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What you need to know about the Great American Eclipse

Watch the solar eclipse with a deeper level of understanding and scientific curiosity        

Remembering Marian C. Diamond

Illustrations from the Scientific American archive highlight key discoveries of an influential neuroscientist -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How Trump’s Climate Report Dismissal Would Put Americans In Harm’s Way

Trump’s rejection of the national climate report would do more damage than exiting the Paris Agreement, says an economist who worked on the last report. A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president and various Cabinet officials. Read Full Story

Scientific Cinema: Michael Almereyda on "Marjorie Prime"

“Marjorie Prime” is the allusive and poetic new film by essential American independent Michael Almereyda. It’s adapted from the Pulitzer-shortlisted play of the same name by Jordan Harrison that was originally staged at the Mark Taper Forum, in Los Angeles, in 2014. Show More Summary

Solar eclipse offers moon-walk moment: Science is all the rage

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The spectacle will inspire bright young Americans to pursue science careers and, if we’re lucky, motivate our jaded leaders to support scientific research.        

ACS Publications announces free training resource for peer reviewers

(American Chemical Society) Reinforcing its commitment to publishing the best peer-reviewed scientific research, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the debut of ACS Reviewer Lab, an online course created to help educate researchers on the fundamentals of scholarly peer review. Show More Summary

In the Fight between Rick Perry and Climate Scientists --He's Winning

Ross McKitrick Policy makers and the public need to understand the extent to which major scientific institutions like the American Meteorological Society have become biased and politicized on the climate issue. Convincing them of this...Show More Summary

Progressive Fundamentalist Mike Luckovich Is NEVER Going To Scrutinize The 'Black Progressive Fundamentalist Ally's ' Antics That Are HARVESTING BLACK COMMUNITY VALUABLES For The Benefit Of Progressive Nationalism

THE MOST EFFECTIVE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT USE OF "DOMESTICATION" FOR THE "AMERICAN CONTAINERIZED NEGRO": Conduct A Scientific Study Among The Masses UsingThe Notion Of: "THE TRIBALISM OF 'AMERICAN SLAVE DESCENDANCY" As Proof That 'A Common...Show More Summary

Richard Dawkins on artificial intelligence, agnosticism, and utopia

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Evolutionary biologist and "passionate rationalist" Richard Dawkins has a new anthology of essays out today, titled Science in the Soul. Over at Scientific American, John Horgan posted an interview with Dawkins in which the two discuss a range of topics, from A.I. Show More Summary

No One Should Have Sole Authority to Launch Nukes

Scientific American: In just five minutes an American president could put all of humanity in jeopardy. Most nuclear security experts believe that's how long it would take for as many as 400 land-based nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal to be loosed on enemy targets after an initial "go" order. Show More Summary

Researchers call for new consistent, robust standards for the development of meta-analyses

(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) The American Heart Association (AHA) published a scientific statement to provide recommendations for physicians and researchers who wish to do meta-analyses, journal editors who publish them, and health care professionals who wish to use them to make decisions about patient care.

Richard Dawkins Has a Lot of Sensible Advice for Donald Trump

In an interview with Scientific American, Richard Dawkins was asked what he would say to the President if given the opportunity.His response was excellent.

Eclipsing the occult in early America: Benjamin Franklin and his almanacs

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By Carla J. Mulford, Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University. Franklin’s lifelong quest was spreading scientific knowledge to regular people. Mason Chamberlin, CC BY By the time he was 20 years old, colonial American Benjamin Franklin had already spent two years working as a...

The Evolution of a Scientific American Graphic: Solar Eclipses

Data designer Jan Willem Tulp provides a peek behind the scenes, and describes how he developed several visualizations for an article in the August 2017 issue -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

You Can Visit What Is Now Believed To Be The Largest Dinosaur To Have Walked The Earth At AMNH

The American Museum of Natural History teased reporters with the promise of a "special scientific announcement" about Titanosaur this week, its newest and tallest dinosaur fossil. I assumed that the big reveal would be that the museum...Show More Summary

Latest research on osteoporosis and bone health at ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting - Sept. 8-11, Denver

(Burness) Thousands of bone scientists will come together for the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2017 Annual Meeting, the premier scientific meeting in the world on bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science, to...Show More Summary

Eclipse 2017, ‘September 23 Sign,’ Planet X, And Bible Prophecy: Why Some Christians Are Freaked Out [Opinion]

Eclipse 2017, or “The Great American Eclipse” as it’s being called, is going to be one of the most spectacular scientific and astronomical events to ever happen in the U.S. in a hundred years. But rather than simply taking it for what...Show More Summary

Will the Great American Eclipse make animals act strangely? Science says yes

It’s not just humans who will be affected by the Great American Eclipse coming on Aug. 21 — expect animals to act strangely too. Anecdotal evidence and a few scientific studies suggest that as the moon moves briefly between the sun and the Earth, causing a deep twilight to fall across the land,...

No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levels

(American Statistical Association) While the scientific community has long warned about rising sea levels and their destructive impact on some of the United States' most populous cities, researchers have developed a new, statistical method that more precisely calculates the rate of sea level rise, showing it's not only increasing, but accelerating.

Experts Call On US To Start Funding Scientists To Genetically Engineer Human Embryos

This week, news of a major scientific breakthrough brought a debate over genetically engineering humans front and centre. For the first time ever, scientists genetically engineered a human embryo on American soil in order to remove a disease-causing mutation. Show More Summary

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