August 1, 1955 The Sciences How do salmon find their way back to the waters of their birth?Recent experiments in the laboratory and in the field indicate that they do so by means of a remarkably refined sense of smell... Arthur D. Hasler and James A. Larsen Scientific American Volume 193, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0855-72 May 3, 2017 Behavior Like grit, executive functioning, and mindfulness, resilience is a buzzword these days. But what does it really mean to be resilient? Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen June 1, 2010 Mind & Brain Can sports sharpen the body and mind? Michelle W. Voss August 30, 2013 Octopus Chronicles The past couple posts have described some pretty severe experiments on octopuses, including: showing how octopus arms can grow back after inflicted damage and how even severed octopus arms can react to stimuli... Katherine Harmon Courage July 1, 2007 Space & Physics New theory calls into question whether we'll ever know what the universe was like before the big bang JR Minkel Evolution If the human mind is what sets us apart most from other creatures, how did it develop? Understanding how evolution helped shape memory, language, perception, emotion, thought and behavior sheds light on research into economics, law, politics, health and sex... February 22, 2013 Space & Physics Michael Barratt, who spent 199 days on the ISS, told kids at the annual meeting of the AAAS how a spacewalker whose line snaps can still get back to the station. Steve Mirsky reports September 29, 2016 Culture Analyzing how stories change in the retelling down through the generations sheds light on the history of human migration going as far back as the Paleolithic period Julien d'Huy Scientific American Volume 315, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamericansciencestories1216-104_bx1 Originally published as "Scientists Trace Society's Myths to Primordial Origins" in Scientific American Volume 315, Issue 6 August 1, 2014 Space & Physics Our universe may have started not with a big bang but with a big bounce—an implosion that triggered an explosion, all driven by exotic quantum-gravitational effects Martin Bojowald Special Editions Volume 23, Issue 3s 10.1038/scientificamericanuniverse0814-82 Originally published as "Follow the Bouncing Universe" in Special Editions Volume 23, Issue 3s April 26, 2017 Fitness Lower back pain is the fifth-most common reason that drives people to the doctor's office. Learn the tips on how to prepare for your doctor's visit House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd November 11, 2015 The Sciences Engineers at Caltech discovered that for sand dunes to produce sound they need a dry layer on top that amplifies internal frequencies during sand movement. Christopher Intagliata reports... Christopher Intagliata April 30, 2010 Biology In addition to all of the nutrients flowing from mother to fetus, some of the developing child's cells pass back into the mother's body. New research shows how this fetal microchimerism may affect long-term health... Nancy Shute June 1, 1953 The Sciences A brief account of where it occurs and how to get out of it. The principal point to remember when mired: lie down on your back so as to float atop the sand as you would on the water Gerard H. Matthes Scientific American Volume 188, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamerican0653-97 December 1, 2007 Mind & Brain Hint: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort-not on intelligence or ability-is key to success in school and in life Carol S. Dweck December 2007/January 2008 10.1038/scientificamericanmind1207-36 August 1, 1969 The Sciences This Antarctic mammal can swim under the ice for more than an hour without coming up for air. How is it able to find its way back to its breathing hole, particularly during the long Antarctic night?... Gerald L. Kooyman Scientific American Volume 221, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0869-100 January 1, 2015 Mind & Brain HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life... Carol S. Dweck Special Editions Volume 23, Issue 5s 10.1038/scientificamericangenius0115-76 September 1, 2012 Mind & Brain Victoria Stern Scientific American Mind Volume 23, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0912-73b March 28, 2003 Environment Laura Wright May 1, 2011 Mind & Brain Mariette DiChristina May / June 2011 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0511-1a Originally published as "From the Editor" in May / June 2011 August 2, 2009 Environment How we perceive the future of our Earth may depend on an individual's view of nature and on their own human nature. Christie Nicholson reports Support Science Journalism
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