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Why the U.S. Crushed a Ton of Ivory

The elephant in the room—actually, Times Square: a ton of poached ivory that was mashed in some sort of souped-up wood chipper.

June 24, 2015 — Sabrina Imbler, Benjamin Meyers and Eliene Augenbraun

Designer Probiotics for Cancer

New research on mice demonstrates a way to use designer bacteria as a non-invasive test for cancer.

October 2, 2015 — Cynthia Graber and Eliene Augenbraun

Richard Garriott's Cabinet of the Universe, Part 2: Earth Forms

In this episode of Richard Garriott's miniseries, he shows us how Earth formed, how remnants of that formation still wander the solar system and how our planet came to be covered by oceans.Next week: Life on Earth Begins...

January 5, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun and Lee Billings

Size Matters--for Heart Monitors

The same technological advances that shrank telephones miniaturized heart monitors, with far-reaching implications for heart health.

February 12, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun and David Sherman MD

Mercury's Rare Road Trip

Thirteen times a century, on average, Mercury passes directly between Earth and the sun, creating what astronomers call a transit. It just happened again; this video, created with images from the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the tiny planet’s silhouette as it makes its seven-hour journey across the solar disk...

May 10, 2016 — Lydia Chain

Genes Orchestrate Musical Ability

It might take practice to get to Carnegie Hall but scientists found that it takes a set of dozens of genes in the brain working together to make that practice pay off. 

June 2, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun, Karen Hopkin and Benjamin Meyers

Is Lying Rational?

A new film presents the science behind when and why people lie.

June 5, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun, Daisy Yuhas and Benjamin Meyers

Carbon Dioxide Data Earns a Place in History

The Keeling Curve, which records atmospheric carbon dioxide changes since 1958, was just awarded National Historic Chemical Landmark status.— Jen Christiansen, Eliene Augenbraun, Benjamin Meyers...

June 12, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun, Jen Christiansen and Benjamin Meyers

Bouncing Bots

The robots may navigate better because 3-D printing allows for a quick combination of multiple materials.

July 9, 2015 — Maria Temming, Benjamin Meyers and Eliene Augenbraun

Why We Live in a Cloud of Microbes

Pets and people shed clouds of microbes as unique and personal as their fingerprints, but the clouds can change over time.

November 30, 2015 — Jack Penland and Christopher Intagliata
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine