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  • Crowd-Sourced Medical Research Gets Apple Assist

    日期:2015-03-17 09:41:17 点击:145 好评:0

    What’s called ResearchKit enables scientists to more easily write mobile apps that take advantage of iPhone sensors to study asthma, Parkinson’s and other diseases. Larry Greenemeier reports...

  • The Placement Excitation: Scientific American on The Big Bang Theory

    日期:2015-03-13 09:53:25 点击:181 好评:0

    In conjunction with this magazine's inclusion on the March 12 episode of The Big Bang Theory, here's an edited version of a talk by the sitcom's science advisor, U.C.L.A. physicist David Saltzberg, about his role and the show's reach...

  • Big Bang Sitcom Stars Scientific American Tonight

    日期:2015-03-13 09:52:10 点击:177 好评:0

    On the March 12 episode of The Big Bang Theory, a mock copy of Scientific American becomes a key part of the plot. The sitcom's science advisor, U.C.L.A. physicist David Saltzberg, talks about the show's reach to the lay public. Steve Mirsky reports...

  • Background Music Jams Memory in Older Adults

    日期:2015-03-13 09:50:14 点击:127 好评:0

    People of all ages find background sound distracting, but noise appears to impede memory formation in older people. Erika Beras reports...

  • Britain Imported Wheat 2,000 Years before Growing It

    日期:2015-03-12 10:06:43 点击:118 好评:0

    Sediments at a Britsh archaeological site include wheat remains dating back 8,000 years, meaning that Britons were bringing in European wheat two millennia before they grew it. Cynthia Graber reports ...

  • Air Force Space Command General on Keeping Space Collision-Free

    日期:2015-03-12 10:04:25 点击:99 好评:0

    Gen. John Hyten, Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, talks about the task of tracking all the materials in orbit and keeping them from crashing into one another. Steve Mirsky and Larry Greenemeier report ...

  • Some European Languages Came by Steppe

    日期:2015-03-11 09:59:32 点击:137 好评:0

    A new genetic analysis reveals a massive migration from the central Asian grasslands into Europe 4,500 years ago—implying that some languages followed. Christopher Intagliata reports...

  • Animals Can Be Given False Memories

    日期:2015-03-11 09:57:41 点击:140 好评:0

    Two studies, one with bees and one with mice, show that the brain can be manipulated into having a memory of an occurrence that did not in reality happen. Karen Hopkin reports. ...

  • Whale Grandmas' Longevity Linked to Knowledge

    日期:2015-03-10 12:29:22 点击:111 好评:0

    Whale females, like humans, live well past menopause, a trait possibly selected for because their knowledge base can help their entire clan survive. Dina Fine Maron reports...

  • Salty Skin Boosts Mouse Wound Healing

    日期:2015-03-10 12:27:12 点击:129 好评:0

    Mice fed a diet high in sodium had increased immune cell activity in their skin that helped ward off infection. Karen Hopkin reports...