Searching for City Lights on Other Planets

There’s a detectable difference between a planet shining with reflected light and a planet glowing with its own artificial illumination

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#space, #the-sciences

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Invasive Species Can Sometimes Help an Ecosystem

In Hawaiʻi, imported birds have taken on some of the roles once performed by those that have gone extinct—but there’s a catch

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#conservation, #sustainability

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Poem: ‘Turing and the Apple’

Science in meter and verse

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#artsculture, #meter, #the-sciences

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Venus Wins Stunning Third New Mission, This Time from Europe

EnVision will follow NASA’s DAVINCI+ and VERITAS

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#space, #the-sciences

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A Random Walk through the English Language

How a dispute between a religious believer and a confirmed atheist led to a major mathematical breakthrough

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#math, #the-sciences

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For African Elephants, Pee Could Be a Potent Trail Marker

Scientists found that elephants often sniff pathways—and seem especially attuned to urine.

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#biology, #the-sciences

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New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments

The process finds minuscule amounts of radioactive material in metals

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#advances, #physics, #the-sciences

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Neck-Zapping Gadget Reduced All-Nighter Fatigue in New Study

And the benefits of two four-minute sessions persisted for hours

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#medicalbiotech, #tech

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Any Reform of Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Must Include Environmental Justice

Drilling and refining has often come at the expense of Black communities, engulfing our neighborhoods with massive amounts of toxic pollution

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#policyethics, #sustainability

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Electric Vehicle Orders Are Zooming at Ford

Consumers want the racy Mustang Mach-E coupe and the powerful F-150 Lightning pickup truck

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#automotive, #sustainability

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The COVID Lab-Leak Hypothesis: What Scientists Do and Do Not know

An examination of the arguments that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 escaped from a lab in China, and the science behind them

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#health, #public-health

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Trailblazing Transgender Doctor Saved Countless Lives

After transitioning in 1917, Alan L. Hart helped alter medical history

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#behaviorsociety, #medicine, #mind

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These Alternative Economies Are Inspirations for a Sustainable World

Making peace with the biosphere will require building communities and relationships that are focused on protecting life—human and nonhuman

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#conservation, #features, #sustainability

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Saved from Shuckers, Oysters Fight Rising Seas

New York City is building protective reefs with farmed oysters restaurants do not want

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Finding Conclusive Animal Origins Of The Coronavirus Will Take Time

Viruses that “spill over” to people do not stick around in animals, so finding true sources takes years of careful work, an expert says

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#health, #public-health

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Why We Don’t Know the Animal Origins of the Coronavirus

Viruses that “spill over” to people do not stick around in animals, so finding true sources takes years of careful work, an expert says

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#health, #public-health

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Ganymede Looks Glorious in New Images from NASA’s Juno Mission

The spacecraft captured the first close-up views of the solar system’s largest moon in more than twenty years

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#space, #the-sciences

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Jeff Bezos Will Go to Space on Blue Origin’s First Crewed Flight

The multibillionaire—along with his brother and at least one other passenger—could reach suborbital heights as soon as July 20

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#space, #the-sciences

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A ‘Universal’ Coronavirus Vaccine to Prevent the Next Pandemic

A pan-coronavirus vaccine could be “one vaccine to rule them all,” and so far it has shown strong results in mice, hamsters, monkeys, horses and even sharks.

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#health, #public-health

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Why India’s Second COVID Surge Is So Much Worse Than the First

Large gatherings and much more lenient restrictions have allowed the virus to spread at devastating levels

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#health, #public-health

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The First ‘Google Translate’ for Elephants Debuts

An online animal catalogue lets you decode communications and other behaviors for everyone’s favorite pachyderm

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#biology, #computing, #tech

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Covid, Quickly: A Pop-Up Podcast

Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to…

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#health, #public-health

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How to Do Anything Better

When we think about the things we do every day—driving, working, parenting—we realize that even with tasks we are generally good at, there is always room for improvement. As always,…

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Landmark Alzheimer’s Drug Approval Confounds Research Community

Many scientists say there is not enough evidence that Biogen’s aducanumab is an effective therapy for the disease

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#health, #medicine, #neurological-health

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See Iridescent Jellyfish and Glowing Wonders of the Sea in World Oceans Day Photos

Mysterious creatures of the deep shine in images by marine biologist Alexander Semenov

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#biology, #the-sciences

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Military Operations Will be Strained by Climate Change

U.S. adviser says “It is our duty to warn the public about this threat”

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#climate, #sustainability

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Let’s Rebuild the U.S. Jaguar Population–Yes, Jaguars

Most Americans are probably surprised that we still share a country with these magnificent big cats. But they need help to survive

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#conservation, #sustainability

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Decoded: What Are Neurons?

