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Archaeologists Assess Killing Power of Stone Age Weapons

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 6:23pm
Half a million years ago in South Africa early human ancestors shaped lumps of rock into lethal points and then attached them to wooden shafts, producing the earliest known stone-tipped spears.

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Ebola Doctor Reveals How Infected Americans Were Cured

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 6:20pm
Techniques used in the U.S. to treat symptoms and subdue the virus in patients could work overseas, Bruce Ribner says

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Mystery of Death Valley's "Wandering Stones" Explained [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 5:38pm
Scientists spot ice shoving rocks on Racetrack Playa in California, resolving a longstanding geological enigma

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New Evidence Shows How Human Evolution Was Shaped by Climate

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 5:15pm
Swings between wet and dry landscapes pushed some of our ancestors toward modern traits—and killed off others

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Entangled Photons Make a Picture from a Paradox

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 4:46pm
Quantum imaging outlines objects with light that does not interact with them

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Recycled Biofuel Byproducts Could Make Biofuels Even Greener

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 3:28pm
Chemicals derived from plants can break down other plants into fuel

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Roads Expanding Fast Worldwide, Better Planning Needed To Aid Food Output

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 3:10pm
New roads long enough to girdle the Earth 600 times are expected to be built by 2050 and better planning is needed to protect the environment while also raising food production, a study showed on...

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Strange Neutrinos from the Sun Detected for the First Time

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 3:00pm
An underground neutrino detector has found particles produced by the fusion of two protons in the sun’s core

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Dumbo Octopus Gives Rare View [Video]

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 1:52pm
New, stunning video from a deep-sea vehicle reveals a rare view of the Dumbo octopus. Don’t let the name fool you—the Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis) is no dummy.

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Common Antibiotic, Losing Effectiveness, May Be Revived by Chemical Tweak

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 1:16pm
Bacteria are more resistant to Neomycin than ever, but adding a fluorine atom can help weaken bacterial defenses

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Why the Multiverse May Be the Most Dangerous Idea in Physics

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 1:00pm
Proof of parallel universes radically different from our own may still lie beyond the domain of science

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Childhood of Tomorrow: Simon Stålenhag Interview

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 12:30pm
Some artists find a synthesis of style and subject that causes their work to resonate deeply within us. We experience new memories and ideas while we look at their images.

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Carrying canola forward

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
Whether you're coating a baking pan or sautéing squash, you'll likely reach into your cabinet for a kitchen staple: cooking oil. One of the healthiest of these oils is canola oil, and now, a...

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Turn On, Tune In, Get Better: Psychedelic Drugs Hold Medical Promise

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
Psychedelic drugs are poised to be the next major breakthrough in mental health care

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Stressed Women Burn Fewer Comfort Food Calories

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
Women who had reported feeling stressed or depressed in the day before eating a calorie-packed meal burned 104 fewer calories during the seven hours following the meal than women who felt more...

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More Quakes Jolt Iceland Overnight, Spread To Second Volcano

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 11:15am
Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high, the country's...

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Solar Farms Threaten Birds

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 11:00am
Certain avian species seem to crash into large solar power arrays or get burned by the concentrated rays

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Do Antidepressants Work?

Scientific American News Feed - August 27, 2014 - 9:00am
Antidepressants have been hailed as miracle drug rock stars and vilified as brain-changing happy pills. All promotion aside—good or bad—are they effective?  The Savvy Psychologist...

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Lava Flow From Hawaii Volcano Could Threaten Homes

Scientific American News Feed - August 26, 2014 - 10:07pm
State scientists and officials are warning some residents of Hawaii's Big Island that their homes could be jeopardized by a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano that is moving through a forest...

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Nearly Complete Mammoth Skeleton, Found On Farm, Goes to Texas Museum

Scientific American News Feed - August 26, 2014 - 8:07pm
A North Texas family, who discovered the skeleton of a 20,000- to 40,000-year-old mammoth while mining through sediment on their farm, is preparing to turn over the remains to a local museum. In May,...

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