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How to Stop Unwanted Thoughts

Wed, 2022-10-19 07:00

Suppressing the flow of unwanted thoughts is possible and can help people cope with difficult memories

How Safe are U.S. Rivers 50 Years After the Clean Water Act?

Tue, 2022-10-18 14:45

Millions of miles of U.S. rivers have dramatically improved in the half-century after the Clean Water Act, but climate change and other types of pollution still pose threats

Some People Really Are Mosquito Magnets, and They're Stuck That Way

Tue, 2022-10-18 11:00

Certain compounds in our skin determine how much we attract mosquitoes, new research suggests—and those compounds don’t change much over time

Mountain Goats Battle Bighorn Sheep over Climate-Limited Resources

Mon, 2022-10-17 12:45

Climate change may be leading to strange hostilities between different animal species over limited resources

The U.S. Just Lost 26 Years' Worth of Progress on Life Expectancy

Mon, 2022-10-17 06:45

COVID and overdose deaths have sharply cut U.S. life expectancy, with Indigenous peoples experiencing the biggest decline

This Shrub Could Supply Rubber, Insect Repellent and Glue

Fri, 2022-10-14 06:45

Researchers and tire companies hope drought-tolerant guayule can provide a sustainable economic boost to the water-stressed Southwest

How Iran Is Using the Protests to Block More Open Internet Access

Thu, 2022-10-13 10:00

The Iranian government is taking advantage of Internet shutdowns to push citizens onto a local intranet that is vulnerable to surveillance and censorship

This Black Female Engineer Broke through the Double Bind of Racism and Sexism and Directly Nurtured a Legion of STEM Leaders

Thu, 2022-10-13 08:00

Yvonne Y. Clark, known as Y.Y., had a lifetime of groundbreaking achievements. In the final episode of this season’s Lost Women of Science podcast, we see how Y.Y.’s more than five decades of teaching educated a new generation of mechanical engineers, who credit her with helping to change the industry

Ebola Outbreak in Uganda Surges, But the Country Has a Plan

Thu, 2022-10-13 07:30

Uganda’s Ebola incident commander talks with Scientific American about the outbreak’s spread, the country’s response and the risk of cross-border transmission

Jupiter's Ocean Moon Europa Is Ready for Its Close-up

Thu, 2022-10-13 06:45

Fresh data from the Juno probe’s flyby of Europa could help scientists learn whether this icy moon of Jupiter is habitable—or even inhabited