Scientific American Content: Global



Wed, 17 Jul 2024 19:15:00 +0000
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Puerto Rico is suing fossil fuel companies over climate damages, saying that the industry knew about the dangers of its products and that the island is paying the price

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:00:00 +0000
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SpaceX has filed a request with the Federal Aviation Administration to determine whether the company can resume launches of its recently grounded workhorse rocket

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 16:30:00 +0000
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We can and should look harder for evidence of alien visitors to our solar system

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 15:00:00 +0000
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It’s important that we use accurate terminology when discussing how AI chatbots make up information

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 14:00:00 +0000
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Chasers will always be a vital part of tornado detection efforts, but now drones, artificial intelligence and supercomputers are all helping meteorologists figure out just how these terrible storms come together.

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Virologists say that the bird flu strain that is infecting cattle in the U.S. is unlikely to cause a pandemic in humans, but countries are gathering vaccines and stepping up surveillance just in case

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 11:30:00 +0000
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Sean Waugh, a professional storm chaser and meteorologist, talks about his role in advising Hollywood on tornado science and the awe-inspiring experience of chasing twisters

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 10:45:00 +0000
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How falling cats, slithering snakes, burrowing prairie dogs and more exploit the laws of physics

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 10:00:00 +0000
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Radiolab host Latif Nasser found and named a mysterious quasi-moon of Venus. Now you can help name one of Earth’s quasi-moons.

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 16:30:00 +0000
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A new U.N. Environment Program report focuses on geoengineering’s potential dangers to the planet, from disease to unlivable places

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 14:45:00 +0000
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ESA’s Ramses spacecraft will scout out Apophis before and after the asteroid’s super-close flyby of Earth in 2029

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 14:00:00 +0000
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A combination of human behavior and immunity, the environment, and SARS-CoV-2 itself explains why the virus surges during both hotter and colder months

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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From board games to solo puzzles to fantastical escapes to tricks for running faster, find a game for every mood

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Poker players can now employ AI to find the optimal playing strategy, but they often don’t use it. Here’s why

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Find new ways to fill the long summer days with these quick primers on 10 ancient games

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Games have captivated people since ancient times. Now they run our lives

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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How to finally wrap your mind around the uniquely counterintuitive Monty Hall dilemma

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Thousands of people around the world do live-action role-playing to learn and change themselves. I am one of them

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Your favorite word game with a twist of science

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Baseball pitchers are throwing faster than ever—and needing Tommy John surgery

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Why we’re fascinated by solving mind-bending puzzles, pitching faster fastballs, embodying new characters, playing ancient games, and much more

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000
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Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope point to an elusive intermediate-size black hole in the star cluster Omega Centauri

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +0000
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A new approach uses language models to interrogate other language models and sniff out lies

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 10:45:00 +0000
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From ancient clay tablets to TV shows to video games, the U.S. Library of Congress preserves far more than just books

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 14:00:00 +0000
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Cultured meat that tastes and smells more appetizing could enhance public perception of artificial steaks

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +0000
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New regulations, and satellites such as MethaneSat, very likely will not cut methane emissions. Natural gas industry economics will instead continue delaying their needed reduction

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 10:00:00 +0000
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It’s been 55 years since the Apollo 11 mission, innovative ​​“stillsuits” designed to recycle astronaut pee could enhance spacewalks, and a surprising case of the plague has occurred in Colorado.

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000
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The gooey, chocolatey s’more couldn’t have been popularized without the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, which brought cheap sweets to the masses

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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Miami and New York City officials say they need more insight into how searing temperatures affect homeless people and other vulnerable populations

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000
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Beach sand is beautiful—and even more so when you understand the story it tells about our planet

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:00:00 +0000
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A preliminary study suggests that sex and gender are represented differently in the brain

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:00:00 +0000
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Warm-blooded island species tend to evolve a slower metabolic rate compared with their mainland counterparts, making it harder for them to bounce back when under stress

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +0000
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Finland has decided to vaccinate farmworkers against bird flu—and experts say the U.S. should do the same

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 15:30:00 +0000
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A damaging downpour struck Vermont on the anniversary of last year’s flooding disaster, filling streets with mud and basements with water

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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The neurons that produce a sick feeling and food aversion are distinct from those that induce a feeling of fullness

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000
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The U-shaped curve that pegged youth and old age as the happiest times of life has changed

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +0000
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People are reluctant to reach out to friends they have lost touch with—but both sides are gratified when they reconnect

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 10:45:00 +0000
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New research suggests the Great Red Spot we see on Jupiter today is an entirely different giant storm from the one astronomers observed more than three centuries ago

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 10:00:00 +0000
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Researchers on a multimonth Antarctic expedition describe how the climate crisis intertwines with their work.

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 15:30:00 +0000
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Days after Hurricane Beryl hit Houston and left millions without power, the city was hit with a dangerous heat wave

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 15:30:00 +0000
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Nancy Hopkins used a commitment to justice and a tape measure to take M.I.T. to task for discrimination. The impacts of her fight are still being felt today.

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 15:00:00 +0000
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For the first time, researchers have reconstructed the 3D structure of ancient genetic material, in this case from a 52,000-year-old mammoth

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 14:00:00 +0000
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Belief in witchcraft and sorcery is deeply rooted in Papua New Guinea's culture and history, but it can lead to violence, particularly against women. Local public health experts are working to end this violence through education.

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 13:00:00 +0000
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A Saskatchewan farmer’s near miss with potentially lethal debris falling from orbit highlights the skyrocketing risks and murky politics of space junk

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000
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The cosmos is dark. The Lilly-Madau diagram reveals that it will become much darker still

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +0000
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A case about Atlantic herring has resulted in SCOTUS ending a 40-year policy to defer to expert agencies when considering regulations. The effects will likely be felt far beyond fishing

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 10:00:00 +0000
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By learning exploits from adversarial AI, people could defeat a superhuman Go-playing system

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +0000
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is requiring any construction project it funds to be elevated above local flood levels

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 16:15:00 +0000
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Europe rejoins the new space race with the launch of its long-awaited Ariane 6 rocket

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000
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With the confirmation of gravitational waves less than a decade old, scientists are barreling ahead with new detectors to pick up ever more elusive ripples in spacetime