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A Material to Save the World?

Metal-organic frameworks are compounds that are set to solve some tough challenges: producing water in the desert, removing greenhouse gases from the air and storing dangerous gases more safely.

November 5, 2018

First Benefit of Knowing Your Genome

The "low hanging fruit" of genome-related health care will be knowing which drugs are likely to treat you best, says science journalist Carl Zimmer.

November 2, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

Wild Songbirds Can Pick Up New Tunes

Researchers taught two dozen wild sparrows new songs, by playing them the recordings of sparrows that live thousands of miles away. Jason G. Goldman reports.

October 18, 2018 — Jason G. Goldman

Tinder for Cheetahs; and an Unusual Blindness

Scientific American Assistant News Editor Tanya Lewis and Collections Editor Andrea Gawrylewski host a new podcast that takes a deeper look at short articles from the Advances news section of the magazine.

October 17, 2018 — Tanya Lewis and Andrea Gawrylewski

Solar Eclipse Was a Buzzkill for Bees

Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse—perhaps because they were tricked into night mode. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

October 12, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

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