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Cemetery Science: The Geology of Mausoleums

scientificamerican.com — For Halloween, we take a tour of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, N.Y., with geologist Sidney Horenstein and Woodlawn expert Susan Olsen, concentrating on the geology of the rock used in the memorials. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news.

World-Class Athletes Are Pre-Performance Enhanced

scientificamerican.com — When it comes to athletic performance, it's not how you start-it's how you Finnish The London Olympic Games and the Tour de France are on the horizon in Europe. Here in North America, the baseball season is under way, with football soon to follow.

Lemur Latrine Trees Serve as Community Bulletin Boards

scientificamerican.com — Primatologists spent almost 1,100 hours watching lemurs do their business on their designated tree and concluded that urine and glandular secretions serve as posted messages. Steve Mirsky reports. People have been leaving messages on bathroom walls for thousands of years. Just google " ancient Roman bathroom graffiti."

Let's Get Small: A Panel on Nanoscience

scientificamerican.com — Scientific American senior editor Josh Fischman joins nanoscience researchers Shana Kelly, Yamuna Krishnan, Benjamin Bratton and moderator Bridget Kendall from the BBC World Service program The Forum .

Building A Better Microscope: 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

scientificamerican.com — The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. The winning work is explained by chemistry Nobel committee members Sven Lidin and Måns Ehrenberg.

2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

scientificamerican.com — Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner share the 2014 chemistry Nobel for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, which has enabled the study of single molecules in ongoing chemical reactions in living cells. Steve Mirsky reports. "This year's prize is about how the optical microscope became a nanoscope."

Blue-Light-Special-2014-Nobel-Prize-in-Physics - Scientific American

scientificamerican.com — The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue-light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. The winning work is explained by physics Nobel committee members Per Delsing and Olle Inganäs.

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

scientificamerican.com — Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura share the physics Nobel for the invention of efficient blue-light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. Steve Mirsky reports. "This year's prize is about light." Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences permanent secretary Staffan Normark.

The Map in Your Mind: 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

scientificamerican.com — The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain--an inner GPS. The winning work is explained by Karolinska Institute faculty and Nobel committee members Goran Hansson, Ole Kiehn, Hans Forssberg and Juleen Zierath.

2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

scientificamerican.com — John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser share the prize for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. Steve Mirsky reports. "The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute has today decided to award the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, with one half to John O ́Keefe and the other half jointly to May‐Britt Moser and Edvard I.
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Oct 19, 2014

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@vr1000 Schilling's surgery was not injury repair. It allowed him to play w a serious injury that would still require repair.

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