Category Archives: STEM News

What’s the Secret to a Great Citizen Science Project?

The leaders of Stall Catchers, SciStarter’s top project of 2021, shares his secrets for success. Continue reading

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Dust Grains Escape a Dismal Fate To Build Planets

New simulations show dust-trapping, ringlike structures could help explain our solar system’s architecture. Continue reading

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To Fully Mitigate Climate Change, We Need to Curb Methane Emissions

The Build Back Better legislation, now in the Senate, would include programs to reduce methane output

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Billionaires Bankroll Cell Rejuvenation Tech as the Latest Gambit to Slow Aging

Startups bet that carefully controlled cell reprogramming may lead to age reversal, but hurdles remain

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These Are the Latest COVID Treatments

But shortages mean that new antivirals and other drugs may be hard to come by

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What Do Scientists Know About Vitamin D and Cancer?

A growing body of research is still unraveling the link. Continue reading

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What Is Cuffing Season and Is It a Real Thing?

Indirect research suggests reasons why some of us choose to settle down with a partner for the winter. Continue reading

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Greenland Could Melt for Millennia If Warming Stopped Today

But any action to curb climate change today will reduce the speed of future ice loss

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How Marine Wildlife can Coexist With Offshore Wind [Sponsored]

Harnessing the wind to blow back emissions is not without its own impacts, so researchers are developing technologies to co-exist with whales and other ocean-dwelling species.

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How to Recover From a Sleepless Night

When you’re struggling after a night of tossing and turning, the urge to chug coffee and nap is real. But experts advise that there are better ways to get yourself back on track. Continue reading

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5 Interesting Archeological Discoveries Within the Last Decade

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Borderline Personality Disorder May Be Rooted in Trauma

A focus on the traumatic origins of an often stigmatized psychiatric diagnosis is inspiring new treatments

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New York’s Central Park Becomes a Living Climate Laboratory

Scientists will study how rising temperatures affect trees, plants, wildlife and humans who use the park

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COVID Threatens to Bring a Wave of Hikikomori to America

We should work to protect others from falling into long-term social withdrawal

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Tonga Volcano Eruption Created Puzzling Ripples in Earth’s Atmosphere

Powerful waves ringing through the atmosphere after the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai are unlike anything seen before

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COVID Quickly, Episode 21: Colds Build COVID Immunity, and the Omicron Vaccine Delay

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…

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Latest COVID Surge Pushes Parents to Next-Level Stress

The new normal this winter is longer drives for kids’ tests, multiday waits for results, drug-store restock alerts and social media tips

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Why the Tonga Eruption Was So Violent, and What to Expect Next

Research into earlier eruptions suggests this is the type of massive explosion the volcano sees about every thousand years

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NASA Crowdsources Solutions for Human Mission to Mars

If you have a winning idea about how to make the multi-year trip more self-sufficient, NASA wants to give you $1,000. Continue reading

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What Is Spacetime Really Made Of?

Spacetime may emerge from a more fundamental reality. Figuring out how could unlock the most urgent goal in physics—a quantum theory of gravity

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Big Questions about Space, Time, Neandertals, Psychedelics and Reality

Why salamanders are so strange, why people jump to conclusions, and more in our February 2022 issue

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How Unsustainable Sand Mining Affects the Environment

Overmining could lead to economic and environmental collapse Continue reading

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Cocaine E-Cigarette Could Help People Struggling with Addiction

A so-called “crack pen” could reduce the many harms of smoking cocaine. But will it work, and will people actually use it? Continue reading

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A Swift Kick Sends a Black Hole Careening

Newly released data confirms an idea based on Einstein’s century-old theory of gravitation. Continue reading

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Is Holographic Data Storage the Next Big Thing?

The long-awaited technology could solve a lot of data storage problems, if it ever becomes a reality. Continue reading

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In a First, an ‘Atomic Fountain’ Has Measured the Curvature of Spacetime

The atom interferometry technique uses the effects of time dilation to reveal subtle changes in gravity’s strength

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What the Discovery of an Extra Artery Means for Human Evolution

An artery meant to disappear before birth is now being found in numerous adults. Continue reading

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Gene Variant May Have Helped Ancient Humans Survive Starvation

When there’s no food, it pays to be small

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Where Has Science Settled Around Foreskin?

Despite the prevalence of circumcision since ancient times, the procedure has sparked more recent debate over its health benefits and impact on sexual satisfaction. Continue reading

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20 Best White Label CBD Suppliers in 2022

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