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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.
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: "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.
Jennifer Frazer writes about how a strange fungal disease in North America is heralding a new threat to human health.
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.
Physicists may soon know if a potential new subatomic particle is something beyond their wildest dreams - or doesn’t exist at all. Hints of the new particle emerged last December at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva. Theorists attempting to explain the existence of the particle, assuming that it’s not a statistical fluke, are now beginning to converge on the most likely explanations.
To glimpse the oldest light in the universe, simply tune an old television between channels: the tiny specs dancing on the screen result from the antenna being bombarded relentlessly by photons that were emitted shortly after the big bang, some 13.8 billion years ago. These photons fly uniformly through space from all directions, with an average temperature of 2.7 kelvins (-455.degrees Fahrenheit), composing a cloud of radiation called the cosmic microwave background (CMB).
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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Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.
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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For some exoplanets, just being in the Goldilocks zone isn’t enough. Planets need to be made of the right stuff to become a cradle of life. Planets composed of certain element cocktails can’t host a continual recycling of Earth-like tectonic plates, new simulations of exoplanet interiors indicate. Measuring the compositions of stars could help astronomers narrow the list of potentially habitable planets, said Cayman Unterborn.
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 five million words.
It goes without saying that building a time machine wouldn't be easy. But according to author Paul Davies, it might actually be possible.
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.
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: "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.