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In this issue: "Why Startups Are Struggling" by James Surowiecki; "Why Kickstarter's Glowing Plant Left Backers in the Dark" by Antonio Regalado; "Inside Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Engine Room" by Tom Simonite; "Find Out Which Appliance Is Sucking All Your Power" by David Talbot; "Juiced-Up Home Wi-Fi for $10 Extra a Month? It’s Coming." by Stacey Higginbotham; "How Stores Will Use Augmented Reality to Make You Buy More Stuff" by Elizabeth Woyke; "The Sacramento Kings' New Stadium Is Wired for Virtual Reality" by Tom Simonite.
All six volumes of The Essential Letters from America, brought together for the first time in this definitive chronological collection of Alistair Cooke's finest broadcasts. Alistair Cooke was the doyen of foreign correspondents and a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over 50 years in his weekly Letter from America. It was the longest-running show in radio history, and every show was a virtuoso performance.
In this issue: "The Brain Boosting Power of Video Games": Shooting zombies and repelling aliens can lead to lasting improvement in mental skills. "Our Place in the Cosmos": The Milky Way turns out to be part of a massive supercluster of galaxies that forms one of the largest known structures in the universe. This discovery is only the beginning of a new effort to maps the cosmos. "Ebola's Second Coming": Brain deficits and more torment many virus survivors in Liberia. The top suspects are hidden viral remnants and immune system overreactions.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's birth, Scientific American Mind examines the lasting, controversial legacy of the Father of Psychoanalysis.
The hundred or so farmers crowding the ballroom of the Mendenhall Inn in Chester County, Pennsylvania, might not have had a background in gene editing, but they knew mushrooms. These local growers produce a staggering 1.1 million pounds of mushrooms on average every day, which is one reason Pennsylvania dominates the annual $1.2-billion U.S. market. Some of the mushrooms they produce, however, turn brown and decay on store shelves.
Networks of brain regions that are active when the brain is at rest - not thinking about anything in particular - differ between healthy people and those with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s diseases, a new study finds.
Truffles play an essential role in the health of ecosystems. This article was published in the April 2010 edition of Scientific American.
Hand stencils revise painting history.
Rob Dunn, a biologist at North Carolina State University, writes about how digestion is far too messy a process to accurately convey in neat numbers.
This special issue on energy solutions for a sustainable world includes five articles. First, it's an overview on how to cope with global warming with energy technology and policy. Then, we'll hear a plan to keep carbon in check, followed by how to balance the abundant supply and relatively low price of coal with its environmental risks.
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“The Limits of Intelligence": The laws of physics may prevent the human brain from evolving into an ever more powerful thinking machine. "The Best Medicine": Doctors may have come up with a prescription for our skyrocketing health care costs. "The Last Great Global Warming": Surprising new evidence suggests that the pace of the earth’s most abrupt prehistoric warm-up paled in comparison to what we face today.
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over five million words.
In this issue: "Good Habits, Bad Habits": Researchers are pinpointing the brain circuits that can help us form good habits and break bad ones. "Germ Catcher": Machines are being developed for hospitals that can quickly identify virtually any bacterium, virus or fungus. "Summon the Rain": Governments and farmers worldwide spend millions every year trying to control the weather. New science suggests they might be on to something. "Seeds of a Cure": Researchers are running clinical trials with traditional herbal medicines—and generating promising leads.
Neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven articles. The cover story deals with synesthesia, when senses blend together in the brain. Also in this issue: thrill seeking, intelligence drugs, power trips, first impressions, the winter blues and lastly better work through relaxation.
First, hear about fish-shaped reptiles that thrived in the oceans while dinosaurs ruled the land. Then, learn about the evolutionary history of whales, the mammals that conquered the seas. The most famous of all dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex, gets a fresh look as scientists re-examine fossil evidence for clues as to the tyrannosaur¿s actual behavior. Also, learn about some ancient Australian marsupials that were as ferocious as they were bizarre. Then, "Which Came First, the Feather or the Bird?", and more.