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Immigrant Nobel Prize Winner Sir J. Fraser Stoddart And America's Future In Science

In 2016, all six American winners of the Nobel Prize in economics and scientific fields were immigrants, including chemistry winner Sir J. Fraser Stoddart.

American Thyroid Association Speaks Against Travel Restriction and in Favor of Global Advancement of Knowledge

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) calls upon our country's leadership to lift the travel restriction so that we may continue to bring all relevant scientific and clinical advances before the thyroid community. The diversity ourShow More Summary

'Tully monster' mystery is far from solved, Penn-led group argues

(University of Pennsylvania) Last year, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and other outlets declared that a decades-old paleontological mystery had been solved. The 'Tully monster,' an ancient animal that had long defied classification, was in fact a vertebrate, two groups of scientists claimed. Show More Summary

Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'

Can statistics increase the value of science to society? Georgetown University's Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, MPH, PhD, chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, will discuss "Promoting Ethical...Show More Summary

Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Can statistics increase the value of science to society? Georgetown University's Rochelle Tractenberg, chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, will...Show More Summary

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Earthquakes? Annie Sneed | Scientific American "Along with more sophisticated computing, he [Johnson] and his team are trying something in the lab no one else has done before:...Show More Summary

Press registration for the 2017 American Chemical Society spring national meeting

(American Chemical Society) Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society's 253rd National Meeting & Exposition this spring will have a wealth of new scientific information available for their news stories. More than 14,000 presentations are planned on a wide range of topics from health to the environment. Show More Summary

W.E.B. Du Bois, Scientific American and Data Stories of the Early 1900s

Two sets of infographics offer distinct perspectives on American life at the turn of the century -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Psychiatrist who coined ‘narcissistic personality disorder’ says Trump’s not mentally ill — just a jerk

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Psychiatric professionals are at odds about a decades-old regulation in their profession that forbids them from speaking out about the mental health of public officials. Scientific American reported Wednesday on a letter to the New York Times signed by 35 U.S. psychiatrists, psychologists and...

Deadly spider's unique spinning technique could inspire tougher materials

(University of Oxford) New research from an Oxford University, collaborative study suggests that the unique spinning technique used by the venomous American brown recluse spider, could inspire scientific developments and improve materials used in space travel.

A Memorable Book About Forgetting

Seasoned science writer and Scientific American opinion editor, Michael Lemonick, takes on the mysteries and miracles of human memory in his latest book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love. A well-researched, engaging...Show More Summary

Kurt Gottfried receives 2016 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Dr. Kurt Gottfried, a recognized leader in the scientific community on missile defense and nuclear terrorism, has been awarded the 2016 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Price of Naloxone Device Soars as Demand Increases

The price of Evzio, a device that delivers the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, has soared from $690 in 2014 to $4,500 today for a twin-pack, Scientific American reports. The post Price of Naloxone Device Soars as Demand Increases appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

How to Wake Up Like a Champ

We spend a lot of time sleeping – according to Scientific American, one-third of our lives are spent unconscious – and that means we also do a lot of waking up. For some of us, waking up involves hitting the snooze button several times before we eventually drag ourselves out of bed. Some of us … Continued

Milk versus dark chocolate: A scientific showdown (video)

(American Chemical Society) Valentine's Day is nearly here. Whether you're spending it with your significant other or flying solo, chocolate is often in the mix. But which is the better choice: milk or dark chocolate? Reactions pitsShow More Summary

Portable superconductivity systems for small motors

(American Institute of Physics) Superconductivity is one of modern physics' most intriguing scientific discoveries. However, practical exploitation of superconductivity also presents many challenges. The challenges are perhaps greatest for researchers trying to integrate superconductivity in small, portable systems. Show More Summary

American Heart Association’s meal timing guidance isn’t ready for prime time

“For heart health, it’s not just what you eat, but when.” That was CBS’s confident headline about a scientific statement put out by the American Heart Association. That statement, Meal Timing and Frequency: Implications for Cardiovascular...Show More Summary

AGA statement on US travel ban

(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is concerned that the recent US executive order on immigration could limit scientific exchange, delay patient care and impair medical training.

Timing of your meals might reduce heart risk

People who want a healthy heart should be mindful of not only what they eat, but when they eat, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). The report is a response to the growing evidence that timing matters when it comes to heart disease risk, said Marie-Pierre...

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