Diabetes Prevention in Midlife Helps Protect Aging Brain
2014-12-30 10:46:29 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
People with type 2 diabetes in middle age had greater cognitive impairment in the following decades than did their nondiabetic counterparts. Dina Fine Maron reports...
Abortions in Medical Settings Rarely Have Major Complications
2014-12-30 10:44:55 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Careful tracking of more than 50,000 women during the six weeks after the procedure finds that serious adverse effects are rare. Dina Fine Maron reports...
Raw Milk Sicknesses Rise
2014-12-30 10:43:54 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Nonpasteurized milk is fueling more outbreaks and hospitalizations. Dina Fine Maron reports...
Avoid Backlit Reading Before Bed
2014-12-30 10:42:16 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Volunteers who read from an iPad before bed took longer to fall asleep and had less restful nights than when they read from a printed book. Dina Fine Maron reports....
Clock Ticking on Climate Change Prevention
2014-12-30 10:40:14 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new synthesis report adds urgency to the need to cut additional greenhouse gas pollution...
Protected Areas Get Short Shrift
2014-12-30 10:38:52 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Protected land and sea areas serve the wildlife within them as well as the humans who live near them. But countries are backtracking on their financial commitments to these vital regions. Steve Mirsky reports...
Wildlife Crime? There's an App for That
2014-12-30 10:37:56 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A new tool may help officials crack down on the illegal wildlife trade. David Biello reports...
Sun's Magnetic Field Boosts Earth Lightning
2014-12-30 10:36:23 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
When the Sun's magnetic field is pointed away from Earth, lightning strikes in the U.K. go up 50 percent. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Movies Can Boost Solar Power
2014-12-30 10:35:13 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The pattern that stores a film on a Blu-ray disc also can help improve photovoltaics. David Biello reports...
Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming
2014-12-30 10:34:03 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Good news for gas and oil consumers can be bad news for the environment. David Biello reports...
Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site
2014-12-30 10:32:47 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports....
Apple Pay Perturbs Prying Personal Prospectors
2014-12-30 10:30:20 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Law enforcement agencies and retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy balk at Apple's operating system and payment app privacy efforts. Larry Greenemeier reports...
Smartphone Case Furthers Unplug Movement
2014-12-30 10:29:00 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Yondr’s locking gadget-case aims to keep digital distractions down during live performances. Larry Greenemeier reports...
Solar Roadways Take Baby Steps
2014-12-30 10:27:45 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Dutch cyclists can now pedal a path paved with solar panels. Larry Greenemeier reports...
Cats Teach Robots to Land on Feet
2014-12-30 10:26:16 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Training rescue robots to land safely from falls like cats could give them nine lives in the field. Larry Greenemeier reports...
NYC School Computers Are MIA
2014-12-30 10:15:10 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
New York City public schools are missing hundreds and possibly thousands of computers, due to poor record keeping, theft, corruption or some combo. Larry Greenemeier reports...
Recycled Laptop Batteries Bring Light to Power Poor
2014-12-30 10:13:19 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
IBM scientists in India developed an experimental power supply from reusable lithium ion cells salvaged from three-year-old laptop battery packs. Larry Greenemeier reports...
Future Smartphone Could Fall Smartly, Too
2014-12-30 10:11:14 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Apple got a patent for a system to adjust your falling device in flight to minimize the damage on landing. Larry Greenemeier reports...
Teen Inventors Connect DVR to Your Zzzs
2014-12-30 10:09:02 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
British students made a wrist monitor that senses if you nod off and sends a signal to your DVR to record whatever you were watching. Future such devices could control additional household functions. Larry Greenemeier reports....
Bottling the Sun's Power on Earth
2014-10-24 16:53:55 | SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A breakthrough in fusion could solve the world's energy problems, but remains improbable. David Biello reports...
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