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March 27, 2015

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2:32 PM | Cord-Blood Research Sits Poised for Therapeutic Discovery
Whenever one examines any area of scientific inquiry, there are two important things to understand: where the science is today, and where it may lead us in the future. To examine only the former is... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 17, 2015

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3:52 AM | How many TV sets do you have—and why does it matter?
In the early nineties, researchers predicted that at the current rate of growth, there would be two televisions per US household by 1995. It’s probably safe to say that we have likely exceeded... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:52 AM | How many TV sets do you have—and why does it matter?
In the early nineties, researchers predicted that at the current rate of growth, there would be two televisions per US household by 1995. It’s probably safe to say that we have likely exceeded... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 13, 2015

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12:00 PM | How Identity Evolves in the Age of Genetic Imperialism
From designer babies to women whose genitals smell like peaches, 2014 graced us with a taste of the hope, hype and superficiality of business as usual in Silicon Valley. It is tempting to listen to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 09, 2015

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1:47 PM | ‘Extinct’ Myanmar Jerdon’s Babbler Spotted for the First Time in 70 Years
Hey there, pretty bird. Welcome back. We’ve missed your jersey caramel colours and big, brown eyes since pretty much forever. What’s new with us? Well, we’ve got colour televisions now, but only old... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 02, 2015

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7:01 PM | How Designers Can Improve Health Care For Everyone
The last place anyone expects to find a designer is in a hospital, clinic or operating room, but those are exactly the spaces where I embed myself. My first step toward this world occurred when I... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 01, 2015

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3:01 AM | An Optical Illusion As Seen By a Fish
Visual illusions are fun: we know with our rational mind that, for example, these lines are parallel to each other, yet they don’t appear that way. Similarly, I could swear that squares A and B are... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

February 28, 2015

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11:57 PM | Peacocks Produce Sounds We Can’t Hear
If you’re lucky enough, you may have seen a peacock displaying to a female. It’s an impressive event to witness: the peacock spreads and ruffles his enormous, brightly coloured tail feathers for a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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