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Researchers Write about Brain-Machine Interfaces, How Eels Shock, and What Shark Bites Have to Do with Rebuilding Broken Bodies 

“I get goose bumps every time I see it.” “I saw something so strange that I had to drop everything else to investigate.” “A tale of shark bites at a Scottish pub has led us to some new ideas about rebuilding broken bodies.” Those sentences appear in three of the feature articles in this issue written by the researchers who are doing the work...

STAFFMarch 19, 2019 — Mariette DiChristina

Science on the Hill: AI, Robotics and Your Health

As part of an ongoing series to connect experts in the scientific community directly with lawmakers on Capital Hill, Scientific American and Nature Research—part of Springer Nature—will host the second “Science on the Hill” event, sponsored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09)...

STAFFJune 7, 2018 — Rachel Scheer

Science at Davos: Nanomachines, the Microbiome and Funding Frontier Research

Having kicked off the week at the 48th annual World Economic Forum meeting at Davos by moderating a panel conversation around the challenges and opportunities for the “Global Science Outlook” in the coming year, I spent today in a series of fascinating discussions that highlighted the power of science to help in advancing discovery and addressing humanity’s grand challenges...

STAFFJanuary 24, 2018 — Mariette DiChristina

Science Meets Congress

Researchers and policy makers gather to discuss energy security and economic growth

STAFFNovember 9, 2017 — Rachel Scheer

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