November 29, 2018 Chemistry There are two broad types of tear gas—and they’re both engineered to cause pain Angus Chen July 1, 2008 Health Pigments that turn caustic on exposure to light can fight cancer, blindness and heart disease. Their lightinduced toxicity may also help explain the origin of vampire tales Nick Lane New Answers for Cancer 10.1038/scientificamerican0708-80sp January 1, 1951 Health Scientists and engineers have long considered the problems of flight to other planets. As the reality of space travel slowly draws closer, they particularly weigh its effects on man's earth-conditioned frame... Heinz Haber Scientific American Volume 184, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0151-16 June 1, 1990 Health This controversial drug is now used widely in France to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Yet the compound was not invented for that purpose and actually has many possible applications Andr Ulmann, Daniel Philibert and Georges Teutsch Scientific American Volume 262, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamerican0690-42 January 1, 1956 Health Exactly how does the need for water give rise to this familiar, and occasionally excruciating, sensation? The reader is advised to begin this article only if he has a cool drink near at hand... A. V. Wolf Scientific American Volume 194, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0156-70 February 1, 1961 Mind Pain is not a fixed response to a hurtful stimulus. Its perception is modified by our past experiences, our expectations and, more subtly, by our culture Ronald Melzack Scientific American Volume 204, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0261-41 September 1, 1958 Mind What activity of the brain underlies the creative process? The evidence indicates that electrical waves, traveling on multilane pathways among the 10 billion cells of the cortex, correspond to the experience of mind... John C. Eccles Scientific American Volume 199, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0958-135 March 1, 1953 Mind It is surprisingly difficult to answer the question because the perception of injury involves a subtle blend of physiological and psychological factors W. K. Livingston Scientific American Volume 188, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0353-59 September 1, 1996 Health THE EDITORS September 1996 10.1038/scientificamerican0996-126 December 11, 2017 Wellness Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You. Steve Mirsky Support Science Journalism
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