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The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017

Millions of people will view this spectacular event in person. Will you be one of them?

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Gene Therapy Is Now Available, but Who Will Pay for It?

European regulators have approved two such treatments

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Norovirus Strikes Athletes at World Athletics Championships in the U.K.

Competitors from several countries staying at a London hotel became ill this week

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Readers Respond to the April 2017 Issue

Letters to the editor from the April 2017 issue of Scientific American

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The race to reveal antimatter’s secrets

The six experiments at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator employ a variety of techniques to study antimatter

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Can Education Be Rescued?

Students across the U.S. are in jeopardy, but smart policies can help schools

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What Goes On in Our Brains When We Are in Love?

Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu, assistant professor of experimental psychology, and Ariana Tart-Zelvin, clinical doctoral candidate, both at Idaho State University, respond

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Readers Respond to the February and March 2017 Issues

Letters to the editor from the February and March 2017 issues of Scientific American

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Robotic Knee Surgery Competition Heats Up

Proponents say the systems’ precise techniques may help speed patient recovery

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The Higgs Boson: Searching for the God Particle

Updated 2017 Edition! For the fifth anniversary of one of the biggest discoveries in physics, we’ve updated this eBook to include our continuing analysis of the discovery, of the questions it…

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Martin Shkreli, Who Raised Drug Prices 5,000 Percent, Heads into Fraud Trial

Accusers say he lied to investors

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017

Which 10 disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world?

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10 Emerging Technologies to Watch

Innovations that are on the verge of making a difference to society

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Internet Sees Mysterious Gathering (Council?) of Gandalf-Themed Creatures

Wizard hats are all the rage, apparently

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High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Amid Opioid Crisis

Medical weed is a popular way to manage chronic pain

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bears to Lose Endangered Species Protection

The decision to drop federal protection is based on findings that the bears’ numbers have rebounded in recent decades

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Teen Pregnancies Down as More Adolescents Use Contraception

Most American teens have still had sex by age 18 according to the CDC analysis

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Ask the Brains, Part 1: Experts Reveal 55 Mysteries of the Mind

People behave in strange ways. We sometimes giggle when someone falls down, swear we’ve been to places we haven’t or continue believing in something despite scientific evidence to the contrary. For…

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How a Math Formula Could Decide the Fate of Endangered U.S. Species

Feds consider “conservation triage” that would let some animals go extinct to save funds for protecting others

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Readers Respond to the February 2017 Issue

Letters to the editor from the February 2017 issue of Scientific American

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Ahead of Trump Decision, China Says It Will Stick to Paris Climate Deal

A U.S. withdrawal would give China the opportunity to become the world’s climate leader

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Maryland Law Seeks to Curb Antibiotic Overuse on Farms

Only California has similar legislation

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Highways Could Help Bears and Butterflies

Smart design and roadside management could actually improve the odds for wildlife

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Why Is Synaptic Pruning Important for the Developing Brain?

Irwin Feinberg, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, Davis, replies: 

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Chocolate Linked to Decreased Risk of Irregular Heart Rhythm

People who ate cocoa one to three times a month less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation

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FDA Clears First Cancer Drug Based on Genetics of Disease, Not Tumor Location

Diseases with these traits occur throughout the body

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Physics: New Frontiers*

Science fiction has imagined some pretty wild ideas about how the universe could work – from hidden extra dimensions in Interstellar to life as a mental projection in The Matrix. But these…

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Does the Brain Use More Energy During Particular Activities?

Claude Messier, a psychology professor at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, and Alexandria Béland-Millar, a Ph.D. candidate in his laboratory, respond: 

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More Than Half of World’s Deaths Still Have No Recorded Cause

WHO says these data gaps make policymaking difficult

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Secretary of State Gives Nod to Climate Action at Arctic Meeting

Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognizing the Paris climate accord, but said the president was not rushing to make a decision on whether to leave the pact

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