Needed: Info on Biodiversity Change Over Time
Understanding an ecosystem means following changes in the abundances and identities of the species present as the clock ticks. The BioTIME database should help. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 21, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Sustainability Conservation EARTH Environment The Sciences Biology Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

North Korea's Growing Criminal Cyberthreat
The country’s cybercrime efforts are all seemingly state-sponsored and steal money that is then used to fund its cash-strapped government -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dorothy Denning The Conversation US Tags: Tech Computing Electronics Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Fluctuating Rainfall Could Hurt Grazing Regions
Greater swings in dry and wet spells makes grass growth difficult, a challenge for pasturelands around the world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Cusick E & E News Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Weather Source Type: research

Intelligent Machines That Learn Like Children
Machines that learn like children provide deep insights into how the mind and body act together to bootstrap knowledge and skills -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Diana Kwon Tags: Features Mind Cognition Tech Computing Electronics Engineering Source Type: research

Child's Play: Learning Like Infants May Boost Artificial Intelligence
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Source: Scientific American - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mariette DiChristina Tags: From the Editor Mind Cognition The Sciences Source Type: research

A Trip to "the Poopy Lab" In the Interest of Drug Development
In one small, Canadian city there is now a model of a mechanical human colon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Eric Boodman STAT Tags: Health Biotech Medicine Public Health Source Type: research

What Makes Us Vibe?
We like other people in part because they think the way we do—but we may also think alike as a result of being friends -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Barron Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Source Type: research

When AI Steers Us Astray
A new debugging tool can pinpoint errors that cause neural networks to make mistakes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Charles Q. Choi Tags: Advances Tech Computing Electronics Source Type: research

Enrico Fermi: The Last Man Who Knew Everything
David N. Schwartz talk about his latest book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Engineering The Sciences Arts & Culture Physics Policy Ethics Source Type: research

Paleo Profile: The Chimera Spider
An ancient arachnid related to early spiders shows a strange mix of features. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Brian Switek Tags: The Sciences Evolution Source Type: research

Fake Mushroom Lures Pollinators into Floral Trap
Unassuming houseplant uses alter ego to get lucky at insects' expense -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Frazer Tags: The Sciences Evolution Source Type: research

Undersea Recordings Reveal A Whale's Tale
By eavesdropping on the calls of blue whales, researchers hope to get a more accurate picture of the massive mammals' distribution and abundance. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Intagliata Tags: Sustainability Conservation The Sciences Source Type: research

Why Lemurs Have Such Strange Diets
Lemurs consume far less fruit than other primates -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason G. Goldman Tags: Advances The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

How to Fight Bias with Predictive Policing
The data-driven technique can perpetuate inequality, but if done right, it also presents an unprecedented opportunity to advance social justice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Eric Siegel Tags: Tech Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Mars Rock Hitches Ride on NASA's Next Rover
The Curiosity rover will return a Martian meteorite to the Red Planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Calla Cofield Tags: Tech Engineering The Sciences Space Source Type: research

This Is What the Race Gap in Academia Looks Like
Data visualization highlights a problematic pattern in fields associated with intrinsic genius -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Mind Behavior & Society The Sciences Arts Culture Source Type: research

Road Trip!: Elon Musk's Tesla Won't Strike Earth Anytime Soon
Plotting the spacefaring car’s interplanetary trajectory helps test forecasts for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Summer Ash Tags: Tech The Sciences Space Source Type: research

Tech Dealers Now Trying to Save the Tech "Addicts" They've Created
The new Center for Humane Technology aims to lead the fight against society’s obsession with the Web, apps and social media—but it may just add to the confusion -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Larry Greenemeier Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Mental Health Tech Electronics Source Type: research

States Are Advancing Bills Designed to Lower Drug Costs with Importation Plans
The legislation seeks federal permission to buy drugs from Canada -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Tags: Health Medicine Public Health Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

FDA Okays First Concussion Blood Test--but Some Experts Are Wary
The screening tool may not pick up minor concussions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi   Tags: Health Biotech Public Health Mind Neurological Health Neuroscience Medical & Source Type: research

"Smarticle" Robot Swarms Turn Random Behavior into Collective Intelligence
New algorithms show how very simple robots can be made to work together as a group -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ben Rollins Quanta Magazine Tags: Tech Computing Electronics Source Type: research

When Doctors Diagnose Danger
It might seem like a no-brainer to inform the authorities and potential victims if a patient threatens violence, but it's not that simple -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nathaniel P. Morris Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Source Type: research

Starfish Can See in the Dark (among Other Amazing Abilities)
There’s a lot more going on beneath those spiny exteriors -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Coleen Suckling The Conversation US Tags: The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Can Pesticides Affect Pregnancy?
A recent study suggests pesticides in produce may interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. Let's explore its findings -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel Tags: Health Public Health The Body The Sciences Source Type: research

Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?
Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yasemin Saplakoglu Tags: Behavior & Society The Sciences Policy Ethics Space Source Type: research

7 Award-Winning Apps Launch a Mobile Age for the Ocean Economy
Announcing the winners of the XPRIZE Ocean Initiative's challenge to turn data into much-needed ocean services -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Mulrennan Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Tags: Sustainability Conservation Source Type: research

Climate Deniers Support Likely Candidate for Top White House Environment Job
Donald van der Vaart might listen to scientists but won't say humans are major cause of climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zack Colman E & E News Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Astronomers Haul in Another Horde of Kepler Planets
Nearly 100 worlds are the latest catch from the hardy space telescope -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mike Wall SPACE.com Tags: Tech The Sciences Space Source Type: research

What Is the Bystander Effect?
If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tim Palmieri Tags: Mind Cognition Source Type: research

The Quantum Internet Has Arrived (and It Hasn't)
Networks that harness entanglement and teleportation could enable leaps in security, computing and science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Davide Castelvecchi Nature magazine Tags: Tech Computing The Sciences Source Type: research

"Sonic Weapon Attacks" on U.S. Embassy Don't Add Up--for Anyone
Cuban scientists and a new American report both shoot down a list of bizarre theories -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: R. Douglas Fields Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Cognition The Sciences Policy Ethics Source Type: research

Thinking Outside the Quantum Box
How the mind can make sense of quantum physics in more ways than one  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bernardo Kastrup Tags: Mind Physics Source Type: research

World's Heaviest Bony Fish Was Misidentified
The bump-head sunfish, and not the ocean sunfish, is the world’s largest bony fish -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Doug Main Tags: Advances The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Seabird Feathers Reveal Less Resilient Ocean
By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Intagliata Tags: Sustainability Climate Conservation Environment The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Seabird Feathers Reveal Less-Resilient Ocean
By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less-resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Intagliata Tags: Sustainability Climate Conservation Environment The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Can Security Measures Really Stop School Shootings?
Researchers argue that an educational approach would work better than“target hardening” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Warnick Benjamin A. Johnson Sam Rocha The Conversation US Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide
And if countries do not meet the Paris climate agreement goals, the risks will be even greater -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chelsea Harvey ClimateWire Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Natural Disasters Weather Source Type: research

Could Dogs Help Save the Mongolian Steppe?
An American entrepreneur is working to convert Mongolian herders into conservationists by reintroducing the region's traditional livestock protection dog -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason Overdorf Tags: Features Sustainability Conservation Environment Source Type: research

The Secret behind One of the Greatest Success Stories in All of History
In Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now, he argues that we live in the best of times—and must remain devoted to reason and humanism if that is to continue -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gareth Cook Tags: Mind Behavior & Society The Sciences Source Type: research

The Anthropology of Social Media
We often hear broad claims about the impact of Facebook and Twitter on our lives—but that impact can be very radically depending on what sort of community you live in -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Miller Tags: Behavior & Society Tech Source Type: research

Better Beef
Can a remade cattle industry save the Amazon rainforest? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christina Selby bioGraphic Tags: Sustainability Conservation Environment Source Type: research

How Universities Are Tackling Society's Grand Challenges
A new report documents the ways nearly 20 institutions of higher learning are rallying research communities to take action -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Michelle Popowitz Cristin Dorgelo Tags: Behavior & Society Sustainability Source Type: research

Trump's Science Advisor, Age 31, Has a Political Science Degree
Because Trump has not nominated someone to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Michael Kratsios is the de facto leader -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scott Waldman ClimateWire Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

A Compendium of AI-Composed Pop Songs
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Source: Scientific American - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Pogue Tags: Web Exclusives Tech Computing The Sciences Arts & Culture Source Type: research

Is Art Created by AI Really Art?
When AI creates compelling art, the meaning of creativity gets blurred -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Pogue Tags: TechnoFiles Computing Electronics Arts & Culture Source Type: research

How Fast Can a Marathon Be Run?
Is there an absolute minimum time to run a marathon? Will humans ever break the 2 hour mark? What does it take to set a world record marathon time?  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt Tags: Health The Body Source Type: research

Decoding the Overlap between Autism and ADHD
The two conditions often coincide, but the search for common biological roots turns up conflicting evidence -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ricki Rusting Spectrum Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Cognition Neuroscience Source Type: research

Renewing the Contract between Academia and Society
Universities owe the public a fresh look at their educational and research missions  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Abraham Loeb Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Winter Olympics: Could Plastic "Ice" Help Overcome Bias toward Colder Countries?
Bobsled, luge and skeleton tracks lined with plastic rather than ice could make those sports more accessible worldwide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Larry Greenemeier Tags: Tech Engineering Arts & Culture Chemistry Source Type: research