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Florida governor Ron DeSantis and politicians in Texas say research does not support mask mandates. Many studies show they are wrong. scientificamerican.com/article/masks-…
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Join us for a new installment of our  #18MinutesWith series on next-generation investigational #immunotherapies in oncology with Dr. Israel Lowy. [Sponsored by @Regeneron]
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Once a raging tropical cyclone, the remnants of Hurricane Larry have transformed into a howling winter storm. scientificamerican.com/article/rare-a…
Katalin Karikó explains how she came to work on mRNA, why it was well suited for COVID vaccines and what other exciting medical applications it could have. scientificamerican.com/article/an-mrn…
SpaceX will launch its first all-civilian crew on a three-day journey around the Earth in what will be a historic step for private space travel. scientificamerican.com/article/spacex…
Many pet owners say their dogs have thrived with all the extra attention during the pandemic. So when the world opens up again, how will dogs adjust? scientificamerican.com/article/how-to…
Congratulations to Scientific American contributor Jonathan O’Callaghan (@Astro_Jonny) for winning @theAGU's 2021 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism – Features for his story on the curious science of chondrules. scientificamerican.com/article/astero…
For the October issue of @sciam, I wrote about a team of competitive birders (yes, really) and their “Big Day,” in which they raced to find as many bird species as they could in 24 hours. It was intense, fascinating and fun as hell scientificamerican.com/article/extrem… A thread 🧵T
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Data collected by @CDCgov from hospitals across the U.S. suggest that people under the age of 18 have accounted for less than 2% of hospitalizations due to COVID-19. scientificamerican.com/article/why-ki…
Today's nanoscience wouldn’t be possible without the work of Gerd Binnig. The 1986 Nobel Laurette and co-recipient of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience talks to us about his work in the field of atomic microscopy. [Sponsored by @KavliPrize]
A distant supernova previously imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope will be visible again from Earth in 2037, astronomers predict. scientificamerican.com/article/this-s…
If we want to reduce emissions from food production, we have to know where the emissions are coming from. A new study is one of the most comprehensive in breaking that down. My latest: scientificamerican.com/article/heres-…
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Microplastics have made their way into air, water and soil around the world. New research shows a way to promote their deterioration with technology on an even smaller scale: microrobots. scientificamerican.com/article/tiny-r…
New evidence indicates that target cells may play a role in their own destruction. scientificamerican.com/article/in-aut…
In case you missed it yesterday, scientists may have found evidence for two more huge solar flares in Earth's recent history. The events, in 7176 and 5259 BC, were recorded by spikes of carbon in... trees 🌳! Pretty amazing finding. Words by me@sciamm scientificamerican.com/article/solar-…t
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Mathematicians have expanded category theory into infinite dimensions, revealing new connections among mathematical concepts. (By @emilyriehl) scientificamerican.com/article/infini…
Special Report: A look at methods and technologies that are transforming the work of psychiatrists and psychologists. scientificamerican.com/report/the-top…
NEW: CDC has updated its guidance on masks to say N95 respirators may be used by the general public, as supplies have increased. About time! I talk about how to find a good, high filtration mask on our latest #COVIDQuickly podcast with @jfischman @sciam: scientificamerican.com/podcast/episod…
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There is no evidence that COVID vaccines harm fertility, pregnancy, or sexual function. COVID infections, in contrast, can harm fertility, pregnancy, or sexual function. scientificamerican.com/article/covid-…
As with most things related to people, the food we eat comes with a carbon cost. scientificamerican.com/article/heres-…
Solar ‘superflares’ rocked Earth less than 10,000 years ago—and could strike again bit.ly/393z6RQ
Do current events have you wondering what legacy we humans will leave on Earth? Or how long we'll even last? We dive deep into our impact on the planet, each other, and what our future may hold in the latest @sciam. On newsstands now or download here: bit.ly/3nATWkb.
