Scientific American

Scientific American

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To our knowledge, there’s no correlation between a man’s singing ability and his care and attentiveness as a father. But any Pavarotti among the...

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Chimpanzees. They’re much like us genetically, anatomically and, as it turns out, “cocktailogically.” Because we finally have solid evidence that chimps drink alcohol. This is...

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MUMBAI, India—On a drizzly Monday afternoon here a few weeks ago, patients crowded around a door in a hallway in P. D. Hinduja Hospital—a...

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MUMBAI, India—On a drizzly Monday afternoon here a few weeks ago, patients crowded around a door in a hallway in P. D. Hinduja Hospital—a...

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Our sun has a nasty habit of spitting volatile material at us. These incredibly hot bubbles of magnetized material are called coronal mass ejections,...

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Marijuana is the drug of choice for people who drink alcohol. And people who use both are twice as likely to do so at...

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If you’ve ever been to an all-you-can-eat buffet, you know how important it is to carefully weigh your options. You don’t want to fill...

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It has been a tough year in spaceflight. The disintegration Sunday of an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket bound for the International Space Station...

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Due to a complex interplay of Earth’s and the moon’s gravitational fields, our planet’s rotation has gradually slowed over the millennia. It hasn’t been...

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The game is a contemporary of the original Nintendo but it still appeals to today’s teens and lab monkeys alike—which is a boon for...