Florence's Floods Reveal Exposure of Rural Areas to Climate Change

A few inches separate turgid floodwater from everything Mona Houser owns. Some rooms in her trailer already dip below the water, and her family’s scared to flush the toilet for fear of what might come back up. She has no insurance and feels like nobody’s coming to help. “Us poor people, we’re screwed,” she said. The severity More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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SpaceX Plans to Fly Humans Around the Moon in 2023

A Japanese billionaire and a coterie of artists will visit the moon as early as 2023, becoming the first private citizens ever to fly beyond low Earth orbit, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced tonight.  Yusaku More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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The Danger of Judging Scientists by What They Discover

Earlier this year, a research team led by Dr. Sven Karlsson published the largest scale study on the causes of human intelligence. They found an intriguing pattern of results: Focusing on arithmetic and linguistic More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Yes, Female Inventors Actually Exist

When you think of great inventors, you might picture Nikola Tesla with his walrus mustache, or the stoic expression of Thomas Edison. But even if you think of someone less famous, research indicates that, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Warming Boosted Florence's Rainfall, One Expert Says

Severe flooding during Hurricane Florence has provided new evidence that accumulating heat in the world’s oceans from climate change is bringing new dangers to the nation’s coastlines. Rising ocean More...

By SLPundit On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Science News Briefs From Around the World

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

By SLPundit On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Here's the Data behind Apple's New Heart-Monitoring App

hen the new Apple Watch heart monitoring app can get a reading, it can accurately detect that a person has an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation 99 percent of the time, according to a study of More...

By SLPundit On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Advanced Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine

For most of the 20th century all women with breast cancer received similar treatment. Therapy has since become more individualized: breast cancers are now divided into subtypes and treated accordingly. Many women More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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73,000-Year-Old Hashtag Is Oldest Example of Abstract Art

Hashtags have become a standard in communication. They emerged as a way to organize and identify content on social media and evolved into an entire experience of subspeak. It was a suggestion from technologist More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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For the Love of Science Fiction

I have always loved reading, but I will admit that I used to be a bit of a genre snob. With the exception of Harry Potter, my preferred books tended to stem from this reality. When a group of friends started More...