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  • Depths of Space, Oceans and Politics
    • Scientific American 318, 3 (2018). doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0218-3

      Author: Mariette DiChristina

      Scientific American 318, 3 (2018)2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-3
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Letters
    • Scientific American 318, 4 (2018). doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0218-4

      Scientific American 318, 4 (2018)2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-4
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Go Public or Perish
    • Pages: 6 - 6
      Abstract: When universities discourage scientists from speaking out, society suffers
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 6 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-6
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • A Universal Flu Vaccine Is Vital
    • Authors: Catharine I. Paules, Anthony S. Fauci
      Pages: 8 - 8
      Abstract: A century after the deadly pandemic of 1918, we're still not safe
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 8 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-8
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The End of Night
    • Authors: Joshua Sokol
      Pages: 10 - 12
      Abstract: An increasing proportion of the world is becoming artificially lit
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 10 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-10
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Fruitless Foragers
    • Authors: Jason G. Goldman
      Pages: 12 - 13
      Abstract: Lemurs' strange diets could help explain their unique biology
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 12 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-12
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Diamond in the Rough
    • Authors: Rachel Berkowitz
      Pages: 13 - 13
      Abstract: X-ray “video” reveals how rare diamonds form
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 13 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-13
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Salmon Sex Moves Mountains
    • Authors: Doug Main
      Pages: 14 - 14
      Abstract: Spawning drives riverbed erosion over millions of years
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 14 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-14a
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Moon Shot
    • Authors: Katie Peek
      Pages: 14 - 14
      Abstract: NASA is developing a far-out plan for a lunar space station
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 14 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-14b
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Rivers of Plastic
    • Authors: Prachi Patel
      Pages: 15 - 17
      Abstract: A significant amount of the waste in oceans comes from just 10 rivers
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 15 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-15a
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Porpoise-Driven Life
    • Authors: Clara Moskowitz
      Pages: 15 - 17
      Abstract: The marine mammals have their own natural sonar
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 15 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-15b
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Greener Skies
    • Authors: Annie Sneed
      Pages: 18 - 18
      Abstract: A new airplane design aims for greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 18 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-18
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Wearable Data
    • Authors: Yasemin Saplakoglu
      Pages: 20 - 20
      Abstract: Magnetic clothing could store pass codes and unlock doors
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 20 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-20
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Quick Hits
    • Scientific American 318, 21 (2018). doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0218-21

      Author: Yasemin Saplakoglu

      Scientific American 318, 21 (2018)2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-21
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Why Fake Operations Are a Good Thing
    • Authors: Claudia Wallis
      Pages: 22 - 22
      Abstract: They can reveal whether popular surgeries are actually effective
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 22 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-22
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The Robotic Artist Problem
    • Authors: David Pogue
      Pages: 23 - 23
      Abstract: When AI creates compelling art, the meaning of creativity gets blurred
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 23 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-23
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The First Monster Black Holes
    • Authors: Priyamvada Natarajan
      Pages: 24 - 29
      Abstract: Astronomers are puzzled about how the oldest supermassive black holes could have grown so big so early in cosmic history
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 24 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-24
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Are Smartphones Really Destroying the Adolescent Brain'
    • Authors: Carlin Flora
      Pages: 30 - 37
      Abstract: Recent headlines would have us believe that device-hooked teens are mentally and socially doomed. The reality isn't so simple
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 30 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-30
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • [Redacted]
    • Authors: Charles Seife
      Pages: 38 - 43
      Abstract: Is the Food and Drug Administration withholding certain touchy drug trial data to protect the sensitive corporate secrets of pharmaceutical companies'
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 38 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-38
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Troubled Waters
    • Authors: Olive Heffernan
      Pages: 44 - 49
      Abstract: Big marine reserves look good on maps, but it takes tough rules close to shore to improve fisheries and biodiversity
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 44 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-44
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The Tribalism of Truth
    • Authors: Matthew Fisher, Joshua Knobe, Brent Strickland, Frank C. Keil
      Pages: 50 - 53
      Abstract: As political polarization grows, the arguments we have with one another may be shifting our understanding of truth itself
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 50 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-50
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Vanquishing Diabetes
    • Authors: Kristen M. Drescher, Steven Tracy
      Pages: 54 - 59
      Abstract: Cleaner environments in the industrial world have led to an increase in the incidence of type 1 diabetes. This history shows the way to a novel vaccine
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 54 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-54
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Guardian Dogs of the Mongolian Steppe
    • Authors: Jason Overdorf
      Pages: 60 - 65
      Abstract: An American entrepreneur is working to convert Mongolian herders into conservationists by reintroducing the region's traditional livestock protection dog
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 60 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-60
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Recommended
    • Scientific American 318, 66 (2018). doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0218-66

      Scientific American 318, 66 (2018)2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-66
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Alvy's Error and the Meaning of Life
    • Authors: Michael Shermer
      Pages: 67 - 67
      Abstract: Science reveals our deepest purpose
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 67 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-67
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Bee Sides
    • Authors: Steve Mirsky
      Pages: 68 - 68
      Abstract: A surprising number of animals exhibit handedness—bees included
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 68 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-68
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
    • Authors: Daniel C. Schlenoff
      Pages: 69 - 69
      Abstract: Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 69 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-69
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Misled Penguins
    • Authors: Katie Peek
      Pages: 72 - 72
      Abstract: Young birds follow the right signal to foraging grounds, but when they arrive there are no fish to eat
      Citation: Scientific American 318, 72 (2018)
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
      DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-72
      Issue No: Vol. 318, No. 2 (2018)
       
 
 
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