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  • Mobile Phones Exert Emotional Pull

    Mobile Phones Exert Emotional Pull

    What's being called "nomophobia," the anxiety of not having your mobile phone with you, may be a real condition among teens, at least according to two recent studies out of South Korea, the world’s most connected nation. Larry Greenemeier reports

     

    April 21, 2014

  • Female Insect Uses Spiky Penis to Take Charge

    Female Insect Uses Spiky Penis to Take Charge

    A cave insect's marathon sex sessions extract nourishment along with sperm from a reluctant male

    April 17, 2014

  • Morning Light Exposure Tied To Lower Weight

    Morning Light Exposure Tied To Lower Weight

    Exposure to bright light in the morning appears linked to reduced appetite and lower body weight, regardless of sleep patterns

     

    April 18, 2014

  • First Earth-Size Planet that Could Support Life Found

    First Earth-Size Planet that Could Support Life Found

    NASA's Kepler space telescope has identified a planet that is both similar in size to Earth and within the habitable zone of its sun

    April 17, 2014

  • Sand Pile Model of the Mind Grows in Popularity

    Sand Pile Model of the Mind Grows in Popularity

    Support is growing for a decades-old physics idea suggesting that localized episodes of disordered brain activity help keep the overall system in healthy balance

    April 7, 2014

  • How Do You Hide a Boeing 777?

    How Do You Hide a Boeing 777?

    Three weeks into the search for Flight 370, clues to its whereabouts remain scarce while fanciful theories explaining the disappearance abound

    March 24, 2014

  • Bloody Moon and Planet Align: Photos from Readers

    Bloody Moon and Planet Align: Photos from Readers

    A total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014, was captured by Scientific American readers around the globe

    April 15, 2014

  • 400 PPM: What's Next for a Warming Planet

    Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached this level for the first time in millions of years. What does this portend?

    May 9, 2013

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