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Millions Risk Alcohol-Medication Interactions

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 11:50pm
Some 42 percent of American adults who drink have been prescribed a drug that may interact negatively with alcohol. Dina Fine Maron reports.

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Can Science Solve the Mystery of “Deflategate”? [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 8:15pm
Even with the physics sorted out, questions remain

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New Skull Could Be from Human Group that Interbred with Neandertals

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
The discovery shows, for the first time, that Homo sapiens was living in the Near East at the same time as Neandertals

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The U.S. Is a Country Divided by Seasons and Warming

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 6:30pm
Different states face different changes under global warming

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Shopping Habits Reveal Personal Details in "Anonymized" Data

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 6:14pm
Details about where and when you use your credit card could help reveal your identity to data thieves—even if they don't know your name, address and other personal information.

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Does Mathematical Ability Predict Career Success?

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm
A study that has tracked students exceptional in math for 40 years checks their accomplishments

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Air Pollution Plunges in Alabama

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 5:30pm
Alabama residents can now see more clearly

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Two-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Reveal Strange and Puzzling Forms

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 5:15pm
To a human, two billion years is an unfathomable interval. But that, a team of European, Gabonese, and American scientists now say, is how long ago a recently discovered hoard of fossils suggests...

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Despite Esteem for Science, Public at Odds with Scientists on Major Issues

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 5:00pm
Scientists and their work have an important place in every major aspect of American life. Many hope that advances in science will improve people's lives and enhance the economy.

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NIH Modifies but Still Defends Experiments on Monkeys

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 5:00pm
Changes have been made to controversial experiments at a lab receiving NIH funding, but the agency says that the work causes only slight pain or distress

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How Medical Marijuana’s Chemicals May Protect Cells

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
As more states legalize treatment, scientists are learning how the plant's chemicals may help conditions ranging from brain injuries to cancer

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Super Bowl Success May Go to Late-Risers

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 3:00pm
Sleeping patterns might be the newest excuse for lackluster athletic performances

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Gas Truck Blast Rocks Mexico City Hospital, at Least 7 Dead

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 2:36pm
An explosion rocked a maternity hospital west of Mexico City Thursday when a leak from a gas truck ignited, destroying a large part of the building and killing at least seven people, including three...

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Genghis Khan's Genetic Legacy Has Competition

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Mongolian leader left a strong footprint in the Y chromosomes of his modern descendants, but he was not the only one

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Penn. Gov. Bans New Oil and Natural Gas Leases on State Land

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 1:52pm
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural gas development in state parks and forests

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Hypothermia Found to Be Common during Anesthesia, Increasing Need for Transfusion

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 1:41pm
Hypothermia is common among patients during the first hour of anesthesia, despite the use of forced air warming to maintain core temperature, a study in nearly 60,000 surgical patients shows

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Rescued Baby Orangutan Shines Light on Cruel, Illegal Pet Trade [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
The plight of an emaciated, possibly crippled baby orangutan has brought worldwide attention this week to the cruel practices that resulted in the endangered ape spending the first 10 months of his...

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3-D Printing Poised to Advance Cleaner Cars

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
The technology could help make more efficient cars, more cheaply

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Superstrong Science: Explore Nanotechnology Using Paper

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
An engineering exercise from Science Buddies

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New Technologies Track Our Eyes—And Read Our Minds

Scientific American News Feed - January 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
Gaze-tracking technology lets us play video games, control gadgets and diagnose disease through the eyes alone. It can also reveal a lot about how we think and feel

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