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In this issue: "What Mark Will We Leave on the Planet?": Our influence is written in the geological strata. "Who Will Prosper and Who Will Fall Behind?": Quality of life on an increasingly crowded planet depends on decisions made today. "Will We Defeat Aging?": Drugs already in trials could significantly extend healthy human life spans. "Can We Trust Our Own Predictions?": What a Science Fiction writer knows about predicting the future.
In this issue: "Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream" by David H. Freedman. "The All-American iPhone" by Konstantin Kakaes. "Dear Silicon Valley: Forget Flying Cars, Give Us Economic Growth" by David Rotman. "50 Smartest Companies 2016" by Ryan Bradley. "23andMe" by Antonio Regalado. "Toyota" by George Anders.
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.
In this issue: "Mind of the Meditator": Neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind. "Pluto and Beyond": Spacecraft will get an up-close look at comets, asteroids, and dwarf planets from the distant Kuiper belt. "Virus Therapy for Cancer": How viruses could be used to treat cancer. "Impossible Flight": Two young engineers proved that a human-powered helicopter could fly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this issue: "5 Things You Need to Know about Facebook’s Next 10 Years" by Rachel Metz and Tom Simonite. "Wireless, Super-Fast Internet Access Is Coming to Your Home" by David Talbot. "The Nauseating Disappointment of Oculus Rift" by Rachel Metz. "The Unbelievable Reality of the Impossible Hyperloop" by Ryan Bradley. "Coffee Under Threat" by Nanette Byrnes. "Who Approved the Genetically Engineered Foods Coming to Your Plate? No One." by Mike Orcutt. "When Smartphones Become Too Addictive, Stylish Dumb Phones Offer a Respite" by Rachel Metz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Self-control is not just a puritanical virtue. It is a key psychological trait that breeds success at work and play - and in overcoming life’s hardships.
In this issue: "The Emptiest Place in Space": What first appeared as a strange cold spot in an image of the cosmos led to the discovery of something even odder. "Health Check for Humanity": A global effort to develop the most comprehensive picture of the world's health started with the curiosity of a young boy in Niger. "The Coding Revolution": From the White House to Silicon Valley, the call for all students to learn computer programming is growing louder. "The Secret to Speed": New insights into the biomechanics of sprinting could give athletes a leg up at the Olympics.
The theme for this special issue is "Crossroads for Planet Earth." In the introduction, we'll hear how the next 50 years will be decisive in determining whether the human race can ensure the best possible future for itself. Then, "The Human Population Grows Up" as our numbers swell toward more than nine billion. Also, "Sustaining the Variety of Life" without breaking the bank, and making "More Profit with Less Carbon" through efficient energy use.
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: "35 Innovators Under 35 – Visionaries" by The Editors of Technology Review; "35 Innovators Under 35 – Inventors" by The Editors of Technology Review; "35 Innovators Under 35 – Entrepreneurs" by The Editors of Technology Review; "35 Innovators Under 35 – Pioneers" by The Editors of Technology Review; "35 Innovators Under 35 – Humanitarians" by The Editors of Technology Review; and "AI's Unspoken Problem" by Will Knight.