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Interstellar Visitor Stays Silent: for Now, No Signs of Aliens on 'Oumuamua
The bizarre object is emitting no obvious radio signals, but observations and analyses have just begun -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mike Wall SPACE.com Tags: The Sciences Biology Space Source Type: research

With FCC Net Neutrality Ruling, the U.S. Could Lose Its Lead in Online Consumer Protection
As the U.S. weakens its protections for internet users, it risks falling behind the rest of the world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sascha Meinrath Nathalia Foditsch The Conversation US Tags: Tech Computing Electronics Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

First Snapshot of Zika-Affected Toddlers Portends a Life of Struggle
Children exposed to the virus in utero are now missing developmental milestones -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dina Fine Maron Tags: Health Public Health Mind Neurological Health Neuroscience Source Type: research

A Guide to the World Bitcoin Created
The first big digital currency gave us a glimpse of a new economic order—one that raises more questions than answers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: John Pavlus Tags: Features Tech Computing Electronics Source Type: research

Global Warming Tied to Hurricane Harvey
Harvey's record rainfall was three times more likely than a storm from the early 1900s  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Scott Waldman ClimateWire Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Source Type: research

For Baby's Brain to Benefit, Read the Right Books at the Right Time
Tales with individual faces and objects seem to help -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lisa S. Scott The Conversation US Tags: Health Mind Cognition Source Type: research

Ohio Passes Law Barring Abortion over Down Syndrome Diagnosis
Doctors that perform the procedure would risk both losing their medical licenses and a felony charge -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kim Palmer Reuters Tags: Health Public Health The Body Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

The Evolution of Trust in a Digital Economy
The ultimate social impact of blockchain technology depends on who controls our digital identities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Smolenski Tags: Features Tech Computing Electronics The Sciences Source Type: research

Why One Med School Embraces DACA Recipients
Med school“Dreamers” will give more care to underserved communities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sahand Ghodrati Tags: Forum Health Public Health The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

The Proposed CVS –Aetna Merger Could Threaten Patient Privacy
Aetna is notable for not selling anonymized patient data—but CVS, like many pharmacy chains, does -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Adam Tanner Tags: Health Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

How Bacteria May Help Regulate Blood Pressure
Smell receptors in kidneys sniff out signals from gut bacteria for cues to moderate blood pressure -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Veronique Greenwood Quanta Magazine Tags: Health The Body The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Beyond Bitcoin: How Technology Could Help Fix Our Broken Financial System
New financial networks could stop the concentration of wealth and increase participation in the economy—but only if used with care -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alexander Lipton Alex & ldquo;Sandy & rdquo; Pentland Tags: Features Tech Computing Electronics The Sciences Source Type: research

How Technology Could Help Fix Our Broken Financial System
New financial networks could stop the concentration of wealth and increase participation in the economy—but only if used with care -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alexander Lipton Alex & ldquo;Sandy & rdquo; Pentland Tags: Features Tech Computing Electronics The Sciences Source Type: research

All the Ways Trump Shaped Science in 2017
From a rollback of environmental protections to unsuccessful attempts to repeal health care, here’s a look at the president’s impact on science in his first year in office -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tanya Lewis Tags: Health Public Health Sustainability Climate Environment The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Something Clicks for Dolphin Identification
Machine-learning algorithms teased seven distinct dolphin clicking patterns from a library of more than 50 million clicks, identifying one species by sound alone. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Intagliata Tags: Tech Computing The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Women in Science are a Force of Nature
Cast your vote for the unsung and insufficiently sung female heroes of science for a celebratory poster series from the Perimeter Institute -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Michael D. Lemonick Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

The Mystery of How Babies Experience Pain
We may be underestimating how much pain babies feel when they are under stress -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Laura Jones The Conversation US Tags: Health Cognition Neuroscience The Sciences Source Type: research

The Downside of Net Neutrality
Its principles are out of touch with today's wireless world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Reed Nishi Tripathi Tags: Tech Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

AI Algorithms to Prevent Suicide Gain Traction
Facebook is one of several companies exploring ways to detect online behaviors that have been linked to self-harm -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sara Reardon Nature magazine Tags: Health Public Health Mind Mental Health Tech Source Type: research

Do Money, Social Status Woes Fuel the U.S. Gun Culture?
Of U.S. gun owners, white males hit by economic setbacks were most likely to feel empowered by weapons, a new study shows -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melinda Wenner Moyer Tags: Mind Behavior & Society The Sciences Policy Ethics Source Type: research

The Good and Bad of Empathy
New insights into the underpinnings of empathy might help us harness the emotion—just when we need it the most -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lydia Denworth Tags: Features Mind Behavior & Society Source Type: research

Tax "Reform" Could Harm Graduate Students, Delay Scientific Advancement
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Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ryan Makinson Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

When Is It Safe to Eat Moldy Food?
When is it still okay to eat moldy food? Are any molds edible? How important is it to follow those"sell by" dates printed on my egg carton? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt Tags: Health Public Health Source Type: research

A Chance for Real Congressional Support for Science
Lamar Smith's decision not to seek-reelection to the Senate could be an opportunity to return to evidence-based policy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Rosenberg Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Social Notworking: Is Generation Smartphone Really More Prone to Unhappiness?
A study closely correlates device use with depression and suicide, but the link is contentious -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Angus Chen Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Mental Health Tech Electronics Source Type: research

