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September 26, 2014

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8:32 PM | A Guardian “Agent” to Protect You From Digital Fraud
Today, maintaining privacy without guided assistance is an onerous task, whose initial costs are high, immediate rewards low and solutions fragile and constantly evolving. The moment after perfectly... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 25, 2014

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7:41 PM | Hybrid Corals: Sex Gone Awry or Saving Grace?
As the full moons of late summer and fall rise, so too, does the libido of threatened staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and elkhorn (Acropora palmata) corals. Awakened from a year of sexual slumber,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 24, 2014

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6:45 PM | Technology Unlocks the Mysteries of Bird Flight
Bob Dylan asked: “Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?” Sure, this is a metaphor (in Dylan’s case, for a lost love) but it works because the complexities of avian flight—from migration and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 23, 2014

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3:04 PM | Ig Nobel Prizes Make You Laugh, Then Think
  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—What happens in the brains of people who see Jesus in a piece of toast? What are the physics of slipping on a banana peel? Are people who see an ugly painting more... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 12, 2014

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7:54 PM | 5 Ways to Thwart Illegal Drug Dealing Online
Recent reports from ABC News and the UK’s Daily Mail suggest eBay is providing a platform for sellers engaged in an illegal prescription drug trade. An ecommerce pioneer now ranked number 250 on the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 11, 2014

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10:00 AM | 9/11 Museum Helps Us Remember What We Can Never Forget
The first exhibit of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is a multimedia display entitled, “We Remember”. Sixteen speakers surround visitors with a barrage of voices as accompanying text is... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 04, 2014

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9:03 PM | Are “Sugar Daddies” to Blame for HIV Transmission in Africa?
Preventing the sexual transmission of HIV is an urgent public health priority. With more than two million people newly infected with HIV every year, lives hang in the balance. At the same time,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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