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SpaceX's Starlink Constellation Could Swell by 30,000 More Satellites

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

The company’s constellation could eventually consist of 42,000 spacecraft

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A Science-Based Origin Story for a Planet-Changing Species

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:00:00 GMT

“Big History” can help humans understand our growing powers and responsibilities

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One Man, Two Kinds of Creativity

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Painter and mathematician Edward Belbruno inhabits both worlds with equal comfort

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Molecular Trap Locks Away CO2

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

New images reveal carbon dioxide ensnared in metal-organic frameworks

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Why Carbon?

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Musings on a symphony in C

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Galloping Ant Beats Saharan Heat

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:15:00 GMT

The Saharan silver ant feeds on other insects that have died on the hot sands, which it traverses at breakneck (for an ant) speeds.

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Google Publishes Landmark Quantum Supremacy Claim

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:45:00 GMT

The company says that its quantum computer is the first to perform a calculation that would be practically impossible for a classical machine

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Some Mosquito Repellents Act like Invisibility Cloaks

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:45:00 GMT

Synthetic repellents such as DEET seem to mask the scent of our “human perfume”—making us less obvious targets for mosquitoes. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Why Do Some People Need Less Sleep? It's in Their DNA

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:30:00 GMT

U.C.S.F. researchers find a gene for flourishing with less shut-eye

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Aerogel Mars

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:00:00 GMT

A novel idea for the local terraforming of Mars raises interesting possibilities

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How Can We Curb the Spread of Scientific Racism?

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A new book examines the insidious effects of scientific investigations into race

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Russian "CRISPR Baby" Scientist Has Started Editing Genes in Human Eggs with the Goal of Altering Deaf Gene

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Denis Rebrikov says that he does not plan to implant gene-edited embryos until he gets regulatory approval

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Jim Peebles Richly Deserved His Nobel Prize

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Even though, according to Alfred Nobel, he didn’t technically qualify

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Readers Respond to the June 2019 Issue

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Letters to the editor from the June 2019 issue of Scientific American

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Hilbert Walked so the Clay Mathematics Institute Could Run

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 19:00:00 GMT

The problems shaping modern mathematics

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The U.S. Should Tighten Vaccination Mandates

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:30:00 GMT

Existing religious and philosophical exemptions endanger public health

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How Harold Bloom, the Late Literary Critic, Helped Me Write The End of Science

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Bloom’s book The Anxiety of Influence helped a science writer understand the plight of modern scientists trying to surpass their predecessors

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NASA Just Unveiled the Space Suit to be Worn by the First Woman on the Moon

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Meet the xEMU space suit—and a new suit for the Orion spacecraft, too

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Recommended Books, October 2019

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

50 things to see in the night sky, untold stories of mathematical Americans, and more

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How a Tiny Pit Decides a Pine Tree's Fate

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Live fast, die young and leave a good lookin’ stump

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The Color of Noise: What Do Hues Have to Do with Sound?

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:45:00 GMT

--> You have probably already heard, or at least heard of, white noise. Maybe you grew up when televisions were still analog. If so, you might remember the shhh that accompanied “snow”...

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Scientists Program CRISPR to Fight Viruses in Human Cells

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:45:00 GMT

A common gene-editing enzyme could be used to disable RNA viruses such as flu or Ebola

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China Needs Stronger Ethical Safeguards in Biomedicine

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

As the country seeks to become a research powerhouse, it must rectify worrisome practices

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Canada Gets Its First Smilodon

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Fossils found near Medicine Hat, Alberta, expand the saber-tooth cat’s range by more than 600 miles

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Vaginal Fluid Transplants Hold Promise but Raise Safety Concerns

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:45:00 GMT

A small study tested the approach for treating a common bacterial infection by restoring a healthy microbiome

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