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- 60-Second ScienceMore ScienceBy copying aspects of the slick surfaces of insect-catching pitcher plants, researchers created tubes that can carry blood without promoting the formation of blood clots or bacterial attachment. Cynthia Graber reports.
- Science TalkMore ScienceScientific American senior editor Josh Fischman joins nanoscience researchers Shana Kelly, Yamuna Krishnan, Benjamin Bratton and moderator Bridget Kendall from the BBC World Service program The Forum .
- Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) disappeared from mainland Australia centuries ago, probably not long after humans first brought dingoes to the continent.
- Climate CentralEnergy & SustainabilitySo many storms in October is rare but not unprecedented
- NewsHealthHealth authorities scramble to figure out what went wrong with containment
- ReutersMore ScienceBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Wednesday to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.
- FeaturesTechnologyShare your nostalgia for a long-obsolete device with other Scientific American readers
- NatureHealthWhere do we stand after four decades of cancer research? an someone be cured of the AIDS virus? Nature Video examined this question during this summer's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which brought early-career biologists together with Nobel Prize–winners
- Special Editions Volume 23, Issue 3sSpaceDeep down, the particles and forces of the universe are a manifestation of exquisite geometry
- NewsSpaceSound waves imitate famed Hawking radiation, energy spit out from the great cosmic sinkholes
- NatureSpaceNASA's MAVEN mission detects a hydrogen cloud blowing off the Red Planet
- ClimatewireEnergy & SustainabilityThe Nature Conservancy partners with loggers in Indonesia to limit the destruction of tropical forests
- ChemistryWorldEnergy & SustainabilityPyrolysis, which turns plastics into diesel and oils, could be scaled up dramatically
- NewsHealthClinical trials rarely include children; as a result, less than half of all drugs are approved for pediatric use. What can be done?
- ReutersEnergy & SustainabilityLockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready in a decade.
- NewsHealthTexas health authorities report a second health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola
- Quick and Dirty TipsMind & BrainWhether you call it zoning out, spacing out or daydreaming, we spend up to 47 percent of our waking lives letting our minds wander. This week, the Savvy Psychologist explains why mind wandering happens, when it’s good, when it’s bad—and how it might even lead to your own "Eureka!" moment
- Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 5SpaceFor the first time, spacecraft will get an up-close look at comets, asteroids and dwarf planets from the distant Kuiper belt. These probes should reveal how the solar system came to be
- ReutersMore ScienceAt least 12 people, including eight foreign hikers and a group of yak herders, were killed in Nepal by unseasonal blizzards and avalanches triggered by the tail of cyclone Hudhud, officials said on Wednesday.
- ReutersEnergy & SustainabilityThe mayor of Los Angeles aims to reduce local water use by 20 percent over the next three years to address a record drought through a mix of voluntary measures for residents and mandatory restrictions for city departments, the city said on Tuesday.
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