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At-Home Male Fertility Test App Takes Sperm Selfies

4 hours 18 min ago
A device that interfaces with a smartphone can accurately measure sperm concentration and movement

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Biology's Lessons For Business

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:58
Martin K. Reeves and Simon Levin talk about their Scientific American essay "Building a Resilient Business Inspired by Biology."

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Researchers Solve Critical Flaw in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:00
Scientists have created a thin composite film that gives lithium-sulfur cells exceptional durability

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How Pedestrians Will Defeat Autonomous Vehicles

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
The ‘game of chicken’ which could be a serious problem for driverless cars

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Cities Become More Creative and Efficient as They Grow

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 06:00
New science reveals why cities become more creative and efficient as they grow

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What's behind Phantom Cell Phone Buzzes?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 08:00
Many of us experience this phenomenon 

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New Detector Could Soon Narrow Down Gravitational-Wave Sources

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 05:30
Two U.S. detectors will soon be joined by an instrument in Italy that could help solve the mystery of where gravitational waves originate

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Forget Flying Cars: Passenger Drones May Be Hovering Soon at a Location Near You

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 04:00
Self-piloting quadcopters make more sense than an airplane–automobile hybrid—but safety and logistics problems remain

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Triumph of the City: Engines of Innovation

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 06:00
Most of humanity now lives in a metropolis. That simple fact helps to fuel our continued success as a species

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Command, Control, Communication, Electricity, 1917

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 07:00
Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: March 17, 1917

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For the First Time, Britain Allows Clinic to Proceed with "Three-Parent" Baby Procedure

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:30
A British child created with this technique could be born this year

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Apple Rumors: What's So Great About a Curved iPhone Screen?

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:15
Mass-producing the required organic LED (OLED) displays is complicated but the benefits are considerable

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Six Years After Fukushima, Japan's Energy Plans Remain Murky

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 04:30
The country has lost faith in nuclear power

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A Revolutionary Genetic Experiment is Planned for a West African Village – If Residents Agree

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:00
A gene drive bid aims to eliminate malaria

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Zika Risk in Florida Extended beyond Miami–Dade County

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:45
U.S. health officials' revised warning says local transmission risk started earlier and reached beyond official danger zone

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Baby Gear Injuries Surging, Often Due to Falls

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:30
 Concussions and hits to the head are driving many infant emergency room visits

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How Private Is Your "Voice Assistant" Device?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 06:00
A guide to how well Alexa, Siri, Google Now and the rest guard your secrets

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What's Your Polygenic Score?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 05:00
It’s still a crude measure, but someday this broad genetic assessment will predict academic success, athletic ability and susceptibility to dozens of diseases

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Trump at the Pump: Car Companies Move to Create Fuel-Efficiency Double Standard

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 03:45
Changes by automakers and the White House would leave some states with more polluting gas-guzzlers, and others with efficient vehicles

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Polymath Stephen Wolfram Defends His Computational Theory of Everything

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 06:00
Creator of Mathematica and A New Kind of Science remains confident that he can transform science and other realms of knowledge

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