You have 86 billion of them inside you, but do you understand how hard it was for us to learn that?

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#health, #the-body

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News about Racial Violence Harms Black People’s Mental Health

Awaiting the Derek Chauvin verdict, an Atlanta man felt intense anxiety

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#mental-health, #mind

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Experts Weigh In on Pentagon UFO Report

The vast majority of examined incidents were not caused by U.S. advanced technology programs, the forthcoming report concludes. So what’s going on?

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#space, #the-sciences

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Poor Homeowners Will Pay Less after Flood Insurance Overhaul

New risk ratings will improve economic equity

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#natural-disasters, #policyethics, #sustainability

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NASA’s Juno Set for Close Encounter with Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

The flyby will be the closest a spacecraft has come to the gas giant’s largest moon in 20 years

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#space, #the-sciences

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A Tool Doctors Use Every Day Can Perpetuate Medical Racism

It’s called the “history of present illness,” or HPI, and it often includes a patient’s race—which is more likely to detract from care than to improve it

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#health, #policyethics

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Biden’s New Science Adviser Talks COVID, Spying and More

A conversation with Eric Lander during his first day as the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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#policyethics, #the-sciences

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‘Antistars’ Made of Antimatter Get a Particle’s Worth of Evidence

Circumstantial evidence could point to a mind-blowing solution to an antimatter mystery—or to the need for better space-based particle physics experiments

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#space, #the-sciences

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Stars Made of Antimatter Might Be Lurking in the Universe

Circumstantial evidence could point to a mind-blowing solution to an antimatter mystery—or to the need for better space-based particle physics experiments

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#space, #the-sciences

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Death by Primordial Black Hole

If such an object a mere thousand times bigger than an atom passed through your body, the result would not be pretty

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#space, #the-sciences

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Transcendence Happens All the Time

We’ve long fantasized about transformations from one mode of life to another, but nature has already beaten us to it

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#biology, #the-sciences

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50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: June 2021

Social strata of turkeys; moon bombs

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#50-100150-years-ago, #artsculture, #the-sciences

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Coronavirus News Roundup, May 22 to June 4

Pandemic highlights for the past two weeks

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#health, #public-health

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Coronavirus News Roundup: May 22-June 4

Pandemic highlights for the past two weeks

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#health, #public-health

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Some Pandemic Health Habits Deserve to Stay

We need a public health culture change informed by lessons from COVID

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#health, #public-health, #the-science-agenda

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COVID, Quickly, Episode 8: The Pandemic’s True Death Toll and the Big Lab-Leak Debate

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh…

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#health, #public-health

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Coastal Arctic Sea Ice Is Thinning Faster Than Previously Thought

Old maps of snow depth on the ice had led researchers to underestimate melting

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#climate, #environment, #sustainability

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It’s Time For Congress to Support Fusion Energy

Fusion devices for clean, safe, and affordable electricity and industrial heat are making advances and need a push

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#energy, #policyethics, #sustainability

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National Park Nature Walks, Episode 6: Yellowstone Bison and Marsh Birds

Here is our next installment of a new pop-up podcast miniseries that takes your ears into the deep sound of nature. Host Jacob Job, an ecologist and audiophile, brings you inches away from a…

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#environment, #sustainability

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A New Mental Health Crisis Is Raging in Gaza

Recent bombings by Israel have caused more than just physical trauma

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#health, #mental-health

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Science Shouidn’t Come at the Expense of Black Lives

We must say no to science that exploits people

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#policyethics, #the-sciences

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Science Shouldn’t Come at the Expense of Black Lives

We must say no to science that exploits people

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#policyethics, #the-sciences

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New Technique Grows Realistic Bone in a Dish

It’s one of the most challenging organs to re-create

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#advances, #health, #medicine, #tech

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