Science News Briefs From Around the Globe

A few very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe, including one from Mongolia on horse dentistry. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Scientific American Content: Global  More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Most Initial Conversations Go Better Than People Think

The article is a part of the Workplace Anthropology Series. Have you ever met someone, replayed your conversation in your head and thought of the perfect response to a question or statement after the fact? Something More...

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Magic Mushroom Drug Evolved to Mess with Insect Brains

There’s something odd about the many species of magic mushrooms: they’re not related to each other. Normally, you’d expect such a complex and powerful chemical as psilocybin – the magical More...

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The Secret to Dinosaur Hip Shape

One of the things every dinosaur fan learns early on is how to categorize a “terrible lizard” by its hips. All dinosaurs fall into one of two major groups that have traditionally been defined by hip More...

By SLPundit On Friday, October 19th, 2018
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Tiny Island Nation to Host World's Largest Microgrid

The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau announced last week that it will soon become the home of the world’s largest microgrid, a development that could help it ramp up to 70 percent renewable energy over More...

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Scientists Are Learning the Power of Outreach

The appetite for science communication is on the rise. In a span of just a few months, for example, several workshops for students, postdocs, early career and seasoned scientists have taken place at institutions More...

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Study examines how mammal backbones changed during evolution

“Fossils are scarce and finding extinct animals with all 25-plus vertebrae in place is incredibly, incredibly rare,” Jones explained. To tackle this problem, the researchers combed museum collections More...

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Exotic Matter Made in Space Could Boost the Hunt for Gravitational Waves

By launching a tiny, atom-packed chip into space and blasting it with lasers, German scientists have for the first time created an exotic state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate in space. Their findings More...

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Measurement Shows the Electron's Stubborn Roundness

Electrons are extremely round, and some physicists are not pleased about it. A new experiment captured the most detailed view of electrons to date, using lasers to reveal evidence of particles surrounding the More...

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Emissions Reductions Touted by EPA Are at Odds with Its Policies

EPA yesterday trumpeted the United States’ progress in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, tying the reduction to “President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda.” The problem, according to More...