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Although mindfulness has its merits, psychological research has also revealed that in some circumstances it’s important to be mindless. scientificamerican.com/article/someti…
Cooperation is “not just about what we do, but who and what we are.” Book reviews and recommendations from Scientific American. scientificamerican.com/article/evolut…
Understanding where the analogy between opioids and cigarettes holds—and where it goes astray—can guide better policy. First, unlike for cigarettes, interrupting the opioid supply can kill rather than cure. scientificamerican.com/article/opioid…
Are vaccine mandates lawful and ethical? The short answer is emphatically yes. And there is strong behavioral science evidence that mandates will be highly effective. | Analysis scientificamerican.com/article/vaccin…
The unreality and conspiracy theories that thrive in modern right-wing U.S. politics started with the distortions, mistrust and anti-Muslim bigotry after the 9/11 attacks. | Analysis scientificamerican.com/article/how-9-…
More than 60 types of cancer and about two dozen other conditions have been linked to Ground Zero exposure in responders and survivors. "We want to comfort them because the next 20 years are going to be a lot worse than the first 20 years." scientificamerican.com/article/health…
Engineers study the attacks on Oklahoma City, the Pentagon and the World Trade Center to make structures safer and more survivable when damaged. scientificamerican.com/article/what-s…
The amazing story of how biologists resurrected the scent and the genes of "Ghost Flowers," a century after they died in Hawaii, is in @rowanjacobsen's tale here: scientificamerican.com/article/fragra… twitter.com/laurahelmuth/s…
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The Dixie Fire is headed toward becoming the biggest blaze in California history as it devours mountainsides of brittle trees and shrubs caused by a yearslong drought and record heat. scientificamerican.com/article/explos…
Analysis: Today we focus on the role of social media and digital disinformation when it comes to our fractured sense of reality and the rise of conspiratorial thinking. But the inflection point was actually 20 years ago, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. scientificamerican.com/article/how-9-…
New "#COVID, Quickly" podcast today. #JoeBiden has lost patience with vaccine refusals; an expert explains what's behind anti-mask attitudes; and my cohost @tanyalewis314 guides you to the best masks for kids and yourself. All @sciam right now. scientificamerican.com/podcast/episod…
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‘Guerilla’ artist Daisy Ginsberg re-creates scent of extinct flowers bit.ly/3tu3nmi
The majority of the planet’s fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if the world wants even half a chance—literally—at meeting its most ambitious climate targets. scientificamerican.com/article/abando…
Researchers have identified more than 60 types of cancer and about two dozen other conditions that are linked to Ground Zero exposures. As of today, at least 4,627 responders and survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program have died bit.ly/3E7k2kz
Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. But in the two decades since then, the number of deaths among survivors and responders—who spent months inhaling the noxious dust, chemicals, fumes and fibers from the debris—has continued creeping up. scientificamerican.com/article/health…
Biden just announced a plan to require vaccine mandates (or weekly testing) for companies with more than 100 employees. And yes, that is legal: scientificamerican.com/article/vaccin…
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Techniques that have armed scientists in the battle against COVID-19 have scooped two out of five $3-million Breakthrough prizes—the most lucrative awards in science and mathematics. scientificamerican.com/article/covid-…
Experts have used the chemical composition of a 17,100-year-old mammoth tusk from Alaska to map out where the animal wandered during its lifetime. They found it put in almost enough miles to loop around the world twice. scientificamerican.com/article/mammot…
SCIENCE 101 is a live variety show where attendance is 99% of your grade. Drinking games, audience polls, interactive missions, and "art" challenges, SCIENCE 101 is part party, part class, 100% ridiculous adventure. @HeyAnnieNovak @K_Gustovich @caveatnyc caveat.nyc/event/science-…
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About 80 conditions can be described as autoimmune disorders, although definitions are still changing. This list shows how common each disorder is, which body parts are stricken, and the illnesses’ tendency to afflict women. scientificamerican.com/article/the-te…
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People diagnosed with OCD appear to have a more flexible “sense of self”—the feeling of being anchored here and now in one’s body—than those without the disorder. This finding suggests new ways to treat OCD. scientificamerican.com/article/a-new-…
The twin towers were not designed to resist the catastrophic damage they experienced on 9/11. Structural engineers that study such tragic events try to ensure that something similar won’t happen again. | Analysis scientificamerican.com/article/what-s…
After a failed attempt last month, NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully drilled, extracted and stored a sample of Martian rock — the first ever Mars sample destined to be flown back to Earth for study. scientificamerican.com/article/succes…
Southeast Louisiana is bracing for a mass exodus following Hurricane Ida, which has killed at least 13 people in the state and left hundreds of thousands without power, water and other essential services. scientificamerican.com/article/hurric…
Disabling symptoms, inconclusive tests, ineffective treatments, doctors who don’t listen: @mkonnikova recounts her journey through the autoimmune disease world bit.ly/38KRTkz
Special Report: Millions of people are sickened by immune systems that are supposed to defend them. There are new ideas about why this happens and how to stop it. scientificamerican.com/report/the-new…
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