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Bitter political climate chills some scientific pursuits

(American Chemical Society) The House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Committee has been operating in lockstep with the combative political climate this election season. Since last year, the committee chair has issued more than 25 subpoenas to investigate science agencies and others. Show More Summary

The math behind solving the Rubik's Cube

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this Scientific American video, Rubik's Cube master Ian Scheffler, author of the new book Cracking the Cube, explains some of the math behind "speedcubing." Scheduler's book sounds fascinating even though the only way I could getShow More Summary

Highlights from the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

By Jeremy Hodson Pettus, MD  Let’s talk about what I thought was interesting at this important annual meeting. It’s a little long, so I recommend cracking open a bottle of bourbon and getting the bubble bath going before reading. Or read it in your office. Whatever. But here it goes… Artificial Pancreas Developments The big […]

Landing on Mars: How and When

A graphic from the Scientific American archive provides context for this month’s Mars landing attempt -- Read more on

Primordial Myths?

Julien d’Huy has a Scientific American piece about “how stories change in the retelling down through the generations sheds light on the history of human migration going as far back as the Paleolithic period”: The Greek version of a familiar myth starts with Artemis, goddess of the hunt and fierce protectress of innocent young women. […]

Immigrants Flooding America With Nobel Prizes

In 2016, all 6 American winners of the Nobel Prize in economics and scientific fields were immigrants. Moreover, since 2000, immigrants have been awarded 40 percent, or 31 of 78, of the Nobel Prizes won by Americans in Chemistry, Medicine and Physics, according to research from the National Foundation for [...]

What To Do About America's STEM Education Gap

Scientific American and Macmillan Learning just the 4th annual STEM Summit at the New York Academy of Sciences to explore some innovative strategies -- Read more on

ACAAI 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting

(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) ACAAI offers the most up-to-date scientific research on diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma. The 2016 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting will present new and important insights into developments in patient care and groundbreaking research.

Shocking number of Americans say presidential election is stressing them out

This election season has been rough and seemingly endless, and now there's scientific evidence to back up what you may have been feeling. The American Psychological Association included a question in its annual Stress in America survey about this election. Show More Summary

Google’s African Wind

Why Google Cares about Wind Power in Africa; Millions of people are coming online, and that requires (renewable) energy Daniel Cusick, October 12, 2016 (Scientific American) “Google Inc.’s investment in Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power...Show More Summary

See Trump Win. WINNING! (Guest Voice)

See Trump Win. WINNING! by David Anderson We put so much stock in The Polls. We Americans love scientific proof because it wins all arguments. And in politics the polls are our most trusted, indisputable “facts.” Not anymore. Not this time. No recent candidate has intentionally alienated so many people, en mass or personally. Mr. [...]Show More Summary

Quantum physicist Carl M. Bender wins 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

(American Institute of Physics) The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS) announced today, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes, that Carl M. Show More Summary

Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG, Available to Discuss Hepatitis C: The Past, the Present and the Future

Media Availability with liver disease expert Dr. Tram T. Tran, who is presenting The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture, "Hepatitis C: The Past, the Present and the Future" at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas...

Curta calculator: The mechanical marvel born in a Nazi death camp

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you've ever spent time thumbing through back issues of magazines like Scientific American or New Scientist, you may have came across adverts for the Curta – a strange little device that resembles a pepper mill. It cost a shockingShow More Summary

Medical News Today: High blood pressure raises risk of cognitive decline, dementia

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association concludes that high blood pressure can raise the risk of cognitive impairment in later life.

The Health Condition In Midlife That Can Raise Your Dementia Risk

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

High blood pressure, especially in middle age, is linked to an increased risk of dementia later in life, the American Heart Association cautioned in a new scientific statement Monday. The association issued the warning, published in the journal Hypertension on Oct. Show More Summary

Scientific methods identify potential antivirals against chikungunya

(American Society for Microbiology) Chikungunya virus has caused two recent massive outbreaks sickening millions of people. Now a team of researchers has shown that several existing compounds have potent activity against the critical CHIKV protease enzyme. The research is published Oct. 10 in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

She Was A Sugar-Fueled Kid; Her Girls Won't Be

In August, the American Heart Association released its first-ever scientific statement on added sugar for children. After a column explaining the recommendation, and another focused on a nutritionist's advice for parents, we return to...Show More Summary

Autophagy, Illustrated

A graphic from the Scientific American archive shows how cells clean house—the basics behind this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine -- Read more on

Science of Disbelief: When Did Climate Change Become All About Politics?

More than half of Americans still question the scientific consensus on climate change, with a strong split between political liberals and political conservatives on the issue.

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