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The Comet That Battered Jupiter, and Shook Congress

After Shoemaker–Levy 9 wrecked havoc on the solar system’s largest planet in 1994, for a rare moment on Earth politics were not parochial, but astronomical. Its political and scientific legacy still shines today

February 1, 2016 — Christine Gorman

Why We Sleep [Video]

Sleep enhances the performance of a number of the body's biological processes—from the brain to the immune system

October 1, 2015 — Christine Gorman
New Tools against Biofilms [Video]

New Tools against Biofilms [Video]

Researchers try to prevent bacteria from gumming up the works in industry, medicine and agriculture

December 30, 2014 — Christine Gorman
Readers Share Their Breakfast Specials [Slide Show]

Readers Share Their Breakfast Specials [Slide Show]

We asked "What's for breakfast?" You shared. This highly biased survey shows how the Scientific American community powers up for a day of reading abstracts, tweaking creationists or relaxing on holidays

December 30, 2014 — Christine Gorman

Why Biologists Need More Computer Power [Video]

Mathematical modeling isn't just for physicists any more. Using mathematical equations and computer programs to simulate reality is becoming vitally important to understanding biology as well

December 1, 2014 — Christine Gorman

Federal Funds Sought for Controversial Body-Worn Police Cameras

President Obama yesterday asked for $263 million over the next three years to, among other things, equip and train police with body-worn cameras. Scientific American published an Agenda item on body worn cameras in the December issue (currently on news stands).

December 2, 2014 — Christine Gorman

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