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A new analysis treats bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as species in an evolutionary model—and finds bitcoin has no selective advantage. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A research team took to the lab to recreate the magmatic melt that once formed the lunar surface and uncovered new insights on how the modern moonscape came to be. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Biologists have revealed a mechanism by which bacterial cells in crowded, oxygen-deprived environments access oxygen for energy production, ensuring survival of the cell. The finding could explain how some bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), are able to thrive in oxygen-poor environments like biofilms and resist antibiotics. P. aeruginosa [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Recently reported unexpected behavior on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry, new research suggests. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
From Trump to Heinz, some of America's most famous family names and brands trace their origins back to Germans who emigrated to the country in the 19th century. Researchers have now found that climate was a major factor in driving migration from Southwest Germany to North America during the 19th [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How good is your Martian geography? Scientists now explain the extent to which ice may have been an important medium of lubrication for landslides on Mars. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Salmon excavate streambed holes in which to lay eggs, setting off a chain of events that has surprisingly large geographical effects. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Physicists have designed a pocket-sized cosmic ray muon detector to track these ghostly particles. The detector can be made with common electrical parts, and when turned on, it lights up and counts each time a muon passes through. The relatively simple device costs just $100 to build, making it the [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Female chimps that lack supportive friends and family wait longer to start having babies, researchers find. An analysis of more than 50 years' worth of daily records for female chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Tanzania indicates that would-be moms who leave home or are orphaned take roughly three years [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities. [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new article. These findings indicate that present-day Mars may not have a significant volume of liquid water. The [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you're materialistic, you're likely to use Facebook more frequently and intensely. A new article reveals that materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as 'digital objects,' and have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions. It also shows that materialists have a greater need [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
New World societies long ago likely had less income inequality than those in the Old World, and the difference might have been an oxen gap. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
New World societies long ago likely had less income inequality than those in the Old World, and the difference might have been an oxen gap. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The crested pigeon, found in Australia, has a modified wing feather that helps produce an alarm signal sound to warn other birds when there's trouble. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A campaign calls for the creation of a statue to recognize FĂ©licette, the first cat to be sent into to space. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Welcome to my ninth annual recommendations and gift guide to books about space, planets, and astronauts for kids of all ages! [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Mosquitos stealthily float off us after filling up, by virtue of fast wingbeats that generate almost instant lift with only an imperceptible additional push from the legs. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Up-to-date software, apps, browsers and router software offer the best protection against a potential flaw in wi-fi security called a key reinstallation attack, or KRACK. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source