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- Urban animals may get some dangerous gut microbes from humansby Richard Kemeny on January 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Fecal samples from urban wildlife suggest human gut microbes might be spilling over to the animals. The microbes could jeopardize the animals’ health.
- Americans tend to assume imaginary faces are maleby Maria Temming on January 27, 2022 at 11:00 am
When people see imaginary faces in everyday objects, those faces are more likely to be perceived as male, a new study shows.
- Machine learning points to prime places in Antarctica to find meteoritesby Carolyn Gramling on January 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Using data on how ice moves across Antarctica, researchers identified more than 600 spots where space rocks may gather on the southern continent.
- An Arctic hare traveled at least 388 kilometers in a record-breaking journeyby Ariana Remmel on January 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm
An Arctic hare’s dash across northern Canada, the longest seen among hares and their relatives, is changing how scientists think about tundra ecology.
- How mindfulness-based training can give elite athletes a mental edgeby Ashley Yeager on January 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy are two types of training psychologists are using to bolster athletes’ mental health.
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- Nuclear-Testing 'Downwinders' Speak About History and Fearby Sarah Scoles on January 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm
An archival project aims to document the experiences of people who suffered from U.S. nuclear weapons testing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- How Airlines Can Solve Their 5G Problemby Sophie Bushwick on January 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm
A delayed rollout bought time to address worries that the new telecommunications standard would interfere with aviation instruments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Whistleblowers Make Spaceflight Safer, Says Witness to Apollo Tragedyby Matthew Beddingfield on January 27, 2022 at 11:00 am
As we continue to push into space, the 55th anniversary of the deadly fire reminds us to prioritize both safety and people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- FEMA to Start Tracking Race of Disaster-Aid Applicantsby Thomas Frank, E&E News on January 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm
The agency wants to examine if aid is distrubuted inequitably -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Can We Gauge Quantum Time of Flight?by Anil Ananthaswamy on January 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Measuring the time it takes particles to travel between two points may be the best test yet for Bohmian mechanics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com