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.
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: "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.
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.
In this issue: "IBM Making Plans to Commercialize Its Brain-Inspired Chip" by Tom Simonite; "Claimed Breakthrough Slays Classic Computing Problem; Encryption Could Be Next" by Tom Simonite; "How Your Device Knows Your Life through Images" by Graham Templeton; "Twitter Boasts of What It Can Do with Your Data" by Tom Simonite; "Alphabet’s Stratospheric Loon Balloons to Start Serving Internet to Indonesia" by Tom Simonite.
Deep learning antivirus software could reduce malware infections significantly.
Twitter unveils initiatives aimed at making money from its users’ data and behavior.
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A complex global burden, that affects one third of Americans, could be solved by using techniques that have proved effective in treating autism, stuttering and alcoholism.
The Islamic State is an Internet phenomenon as much as a military one. Counteracting it will require better tactics on the battlefield of social media.
Shari S. Bassuk, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Timothy S. Church, a professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, and JoAnn E. Mason, chief of the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explain why being active is good for many reasons beyond the old familiar ones.
It sends texts with last-minute requests for extra shifts and won’t consider requests for a raise. Yes, the software that manages drivers for Uber has a few things in common with unpopular human bosses.
In this issue: "Sleep on It!": Your nightly rest turns out to affect your mind and health more than anyone suspected. "Neutrinos at the Ends of the Earth": Dozens of particles from halfway across the universe have landed in the IceCube experiment at the South Pole. These messengers could help answers some long-standing cosmic conundrums. "The Fat Gene": The genetic mutation in prehistoric apes may underlie today's pandemic of obesity and diabetes. "Stars of the Dead": Mysterious tables of astronomical information have been found in 4,000-year-old coffins. What in the world was their purpose?
Game theory suggests how to stop the pervasive abuse of drugs in baseball, cycling, and other sports. Learn more in "The Doping Dilemma", an article from the April 2008 edition of Scientific American.
In this issue: "The Pyramid Effect": The construction of Egypt's most famous monument spawned a social organization that changed the world. "Seeing in the Dark": The ambitious new Dark Energy Survey aims to solve the riddle of why space is expanding at an ever faster pace. "Disease Detector": Tiny new probes can diagnose infections in 20 minutes, knocking days off the wait for results and saving lives. "The Battle of Olives": Mistrust among growers and scientists may threaten Italy's olive groves more than the nasty bacterium they are fighting.