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  1. France Launches Massive Meteor-Spotting NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | Scientific American

    Scientists in France have launched an unprecedented campaign to catch shooting stars, an effort that will rely on thousands of volunteers to comb the ground for bits of space rock. The programme already includes 68 cameras that scan the skies for meteors, which are seen when bits of asteroid, comet or other planetary material streak through Earth's atmosphere .

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  2. Who's Responsible When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Scientific American

    Valentine's Day was a bummer in Mountain View, Calif. For the first time, one of Google's self-driving cars, a modified Lexus SUV, caused a crash.

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  3. ET Search: Look for the Aliens Looking for EarthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Scientific American

    By watching how the light dims as a planet orbits in front of its parent star, NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered more than 1,000 worlds since its launch in 2009. Now, astronomers are flipping that idea on its head in the hope of finding and talking to alien civilizations.

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  4. Looking to the Rising StarRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | Scientific American

    We humans are many, but we are also one. Species, that is. For much of our evolutionary history, however, members of our family of ancestors, the hominins, trod the planet at the same time.

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  5. 6 $3 -Million Breakthrough Prizes Awarded for Basic ScienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | Scientific American

    Six projects in life sciences, physics and math have won this year's Breakthrough Prizes - a series of annual awards honoring major discoveries in basic sciences. The $3-million prizes, founded three years ago by billionaire venture capitalist Yuri Milner, are the richest awards in science.

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  6. Why Biomedical Superstars Are Signing On with GoogleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Scientific American

    Free tasty food, brightly coloured bicycles and high salaries are well-known hallmarks of the Googleplex - Google's famed headquarters in Mountain View, California. But it was not these perks that led cardiologist Jessica Mega to pause her thriving academic career at Harvard Medical School to become the chief medical officer of the company's life-sciences team.

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  7. Teens Tackle Alzheimer's Disease, Vaccine Shortages at GoogleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2015 | Scientific American

    Creativity, ambition and resilience propelled this year's batch of Google Science Fair finalists to Mountain View, Calif., where they have been showing off their inventiveness at Google headquarters ahead of tonight's awards ceremony. The grand prize winner will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding from Google, and a half dozen others will receive awards from fair sponsors Scientific American, Lego, National Geographic and Virgin Galactic.

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  8. Google Grabs Director of US Mental-Health InstituteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | Scientific American

    Thomas Insel, a pioneer in the charge to reform psychiatric diagnoses, will step down as director of the US National Institute of Mental Health , he announced on September 15. Insel will take up a job with the Google Life Sciences group at Alphabet, the computer giant's new parent company in Mountain View, California. There, Insel will expand the group's medical technology efforts - which currently include development of a contact lens that monitors glucose in people with diabetes - to encompass mental health.

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