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.
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.
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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.
In my quest to explore the unknown frontier inside my own body, I stumbled upon one of the most intractable problems facing science.
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.
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.
Engineering the structure of metals and ceramic materials at the nanoscale can give them superpowers that might transform how we build just about everything. They can become incredibly flexible, strong, and extremely light all at the same time, and gain the ability to spring back into shape after being crushed flat.
The asteroid strike was bad. The timing was worse.
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Bitcoin doesn’t have to replace government-backed money to improve the way we do business online.
The developing brain undergoes rapid and tightly coordinated changes in a molecular process known to help regulate gene activity, a new study shows.
In this issue: "How Einstein Reinvented Reality": Albert Einstein created his most famous theory amid personal strife, political tension and a scientific rivalry that almost cost him the glory of his discovery. "Cleaning Up After Einstein": A new generation of physicists hope to succeed where Einstein failed. "A Brief History of Time Travel": We already have the means to skip ahead in time, but going backward is a different wormhole. "In the Cosmos": Einstein's assertion that God does not play dice with the universe has been misinterpreted.
There is an ambitious scheme in the works that would enable solar power to end U.S. dependence on foreign oil - as well as slash greenhouse gas emissions . Learn more in this article, "A Solar Grand Plan", from the January 2008 edition of Scientific American.