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July 23, 2014

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4:58 AM | Why is the grass always greener on social media?
Are you on social media? I’m willing to bet you’re on at least one channel (and it’s probably Facebook). In December 2013, 73% of adults online were using a social networking site... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:58 AM | Why is the grass always greener on social media?
Are you on social media? I’m willing to bet you’re on at least one channel (and it’s probably Facebook). In December 2013, 73% of adults online were using a social networking site... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 22, 2014

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6:43 PM | Under the Dome: Scientific American Editor Talks to the Senate
Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the value of scientific research and development. Also... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:43 PM | Under the Dome: <i>Scientific American</i> Editor in Chief Talks to the Senate
Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about the value of scientific research and development. Also... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 17, 2014

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12:26 AM | Nevada Celebrates Pollinator Week
The title of this article probably is an overstatement. Perhaps instead it should have been ‘a small subset of people in Reno, and possibly in Vegas (because everything you can think of exists... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 16, 2014

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7:07 PM | What can teeth tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?
Our distant past is just that: the distant past. It’s this murky place that science is slowly filling in but the landscape still largely exists just on the periphery of our imagination, and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:07 PM | What can teeth tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?
Our distant past is just that: the distant past. It’s this murky place that science is slowly filling in but the landscape still largely exists just on the periphery of our imagination, and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:34 PM | Amazing new Eminem Parody Music Video from A Capaella Science
The genius that is Tim Blais has come up with a fantastic new parody video to the tune of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’. Called ‘Eminemium – Choose Yourself’, the video... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 15, 2014

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11:55 PM | Psychic Animals and Football-Playing Bees
Working in the field of animal behaviour means that around World Cup season it’s hard to avoid being sent links to so-called ‘psychic’ animals that predict the outcome of matches,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:44 PM | Do Actions Speak Louder than Feelings? [Video]
    // Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act. Below is a synopsis of the tenth video in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 08, 2014

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5:56 PM | Children Reason Differently from Adults [Video]
          // Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act. Below is a synopsis of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 07, 2014

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9:00 PM | What's So Funny?: The Science of Humor
Cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems talks about his book HA!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 03, 2014

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9:49 PM | Just a Few Hours Left to Contribute to the PhD Movie Sequel!
Jorge Cham of PhD comics fame has already run a tremendously successful kickstarter campaign to create his second film. It’s not surprising considering the huge success of Cham’s comics... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 02, 2014

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7:00 PM | Multitask at Your Own Risk
        // Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act. Below is a synopsis of the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:31 PM | Meet the Voices of Science
“I’m good now, Mariette. Are you good?” I was. It was a Sunday morning in October 2013, and Danielle Lee, author of The Urban Scientist blog on Scientific American’s network, and I were talking about... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

July 01, 2014

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1:04 AM | Meet Your Dr. Octopus: Surgical Octo Arms
Robotic surgery has proved itself to be less than perfect so far. Stiff robotic limbs, burning surfaces, numerous complications. But what if that surgeon’s assistant was less like a standard... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

June 24, 2014

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4:32 PM | Unlocking the Secrets of the Inner Earth: The Deep Carbon Observatory
We are all well aware of the immense role that carbon plays in our lives. However, have you ever thought about the immense reservoir of carbon that exists deep beneath the earth’s surface? The... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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