In this issue: "Procuring Innovation" by Fred Kaplan; "The Hole in the Digital Economy" by David Talbot; "Rejuvenating the Chance of Motherhood?" by Karen Weintraub; "The Cancer Lottery" by Stephen S. Hall; and "Google's Long, Strange Life Span Trip" 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: "2016 World Changing Ideas": 10 big advances with the potential to solve problems and improve life for all of us. "Solar System Smashup": Our neighborhood of planets was not created slowly, as scientists once thought, but in a speedy blur of high-energy crashes, destruction and rebuilding. "HIV's Achilles Heel": Investigators hope that a three-part protein that mimics a key part of HIV particularly well could lead to a long-awaited vaccine.
In this issue: "Lab-Built Brains": Scientists copy nature's most complex organ in the hope of solving the mysteries of brain disorders, from autism to Alzheimer's. "Tangled Up in Spacetime": The collaborative project "It from Qubit" is investigating whether space and time sprang from the quantum entanglement of tiny bits of information. "Heart Therapy": Harnessing the organ's own healing properties may help prevent heart attacks and lessen the painful effects of severely narrowed coronary arteries.
First 100 days are critical period for microbe exposure.
In this issue: "Black Holes, Wormholes and the Secrets of Quantum Spacetime": The weird quantum phenomenon of entanglement could produce shortcuts between distant black holes. "Human Organs from Animal Bodies": Scientists are taking the first steps toward growing replacement parts for people inside pigs, cows and other animals. "The Fusion Underground": A few bold physicists—some backed by billionaires—are exploring faster, cheaper roads to the ultimate source of clean energy. "Get Clean or Die Trying": Ibogaine, an antiaddiction drug that is illegal in the U.S., could cure more drug users than any other treatment—or kill them.
In this issue: "How Bad Will Trump Be for Climate Policy?" by David Victor; "Trump's Impact on Clean-Energy Businesses" by Peter Fairley; "Amazon's Next Big Move: Take Over the Mall" by Nicholas Carr; "Mark Zuckerberg Is Funding a Facebook for Human Cells" by Antonio Regalado; "Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution" by Tom Simonite; "The Decline in Chinese Cyberattacks: The Story Behind the Numbers" by Mara Hvistendahl; "On Patrol with America's Top Bioterror Cop" by Antonio Regalado; "Companies Bet on Designer Bacteria as New Way to Treat Disease" by Antonio Regalado.
Reading the cracked brown fragments of fossils and sequences of DNA, scientists have found clues that the story of human origins has more convolutions than previously thought. The account of our shared human heritage now includes more controversial plot twists and mysteries. Was the remarkable seven-million-year-old skull found in July 2002 in Chad really one of our first forebears, or a distant dead-end cousin with precociously evolved features?
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This edition of Scientific American Mind contains six articles. You will hear about exciting new advances in the early detection of autism, how people can be trained to recover their lost sense of smell, the special language skills that set humans apart from their fellow animals, and how the body speaks.
"So who is really in charge of the "Real World" ??"
Computers generated a great deal of excitement in the 1950s when they began to beat humans at checkers and to prove math theorems. In the 1960s the hope grew that scientists might soon be able to replicate the human brain in hardware and software and that "artificial intelligence" would soon match human performance on any task.
In the cover story, "The Teen Brain: Hard at Work. No... Really!", science reveals the ongoing changes underlying adolescent behavior. Next, you'll hear how researchers are achieving amazing results treating severely depressed patients by implanting an electrode in the brain. Then, you'll get some insights into why some people turn violent, and why some faint at the sight of blood.
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.
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.
Neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
Evidence shows that screening for prostate cancer does more harm than good....
In this issue: "Can CRISPR Save Ben Dupree?" by Antonio Regalado; "Your Driverless Ride Is Arriving" by Will Knight; "Elon Musk's House of Gigacards" by Peter Burrows; "The One and Only Texas Wind Boom" by Richard Martin; and "Learning to Prosper in a Factory Town" by Nanette Byrnes.
Today’s world is full of threats. Two of the great bulwarks of our recent prosperity - the postwar European project and a (reasonably) well-functioning democracy in the US - are under siege. Waves of refugees from the civil war in Syria are engulfing Europe and stretching to breaking the long-standing generosity of northern Europeans toward those in distress.
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.
"Narrator got the author's first name wrong"
Mariko Majoni in Malawi has dramatically changed how he farms. Like many small-scale African farmers, he could not afford fertilizers, and over the years his maize yields plummeted. When he learned about “fertilizer trees” that capture nitrogen from the atmosphere, he planted seedlings between his rows of maize. Six years later he was harvesting 10 times as much food, enough for his family and a surplus to sell. At first his neighbors thought he had gone mad. Now many of them have adopted the same practice.
Enjoy the late Dave Cash and his silky smooth voice as he takes you on a trip down memory lane, where two fingers were raised to the establishment and history was made. Dave was part of the first real British Pirate Radio station, where he was treated like a pop star, dabbled with drugs and lived a life far richer in experience than most. Once onboard, Cash partnered with Kenny Everett for the Kenny & Cash Show, one of the most successful of all pirate radio programmes.