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- 60-Second ScienceMore ScienceThousands of small children swallow tiny batteries each year. A new battery coating could protect kids from internal burns and still allow the batteries to work. Cynthia Graber reports
- MIND Guest BlogMind & BrainImagine when our ancestors first started to look up at the stars and question their place in the universe. Why are we here? Are we alone? What happens to us when we die?
- ObservationsSpaceThe cause of the deadly crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on Friday remains unknown, but the commercial spaceplane's feathered reentry system looks to have been involved.
- ForumMore ScienceThe current incentive structure often leads to dead-end studies—but there are ways to fix the problem
- ReutersHealthLiving with a smoker can be like breathing the air in the world’s most polluted cities, according to a new study from Scotland
- ReutersHealthA nurse who had treated Ebola victims in West Africa reached a settlement deal on Monday with Maine, allowing her to travel freely in public but requiring her to monitor her health and report any symptoms
- ClimatewireEnergy & SustainabilityThe formerly Communist country has transitioned from brown coal to more renewables
- EarthTalkMore ScienceMany school cafeterias offer food no more nutritious than a fast food chain
- Climate CentralEnergy & SustainabilityGas is leaking from vital oil and gas field equipment, which means those leaks can be fixed
- NewsEnergy & SustainabilityGoogle sent a videographer on the route of the explorer's epic adventure
- ObservationsTechnologyEven as 3-D printing's impact on science, healthcare and consumer electronics grows, these devices aren't likely to find their way into your home anytime soon.
- ReutersHealthGiving the millions of women who need it contraception and pregnancy advice will help avoid illness, disadvantage and poverty for current and future generations, Melinda Gates said on Monday
- ReutersEnergy & SustainabilityA rare early season snowstorm brought 80-kph winds and record-breaking snowfall to parts of Maine overnight, leaving more than 140,000 homes and businesses without power on Monday
- 60-Second MindMind & BrainYoung adults who’d had highly controlling parents were less able to stress their own viewpoints to a friend or partner in confident and productive ways. Daisy Yuhas reports
- ObservationsEnergy & SustainabilityThe results are in. Yesterday the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released it final report crystallizing 13 months of work by more than 800 scientists.
- A Matter of TimeMore ScienceThe pace of living quickens continuously, yet a full understanding of things temporal still eludes us
- Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 5TechnologyA human-powered helicopter could not fly, experts concluded. Then two young engineers proved them wrong and won a quarter of a million dollars in the process
- NewsEnergy & SustainabilityDivisions within Colorado highlight a long-term political issue that affects many states
- Ask the ExpertsMind & BrainHow one woman learned to use the electrodes implanted in her brain as an extension of her nervous system.
- Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 5More Science
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