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Editor, columnist and podcaster for Scientific American @sciam magazine. Opinions expressed are my own and are subject to revision with new information.

The Big Gath Dig: Goliath's Hometown

scientificamerican.com — Freelance journalist Kevin Begos talks with archaeologist Aren Maeir, from Bar Ilan University in Israel, at his dig site in Gath, thought to be Goliath's hometown and a major city of the Philistine civilization. Steve Mirsky Steve Mirsky has been writing the Anti Gravity column since a typical tectonic plate was about 35 inches from its current location.

"Antibiotic Resistance" and "Share the Road" Signs Can Be Grossly Misinterpreted

scientificamerican.com — The sign reads "Share the Road." It's usually a bright yellow diamond featuring a black line drawing of a bicycle. Variations on the sign exist, but they all pretty much send the message that cars should be on the lookout for cyclists and give them some breathing room.

Climate Change Most Affects Nations That Didn't Produce It

scientificamerican.com — "Less than 4 percent of countries are responsible for over half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. James Watson, of the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society. "This means that the majority of countries are unfairly bearing the burden of a problem that they did not create.

Antioxidant Use Still Small Mixed Bag

scientificamerican.com — Are you gobbling up antioxidants as part of your diet and nutrition regimen? The benefits may be, well... "It seems surprising, but even after several decades we don't have a clear answer, there's not, if there were really across-the-board powerful benefits we would have seen it, and that's not the situation."

Sweet Song Gives Away New Bird Species

scientificamerican.com — Bird song] That, of course, is the sound of the Himalayan forest thrush. And that sound was a clue to field researchers that they might have a new species of bird on their hands. Even though it was in the bush. You know what I mean.

Suicide Differences By Region Related To Gun Availability

scientificamerican.com — "One of the things we know for sure in the United States is that a gun in the home increases the likelihood that someone in the home will die a violent death-from gun accidents, from a woman being murdered by a man in an intimate partner violence situation and particularly by suicide."
Jan 29, 2016

Suicide Differences By Region Related To Gun Availability bit.ly/1OTBKsr

Jan 29, 2016

RT @sciam: Suicide differences by region related to gun availability [Podcast] bit.ly/1m0LJ4V By @SteveMirsky pic.twitter.com/m5F5D5HJNU

Jan 29, 2016

Suicide Differences by Region Related to Gun Availability. 2013 Swiss study: no guns only 22% found other means. scientificamerican.com/podcast/episod…

Jan 30, 2016

RT @sciam: Suicide differences by region related to gun availability [Podcast] bit.ly/1m0LJ4V By @SteveMirsky pic.twitter.com/Dzi0MXQdiW

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Pluto Killer Thinks He Has New Ninth Planet

scientificamerican.com — "All those people who are mad that Pluto is no longer a planet can be thrilled to know that there's a real planet out there still to be found." Caltech planetary astronomer Mike Brown.

Plutokiller Thinks He Has New Ninth Planet

scientificamerican.com — "All those people who are mad that Pluto is no longer a planet can be thrilled to know that there's a real planet out there still to be found." Caltech planetary astronomer Mike Brown.

Healthful Diet Switch Helps Even Late in Life

scientificamerican.com — Let's say your diet has been not so great. Maybe too much red meat, especially processed meat. Maybe too many sugary soft drinks. And maybe you've been eating like that for decades. So what's the point of trying to make some healthful changes now, after the damage has presumably been done?
Jan 19, 2016

RT @sciam: Adoption of more healthful eating habits even late in life still has benefits bit.ly/1nweTKw [Podcast] By @SteveMirsky

Mammoth Find Moves Humans in Arctic Back 10,000 Years

scientificamerican.com — The word Siberia is almost a synonym for extreme cold. It's hard enough to imagine living there today, but humans have been wandering the icy terrain for thousands of years. The accepted estimate for the arrival of the first humans north of the Arctic Circle was upped in 2004 from about 12,000 years ago to 35,000 years ago.
Jan 14, 2016

Arctic mammoth was butchered 45k yrs ago, meaning humans that far north 10k earlier than thought scientificamerican.com/podcast/episod…

Jan 15, 2016

RT @SteveMirsky: Arctic mammoth was butchered 45k yrs ago, meaning humans that far north 10k earlier than thought scientificamerican.com/podcast/episod…

Jan 15, 2016

RT @sciam: Mammoth find moves humans in arctic back 10,000 years bit.ly/1J6Pst0 [Podcast] By @SteveMirsky

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Feb 06, 2016

RT @DavidBeckettVT: This is really helpful if - like me - you're trying to figure out what the hell happened to the #GOP nybooks.com/articles/2016/…

Feb 06, 2016

RT @sciam: How much exercise burns off Super Bowl snacks, calculates public health advocate scientificamerican.com/podcast/60-sec… (podcast)

Feb 05, 2016

RT @Astro_Wheels: 45 years ago today; Edgar Mitchell during EVA-1 in the Fra Mauro region of the moon; Farewell dear friend. #Apollo14 pic.twitter.com/BaCmTh58lY

Feb 04, 2016

RT @cintagliata: Microplastic particles interfere with oyster reproduction. My latest for @sciam t.co/qp5WPAxCEM t.co/jnerBa7i89


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