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Scientific American
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.266
Number of Followers: 387  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0036-8733 - ISSN (Online) 0036-8733
Published by Elsevier Homepage  [3184 journals]
  • C-Section Babies Are Missing Key Microbes
    • Authors: Ewen Callaway, Nature magazine
      Abstract: UK study provides the best evidence yet that the way infants are born can alter their microbiomes—but the health effects are unclear

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:30:00 GMT
       
  • How Extreme Weather Threatens People with Disabilities
    • Authors: Samantha Harrington
      Abstract: Those with disabilities can experience more physical impacts and can be more socially isolated than the able-bodied

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:00:00 GMT
       
  • Don't Trust Scientists' Then Help Collect the Data
    • Authors: Bradley Allf
      Abstract: Citizen science has the potential to reduce data dishonesty

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
       
  • California Promises to Fight EPA Plan on Car Standards
    • Authors: Anne C. Mulkern, E&E News
      Abstract: The Trump Administration has said it will revoke the state’s ability to set its own air pollution limits

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:00:00 GMT
       
  • Early Butchers Used Small Stone Scalpels
    • Authors: Christopher Intagliata
      Abstract: Homo erectus used hand axes to butcher elephants and other game. But a new study suggests they also used finer, more sophisticated blades. Christopher Intagliata reports.

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:00:00 GMT
       
  • Frogs Make Their Homes in Elephant Footprints
    • Authors: Rachel Nuwer
      Abstract: The massive herbivores shape the environment for living creatures around them—including some of the smallest animals 

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT
       
  • A Nobel Economist Cites Growth as Innovation
    • Authors: Steve Mirsky
      Abstract: Paul Romer, an expert in what’s known as endogenous growth theory and winner of the 2018 Nobel prize in economics, speaks to Scientific American about seeing economic growth as increased...

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • My Brush with Behavioral Economics
    • Authors: Charles Zanor
      Abstract: Should I sell a musical instrument for triple the price I expected' It all depends

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT
       
  • Deforestation Intensifies Warming in the Amazon Rain Forest
    • Authors: Jim Daley
      Abstract: Slash-and-burn farming may actually harm local crops as a result of increased temperatures

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:45:00 GMT
       
  • Saturn's Rings May Be Ancient After All
    • Authors: Mike Wall, SPACE.com
      Abstract: Against earlier studies estimating an age of just 100 million years, new research suggests the planet’s rings could be as old as the solar system itself

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Silenced: Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by the Trump
           Administration
    • Authors: Oliver Milman
      Abstract: Six whistleblowers and ex-government scientists describe how the Trump administration made them bury climate science—and why they won’t stay quiet

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:30:00 GMT
       
  • A Newly Identified Protein May Be the Key to Vanquishing the Common Cold
    • Authors: Simon Makin
      Abstract: Inactivating this protein in human cells and mice provided immunity to a range of viruses, but an effective treatment is still a long way off

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:45:00 GMT
       
  • Hunt for Cause of Vaping Illness Suggests Multiple Mechanisms of Damage
    • Authors: Emily Willingham
      Abstract: The leading hypothesis for the appearance of deadly lung problems does not fit with all presentations of the illness

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:15:00 GMT
       
  • The Closure of a Historic Hospital Is an Ominous Warning Sign
    • Authors: Soumya Rangarajan
      Abstract: Hahnemann University Hospital has been serving Philadelphia’s poorest residents since 1848; its demise is a harbinger of worse to come

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
       
  • Floodwaters Diverted from New Orleans Killed Off Marine Life
    • Authors: Thomas Frank, E&E News
      Abstract: Water from the swollen Mississippi River fueled algae blooms and reduced salinity in the Gulf of Mexico

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:30:00 GMT
       
  • Mapping HIV Prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa  
    • Authors: Tanya Lewis
      Abstract: Having more localized data on infection rates within countries could help health authorities better target treatment 

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:00:00 GMT
       
  • Microplastics in Fresh Water Are Mostly Laundry Lint
    • Authors: Eliene Augenbraun
      Abstract: Microplastic particles are everywhere, but in freshwater systems, 60 percent of particles are clothing lint from laundry.

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:43:00 GMT
       
  • Pterosaurs Were Monsters of the Mesozoic Skies
    • Authors: Michael B. Habib
      Abstract: Fossils and mathematical modeling are helping to answer long-standing questions about these bizarre animals 

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:30:00 GMT
       
  • Introducing the October 2019 Issue
    • Authors: Curtis Brainard
      Abstract: Monsters of the Mesozoic skies, the quest for a room-temperature superconductor and more

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT
       
  • "Dogwood Winter," Meet "Curb Appeal"
    • Authors: Remi Shaull-Thompson
      Abstract: Language and the U.S.’s relationship with the outdoors

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT
       
  • Marooned: Researchers Will Freeze Their Ship into Arctic Ocean Ice for a
           Year
    • Authors: Shannon Hall
      Abstract: Scientists setting sail to the North Pole will become stranded in slowly migrating sea ice to investigate climate change

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:45:00 GMT
       
  • Drilling Could Cause Extinctions in Alaskan Refuge, Government Plan Says
    • Authors: Adam Aton, E&E News
      Abstract: Oil and gas development could exacerbate the impacts to species in the rapidly warming Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:15:00 GMT
       
  • Kids Are Not Hurt by Screen Time
    • Authors: Jared Rizzi
      Abstract: A study finds no deleterious effects on mental health when kids spend their leisure time texting and engaging in other online activities.

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:32:00 GMT
       
  • Rock Climbing, Climate Science and Leadership
    • Authors: Ben Santer
      Abstract: In situations where lives are at stake, you need to be rigorously honest with yourself and with others—not take out your Sharpie to distort the truth

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:00:00 GMT
       
  • Climate Change Is Having Widespread Health Impacts
    • Authors: Emily Holden
      Abstract: Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat—but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine

      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:00:00 GMT
       
 
 
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