Blog Profile / Scientific American: Observations


URL :http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/
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Archived Since:November 13, 2008

Blog Post Archive

How Big Data Can Help Rebuild America's Aging Infrastructure

Wireless sensor networks could tell engineers when key structural elements of bridges, highways and buildings are dangerously weak -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bees Gone Wild

Feral honeybees pose a danger to native bees and the ecosystems that depend on them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Americans Think of Body-Modification Technologies

A new study from AARP Research shows that although some kinds of modification are acceptable, many people worry about how widespread adoption could affect society -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What to Expect from Cryptocurrency in 2018

You've heard of Bitcoin and possibly some others, but the major competitors, including central banks, have not even entered the market yet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Carcass Race

A surprising relationship between mammalian and avian scavengers might tell us something about how humans evolved -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What AI Can Do for IVF

Up to two thirds of in-vitro fertilization patients experience failed cycles—but AI systems might be able to flag the most viable embryos far better than humans can -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Should IVF Practitioners Disclose to Expectant Parents?

As physicians privileged to participate in a family’s special moment of beginning, we can better inform and educate, as well as admit what we don’t know -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Smoking Is Way Down in the U.S., but Not for People with Mental Illness

That’s one reason they tend to suffer from poorer health and die younger -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

"Oral Parity": Reducing the Cost of Cancer Care

Shockingly, insurance typically covers chemotherapy taken via IV more generously than chemo taken by mouth, even when the two are similar in cost to the health plan -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Deep Listening

Lessons from the psychology of the spiritual imagination -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Are Alien Civilizations Technologically Advanced?

The answer may depend on exoplanet sociology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Rise of the Bro Tortoise

When we anthropomorphize animal sexuality, it can reveal unfortunate things about how we view human sexuality -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Rise of Citizen Bioscience

Is self-experimentation with gene editing techniques something we should herald as a new form of “permissionless” innovation? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Good Feelings in the Midst of Chronic Pain

Researchers have been slow to realize that happiness, excitement and calm can co-exist with physical agony -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Diplomacy for Scientists

Five important skills that early career investigators need to expand their role in advancing how science can serve society. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

When Science Fiction Meets Social Science

Sci-fi author Ada Palmer explains why she goes less into the details of antimatter engines and more into sociological questions of of state formation, legal history, identity... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Would You Ask an Astronaut on the Space Station?

Here’s what 20 students in a remote west African village, ages 10 to 17, came up with -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

When Science Fiction Meets Social Science

SF author Ada Palmer explains why she goes less into the details of antimatter engines and more into sociological questions of of state formation, legal history, identity groups... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Water, and Maybe Life, in Places We Never Expected

A series of proposed space missions will look for organisms in subsurface oceans on the outer solar system’s icy moons -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Hopeful Monsters and the Snapping Shrimp

This remarkable crustacean can regrow a missing claw into a different sort of claw -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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