Discovery Could Bring More Seedless Fruits
2011-03-22 08:51:49 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Researchers identified a genetic mutation causing seedlessness in different plants, and could be a target to make new seedless fruits. Cynthia Graber reports....
Right-Handers Tend to Prefer the Right Side
2011-03-18 09:05:38 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Recent research in the journal Psychological Science found that righties tend to prefer the right side of anything (spatially speaking) and lefties the left. Christie Nicholson reports...
House Repubs Vote That Earth Is Not Warming
2011-03-17 09:07:23 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
All Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted against an amendment that states that global warming exists, regardless of cause. John Rennie comments. ...
Nuclear Accident Is Long-Feared "Station Blackout"
2011-03-16 08:53:49 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
At a press briefing, physicist Ken Bergeron explained the type of accident occurring at Fukushima. Steve Mirsky reports...
Elephants Ask for a Helping Trunk
2011-03-15 09:02:54 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Elephants quickly learned to cooperate as a pair on a task that brought them a food reward. Cynthia Graber reports ...
Perception of Our Physical State When Depressed or Anxious
2011-03-14 09:04:54 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Depression and anxiety have very different influences on how we perceive physical symptoms. Christie Nicholson reports...
E-Mail Beats Blogs and Web Sites for Rumor Mongering
2011-03-11 09:09:05 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Forwarded e-mail purveying falsehoods about political candidates or insidious rumors is more convincing than Web sites or blogs that do the same. Christopher Intagliata reports ...
2011-03-10 11:11:02 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Predicting the Future of Oil
2011-03-10 09:09:20 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
And what does that mean for the U.S. economy and environment? David Biello reports...
How to Kill a Parasite
2011-03-08 09:01:48 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Recent research may have found a possible path to killing a parasite that is similar to the one that causes malaria. Karen Hopkin reports...
Boat Noise Makes Fish Miss Meals
2011-03-07 09:00:09 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Fish exposed to the noise of speedboats were less efficient at finding, catching and holding on to prey. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Large Hadron Collider "Big Bang" Analogies Put Und
2011-03-04 08:57:22 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Physicist Thomas LeCompte explains how the Large Hadron Collider's output will differ from the big bang--and what they have in common. Steve Mirsky reports...
Mate Idealization Makes for Happy Early Marriage
2011-03-03 09:03:33 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
People who had seemingly unrealistic expectations of their spouses were nonetheless happier than more realistic mates in a marriage's early years. Karen Hopkin reports...
Family Planning Stabilizes Population, but Global Investment
2011-03-02 08:59:00 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Decreasing unwanted pregnancies lowers fertility rates internationally and will help stabilize the global population, but investment is decreasing. Steve Mirsky reports...
Nobel Laureate: Examine Alternatives to GDP
2011-03-01 08:56:58 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Nobel laureate John Sulston posited at the AAAS meeting that it may be time to look for alternatives to GDP as measures of well-being. Steve Mirsky reports...
Social Context Influences Language
2011-02-28 09:14:41 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A recent study with teenage male songbirds finds that they can suddenly have a surge of tweeting talent when they are placed in the presence of a female bird. Christie Nicholson reports...
Just How Big A Deal Is Milk Drinking?
2011-02-25 08:59:48 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The evolution of the ability to digest lactose conferred such an advantage it probably spread through populations within a few dozen generations. Steve Mirsky reports....
Early Attachment May Affect Our Ability to Resolve Conflict
2011-02-24 09:08:02 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Recent research in the journal Psychological Science reveals that infant attachment styles might influence our ability to recover from fights with our romantic partners. Christie Nicholson reports...
Malaria Parasite Infects People Thought Resistant
2011-02-23 09:00:52 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
People who do not express the Duffy blood-group protein were thought to be safe from infection by Plasmodium vivax. That appears to no longer be the case. Steve Mirsky reports...
How Many People Can The Earth Hold? Well...
2011-02-22 09:08:43 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Rockefeller University's Joel Cohen noted at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that the question of the earth's human carrying capacity depends on how we're being carried. Steve Mirsky reports....
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