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The many tragedies of Edward Teller

Edward Teller was born on this day 106 years ago. Teller is best known to the general public for two things: his reputation as the “father of the hydrogen bomb” and as a key villain in the story of the downfall of Robert Oppenheimer...

January 15, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

Falconcam reveals the secrets of mid-air raptor pursuit

So good at hunting theyre named after their prize, birds of prey have a whole lot to teach us about flight and airborne pursuit. But for whatever reason – perhaps because theyre so quick – very little research has been done to figure out their hunting strategies...

January 15, 2014 — Bec Crew

Scientists Discover the Very First Hipster

You’ve seen the cartoon before: a fish hoisting itself up on land with its front fins, being greeted with some snarky sign like, “Evolve at your own risk,” or something similar...

January 15, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Instant Egghead Cracks Up

If you haven’t seen it before, “Instant Egghead” is Scientific American’s ongoing series of short and (hopefully) entertaining explainer videos.

STAFFJanuary 14, 2014 — Eric R. Olson

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