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  1. Cougar Calls Get Big Bear ReactionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Scientific American

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  2. Rabbit Relatives Reel from Climate ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | Scientific American

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  3. Trump Administration's Science Priorities "Better Than Feared"Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Scientific American

    The White House released a four-page memo this week detailing its science budget priorities for fiscal year 2019, citing U.S. military superiority, security, prosperity, energy dominance and health as its top five focuses. The document makes no mention of environmental science or climate change - both top priorities under Barack Obama's administration - but it does include commitments to basic research and aging-related health.

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  4. The Human Genome Was Never Completely SequencedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Scientific American

    The feat made headlines around the world: "Scientists Say Human Genome is Complete," the New York Times announced in 2003. "The Human Genome," the journals Science and Nature said in identical ta-dah cover lines unveiling the historic achievement.

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  5. In Memoriam: Jerry Nelson, Legendary Telescope DesignerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | Scientific American

    I met Jerry Nelson for the first time 31 years ago. He was the project scientist for the Keck Telescope, but no one warned me that he also was the smartest guy in the room.

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  6. Fishes Use Problem-Solving and Invent ToolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Scientific American

    Archerfish, which capture prey with precisely calibrated jets of water, are showing how fishes can learn complex skills - and that they can mentally place themselves in the position of a fellow fish. While diving off the Micronesian archipelago of Pulau, evolutionary biologist Giacomo Bernardi witnessed something unusual and was lucky enough to capture it on film.

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  7. Mysterious Flashes on Satellite Images of Earth ExplainedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | Scientific American

    Mysterious flashes of light that show up on satellite images of Earth's landmasses have puzzled researchers for a couple of years. Now, scientists have finally pinpointed the culprit: ice crystals floating high above the planet's surface.

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  8. Fossil of Oldest Known Baleen-Whale Relative Unearthed in PeruRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | Scientific American

    New fossil whale helps to clear up the murky origin of baleen whales, such as these humpbacks. Credit: Paul Souders Getty Images The discovery of a whale fossil dating back to 36.4 million years ago has filled in a gaping hole in the evolution of baleen whales, a group that includes humpbacks and blue whales .

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  9. How Lizards Get Their SpotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Scientific American

    The convoluted pattern on the backs of ocellated lizards is the result of a highly coordinated effort between skin cells. Credit: Frank Vassen Flickr As adults, ocellated lizards sport a convoluted pattern of black and green on their backs.

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  10. Meet the Endangered Plant Named after Rock Legend Jimi HendrixRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Scientific American

    Not if the researchers who just discovered it have anything to say about it. They hope that the announcement of this new but endangered species will mobilize efforts to protect and conserve the remote region of Baja, Mexico, in which it and other rare plants are found.

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  11. Bat Banter is Surprisingly NuancedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | Scientific American

    The high-pitched squeals of the humble bat may be as complex as the calls of dolphins and monkeys, researchers have found. A study published on 22 December in Scientific Reports 1 reveals that the fruit bat is one of only a few animals known to direct its calls at specific individuals in a colony, and suggests that information in the calls of many social animals may be more detailed than was previously thought.

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  12. Engineering the Body: How Regenerative Medicine is Changing DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Scientific American

    Medical researcher Molly Shoichet will tell three stories of novel ways scientists are combatting stroke, blindness and cancer, in a live Webcast tonight at 7 p.m. When the body loses its normal abilities - due to stroke, blindness or cancer, for example - doctors must tap their creativity to engineer new ways to restore function. Researcher Molly Shoichet of the University of Toronto will tell three stories from this field, regenerative medicine, in a public lecture tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

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  13. He Slimed MeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Scientific American

    I recently photographed a banana slug for a short article I was writing about banana slug slime for the Santa Cruz Hilltromper, a website for nature lovers in the area. "Okay, now turn your head to the left down a little actually can you crawl up this rock a bit more for me? I'd really like to see some more of that slime," I said, shoving my iPhone in this poor slug's face.

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