What It Means to Forgive
2011-01-05 09:08:36 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
This New Year's as we reflect on our experiences with friends and family we might think about forgiveness, both given and received. Philosopher Charles Griswald provides some guidance. Christie Nicholson reports ...
Another Ellipse around the Sun
2011-01-04 09:15:37 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The last year took you far--hundreds of millions of miles, in fact. Steve Mirsky reports ...
NEJM: Sleepy Surgeons Should Get Patient Consent
2010-12-31 09:09:23 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
An editorial in the The New England Journal of Medicine recommends that patients provide informed, written consent to undergo elective surgery by physicians who haven't had enough sleep. Steve Mirsky reports ...
Fluoride's Dental Dominion May Remain A Mystery
2010-12-30 09:11:34 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Spectroscopic analysis finds that the fluoridated layer thought to protect teeth is probably too thin to be responsible for fluoride's effects. Karen Hopkin reports ...
Self-Reported Empathy Dropped Over Last 30 Years
2010-12-29 09:10:20 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Analysis of some 14,000 college student surveys over the last three decades finds that self-reported levels of empathy for others have decreased. Steve Mirsky reports. ...
The Earth in 2010
2010-12-28 09:05:24 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
What were the biggest environmental stories in 2010? David Biello reports ...
Family Gatherings Are Opportunities for Medical Detective Wo
2010-12-27 09:08:20 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Having many members of the family in one place is a rare opportunity to collect medical history data, which can alert you to disease susceptibilities. Karen Hopkin reports ...
Placebos Work Even When You Know
2010-12-24 09:14:45 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Patients told they were getting a placebo still reported improvements at a much higher rate than patients who were not treated. Karen Hopkin reports ...
A Holiday for Consumption?
2010-12-23 09:01:53 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The (environmental) meaning of Christmas. David Biello reports ...
Think More to Eat Less
2010-12-22 09:10:39 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
If you painstakingly contemplate eating the food you're about to dig into, there's a good chance you'll eat less of it. Karen Hopkin reports ...
Young Female Chimps Cradle Stick-Toys like Dolls
2010-12-21 09:03:34 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Recent research finds that chimps tend to fall into the same gender-specific roles as human children do, even without any gender-specific tools. Karen Hopkin reports ...
More Money Doesn't Mean More Happiness
2010-12-20 09:15:07 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Richard Easterlin wrote a paper back in the 1970s showing that increased income doesn't correlate with increased happiness. Last week he published an update on that paper. Christie Nicholson reports ...
Trained Rats Sniff Out TB
2010-12-17 09:04:24 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Rats can be trained to identify TB-positive sputum samples--and do it better than conventional techniques. Karen Hopkin reports...
Energy Choices Predict Future Climate
2010-12-16 09:04:42 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Physics Nobel laureate and U.S. energy secretary, Steven Chu, offers his thoughts on the paired challenge of climate change and clean energy in Cancun. David Biello reports...
What Makes An Honest Smile Honest?
2010-12-13 14:42:29 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
60秒注册新宝GG新闻：What is the telltale clue to a genuine smile? Recent research finds positive correlations with this honest show of emotion. Christie Nicholson reports...
Seashell Shapes Show Strength for Safety 贝壳的形状是对贝类强大的保护
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