Susan Smith

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Heather Dewey-Hagborg Identifying Litterers

Want to know who spit their gum out on the street? Or maybe who threw their empty soda onto the train tracks? Lit cigarettes on the ground, empty food wrappers, NY is covered in litter. Louis CK jokes that it’s not litter when the city itself is made of trash.<p>Heather Dewey-Hagborg, is a self …

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

How To Argue With The Anti-Vaccine Crazies: A Guide

In honor of Jenny McCarthy's new seat at "The View"<p>Jenny McCarthy—savvy, telegenic, and pulchritudinous—is joining the popular daytime talk show "The View."<p>McCarthy is a strident proponent of not vaccinating kids, as she believes vaccinations made her son autistic. Now, many scientists and science …

Should We Genetically Engineer The Orange To Save It?

A deadly disease threatens oranges all around the world.<p>Orange growers are considering genetically modifying your morning OJ. Why? A terrible disease—Scientific American calls it "the most devastating disease of citrus plants in the world"—is spreading in the U.S. "Five years from now, there may be …

Scurvy returns among children with diets 'worse than in the war’

Wartime diseases are returning to Britain because some children are living on junk food diets that are worse for them than rationing was 70 years ago, officials have claimed.<p>Cases of scurvy and rickets have been on the rise in parts of the UK where some parents rely on takeaways and microwave meals …

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira.

Ancient Global Warming Raised Sea Levels Nearly 70 Feet

Ice sheets in South Pole caused widespread melting.<p><b>About five million years ago, sea levels rose by up to 70 feet (20 meters) as ice sheets in the South Pole began melting during past instances of global warming.</b><p>Scientists have now concluded that about half of that sea-level rise was due to the …

Plants Blamed for Human Deaths in Heat Waves

A new study found that plants don’t absorb as much pollution when stressed.<p><b>While much of the world has baked in a heat wave this month, new research points to a surprising culprit when it comes to killing us—plants.</b><p>A study published this week in the peer-reviewed journal <i>Atmospheric Chemistry and</i> …

Warming Leading to Record Temps, Melting

Last month was among the top five warmest Junes on record, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The average global temperature, according to NOAA, was 60.54 degrees Fahrenheit—1.15 …

National Geographic Magazine

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Google Doodle Honors Legendary Female Scientist Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin, known for her work on DNA, would have turned 93 today.<p><b>The inspiration for Thursday's Google Doodle might not be as well known as others. But make no mistake—she has played a vital role in scientific history.</b><p>Rosalind Franklin, a female British biophysicist who is best known for …

Will Earth's Ocean Boil Away?

Yes—a billion years from now, as the sun gets brighter. But could we make it happen sooner through climate change?<p><b>In his book Storms of my Grandchildren, noted climate scientist James Hansen issued the following warning: "[I]f we burn all reserves of oil, gas, and coal, there is a substantial</b> …

What We Do—and Don't—Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas

CDC scientist breaks down infection risk and story behind Arkansas girl's illness.<p><b>A 12-year-old Arkansas girl has been in a hospital for over a week after being infected with a typically fatal parasite that enters through the nose and consumes brain tissue.</b><p>A news release Friday from the Arkansas …