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The Seventh Sense - Aug, 2018 Scientific American

9/11/2018
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Long thought to be divorced from the brain, the immune system turns out to be intimately involved in its functioning. By Jonathan Kipnis.

Duration:00:31:06

Bringing Darwin Back - Aug, 2018 Scientific American

9/4/2018
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Research shows 60% of American teachers avoid teaching evolution. A growing movement tries to change that. By Adam Piore.

Duration:00:37:36

An Exploration of Race -Apr, 2018 UnDark.org

8/28/2018
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National Geographic: The magazine's spotlight on race coupled with their genetic testing kits seems odd... By Michael Schulson.

Duration:00:12:51

Peak Energy Storage - Jul, 2018 IEEE Spectrum

8/21/2018
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Li-Ion Battery Storage to Replace Three Natural Gas Power Plants in California. Tesla batteries to help meet peak power demand.

Duration:00:10:44

Weather Smart Grid - Jul, 2018 Scientific American

8/15/2018
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Renewable energy will rule only when weather data drives the design of a new electric grid. By Peter Fairley.

Duration:00:24:26

Battle of the Brains - Jul, 2018 Scientific American

8/8/2018
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Dogs beat their domesticated rivals, cats, in a new attempt to measure cognitive power. By Josh Fischmann.

Duration:00:05:13

Bacterial Builders - Summer, 2018 Caltech Magazine

7/30/2018
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Bacterial Builders. Frances Arnold is directing bacteria to build molecules never before assembled in nature. By Emily Velasco.

Duration:00:12:33

Ultrasonic Noise - Jun 18, 2018 Wall Street Journal

7/22/2018
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Can largely inaudible ultrasound signals from widespread electronics be responsible for headaches & dizziness? By Lee Hotz.

Duration:00:11:07

Super-Charge Your Baby -Jun, 2018 Scientific American

7/16/2018
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Many toys promise to help babies read, learn, do math and walk earlier than expected - with dubious science. By Erik Vance.

Duration:00:26:58

String Theory - Sep, 2017 TheGuardian.com

7/9/2018
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Gravitational waves could solve the hotly contested string theory by means of cutting-edge laser detectors. By Hannah Devlin.

Duration:00:08:05

Greatest Pandemic - The Conversation, Jan, 2018

7/2/2018
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The "Greatest Pandemic in History" was 100 years ago - but many of us still get the basic facts wrong. By Richard Gunderman.

Duration:00:11:57

Cleaning Up Space Debris - May, 2018 IEEE Spectrum

6/27/2018
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Testing a new spacecraft that cleans up space debris using nets and harpoons. By Jeremy Hsu.

Duration:00:07:54

Deep Sea Mining - May, 2018 Scientific American

6/19/2018
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Is Deep-Sea Mining Worth It? The race is on to exploit - and protect - the ocean floor. By Thomas Peacock & Matthew H. Alford.

Duration:00:27:09

Mucus Nets - The Conversation May 2, 2018

6/5/2018
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Meet the ocean creatures that use a mesh of mucus to catch their food, written by Kelley Sutherland.

Duration:00:11:05

Our Stuff, Ourselves - May, 2018 Scientific American

4/28/2018
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Low emotional security can intensify our relationships to our belongings. By Francine Russo.

Duration:00:28:41

Facebook Security - Apr, 2018 Wired

4/21/2018
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The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook. By Louise Matsakis.

Duration:00:10:04

The Cancer Tree - Apr, 2018 Scientific American

4/14/2018
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Studies indicate genetic changes early in a primary tumor, point to a promising new approach to therapy. By Jeffrey P. Townsend.

Duration:00:25:54

Silent No More - Apr, 2018 Scientific American

4/8/2018
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The rise of the atheists. A credible indirect estimate says 26 percent of Americans are atheists. By Michael Shermer.

Duration:00:07:58

Meltdown -Apr, 2018 Scientific American

4/1/2018
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The arctic climate is shattering record after record, altering weather worldwide. By Jennifer A. Francis.

Duration:00:17:36

Preventing Suicide - Apr, 2018 Scientific American

3/25/2018
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Social scientists have begun to close in on new ways to stop people from taking their own lives. By Lydia Densworth.

Duration:00:29:21