Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
In this issue: "The Search for Planet X": In the far reaches of the solar system, a hidden planet larger than Earth may be lurking. "Bitter Taste Bodyguards": Bitter taste receptors are not only on the tongue but throughout the body, where they defend us against microbial invaders. "The Quantum Hack": Quantum computers will render today's cryptographic methods obsolete. What happens then? "Six Billion in Africa": Population projections for the continent are alarming. The solution: empower women.
In this issue: "10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015: Where Are They Now?" by Tom Simonite; "5 Robot Trends to Watch for in 2016" by Will Knight; "What Will It Take to Build a Virtuous AI?" by Will Knight; "What Robots and AI Learned in 2015" by Will Knight; "The 6 Most Important Things That Happened in Virtual Reality in 2015" by Rachel Metz; "Human-Animal Chimeras Are Gestating on U.S. Research Farms" by Antonio Regalado; "Parents Turn to Prozac to Treat Down Syndrome" by Bonnie Rochman; "2015 in Biomedicine: Baby Engineering, Spray-On GMOs, and Cancer Cures" by Antonio Regalado.
In this issue: "Where Am I? Where Am I Going?": Scientists are discovering how the brain navigates. "Rings of a Super Saturn": Astronomers have discovered a gargantuan planetary ring system and possibly a moon around another star. "Death in the Water": Arsenic poisoning from wells is getting worse in India and other parts of Asia, harming millions while scientists scramble to find safer sources. "An On/Off Switch for Genes": Research and developing molecular switches that can inactivate transplanted genes, paving the way for safer gene therapies. First up – better treatments for cancer.
In this issue: "A Change of Mind" by Bonnie Rochman. "Kindergarten for Computers" by Will Knight. "Are Young Athletes Risking Brain Damage?" by Amanda Schaffer. "Hot and Violent" by David Rotman. "Stop Emissions!" by Ken Caldeira. "A Sensible Climate Policy" by Richard Martin. "The End of Internet Advertising as We've Known It" by Doc Searls.
Diana Bianchi championed tests that find Down syndrome early in pregnancy. Now can she find a way to treat it?
One cognitive scientist thinks the leading approach to machine learning can be improved by ideas gleaned from studying children.
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.
Twitter unveils initiatives aimed at making money from its users’ data and behavior.
A professor who created an algorithm that may overturn an orthodoxy of computer science has the field’s experts excited.
In this issue: "World Changing Ideas 2015": Eye control, bacterial kill switches, deep learning, slow-motion chemistry, and other disruptive advances. "Telescope Wars": Bitter rivalries among three teams of scientists have slowed progress in extremely large telescopes, the best hope of ground-based astronomy. "What Killed the Dinosaurs": The asteroid strike was bad. The timing was worse. "Genomics for the People": A clinic that treats Amish and Mennonite children show the promise of genomics for preventing disease.
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Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. Since its debut in 1922, the publication has been known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Science News is committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman will find interesting and easy to digest.
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Scientific American is the most well-known and most highly-respected science and technology monthly in the world. It plays a vital role in bringing scientific and technological achievement to the attention of the general public.
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 5 million words.
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.
Despite their ubiquity, smartphones are still not very helpful at getting you information based on what you're already doing. For instance, if you get an e-mail from a friend asking if you want to check out a new restaurant in town, you have to leave the app behind and go conduct a Web search to learn more.
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This issue of Scientific American Mind contains six fascinating articles. In the cover story, "Burned Out," you'll find out that if you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of your job, you're definitely not alone. You'll also hear about new research that finds older workers are not necessarily slower than younger workers, and they often make fewer errors; you'll go inside the extraordinary memory of Kim Peek, the savant who was the inspiration for Rain Man; and more.
A new understanding of how the brain generates pleasure could lead to better treatment of addiction and depression - and even to a new science of happiness.
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When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
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Alessio Fasano, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, reports on how a study of the potentially fatal food-triggered disease has uncovered a process that many contribute to treating many autoimmune disorders. This article was published in the August 2009 edition of Scientific American.
We track these cosmic phenomena through their births, lives, and fiery deaths. The first article tells us about the appearance of the very first stars in the universe. Then, we will learn about the early days in the life of a star, as we track it's progression from dust to giant flaming ball of gas. Also, contrary to conventional wisdom, scientists have discovered that stars can, and often do, collide with each other.
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Neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
From the pages of Scientific American, this is the January 2007 cover story "A Robot in Every Home" by Bill Gates. Gates is the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft. In this article, the leader of the PC revolution predicts that the next hot field will be robotics.