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Smartphones Vulnerable To App Attack

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Certain HTML5 apps that run across platforms can carry javascript attack codes that your smartphone will happily execute. Christopher Intagliata reports.  

Telescope Apps Help Amateurs Hunt for Exoplanets

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The "Automated Planet Finder" could make astronomers of us all

Winter Is Coming… So Wear the Right Clothes

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The April 6th Game of Thrones episode, “Two Swords,” eased the HBO series out of the gate and into its fourth season. With this Sunday’s episode, ...

Debate Flares over Identity of Celebrated Human Fossils

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CALGARY--In 2010 paleoanthropologists announced to great fanfare that they had recovered from a South African cave two partial skeletons of a previously unknown member of the ...

Vitruvian Geology – Leonardo da Vinci and the Realistic Depiction of the Earth’s Surface

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In the Renaissance (1450-1600) architecture and pictorial arts, but also scientific disciplines like astronomy, physics and medicine, experienced a rebirth and important improvements - but what ...

Soot and Smog Put China's Babies at Risk

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China’s smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country’s dirty air is hurting its infants

Morning Light Exposure Tied To Lower Weight

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Exposure to bright light in the morning appears linked to reduced appetite and lower body weight, regardless of sleep patterns. Sophie Bushwick reports.  

The Science of Memory

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Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the May/June 2014 issue of Scientific American MIND

Animals with Human Rights Will Be More Than a Pet Peeve for Researchers

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Legally, dogs and cats are moving closer to personhood. A new book says this poses problems for biomedical researchers and veterinarians

NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine

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A new self-portrait by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows gleaming solar arrays, thanks to recent help from dust-cleaning winds.

Climbing Mount Everest: Base Camp Bound, After a Glacial Detour

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Editor’s Note: Ulyana Horodyskyj and her team of scientists and Sherpas were scheduled to reach Mt. Everest base camp this morning, just when a massive avalanche ...

First Earth-Size Planet that Could Support Life Found

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NASA's Kepler space telescope has identified a planet that is both similar in size to Earth and within the habitable zone of its sun

Broadcast TV Streamer Aereo Fights For Legal Life

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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Aereo can keep streaming live broadcast TV to mobile gadgets and other devices. Larry Greenemeier reports.  

Structural Science: How Strong are Eggshells?

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An egg–cellent engineering exercise from Science Buddies

Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You?

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One year after the fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, pinpointing potentially hazardous sites remains tricky.

Cull Kill Includes Small Tiger Sharks along with Intended Victims [Video]

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Photos from Australia's controversial shark extermination show that released tiger sharks are also dying—both from the stress of capture and improper handling

Is It Good For Kids To Have A Pet?

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People overwhelmingly believe that having pets is overall a good thing for children. Indeed, a 2003 paper by developmental psychologist Gail F. Melson reports that most ...

Alligator Snapping Turtles, the Dinosaurs of the Turtle World, Are Actually 3 at-Risk Species

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Alligator snapping turtles look pretty intimidating. These massive, prehistoric-looking reptiles can reach more than 66 centimeters in length and weigh more than 100 kilograms. Add in ...

Video: Your Inner Reptile

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Learn which parts of our bodies we’ve inherited from our reptilian ancestors.

To Hades and Back: Exploring the Deepest Part of the Ocean

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Humans have been to every corner of the planet and built either an Internet café or a Starbucks in almost every city. You can find plastic ...

Rebuilding Memories Makes Them Stick

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Even after his death, the famous amnesic H.M. is revolutionizing our understanding of how memory works and how we maintain it as we age

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity for Real?

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Nutrition Diva: Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous

Uniter of Sperm and Egg Is Found

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A newly discovered protein is found to play a crucial role in conception