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April 22, 2014

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1:25 PM | Why Wall Street Needs Remedial Biology
There’s been a lot of chatter this month about high frequency trading, due in large part to the release of Michael Lewis’s latest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. We all love a story of heroes... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 18, 2014

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6:04 PM | The Hallmarks of Cancer 8: Tumor-Promoting Inflammation
The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. You can read the first seven Hallmarks of Cancer articles here. The eighth Hallmark of Cancer is defined as... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 17, 2014

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11:30 AM | Winter Is Coming… So Wear the Right Clothes
The April 6th Game of Thrones episode, “Two Swords,” eased the HBO series out of the gate and into its fourth season. With this Sunday’s episode, “The Lion and the Rose,” and King Joffrey’s Purple... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 16, 2014

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3:52 PM | A Month of Math, Magic and Mystery
Haven’t got the Math Awareness Month bug yet? Here are three teasers to get you started: 1. What read the same right side up and upside down, and combine mathematics, art, and language? Ambigrams, of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 08, 2014

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3:52 PM | Out of the Deep Freeze: Captain America, the Winter Soldier and the Wood Frog
“Put him back on ice…” — Evil Hydra scientist Arnim Zola speaking about Bucky Barnes in Captain America: The Winter Soldier There’s a great convergence of activities occurring right now. The Major... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 07, 2014

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7:03 PM | Climbing Mount Everest: My Search for Dirty Snow
Editor’s note: This April, geologist and Ph.D. candidate Ulyana Horodyskyj will be climbing Mount Everest to determine how much soot is settling on snow at the top of mammoth glaciers, which could... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 05, 2014

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12:00 PM | Alan Alda’s Quest to Put Story to Science
Science scares people. All too often, I am confronted by the perception of science as an institution of white-haired professors mixing colorful concoctions in underground laboratories. (Because,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 04, 2014

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2:32 PM | IPCC Finally Acknowledges Its “Himalayan Blunder”
BANGALORE, India—Amidst the doomsday scenario presented by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) there is one silver lining, at least the glaciers in the Himalayas are not... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 02, 2014

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6:09 PM | Is a Footprint the Right Metaphor for Ecological Impact?
On the cover of Our Ecological Footprint, published in 1996, a giant foot stomps on the Western hemisphere, carrying the weight of cars, overpasses and skyscrapers. William Rees, a population... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 01, 2014

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9:15 PM | Magic, Puzzles Delight Math Fans at G4G
From March 20-23, Atlanta attracted hundreds of people with diverse backgrounds who communicated in the lingua franca of Martin Gardner. Perhaps the last true polymath, Gardner has inspired so many... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 26, 2014

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6:59 PM | China-India Smog Rivalry a Sign of Global Menace
Air pollution kills around 7 million people every year, accounting for one in eight deaths worldwide, according to a report from the World Heath Organization (WHO) released March 25. Thankfully, the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 25, 2014

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8:23 PM | Haitian Cholera Outbreak Highlights Need for Infrastructure, Not Blame
A cholera epidemic has infected more than 700,000 people and killed over 8,000 in Haiti over the last few years, a country of just over 10 million people. Why did the epidemic strike Haiti, when the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 24, 2014

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11:30 AM | A Networked Approach to Fighting the TB Pandemic
It may not be marked on your calendar, but today, March 24 is World TB Day , created to remind people of the massive global health problem caused by tuberculosis. On this day in 1882, the brilliant... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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