Health Literacy Affects Individuals' Health
2011-07-20 09:28:21 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
People who have trouble understanding health and medical information are more likely to get hospitalized. Katherine Harmon reports....
Study Will Watch Drivers Watch the Road
2011-07-19 09:49:25 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The Transportation Research Board will put cameras and other sensors in more than 3,000 cars to find out what drivers are doing right--and wrong. Steve Mirsky reports...
Kids Say Where Tech Should Go
2011-07-18 09:34:39 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A survey of children around the world found out what the kids would most like their technology to be able to do next. Larry Greenemeier reports...
Mole's Extra Finger Is Wrist Bone-us
2011-07-15 09:51:59 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
What looks like the thumb on six-fingered moles is really a giant wrist bone that develops separately from the five true fingers. Steve Mirsky reports....
Electric Cars May Need Noisemakers
2011-07-13 09:24:04 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Whisper-quiet electric and hybrid cars may need an artificial sound boost to let pedestrians know they're there. David Biello reports...
The Buzz on Beer and Soda Fizz
2011-07-12 09:57:34 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A look at the environmental burden of our favorite summer beverages. David Biello reports...
Tiny Insect Makes Biggest Noise
2011-07-11 10:36:07 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The miniscule water boatman makes the loudest sound for body size in the animal kingdom. Cynthia Graber reports...
Monkey Sacrifices Food for Peace and Quiet
2011-07-08 09:36:13 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Marmosets living in a Brazil city park seek out quiet spots at the expense of top foraging sites. Karen Hopkin reports...
Women's Study: Exercise, Good Diet and Non-Smoking Greatly R
2011-07-07 09:24:09 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The Nurses' Health Study finds that the risk of death from sudden cardiac arrest in white women can be lowered by 92 percent through lifestyle maintenance alone. Katherine Harmon reports...
Space Station Gets Close Wakeup Call
2011-07-06 09:28:51 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Orbital debris within 250 meters of the International Space station is a warning to clean up the neighborhood before a tragic impact. John Matson reports...
Cleaner Water Worldwide But Still Out of Reach for Millions
2011-07-05 09:42:07 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
In the last decade, more than a billion people have seen improved water safety and sanitation. But 800 million are still at risk of water-borne disease. Katherine Harmon reports...
Hot Baths May Cure Loneliness
2011-07-04 09:26:22 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Recent research finds that taking a hot bath can cure lonelinees. Christie Nicholson reports...
Accurate Blood Pressure Needs Multiple Measurements
2011-07-01 09:25:26 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Many blood pressure assessments rely on too few measurements in an intimidating environment. Katherine Harmon reports...
Planets with Stabilizing Moons May Be Common
2011-06-28 09:22:52 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Computer simulations show that about 10 percent of planets could have a massive moon that helps to stabilize the planetary tilt. John Matson reports...
Paying In Cash Keeps Us Healthy
2011-06-27 09:28:30 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Recent research finds that our vices can be held back when we use cash instead of credit cards at the grocery store. Christie Nicholson reports...
Sunspot-Related Cooling Can't Offset Greenhouse Warming
2011-06-24 09:34:23 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Changes to the sunspot cycle will have an impact on our weather and climate--but not a very big one. David Biello reports...
Voyager 1 May Have Reached the Heliopause
2011-06-23 09:29:10 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
After 34 years in space, 17 billion miles from Earth, Voyager 1 has reached or is about to reach the heliopause. John Matson reports...
Engineers Take Step Closer to Smell-a-Vision
2011-06-22 09:47:23 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A proof-of-concept design shows that including a system to generate smells to accompany TV images is "quite doable." Karen Hopkin reports...
Math Learning Disability as Common as Dyslexia
2011-06-21 09:26:53 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Research has found that dyscalculia, a learning disability focused around number and math concepts, is as common as dyslexia. Christie Nicholson reports...
Early 20th Century Botanist Gave Us Domesticated Blueberries
2011-06-20 09:21:02 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Botanist Fred Coville figured out that blueberries needed very acidic soil to become a crop and not just a wild plant. Steve Mirsky reports....
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