In this issue: "The Exercise Paradox": Studies of how the human engine burns calories help to explain why physical activity does little to control weight. "Pop Goes the Universe": The latest astrophysical measurements, combined with theoretical problems, cast doubt on the long-cherished inflationary theory of the early cosmos and suggest we need new ideas. "High-Flying Microbes": Aerial drones and chaos theory help researchers explore the many ways that microorganisms spread havoc around the world. "Deep-Space Deal Breaker".
In this issue: "10 Breakthrough Technologies"; "One Man's Quest to Hack His Own Genes" by Antonio Regalado; and "The Robotic Grocery Store of the Future Is Here" by Jamie Condliffe.
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: "Near-Light-Speed Mission to Alpha Centauri": A billionaire-funded plan aims to send a probe to another star. "Cancer Killers": Some advanced cancers can now be successfully treated by synthetic immune cells that are more powerful and longer-lasting than any found in the body. "Brain Trust": Poverty may affect the size, shape and functioning of a young child's brain. Would a cash stipend to parents help prevent harm? "Am I Human?": Researchers need new ways to distinguish artificial intelligence from the natural kind.
Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who trained as a cellular biologist before he left France to become a student of Buddhism in the Himalayas; Antoine Lutz, a research scientist at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research; and Richard J. Davidson, director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, report on how neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
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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.
In this issue: "One Man's Quest to Hack His Own Genes" by Antonio Regalado; "Critics Blast Star-Studded Advisory Board of Anti-Aging Company" by Karen Weintraub; "Questionable 'Young Blood' Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy" by Amy Maxmen; "10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016: Where Are They Now?" by Tom Simonite; "5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017" by Will Knight; "Everything You Need to Know About Gene Therapy’s Most Promising Year" by Antonio Regalado; "For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want" by Rachel Metz; "The Man Selling Virtual Reality to China" by Yiting Sun; "One Startup's Vision to Reinvent the Web for Better Privacy" by Tom Simonite; "Poker Is the Latest Game to Fold Against Artificial Intelligence" by Will Knight; "Robot Cars Can Learn to Drive without Leaving the Garage" by Will Knight; "The Limits of Fact-Checking Facebook" by Matt Mahoney.
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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. 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.
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.
Now we know how Elon Musk plans to get 1 million people to Mars. At a conference in Mexico today (Sept. 27), the SpaceX founder and CEO unveiled the company's Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), which will combine the most powerful rocket ever built with a spaceship designed to carry at least 100 people to the Red Planet per flight.
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.
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.
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.
Neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
A disease called "colony collapse" is killing millions of bees and could affect the future of our food supply. This article was published in the April 2009 edition of Scientific American.
Bacterial imbalance could be culprit, mouse study suggests.
When Southwest Airlines pilot Paul Watson lands in a new city, he often strikes out to visit the labs of local scientists studying Down syndrome. He likes to stay current because his 14-year-old son, Nathan, has the condition. And Watson can take some credit for one idea spreading among parents: that the drug fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, might actually treat Down syndrome.
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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The presence of methane in the atmospheres of Mars and Titan might mean there is unusual geologic activity going on. It might also be an indicator of life. Learn more in this article, "The Mystery of Methane on Mars and Titan", from the May 2007 edition of Scientific American.
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Have fun with Morse Code! Knowing Morse Code is no longer required to get an amateur radio license, but many hams are learning the code anyway.
Delve into the past with Johnny Beerling as he shares stories of awe and wonder from his time with Britain's favourite radio station. Learn how he gained musical identity, staged the first ever British Rock and Pop Awards, and toured the country with the Radio 1 Roadshow, the biggest daily audience show that the BBC ever initiated. You'll quickly deplore the fact that things just ain't how they used to be.
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.