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- NewsMore ScienceAfter the century-old giant tortoise died, Galápagos conservationists and a taxidermist had to figure out how to continue his legacy
- ClimatewireMore ScienceResearchers have found ways to watch the roots of plants as they grow
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- Scientific American Mind Volume 25, Issue 6Mind & BrainMany people prefer any activity to simply sitting quietly—even an electric shock
- NewsHealthThe World Health Organization is testing a handful of experimental vaccines.Hundred of thousands of doses could be available before the end of June
- Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 5HealthFor some cancer patients, viruses engineered to zero in on tumor cells work like a wonder drug. The task now is to build on this success
- Talking backMind & BrainScott Small, a professor of neurology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, researches Alzheimer's, but he also studies the memory loss that occurs during the normal aging process.
- Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 5TechnologyThe demand for shorter, cheaper flights is driving new research into turboprops
- ReutersEnergy & SustainabilityThe report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, drawing on three mammoth scientific reports published since September 2013, shows the need for urgent and ambitious action
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- NewsHealthNew Ebola guidelines for hospitals may help, but workers need training and support to be adequately prepared for new cases
- NatureHealthAs the virus spreads in West Africa, a graphic offers a guide to the case count and transmission figures that matter
- ObservationsSpaceThis morning in Roswell, New Mexico, a spacesuit-clad 57-year-old Google executive, Alan Eustace, strapped into a harness beneath a giant helium balloon and lifted off to new heights in the upper stratosphere.
- Talking backMind & BrainBaby’s first robot If you could only learn a language with the innocent receptivity of a young child. That adage, repeated ad nauseam, once an adult has decided to learn French or Tagalog engenders endless debate.
- NatureMore ScienceOlder generations release pheromones to balance the sex ratio in youngsters
- 60-Second HealthHealthShould Ebola continue to crop up in the U.S., having fewer people coming to emergency rooms with the similar symptoms of flu will help the public health system respond. Steve Mirsky reports
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