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Ambient Music Eases Pain

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Soothing music helps patients heal after an operation

Chile's Recent Earthquake Defied Expectations

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The smaller-than-expected tremor has scientists scrambling to redefine rules for areas of extreme seismic stress

How to Make Graphene in Your Kitchen Blender

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Buried in the supplementary information of a new research paper is a recipe for producing large quantities of clean flakes of the world’s thinnest, strongest material

Repreive For Men: Y Chromosome Is Not Vanishing

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Alarming shrinkage has stopped, researchers say, because the Y is a bastion of elite genes that play vital roles throughout the body.

Best Illusions of the Year

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Take a visual journey through seven prizewinning illusions

Bionic Ears Boosted by Gene Therapy and Regrown Nerves

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The performance of cochlear implants has been improved with the use of gene therapy, suggesting a new avenue for developing better hearing aids

Warp Drive Research Key to Interstellar Travel

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As any avid Star Trek fan can tell you, the eccentric physicist Zefram Cochrane invented the warp-drive engine in the year 2063. It wasn’t easy. Cochrane ...

U.S. Puzzles Over What to Do about E-Cigarettes

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Federal regulators propose new rules to answer long-burning questions about e-cig

Don’t Sell Your Dog Short

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In 1996, veteran dog trainer Jean Donaldson picked a fight with Walt Disney. Donaldson begins her book Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the ...

Drug costs and prices: Here we go again

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Misleading statements and conclusions regarding drug costs and prices are again being thrown around. It started with a post right here on Scientific American Blogs with ...

Blue-Footed Boobies Have Stopped Breeding—But Why?

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One of the most delightful bird species of the Galápagos has almost completely stopped breeding there. According to a new study published this week in the ...

CO2 Makes Growing Seasons Longer

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Elevated greenhouse gas levels, not just rising temperatures, are extending annual plants' life cycles

Heads Up! Thirteen Years Of Asteroid Impacts On Earth

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Since the Chelyabinsk event in early 2013, when a brilliant meteor fireball streaked across Russian skies and exploded with the energy of thirty Hiroshima bombs, humans ...

Explorer Pleads to Save the Great Barrier Reef

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J.E.N. Veron, the man who discovered more than 20 percent of the world's coral species, fears the reefs are in deeper trouble than most people realize

CSWA 2014 Science in Society Book Award Winners

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Each year the Canadian Science Writers’ Association offers two book awards to honour outstanding contributions to science writing 1) intended for and available to children/middle grades ages 8-12 y...

Biofuels Mandate is Cut Drastically

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EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups

Kepler Telescope Finds 700 New Exoplanets

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Data from the damaged spacecraft reveal new worlds

Solar Power Grows 400 Percent in Only Four Years

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More than half of the added capacity comes from home and business owners