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      February 3, 2020Book

      The Rise of Humans

      Of all the species on Earth, why did ours rise to dominance? Previously, scientists thought many uniquely human traits resulted from sudden or brilliant adaptations, but new discoveries point to gradual processes that involve biological and social factors...
      The Rise of HumansThe Rise of Humans
      April 28, 2014Book

      Tomorrow's Medicine

      One hundred years ago, many common medical treatments were found in the pages of science fiction novels, whereas today, medical journals often sound like science fiction. This eBook looks at the most promising areas where technology could transform health, including cybernetics, regenerative medicine, nanotechnology and genetically tailored treatments. Although many of these advances may not be ready to treat humans for many years, some of them may someday profoundly change—and extend—our lives...
      Tomorrow's MedicineTomorrow's Medicine
      March 9, 2009

      Anatomy Lessons through the Ages

      Medical books from centuries past give a glimpse into the science of yore, thanks to the National Library of Medicine
      September 16, 2013Book

      From Abuse to Recovery: Understanding Addiction

      Addiction is costly on many levels to the individuals affected, their families and society as a whole, but science may soon be able to offer treatment options to make the road to recovery a little smoother...
      From Abuse to Recovery: Understanding AddictionFrom Abuse to Recovery: Understanding Addiction
      November 16, 2015Book

      Eureka! The Science of Genius

      How do we define genius? Standardized testing to measure intelligence began in the first half of the 20 th century, but a high IQ score is only one way to quantify genius. Another is by virtue of extraordinary achievement and expertise in science and the arts...
      The Science of GeniusThe Science of Genius
      June 1, 2012Environment

      How Octopuses Make Themselves Invisible

      Video of the Week #45 June 1st, 2012: From: How Octopuses Make Themselves Invisible by Katherine Harmon at Octopus Chronicles Source: David Gallo at TEDVideo by Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory senior scientist Roger Hanlon...
      August 16, 2012

      #SciAmBlogs Thursday - eyes and lies, ocean plastics, spineless robots, humanities and science, medieval diet, elephant birth control, and more.

      - Cheryl Murphy - To Spot a Liar: An Offices of SciAm Mystery - Harold Johnson - Plastics in the Ocean: How Dense Are We? - Eric Michael Johnson - Punishing Cheaters Promotes the Evolution of Cooperation - Maria Konnikova - Reclaiming the sacred gift: A postscript on humanities and science - Robynne Boyd - Tax credits – the wind in wind energy - Christina Agapakis - The Medieval Diet - John R...
      March 18, 2013Book

      Understanding Autism: The Search for Answers

      Autism is one of three diagnoses that the DSM-5 includes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While our understanding of this condition has grown exponentially, research has been fraught with controversy...
      Understanding Autism: The Search for AnswersUnderstanding Autism: The Search for Answers
      November 30, 2011

      Octopus Walks on Land

      Video of the Week #19, November 30th, 2011 From: Land-Walking Octopus Explained by Katherine Harmon at Octopus Chronicles . Original source: Fitzgerald Marine ReserveThis week s pick is raw footage of an octopus laboriously lugging itself over a tidal area...
      March 25, 2013Book

      Forever Young: The Science of Aging

      An infant born in the US today will probably live more than 20 years longer than the average lifespan a century ago. While living well into the 80s and 90s is becoming more and more attainable, how many more years can humanity expect to gain?...
      Forever Young: The Science of AgingForever Young: The Science of Aging
      August 19, 2013Book

      Can We Feed the World? The Future of Food

      With global population numbers projected to increase by 2 billion by 2050, a veritable food crisis is on the horizon. In this eBook we examine some of the complex factors involved in the coming “food crisis” and the innovative ideas and technologies designed to increase food production sustainably...
      Can We Feed the World? The Future of FoodCan We Feed the World? The Future of Food
      March 31, 2011

      The Japan Nuclear Crisis: What You Need to Know

      The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant changes daily. This list provides a compilation of our most essential coverage of the reactor and the radiation threat. Last updated April 12, 2011...
      November 11, 2011

      #SciAmBlogs Thursday - Octopus Chronicles, gay penguins, GPS and more...

      The big news of the day is that we have a new blog on the network!- Katherine Harmon - Welcome to Octopus Chronicles–A Blog About the Smartest Cephalopods and Camouflage-Changing Octopuses In the Deep, Dim Seas - Bora Zivkovic - Welcome Octopus Chronicles – the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs The time for the new Video of the Week is usually on Wednesday, but it ended up being a very busy day, so the new video went up this morning instead...
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