well

Scientific American News Feed - September 4, 2015 - 1:00pm
Behavioral scientists explore the reasons

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Massive Wildfires in U.S. Northwest Destroyed Habitats, Threaten Wildlife

Scientific American News Feed - September 4, 2015 - 12:08pm
A heavy toll may be exacted on elk, moose and other wildlife whose habitat has been destroyed by wildfires that have charred hundreds of thousands of acres (hectares) of forests and grasslands 

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Aircraft Design Ahead of its Time, 1915

Scientific American News Feed - September 4, 2015 - 12:00pm


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Book Review: <i>Einstein: His Space and Times</i>

Scientific American News Feed - September 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Recommendations from Scientific American

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Chemical Plant Disasters Prompt Factory Relocations

Scientific American News Feed - September 4, 2015 - 11:30am
As another chemical plant in China explodes, authorities in Beijing ponder plans to move about 1,000 facilities away from population centers

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How Do We Fix the Liberal Slant in Social Psychology?

Scientific American News Feed - September 4, 2015 - 11:00am
Not by adding more conservative voices, but by subtracting out bias

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California Officials Unveil Plans for Wildlife Bridge over Highway

Scientific American News Feed - September 4, 2015 - 10:47am
The grassy bridge over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, just west of LA, would provide a safe and natural passage for mountain lions and other animals migrating between wilderness areas

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Self-Healing Spaceship Shielding Could Keep Astronauts Safer

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 10:35pm
A new lightweight material that heals itself when punctured could help spacecraft survive run-ins with debris. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Confirmed: Wing Part Is From Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 8:02pm
The large piece of wing could offer up clues for authorities hoping to locate the rest of the airplane and determine what happened to the ill-fated aircraft

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Cold or Warm, Can We Really Tell?

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 1:05pm
A desensitized science project from Science Buddies

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Can We Trust Crime Forensics?

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 1:00pm
How trustworthy are DNA and other crime scene tests?

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Asian Vultures Get Good News Ahead of International Vulture Day

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
Millions of vultures have died over the past 20 years, victims of a painkiller drug gone wrong

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Pharma Watch: Raising Awareness or Drumming Up Sales?

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
Restless legs? Binge eating? Behind many disease-awareness campaigns are drug company dollars

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Archimedes, 3 Trillion Trees and Life in the Universe

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 11:00am
A new estimate of Earth's total tree population shows previous estimates were seven times too low, and there are implications for efforts to understand the nature of life here and elsewhere in the...

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Lost in Thought--How Important to Physics Were Einstein's Imaginings?

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 11:00am
Einstein's thought experiments left a long and somewhat mixed legacy of their own

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Racial Gap in Kidney Transplants Combated by Policy Changes

Scientific American News Feed - September 3, 2015 - 10:30am
Blacks and whites on the transplant list are finally getting the organs at equal rates, although fewer blacks may make it onto the lists to begin with

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The Errors of Albert

Scientific American News Feed - September 2, 2015 - 7:44pm
Physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, talks about his article "What Einstein Got Wrong," in Scientific American’s...

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Earth Has 3 Trillion Trees Per New Count [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - September 2, 2015 - 5:45pm
A new approach combined ground-based surveys with satellite imaging and yielded a higher density than anticipated

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Dark Matter Experiment on Space Station Hits a Glitch

Scientific American News Feed - September 2, 2015 - 4:30pm
An Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer cooling-pump failure raises questions about the instrument's longevity

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