Oddball Object Tumbling among the Stars Could Disrupt Planetary Science
The solar system’s first-observed interstellar emissary hints at undiscovered populations of exoplanets and violent origins -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nola Taylor Redd Tags: The Sciences Space Source Type: research

Nutrition Guidelines Healthy for the Planet, Too
Following dietary guidelines would mean eating less meat and dairy—and fewer calories overall—reducing greenhouse gases and other pollution. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Julia Rosen Tags: Health Wellness Sustainability Climate Environment Source Type: research

Trump Tells NASA to Return to the Moon
U.S. astronauts last visited the lunar surface in the 1970s -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Witze Nature magazine Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Space Source Type: research

Following the Developing Iranian Cyberthreat
Iran has conducted several highly damaging cyberattacks and become a major threat that will only get worse -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dorothy Denning The Conversation US Tags: Tech Computing Electronics Source Type: research

Wind Turbines May Turn Slower in a Warmer World
Changes in global temperatures could affect air flow around the planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chelsea Harvey ClimateWire Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Tech Energy Source Type: research

The Importance of Fostering Emotional Diversity in Boys
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Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: June Gruber Jessica L. Borelli Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Source Type: research

It's Time for Science and Academia to Address Sexual Misconduct
Almost every woman in science has either personally experienced or knows someone who has experienced sexual harassment, racism or assault -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rukmani Vijayaraghavan Kristy L. Duran Kelly Ramirez Jane Zelikova Emily Lescak 500 Women Scientists Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

A Map of Future Exoplanetary Discovery
Most of the alien worlds closest to our own are found around the smallest, dimmest nearby stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lee Billings Nadieh Bremer Tags: Graphic Science The Sciences Space Source Type: research

Jellyfish Have Superpowers--and Other Reasons They Don't Deserve Their Bad Reputation
Despite making a poor first impression, jellyfish are among the most unusual animals on Earth and deserve a second chance to introduce themselves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Philip Lamb The Conversation US Tags: Sustainability The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

How Captives Changed the World
Stolen people—mostly women and children—were a driving force in the evolution of modern society -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Catherine M. Cameron Tags: Features The Sciences Arts & Culture Evolution Policy Ethics Source Type: research

The Top 10 Science Stories of 2017
Record hurricanes, data breaches, colliding black holes and drug epidemics—the most important science stories of the year -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Andrea Gawrylewski Tags: Health Mind Sustainability Tech The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

The Skinny on Fat
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. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Steve Mirsky Tags: Health Public Health The Body Wellness Behavior & Society The Sciences Biology Chemistry Evolution Source Type: research

Invading Beavers Turn Tundra to Ponds
New beaver ponds in the Arctic may contribute to the destruction of the permafrost that holds that landscape together.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Emily Schwing Tags: Sustainability Climate Conservation EARTH Environment The Sciences Biology Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Austria to Drop Impending Smoking Ban, Bucking Western Trend
Some restaurant owners have pushed for the change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Francois Murphy Kirsti Knolle Reuters Tags: Health Public Health Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Nine Researchers Sue University of Rochester Over Sexual-Harassment Allegations
Lawsuit alleges that the institution mishandled complaints about cognitive scientist Florian Jaeger -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Witze Nature magazine Tags: Mind The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

9 Researchers Sue University of Rochester over Sexual-Harassment Allegations
Lawsuit alleges the institution mishandled complaints about cognitive scientist Florian Jaeger -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Witze Nature magazine Tags: Mind The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

California Wildfire Sets Grim Record
The 155,000-acre Thomas Fire is now among the state's twenty largest wildfires -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Cusick ClimateWire Tags: Sustainability Environment Natural Disasters Weather Source Type: research

Alien Probe or Galactic Driftwood? SETI Tunes In to 'Oumuamua
It’s a long shot, but scientists are about to listen very closely for radio signals from our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lee Billings Tags: The Sciences Space Source Type: research

Lab Work for X-Ray Stars and Movie Stars
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel C. Schlenoff Tags: 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago Tech The Sciences Arts Culture Source Type: research

Will Changing Cloud Cover Accelerate Global Warming?
Scientists are beginning to understand whether changing cloud cover will accelerate global warming or slow it down -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Marvel Tags: Features Sustainability Climate Environment Weather Source Type: research

DNA Has Gone Digital--What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Biologists remain largely unaware of the potential vulnerabilities that come with digitizing biotechnology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jenna E. Gallegos Jean Peccoud The Conversation US Tags: Tech Medical & Biotech The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

How to Talk to a Science Denier without Arguing
A simple strategy with the acronym EGRIP can be surprisingly effective  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gleb Tsipursky Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

< i > Scientific American < /i > 's 2017 Gadget Guide
Big tech companies—including Apple, Amazon and Nintendo—made headlines this year, but here are some under-the-radar devices worth checking out -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Larry Greenemeier Tags: Tech Electronics Source Type: research

Portable exercise:
Activbody’s Activ5 portable strength-training device offers 100 isometric exercises, each of which can be measured, tracked and analyzed by the mobile coaching app it connects to. The device... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Tech Electronics Source Type: research

Lantern/speaker/bottle:
If you had been hoping someone would invent a versatile device that could be used alternately (or simultaneously) as a lantern, Bluetooth speaker and water bottle, then 2017 was your year. A few... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Tech Electronics Source Type: research