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How Dangerous Is Asbestos?

This year the EPA is set to review restrictions on 10 high priority chemicals as part of the Toxic Substance Control Act, including asbestos. So why is asbestos dangerous? Is the US likely to change its stance on the minerals?...

July 29, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?

July 5, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Why Does the Melting of Arctic Sea Ice Matter?

Due to the clear link to their diminishing habitat, polar bears have become the poster children for the direct impact of this lost Arctic sea ice. But how does this missing ice affect the rest of us?...

February 8, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Do You Estimate Crowd Size?

The recent controversies surrounding the Inauguration and the Women's March on Washington may have you asking: how do you accurately estimate the size of a crowd?

January 25, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Will Salt Water Quench the World's Thirst?

Fresh water shortages are likely to plague two-thirds of the world's population in the next decade and processes like desalination are still very costly. Luckily, a new material called graphene may be able to help...

November 26, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Do Tattoos Boost Your Immune System?

A series of popular science articles have recently been touting the health benefits of tattoos, specifically their ability to boost your immune system. But is a little ink really the cure for the common cold? ...

November 2, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine