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Octopus-Inspired Robots: Silicone Skin Can Change Texture for "3-D Camouflage"
Researchers have created a synthetic form of octopus skin that can transform from a flat, 2D surface to a three-dimensional one with bumps and pits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dan Robitzski LiveScience Tags: The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Gravitational Waves: A Love Song
Science songwriter Adam Sakellarides strikes again  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Michael D. Lemonick Tags: The Sciences Physics Source Type: research

The Fight over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Is Back
Congress may soon allow drilling in the wildlife refuge to offset Republicans' planned tax cuts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Brittany Patterson E & E News Tags: Sustainability Climate Conservation Environment Source Type: research

Gravitational Wave Astronomers Hit Mother Lode
Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of“multimessenger” astronomy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lee Billings Tags: The Sciences Physics Space Source Type: research

Our Love of Exotic Pets Is Driving Wildlife Decline
The wild pet trade may surpass habitat loss as a factor in the growing silence of the natural world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Richard Conniff Tags: Features Sustainability Conservation Environment Biology Source Type: research

Women Code Breakers, a World of Endangered Species and Other New Science Books
Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Andrea Gawrylewski Tags: Recommended The Sciences Arts & Culture Source Type: research

The Interplanetary Political Football of Space Exploration
The National Space Council has been revived, but whether that's good for astronomy, planetary science and space exploration remains to be seen -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lucianne Walkowicz Tags: The Sciences Space Source Type: research

Could AI Be the Future of Fake News and Product Reviews?
An experiment using a computer algorithm to create deceptive Yelp reviews was disturbingly successful, and could point to bigger problems as artificial intelligence matures -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Larry Greenemeier Tags: Tech Computing Source Type: research

Gamers Wanted to Attack Food Toxin
By playing the online game Foldit, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Steve Mirsky Tags: Health Public Health Tech Computing The Sciences Biology Chemistry Source Type: research

The Fall and Rise of < i > Protoichthyosaurus < /i >
Are the rumors true? Is an obscure British ichthyosaur, named in 1979 and all but forgotten, really back from the trash bin of synonymy? Well, let’s find out... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Darren Naish Tags: The Sciences Evolution Source Type: research

Bizarre Brain-Implant Experiment Sought to "Cure" Homosexuality
In 1970 a psychiatrist at Tulane University electrically stimulated the brain of a gay man while he had sex with a female prostitute. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: John Horgan Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Source Type: research

How Much Does Carpooling Matter? A Lot
The end of a policy to support carpooling in Jakarta, Indonesia led to an 87 percent increase in evening rush-hour traffic, according to a study published this summer in Science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Tech Automotive Source Type: research

The Zoomable Universe
Reality as we know it spans 63 orders of magnitude in scale, and now all of that is in one book -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Caleb A. Scharf Tags: The Sciences Space Source Type: research

What NASA's Simulated Missions Tell Us about the Need for Martian Law
It is becoming as important to ask what laws will govern humans on Mars as it is to ask whether we could survive on the planet’s surface -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gbenga Oduntan The Conversation US Tags: Tech The Sciences Policy & Ethics Space Source Type: research

Paleo Profile: The Beautiful Bird
An exceptional fossil offers a new look at the flight abilities of early birds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Brian Switek Tags: The Sciences Evolution Source Type: research

Just How Good Is the Plesiosaur Fossil Record?
Even though the fossil record is incomplete, the right circumstances can yield amazing discoveries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Brian Switek Tags: The Sciences Evolution Source Type: research

Long Sleeves on Doctors' White Coats May Spread Germs
The UK already has“bare below the elbow” policies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachael Rettner LiveScience Tags: Health Medicine Source Type: research

How Did Scientists Edit the Genes of Human Embryos?
Scientists have successfully edited the genes of human embryos. What does this mean for the future of genetic engineering? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt Tags: Health Biotech Medical & Biology Source Type: research

Even Jellyfish Need a Nap
Jellyfish exhibit signs of a sleep state, which could mean that sleep predates the evolutionary development of central nervous systems.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Annie Sneed Tags: Health The Body Mind Behavior & Society Neuroscience The Sciences Biology Evolution Source Type: research

NASA Satellite Reveals Source of El Ni ño–Fueled Carbon Dioxide Spike
The OCO 2 mission serendipitously coincided with one of the strongest El Niños on record -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Andrea Thompson LiveScience Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Weather Tech Source Type: research

The Evolution of a < i > Scientific American < /i > Graphic: Pregnancy in Progress
When we return to a topic where the research has advanced, our visual explanations need to be updated accordingly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jen Christiansen Tags: Health The Body Source Type: research

Here's What We Know about Wildfires and Climate Change
Scientists think that global warming may already be influencing fire seasons -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chelsea Harvey ClimateWire Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Natural Disasters Weather Source Type: research

An Anarchist Is Teaching Patients to Make Their Own Medications
The goal is to build a DIY movement to undercut high drug prices -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Charles Piller STAT Tags: Health Medicine Source Type: research

