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How Your Homes and Buildings Affect You

Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness.

July 30, 2020 — Emily Anthes and Steve Mirsky

Science Briefs from around the World

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about a 70-million-year-old mollusk fossil that reveals years back then had a few more days than we have now...

June 24, 2020 — Sarah Lewin Frasier

Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

For the fourth Science on the Hill event, Future Climate: What We Know, What We Don’t, experts talked with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling our climate—and how such models are used in addition to long-term climate prediction...

June 18, 2020 — Mark Fischetti and Steve Mirsky

Skinny Genes Tell Fat to Burn

A gene whose mutated form is associated with cancer in humans turns out to have a role in burning calories over a long evolutionary history.

May 22, 2020 — Karen Hopkin
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