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An authoritative source of science and technology news and features since 1913.
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July-August '18 Is Live: Mystery of the Lost Reptiles, High-Tech Homelessness, Conjuring the Thermodynamic Undead, Learning to See, Science Comics' Super Powers, Tumbling Microrobots for Future Medicine, and more! https://www.americanscientist.org/magazine/issues/2018/july-august
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An estimated 8 trillion gallons of rain fell on North Carolina during #HurricaneFlorence (picture from NASA Earth here https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92786/a-broad-view-of-flooding-in-the-carolinas ) What over -- now 60! -- years of Earth-observation satellites have brought us https://www.americanscientist.org/article/fifty-years-of-earth-observation-satellites -- a look back as we look ahead
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Think a degree in science should require students to evaluate their process of producing knowledge? https://www.americanscientist.org/blog/macroscope/scientists-must-challenge-what-makes-studies-scientific by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein šŸ™…šŸ½ā€ā™€ļø šŸ‡§šŸ‡§šŸŒˆ
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The golden scarab beetle may be the only creature in the world to shimmer through both lenses of 3D glasses (when seen in real life). We now know more about how, but still not why https://www.americanscientist.org/article/an-unusual-shimmer
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We have ~300% more brain compared to our early ancestors. Did eating meat prompt that development? https://www.americanscientist.org/article/meat-eating-among-the-earliest-humans
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To survive the Trump administration, scientists need to mobilize social change https://www.americanscientist.org/article/ending-the-crisis-of-complacency-in-science by Matthew C. Nisbet
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Whoa: the NASA_TESS mission is just getting started and has found already 2 candidates for Earth-sized rocky worlds... nearby! Mission & Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientist Sara Seager says the goal is finding 50. Read her article about the mission here https://www.americanscientist.org/article/whats-next-for-finding-other-earth-like-worlds includes #podcast
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Night-watching enthusiasts have identified a new type of aurora. It's colorless to the naked eye, but it can be captured with some skillful camera work https://www.americanscientist.org/article/steve-and-the-citizen-scientists includes #video (Pic. composite photo by Jun Wang)
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Hate ironing? Does it help to think of it as breaking chemical bonds? After all, clothing wrinkles are often due to the chemistry of plant-based fabrics https://www.americanscientist.org/article/the-chemistry-of-ironing #infographic
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Fusing artful beauty with functional utility could help heal the environment, and restore our humanness, too https://www.americanscientist.org/article/regeneration-on-tree-mountain
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