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Neuroscientists Use Rabies to Explore the Brain

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Using engineered forms of the rabies virus, neuroscientists can map brain circuits with unprecedented precision

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Do the Golden State Warriors Have Hot Hands?

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Scoring streaks have long fascinated sports professionals and researchers, yet they are not close to consensus on the right way to think about the issue

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Yes, Flat-Earthers Really Do Exist

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Despite some methodological flaws, a recent poll credibly indicates that flat-Earthery persists

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Health Care Let Neandertals "Punch above Their Weight"

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 03:30:00 GMT

By caring for their sick and injured, Neandertals were able to expand into more dangerous environments and pursue more deadly prey. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Wild Songbirds Can Pick Up New Tunes

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:45:00 GMT

Researchers taught two dozen wild sparrows new songs, by playing them the recordings of sparrows that live thousands of miles away. Jason G. Goldman reports.

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Chasing the Quantum Tantra

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Hippy physicist Nick Herbert pursues a lifelong love affair with nature

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Math, Quilting and Activism

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Mathematician Chawne Kimber shares her favorite theorems and quilts that make a statement

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All Systems Go for Second-Ever Mission to Enter Mercury's Orbit

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

European and Japanese double probe, BepiColombo, will take seven years to reach the solar system’s innermost planet

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Planet Formation? It's a Drag

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:45:00 GMT

The way worlds form from dust may also explain other phenomena throughout the universe—and right here on Earth

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Measurement Shows the Electron's Stubborn Roundness

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Once again, a major experiment reveals no deviations in the fundamental particle’s shape, complicating the search for new physics

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Marine Predator Problem? Try a Gastropod Hostage Backpack

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

It's hard out there for a shrimp

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Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT

New research shows a pattern of exoplanet sizes and spacing around other stars unlike what we see in our own system

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Tinder for Cheetahs; and an Unusual Blindness

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:28:00 GMT

Scientific American Assistant News Editor Tanya Lewis and Collections Editor Andrea Gawrylewski host a new podcast that takes a deeper look at short articles from the Advances news section of the...

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Making the Church Taller

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT

We should not accept our notions of reality as given, but always make them better

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What's the Use of a Horse's Tail?

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Biologists think it’s to keep insects away—but it took a couple of mechanical engineers to prove it

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Revolutionary Microscopy Technique Nets Most Lucrative Prize in Science

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:15:00 GMT

The Breakthrough awards, each worth U.S. $3 million, honor advances in the life sciences, physics and mathematics

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How Insects Prepare for Winter

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Research on the suspended-animation state called diapause might help save our crops—and our health

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Learning on the Back of an Envelope

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Simple calculations can help demystify anything from geologic time to family budgets

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The Science of Inequality

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

How high economic inequality negatively impacts nearly every aspect of human well-being—as well as the health of the biosphere

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Young and Struggling in Science

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Life is hard for early-career researchers, who must contend with uncertain futures, compete for funding and balance family life, with the frequent need to move for jobs

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Ambitious Praying Mantis Discovers Sashimi

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Is there nothing the raptorial insect won't try to eat?

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Death of a Fossil Hunter

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:30:00 GMT

Junchang Lü was is one of the most important dinosaur researchers of the past half century

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How Accurate Are Online DNA Tests?

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:30:00 GMT

Geneticist and author Adam Rutherford examines the evidence

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Search for Alien Life Should Be a Fundamental Part of NASA, New Report Urges

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:45:00 GMT

A blue-ribbon committee finds the science of astrobiology is worthy of deep integration into the space agency’s exploration efforts

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Learning While Sleeping; the Challenges of Inequality

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:20:00 GMT



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