In this issue: "Black Holes, Wormholes and the Secrets of Quantum Spacetime": The weird quantum phenomenon of entanglement could produce shortcuts between distant black holes. "Human Organs from Animal Bodies": Scientists are taking the first steps toward growing replacement parts for people inside pigs, cows and other animals. "The Fusion Underground": A few bold physicists—some backed by billionaires—are exploring faster, cheaper roads to the ultimate source of clean energy. "Get Clean or Die Trying": Ibogaine, an antiaddiction drug that is illegal in the U.S., could cure more drug users than any other treatment—or kill them.
From the pages of Scientific American magazine: "The Science of Persuasion" reveals how sales people and politicians, as well as friends and family, get others to agree to what they want.
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In this issue: "What Mark Will We Leave on the Planet?": Our influence is written in the geological strata. "Who Will Prosper and Who Will Fall Behind?": Quality of life on an increasingly crowded planet depends on decisions made today. "Will We Defeat Aging?": Drugs already in trials could significantly extend healthy human life spans. "Can We Trust Our Own Predictions?": What a Science Fiction writer knows about predicting the future.
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 reveals how painful, long-term memories might actually be erased with the use of drugs at just the right moment. Then, an article that asks a provocative question - can we cure fear? Following that, it's an examination of anger -- should you control your emotions or let them rip? Next, it's a look at the persistence of myths -- and their connection to the brain's biological needs. Our fifth article seeks to explode one myth -- about the value of self-esteem.
In this issue: "A Look Inside the Brain": A new experimental approach at the interface of chemistry and biology lets scientists peer into the deepest reaches of the body's master controller. "Under the Sea of Enceladus": Evidence mounts that Saturn's icy moon harbors active hydrothermal vents, making it one of the hottest places to look for life beyond Earth. "The Right Pill for You": Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions. "On the Trail of El Niño": This fickle and influential climate pattern often gets blamed for extreme weather.
In this issue: "2016 World Changing Ideas": 10 big advances with the potential to solve problems and improve life for all of us. "Solar System Smashup": Our neighborhood of planets was not created slowly, as scientists once thought, but in a speedy blur of high-energy crashes, destruction and rebuilding. "HIV's Achilles Heel": Investigators hope that a three-part protein that mimics a key part of HIV particularly well could lead to a long-awaited vaccine.
This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven fascinating articles. First, discover the science behind your gut instinct. You'll also learn how antidepressants designed for adults may be altering the brains of children. You'll hear about a growing body of research that's showing how working in groups can systematically enhance performance. There's also news about the connection between abnormal sleep patterns and disease, and a report on the science of speech.
In this issue: "The Emptiest Place in Space": What first appeared as a strange cold spot in an image of the cosmos led to the discovery of something even odder. "Health Check for Humanity": A global effort to develop the most comprehensive picture of the world's health started with the curiosity of a young boy in Niger. "The Coding Revolution": From the White House to Silicon Valley, the call for all students to learn computer programming is growing louder. "The Secret to Speed": New insights into the biomechanics of sprinting could give athletes a leg up at the Olympics.
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.
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.
Studying how the mind and brain work sounds like it ought to be about as futile as trying to grab handfuls of air. Yet psychology, neuroscience and related fields have made amazing progress. This special issue of Scientific American reviews just a sliver of the discoveries that investigators from around the globe have made about the workings of our inner lives. The breadth of subjects tracks the vastness of thought.
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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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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.
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.
This month's issue of Scientific American features five articles. The cover story investigates the possibility of controlling hurricanes. Next, we rustle through genetic junk and the secrets of complexity. In the third article, we take to the polls for an analysis of electronic voting. Then, in physiology, why the lens of your eye may be the key to many diseases. Finally, we check out the possibilities of an all-encompassing Internet.
This edition of Scientific American Reports contains seven articles. You'll hear about genetically modified foods, how nutrition has changed from the past and what it will look like in the future, how cutting calories may prolong youthful vigor into old age, and just how detrimental to health obesity is.
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Merely accruing additional years beyond the biblical span of three score and 10 would be unwelcome if they just prolonged suffering from illness and infirmity. No, we want to live better, more youthful days while we're living longer. Diet, exercise and a lucky draw from the gene pool can take us only so far, however. That's where science comes in. In this special edition from Scientific American, you'll find firsthand reports from the researchers leading the efforts to understand the mechanisms of aging.
This special edition of Scientific American features seven stories about Albert Einstein and his theories. The articles examine how Einstein's theories changed the world and continue to influence modern science and technology.