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Aerogel Mars

A novel idea for the local terraforming of Mars raises interesting possibilities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How Can We Curb the Spread of Scientific Racism?

A new book examines the insidious effects of scientific investigations into race -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Recommended Books, October 2019

50 things to see in the night sky, untold stories of mathematical Americans, and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Canada Gets Its First Smilodon

Fossils found near Medicine Hat, Alberta, expand the saber-tooth cat’s range by more than 600 miles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Russian "CRISPR-Baby" Scientist Has Started Editing Genes in Human Eggs with the Goal of Altering Deaf Gene

Denis Rebrikov says that he does not plan to implant gene-edited embryos until he gets regulatory approval -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Momentum Builds for Hydrogen Fuel in Japan, Australia

Lowered costs and the availability of renewable energy to produce hydrogen are raising interest in the fuel source -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Is Death, Exactly?

Even in a hospital setting, the answer is far from straightforward -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Can Love Actually Last?

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen looks at the many permutations of love, including everlasting love, which, it turns out, doesn’t just happen in fairytales -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

China Needs Stronger Ethical Safeguards in Biomedicine

As the country seeks to become a research powerhouse, it must rectify worrisome practices -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What You Can't See Can Hurt You

Although much of the U.S. enjoys cleaner air than in previous decades, we still have work to do -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Molecules in Blood Spike Hours before Seizures

Researchers measured a predictive increase in transfer RNA in people with epilepsy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Your Skull Shapes Your Hearing

The resonant properties of your skull can amplify some frequencies and dampen others--and in some cases, affect your hearing. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Olympics Marathon Moved Out of Tokyo Over Heat Concerns

Longer and hotter summer heat waves in the city pushed organizers to move the race to a cooler region of Japan -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Olympic Marathon Moved out of Tokyo over Heat Concerns

Longer and hotter summer heat waves in the city pushed organizers to move the race to a cooler region of Japan -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Jim Peebles Richly Deserved his Nobel Prize

Even though, according to Alfred Nobel, he didn't technically qualify -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe

The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

NASA Just Unveiled the Space Suit to be Worn by the First Woman on the Moon

Meet the xEMU space suit—and a new suit for the Orion spacecraft, too -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The U.S. Should Tighten Vaccination Mandates

Existing religious and philosophical exemptions endanger public health -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

SpaceX's Starlink Constellation Could Swell by 30,000 More Satellites

The company’s constellation could eventually consist of 42,000 spacecraft -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Doctors Should Care for Patients and Social Justice

Medical students must be taught to address systemic problems that contribute to poor health -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Color of Noise: What Do Hues Have to Do with Sound?

--> You have probably already heard, or at least heard of, white noise. Maybe you grew up when televisions were still analog. If so, you might remember the shhh that accompanied “snow”... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Color of Noise: What Do Hues Have to Do with Sound?

--> You have probably already heard, or at least heard of, white noise. Maybe you grew up when televisions were still analog. If so, you might remember the shhh that accompanied “snow”... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why Do Some People Need Less Sleep? It's in Their DNA

U.C.S.F. researchers find a gene for flourishing with less shut-eye -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Extreme Snows in Greenland Caused Ecosystem's "Reproductive Collapse"

Delayed plant flowering and nesting meant some Arctic animals’ offspring likely did not survive the winter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Happier Babies Have an Edge

They’re more likely to have higher childhood IQs and to graduate college -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Vaginal Fluid Transplants Hold Promise but Raise Safety Concerns

A small study tested the approach for treating a common bacterial infection by restoring a healthy microbiome -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tardigrade Protein Protects DNA from Chemical Attack

The Dsup protein protects DNA under conditions that create caustic free radical chemicals. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

We're Sorry, Vera Rubin

The rarity of science Nobels for women is an ongoing scandal -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

More Grazing Leads to Fewer Fires in the Serengeti

Beneficial blazes are critical to maintaining the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, but animals are eating the fuel -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Exquisite Precision of Time Crystals

Exotic new states of matter contain patterns that repeat like clockwork -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Is Moral Relativism Really a Problem?

Psychological research suggests it is not -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Trump's Border Wall Could Cause Flooding in Texas

Planned barriers along the Rio Grande could trap debris and send floodwaters into nearby communities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

'Marsquakes' Could Reveal How Mars Was Built

Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

"Mars-quakes" Could Reveal How Mars Was Built

Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

To Encourage Climate Action, Talk Up the Benefits of Adaptation

Rather than emphasizing the harm climate change will cause, promoting the economic benefits of mitigation does more to spur public action -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Introducing the November 2019 Issue

Time crystals, trickle-up economics, songbird diversity, and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Struggle to Save Heirloom Rice in India

Long-forgotten varieties of the staple crop can survive flood, drought and other calamities. The challenge is bringing them back -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Vaping-Related Illness Has a New Name: EVALI

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted the name in new guidance on the illness, which has sickened nearly 1,300 people across 49 states -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Are Antibiotics Damaging Your Family's Health?

The CDC calls their misuse “one of the most serious public health problems in the United States” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Latitude Adjustment: Distance from the Equator Shapes Our Thinking

Climate differences are associated with varying happiness, individualism and aggressiveness -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Comparing Beauty in Math and Art

People pair mathematical proofs with paintings and pieces of music similarly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Our Food Systems Are in Crisis

It’s not just from climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ship Freezes Itself in Arctic Ice to Study Climate Change

Researchers trapped in the central Arctic Ocean for a year prepare to unlock secrets of the region’s changing climate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Living with Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

Thailand’s is trying to communicate the risk through museum exhibitions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What a Koala Virus Tells Us About the Human Genome

A study illuminates how genes defend against viral invasions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Indigenous Remains Do Not Belong to Science

The law that allows Native Americans to claim ancestral remains must be strengthened -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Darkest Side of Fossil Fuel Extraction

It leads to violence against and trafficking of Native women -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

National Governments Can't Solve Climate Change Alone

Cities, regions and businesses are also crucial players -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How Can We Reverse the Decline in Breast Cancer Screening?

Making it more convenient and less painful would be a great start -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Aviation Is on a Low-Carbon Flight Path

Buy offsets if you want, but for real hope, look to electric planes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com