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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.
Recent pronouncements and actions by the U.S. and China threaten to ignite a new arms race in space that would be contrary to everyone's interests. Learn more in this article, "Space Wars", from the March 2008 edition of Scientific American.
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.
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.
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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Neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
This ScientificAmerican.com special report covers the development and spread of weapons. You'll hear how ancient weapons worked; about the growing concern of the proliferation of submarines and fast warp drives in subs; the threats posed by bio-weapons and land mines, and the future of non-lethal weapons.
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In this issue: "Ascent of Mammals": Recent fossil discoveries reveal that evolution began laying the groundwork for their rise to world domination long before the dinosaur-killing asteroid cleared the playing field. "Stellar Fireworks": Every year thousands of exploding stars appear in a bizarre assortment of forms. Astronomers want to know what makes them go boom. "Preventing Tomorrow's Climate Wars": The U.S. military is taking steps to limit the chance that worsening droughts, rising sea and melting Arctic ice will hasten uprisings that threaten national interests.
In this issue: "Tales of a Stone Age Neuroscientist": By honing ax-making skills while scanning their own brains, researchers are studying how cognition evolved. "The Neutron Enigma": Two precision experiments disagree on how long neutrons live before decaying. "The Cancer Defense": Enhancing the body's own immune system is leading to promising results in the battle against malignancy. "Machine Life": Synthetic biologists are close to putting living cells to work diagnosing human diseases and repairing environmental damage.
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: "Born of Chaos": New evidence suggests the solar system's early eras were defined by wandering worlds and staggering displays of interplanetary destruction. "The Maddening Sensation of Itch": How it arises is only now becoming clear. "Saving Eden": Conservationists are looking to ecotourism to preserve Myanmar's wilderness, but challenges abound. "Quantum Connections": Scientists are trying to make quantum computers a reality by connecting many small networks together into one large whole.
"The Semantic Web" is certain to spark lots of debate; the father of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, along with James Hendler and Ora Lassila, predict the next step in the development of the Web.
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.
When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
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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.
Jennifer Frazer writes about how a strange fungal disease in North America is heralding a new threat to human health.
A new understanding of how the brain generates pleasure could lead to better treatment of addiction and depression - and even to a new science of happiness.
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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.