Saharan Dust Brings Bacterial Blooms to the Caribbean 细菌乘着撒哈拉的沙尘抵达加勒比海
2017-06-05 16:27:49 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Dust clouds from the Sahara reach the Caribbean—and fertilize waters there when they arrive. 来自撒哈拉的尘云到达加勒比海——为所达之处的海域带去营养。...
Microbots Get the Lead Out--of Wastewater 微型机器人清除废水中的铅
2017-05-31 10:51:25 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Millions of tiny graphene robots can propel themselves through wastewater and scavenge heavy metals. 成千上万的微型石墨烯机器人可以在废水中行进并清除重金属。...
Smart Glass Goes from Clear to Cloudy in a Jolt 会变色的智能玻璃
2017-05-22 15:41:58 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Researchers say their prototype is cheaper and easier to make than other smart glass, and since it's flexible and foldable, could be used for camouflage. 研究人员称他们制作的智能玻璃比一般的成本更低，而且由于其柔...
Transforming Stem Cells into Diabetes Beaters 干细胞对抗糖尿病
2017-05-18 16:14:37 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Pancreatic type beta cells produced from stem cells can sense glucose, release insulin and treat a mouse model of diabetes. 由干细胞分化而来的β胰腺细胞能侦测血糖水平，从而释放胰岛素并治愈老鼠的糖尿病。...
Great Red Spot Helps Explain Jupiter's Warm Upper Atmosphere 用“大红斑”解读木星上层大气
2017-04-19 14:22:14 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Your browser does not support the audio element. A thermal spike linked to the solar system’s largest storm explains weather on gas-giant planets 太阳系最大风暴所引发的热峰，可解释气体巨星上气象的成因。 撰文...
Sperm Whales Congregate in Click-Based Cliques 抹香鲸也会找知己
2017-04-10 14:38:51 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Your browser does not support the audio element. 撰文 / 播音 Christopher Intagliata 翻译 张旭阳 审校 杨一森 李 轩 The whales appear to prefer the company of like-minded individuals, based on common vocal clicking behavior —...
Flowers Deceive Flies with Chemical Cocktail 花朵通过化学“鸡尾酒”诱骗蝇类授粉
2017-03-28 14:04:34 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Your browser does not support the audio element. Honeybee stings are painful. But they’re also…fragrant. “If a beekeeper gets stung by bees, it smells like banana.” Dr. Stefan Dtterl, a plant ecologist at the University of Salzbur...
Inside the Mind of a Psychopath 钻进变态的脑袋
2015-11-24 16:08:40 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Climate Influences Language Evolution 气候影响语言
2015-11-18 18:35:00 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Many Overweight and Obese Teens Underestimate Their Weight
2015-07-23 14:25:27 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A survey of nearly 5,000 13- to 15-year-olds in the U.K. found that 40 percent of overweight and obese teens did not self-identify as “too heavy.” Cynthia Graber reports...
Appetizers Can Psychologically Spoil Your Appetite
2015-07-23 14:23:16 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Mediocre main dishes taste even worse when they follow delectable appetizers—an example of the so-called "hedonic effect." Erika Beras reports...
Best Male Nightingale Vocalists Make Best Fathers
2015-07-16 14:41:42 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Male nightingales use singing virtuosity to signal prospective mates that they will be the most doting dads. Sabrina Imbler reports...
Hitchhiking Worms Survive Slug Guts Transport
2015-07-16 14:40:07 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Nematode worms hitch rides inside the guts of slugs and other invertebrates, and emerge alive and well after exiting with the rest of the digestive track's products. Karen Hopkin reports...
Rain and Irrigation Can Make Crops Temporary Bacteria Farms
2015-07-16 14:37:15 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Researchers suggest farmers should consider harvesting when fields are dry, to prevent dangerous bacteria blooms from contaminating food. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Active-Duty Army Suicide Attempts Analyzed
2015-07-16 14:34:40 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Researchers gathered data from various Army databases to analyze nearly 10,000 attempted suicides of active-duty personnel. Cynthia Graber reports....
Marijuana Muddies Memory and Mixes with Alcohol to Make Trouble
2015-07-06 11:47:45 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
People who smoke pot and drink are twice as likely to do both at the same time than to do just one, with the combo associated with bad decision-making; and chronic pot smokers who had not indulged in a month were still more likely to have faulty memo...
Vaccine Aims at Fly Host of Disease Parasite
2015-06-10 11:39:04 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
An experimental leishmaniasis vaccine relies on eliciting an immune response to a protein from the saliva of the sand fly that carries the leishmania parasite, rather than on anything from the parasite itself. Cynthia Graber reports...
Take a Bite out of the Math of Math
2015-06-10 11:37:33 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Mathematician Eugenia Cheng, tenured in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield in the U.K. and currently Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago talks about her new book How to Bake Pi: An...
Chimps Would "Cook" Food If They Could
2015-06-05 13:22:54 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A new study suggests that chimps have the cognitive skills necessary for cooking—such as patience—even if they don't control fire. Christopher Intagliata reports...
High Heels Heighten Health Hazard
2015-06-05 13:19:34 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Emergency room visits due to high heel shoe–related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. Erika Beras reports...
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