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September 8th 2021
In Missouri, a Human 'Bee' Works to Better Understand Climate Change's Effects
Researcher Matthew Austin has become a wildflower pollinator, sans the wings.
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September 3rd 2021
These Baby Bats, like Us, Were Born to Babble
The greater sac-winged bat develops its own language in much the way we do.
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August 31st 2021
Their Lives Have Been Upended by Hurricane Ida
Theresa and Donald Dardar lived their whole lives in coastal Louisiana. They knew the “big one” might come someday. It did, and now everything is uncertain.
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August 27th 2021
COVID, Quickly, Episode 13: Vaccine Approval, Breakthrough Infections, Boosters
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essent... More
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July 22nd 2021
The Kavli Prize Presents: Understanding Touch [Sponsored]
Ardem Patapoutian shared The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience in 2020 for answering a basic question: How does touch actually work?
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May 28th 2021
Bats on Helium Reveal an Innate Sense of the Speed of Sound
A new experiment shows that bats are born with a fixed reference for the speed of sound—and living in lighter air can throw it off.
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May 26th 2021
The Dirty Secret behind Some of the World's Earliest Microscopes
Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek made extraordinary observations of blood cells, sperm cells and bacteria with his microscopes. But it turns out the lens technology he used was quite ordin... More
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May 21st 2021
COVID, Quickly, Episode 7: The Coming Pandemic Grief Wave, and Mask Whiplash
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks,  Scientific American ’s senior health editors  Tanya Lewis  and  Josh ... More
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