Finally Over For Mars Rover

The rover Opportunity has called it quits after working for more than 14 years on Mars. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Scientific American Content: Global  More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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How Climate Will Change in Cities Across the U.S.

If global greenhouse gas emissions don’t decline soon, the climate in Washington, D.C., could more closely resemble that of today’s Greenwood, Miss. Summers may be slightly drier and more than 6 degrees More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Violent Drug Cartels Stifle Mexican Science

For astronomers at the Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico’s Puebla state, the new year began with disturbing news. Their work probing the formation and evolution of stars, planets, black holes and galaxies More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Europe's Next Big-Budget Science Projects: Six Teams Proceed to Final Round

The European Commission has selected six research projects—in areas from health and energy to artificial intelligence and cultural heritage—to compete to become one of its next billion-euro ‘flagship’ More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Termite construction projects have no architects, engineers, or foremen, yet these centimeter-sized insects build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world. How they do it has long puzzled More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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On the Origin of Darwin

On this 210th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, we hear evolution writer and historian Richard Milner perform a brief monologue as Charles Darwin, and former Scientific American editor-in-chief John Rennie and More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Salt Doesn't Melt Ice–Here's How It Makes Winter Streets Safer

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Brrr… it’s cold out there! Children are flocking to the television in hopes More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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When Cancer Threatens a Woman's Fertility

New research out this month from the American Cancer Society and published in the online journal Cancer, finds cancer survivors carry a greater financial burden compared to people without a personal history of More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Astronomers Traverse the Globe to Shadow “Lucky Stars”

Mike Kretlow had planned carefully and traveled for days—flying from Germany to South Africa, then driving toward the Kalahari Desert—all in search of clear skies for a brief appointment with a rare More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Our Brains Really Remember Some Pop Music

Although millennials’ memory of recent pop tunes drops quickly, their ability to identify top hits from the 1960s through 1990s remains moderately high. Christopher Intagliata reports. Let’s block ads! More...