Male Scientists Share More -- But Only with Other Men
Evolutionary differences blamed for squeezing out female researchers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jo Marchant Nature magazine Tags: The Sciences Evolution Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Male Scientists Share More--but Only with Other Men
Evolutionary differences blamed for squeezing out female researchers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jo Marchant Nature magazine Tags: The Sciences Evolution Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

An Experiment That Didn't Work
My Ph.D. thesis research was a dead end, but that’s why it was important -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maryam Zaringhalam Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Puerto Rico Looks to Alphabet's X Project Loon Balloons to Restore Cell Service
With much of the U.S. commonwealth’s cellular service and electrical grid down since Hurricane Maria, the parent company of tech giant Google could help restore wireless communication to 3.4... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Larry Greenemeier Tags: Tech Engineering Source Type: research

The Ethical Minefields of Technology
As we embrace technological innovation, we must also grapple with its implications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Roger Dennis Tags: Tech Computing Source Type: research

Astronomers Are Finally Mapping the & ldquo;Dark Side & rdquo; of the Milky Way
Half of our home galaxy is terra incognita. That will soon change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lee Billings Tags: The Sciences Space Source Type: research

Squirrels Chunk Their Buried Treasure
Under certain circumstances squirrels will bury all of the same kind of nut near each other, a mnemonic strategy known as chunking.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Steve Mirsky Tags: Mind Cognition Environment The Sciences Biology Evolution Source Type: research

Cancer "Moon Shot" Effort Nets New Funds with NIH –Pharma Partnership
The $215-million infusion will support immunotherapy work -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lev Facher STAT Tags: Health Biotech Medicine Mind Source Type: research

The Secret Social Life of a Solitary Puma
Hidden cameras caught these cats sharing prey with their neighbors, suggesting pumas have a more complex society than previously believed. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tim Palmieri Tags: The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Scientists See Climate Change in California's Wildfires
Strong winds and months of record-high temperatures have fueled the destructive fires -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Debra Kahn Anne C. Mulkern E & E News Tags: Sustainability Climate Natural Disasters Source Type: research

People Like Government "Nudges," Study Says
Majority is comfortable with gentle behavioral modification -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cass Sunstein The Conversation US Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Source Type: research

Trump Picks Weather Company Chief to Lead Climate Agency
Barry Myers would bring private weather forecasting experience to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeff Tollefson Nature magazine Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

An Open Book
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Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mariette DiChristina Tags: From the Editor Mind Behavior & Society Cognition Mental Health Neurological Health Neuroscience Source Type: research

Bias Begins Much Too Early
We need to start eliminating disparities in the neonatal intensive care unit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wrenetha Julion Tags: The Sciences Policy & Ethics Source Type: research

Will Italy's Ominous Supervolcano Erupt Soon?
Phlegrean Fields is waking up. Scientists are trying to predict what it will do next, and what its unrest means for volcanoes worldwide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Barbie Latza Nadeau Tags: Sustainability Natural Disasters The Sciences Source Type: research

Cougar Calls Get Big Bear Reactions
Black bears and cougars share the Vancouver countryside, but not happily. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Joshua Rapp Learn Tags: Sustainability Conservation Environment The Sciences Biology Source Type: research

Bizarre Dwarf Planet Haumea Has Rings
A rare stellar alignment allowed scientists to determine the world’s size and shape—and to discover its rings -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Harrison Tasoff SPACE.com Tags: The Sciences Space Source Type: research

Why We Choke under Pressure--Plus, How to Stop
Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals why we choke, and how to come through in the clutch -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Mind Behavior & Society Source Type: research

The Ambitious Effort to Document California's Changing Deserts
Ecologists catalogue bird and mammal populations as warming transforms Death Valley -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Amy Maxmen Nature Tags: Sustainability Climate Conservation Source Type: research

Solar Storm Sparked Giant Martian Aurora
The stellar eruption created an auroral display 25 times brighter than any ever before seen on Mars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kasandra Brabaw SPACE.com Tags: The Sciences Space Source Type: research

Did Mars Once Harbor Deep-Sea Cradles of Life?
Satellite observations show possible signs of hydrothermal vents on ancient Martian seabed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Mathewson SPACE.com Tags: The Sciences Space Source Type: research

What Dead Birds Tell Us about Climate Change
The feathers of museum bird specimens are giving scientists a rare glimpse into the history of U.S. carbon emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chelsea Harvey ClimateWire Tags: Sustainability Climate Environment Source Type: research

Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico May Fuel Drug Shortages
The head of the U.S. FDA says 14 medicines are only made there -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bill Berkrot Reuters   Tags: Health Medicine Public Health Natural Disasters Weather Source Type: research

Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?
The ubiquitous technique for relieving stress and pain has remarkably little scientific evidence backing it, a group of scientists contend -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bret Stetka Tags: Health Mind Mental Health Source Type: research

Beware: Your Home Security Cam Is Watching You
It's weird to see how you act when nobody's looking -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David Pogue Tags: TechnoFiles Computing Electronics Source Type: research

5 Things We Bet You Didn't Know about the Placenta
The placenta does a whole lot more than just ferry oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and take away wastes and carbon dioxide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American)
Source: Scientific American - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Adrian Erlebacher Susan J. Fisher Tags: Features Health The Body The Sciences Biology Source Type: research