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The Naked Singularity Meets Social Media

Scientific American Editor in Chief John Rennie talks about the content of the February issue, including naked singularities and the greenhouse hamburger. N.Y.U. journalism professor Jay Rosen discusses social media...

February 4, 2009 — Steve Mirsky

Largest Snake Rattles Paleontology

In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers announced the finding of the fossil remains of the largest snake that ever lived--possibly reaching 45 feet and 2,500 pounds. Steve Mirsky reports...

February 4, 2009

Great China earthquake may have been man-made

Was last year's devastating China earthquake, which killed 80,000 people and left more than 5 million homeless, really just a tragic natural event? Speculation is growing that the magnitude-7.9 quake may have actually been triggered by the tremendous water weight behind a nearby dam...

February 3, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Camelina conquers the Japanese sky in jet biofuel test

Japan Airlines today flew a Boeing 747-300 with one engine burning a blend of biofuel and regular Jet A. The 90-minute flight from Haneda Airport in Tokyo relied primarily on a new form of jet biofuel derived from camelina, a weedy flower native to Europe, that can be alternated with wheat crops...

January 30, 2009 — David Biello
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