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A blogger has demonstrated how these innocuous tags can be made into cyber-crime weapons
New dams in northeastern Canada could provide extra electricity to the U.S.
Eye gaze is critically important to social primates such as humans. Maybe that is why illusions involving eyes are so compelling
City dwellers may handle pressure differently from those who live in less populated areas
United Nations considers creating advisory panel on land degradation akin to IPCC.
Endangered monk seals are dying off despite being in protected areas.
A new study finds that levels of testosterone, the "macho" sex hormone, drop in new fathers
Insects that hitch rides in shipping containers cost local governments and homeowners $2.5 billion each year. Sophie Bushwick reports
Efforts to capture the CO2 from making ethanol could help develop the technology for coal-fired power plants
Government plans to upgrade its disease-reporting processes.
Seeing your life pass before you and the light at the end of the tunnel, can be explained by new research on abnormal functioning of dopamine and oxygen flow
CSI: Mother Nature--Forensic Meteorology a New Growth Industry as Weather-Related Damage Intensifies
Called on to reconstruct weather conditions that occurred at a specific time and location in question, the number of cases for storm sleuths to solve is on the rise
We asked Scientific American readers, as part of our special issue on cities coverage this month, to send us pictures they have taken of a science or engineering infrastructure scene outside their windows that illustrates the best or worst aspect of city life...
All the gear $1.3 trillion can buy
The Changing Mental Health Aftermath of 9/11--Psychological "First Aid" Gains Favor over Debriefings
Our understanding of how people experience trauma--and how best to help them recover from it--has changed greatly in the past decade
Long before 2001 authorities were scrambling to respond to deadly attacks of all kinds
From hacking infrastructure to a detonating a nuclear "dirty bomb," what are the most likely next terrorist attacks?
Possible candidates for robotic planetary exploration missions include Venus, Mars, asteroids, comets and Titan
The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative has covered much of the city with a network of surveillance cameras and other equipment, to the dismay of privacy advocates