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, you’ll learn why the disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. You’ll hear whether an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics can open an era of unimaginably powerful computers. You’ll learn how China will dominate the future of genetically modified food—despite the resistance of its population. And you’ll hear how letting go of an obsession with net neutrality could free technologists to make online services even better.
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.
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.
"A Beacon from the Big Bang": The recent discovery of gravitational waves emanating from the early universe could illuminate a connection between gravity and quantum mechanics and maybe even verify the existence of other universes. "How Diversity Works": Why being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, diligent, and harder-working. "Saving Coffee": Researchers are racing to breed beneficial new traits into the dangerously homogeneous coffee crop before it succumbs to disease or other threats. "Twists of Fate": Physical pushes and pulls on a cell – not just genes – determines whether it will become part of a bone, a brain – or a deadly tumor.
Katherine W. Phillips, a Professor of Leadership and Ethics and senior vice dean at Columbia Business School, reports on why being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, diligent, and harder-working.
In this issue, you’ll learn how one of the world’s most renowned cancer researchers is gearing up for Plan B. You’ll hear how a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son’s DNA. You’ll learn how one of China’s internet giants is trying to challenge Silicon Valley’s biggest companies. You’ll hear about the mastermind behind Bitcoin and how he has the most power over its destiny. You’ll learn how Apple’s first smart watch appears to be the best of its kind. And you’ll hear how Google’s crack at a quantum computer is a bid to change computing forever.
Blake Edgar, a contributing editor at Archaeology Magazine, writes about how monogamy helped humans evolve into the big-brained world conquerors they are today.
"The New Science of Human Origins": Scientists have had to revise virtually every chapter of the human story. "Welcome to the Family": The latest molecular analyses and fossil finds suggest that the story of human evolution is far more complex—and more interesting—than anyone imagined. "Powers of Two": Monogamy helped humans evolve into the big-brained world conquerors they are today. "Still Evolving": For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly – and we're not done yet.
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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. Since its debut in 1922, the publication has been known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Science News is committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman will find interesting and easy to digest.
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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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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.
When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
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.
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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.
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.
Biologists have solved the mystery of one of our most misunderstood, poorly recognized, and inadequately treated medical disorders. This article was published in the August 2008 edition of Scientific American.
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"The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time": The big bang – and all that came from it – may just be a holographic mirage from another dimension. "A New Kind of Inheritance": Changes caused by harmful chemicals, stress, and other influences can be passed down to – and may cause disease in - future generations. "Accidental Genius": A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. "The Science of Learning": Science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.
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.