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China's Chang'e 5 Lands on Moon to Collect Fresh Samples

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:45:00 GMT

The ambitious mission is the first effort since 1976 to bring lunar material back to Earth

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The Arecibo Radio Telescope's Massive Platform Has Collapsed

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 15:40:00 GMT

The hanging structure crashed through Arecibo's dish after major cable failures

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Do Wine over Those Brussels Sprouts

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:00:00 GMT

Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports

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The Denisovans Expand Their Range Into China

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 04:00:00 GMT

Evidence of the ancient humans was limited to a cave in Siberia—but now, scientists have found genetic remains of the Denisovans in China. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Take Racism Out of Medical Algorithms

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT

Tools used in health care are harming people of color. It’s time to fix them

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Echolocation Drains Bats Traveling through Noise

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:45:00 GMT

Bats expend more energy navigating in loud conditions

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Ultracold Molecule Mystery Solved

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:45:00 GMT

Lasers slow molecules for a glimpse of the quantum world—and a strange heating is uncovered

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What We're Thankful for at Scientific American

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:00:00 GMT

From our virtual Thanksgiving table to yours

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When Same-Sex Mating Makes Reproductive Sense

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:45:00 GMT

Under the right circumstances, indiscriminate mating with both males and females can enhance animals’ evolutionary success

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GDP Is the Wrong Tool for Measuring What Matters

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:00:00 GMT

It’s time to replace gross domestic product with real metrics of well-being and sustainability

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Sea Angels and Sea Butterflies Reveal Climate Change Consequences

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT

The delicate marine animals known as sea angels are facing unprecedented change because of global warming

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2020

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:30:00 GMT

Experts highlight advances with the potential to revolutionize industry, health care and society

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The Future of Mars Exploration

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:00:00 GMT

Join Scientific American for a conversation about the next steps in humanity’s reconnaissance of Mars. Featuring Casey Dreier, senior space policy adviser at The Planetary Society, and space...

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Undersea Earthquakes Reveal Sound Warming Info

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:57:00 GMT

Travel time differences for sound waves produced by undersea earthquakes in the same place at different times can provide details about ocean warming.

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Thanksgiving and the Myth of Native American "Savages"

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT

Prominent scientists exaggerate the violence of Native Americans, whom European invaders ravaged.

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Duckbill Dino Odyssey Ended in Africa

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 20:17:00 GMT

A duckbill dinosaur jawbone found in Morocco means that dinosaurs crossed a large body of water to reach Africa.  

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The Foreigners at Your Thanksgiving Table

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:00:00 GMT

Many of the "American" foods we love came from parts of the world Pres. Trump has vilified

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Light-based Quantum Computer Exceeds Fastest Classical Supercomputers

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 19:45:00 GMT

The setup of lasers and mirrors effectively “solved” a problem far too complicated for even the largest traditional computer system

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Viruses Can Help Us as Well as Harm Us

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:30:00 GMT

Experts are figuring out how to exploit the 380 trillion viruses that make up the human virome

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Eating Turkey Does Not Really Make You Sleepy

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:00:00 GMT

Don't blame the tryptophan in your Thanksgiving turkey. The post-dinner drowsiness probably results from carbs and alcohol

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Noah's Spaceship

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 17:00:00 GMT

A craft built to save Earth’s biodiversity from a planetary crisis would be far tinier—but vastly more far-reaching—than the biblical Ark

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Visualizing the Rhythm of Food

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:00:00 GMT

Interactive data visualization charts the changing popularity of 195 different foods over time

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Are We Real? And Other Questions of Physics

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:15:00 GMT

Do we live in a higher being’s computer? Advanced research may tell us

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COVID Pandemic Reduces Seismic Noise

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 14:00:00 GMT

Vibrations in the earth’s crust generated by human activity dropped as lockdowns went into effect

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Inventing Us: How Inventions Shaped Humanity

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:07:00 GMT

Materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez talks about her latest book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another.

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