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What's Driving the Self-Driving Cars Rush

Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars.  

5 hours ago — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky

Poverty Shaves Years off Life

A meta-analysis found that being of low socioeconomic status was associated with almost as many years of lost life as was a sedentary lifestyle.  

March 17, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Early-Life Microbes Ward Off Asthma

Exposure to specific microbes when an infant is less than a year old seems to have a protective effect against the child's eventual acquisition of asthma.  

March 14, 2017 — Steve Mirsky