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.
The largest outbreak of Ebola on record jump-started the development of two experimental vaccines and a couple of promising treatments.
In this issue: "Shock Medicine": Doctors may soon treat inflammatory autoimmune disorders with electricity. "Ebola War": The largest outbreak of Ebola on record jump-started the development of two experimental vaccines and a couple of promising treatments. "Oceans from the Skies": New evidence is rekindling the debate over whether comets, asteroids, or other things entirely were the source of our planet’s seas. "Our Transparent Future": No secret is safe in the digital age and how the implications for our institutions are downright Darwinian.
In this issue, Technology Review highlights 10 Breakthrough Technologies. Not all breakthroughs are created equal. Some arrive more or less as usable things; others mainly set the stage for innovations that emerge later, and we have to estimate when that will be. But we’d bet that every one of the milestones on this list will be worth following in the coming years.
Adam Brown, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University, delves into the intricacies of mining energy out of one of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space.
In this issue, you’ll learn what the latest technological flops, fizzles, and flame outs tell us about innovation. You’ll hear how the past year ushered in progress in developing hardware and software capable of human feats of intelligence. You’ll learn how a wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts. You’ll hear how software that turns data into written text could help us make sense of a coming tsunami of data. You’ll learn what’s next for the inventor of Gorilla Glass. You’ll hear about how a wireless technology more than 10 times faster than the best Wi-Fi is coming to market this year.
"Neandertal Minds": Analyses of anatomy, DNA and cultural remains have yielded tantalizing insights into the inner lives of our mysterious extinct cousins. "Can We Mine a Black Hole?": The intricacies involved in mining energy out of one of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. "The Clocks Within Us": Genes in the liver, pancreas and other tissues keep the various parts of the body in sync – and how timing miscues may lead to diabetes, depression and other illnesses. "A Puzzle for the Planet": Our future depends on whether we can craft an integrated and sustainable new system for providing food, water and energy.
Winegrowers are trying to preserve the flavor of your favorite reds and whites as climate change alters the compounds in grapes.
More than 5 trillion pieces of trash litter the sea surface.
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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.
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The cover story in this issue explains how creativity and brilliance arises in all of us. Then, we'll take a look at the latest theories behind the experience commonly known as 'deja-vu'. Also, we'll learn about a mental breakdown that causes apathy so extreme it could become deadly, as well as Capgras syndrome, a perception disorder that causes people to think their loved ones have been replaced by extraterrestrial body doubles.
When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
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.
"Better Than Earth": Planets quite different from our own may be the best homes for life in the future. "Will We Still Enjoy Pinot Noir?": Winegrowers are trying to preserve the flavor of your favorite reds and whites as climate change alters the compounds in grapes. "In Search of Sunken Treasure": Scientists are using exotic technologies to excavate underwater shipwrecks with the same precision as an archaeological dig. "A Weakness in Bacteria’s Fortress": Evolutionary biologists are trying to attack bacteria in a new way.
This edition of Scientific American Mind contains six articles. The cover story, "Natural Born Liars", examines why we lie and why we're so good at it. Also in this issue: why innocent people confess to crimes they didn't commit; an in-depth examination of what dreams are and why we have them; the very real therapeutic uses for hypnosis; how to improve your powers of recall; and is mental stress increasing your chances of a heart attack?
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Pills that are safely able to improve mental processes will one day be available to all. This article was published in the October 2009 edition of Scientific American.
"Turbocharging the Brain"
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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From the pages of Scientific American, this is the January 2007 cover story "A Robot in Every Home" by Bill Gates. Gates is the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft. In this article, the leader of the PC revolution predicts that the next hot field will be robotics.
Rob Dunn, a biologist at North Carolina State University, writes about how digestion is far too messy a process to accurately convey in neat numbers.
Large-scale agriculture in urban high-rises could revolutionize how we feed ourselves and future populations. This article was published in the November 2009 edition of Scientific American.