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Observations

Opinion, arguments & analyses from guest experts and from the editors of Scientific American

Bees Gone Wild

Feral honeybees pose a danger to native bees and the ecosystems that depend on them

January 16, 2018 — Daniel Rubinoff

What Americans Think of Human Enhancement Technologies

A new study from AARP Research shows that although some kinds of modification are acceptable, many people worry about how widespread adoption could affect society

January 16, 2018 — Debra Whitman, Jeffrey Love, G. Rainville, Laura Skufca, Simone Schuerle, Daphne Bavelier and Corinna Lathan

The Carcass Race

A surprising relationship between mammalian and avian scavengers might tell us something about how humans evolved

January 12, 2018 — Corinne Kendall

What AI Can Do for IVF

Up to two thirds of in vitro fertilization patients experience failed cycles—but AI systems might be able to flag the most viable embryos far better than humans can

January 10, 2018 — Carol Lynn Curchoe and Charles L. Bormann

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