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Aug. 28, 2015

Urban Ecosystems, Turing Nanopatterns, and Serving Sizes

Brandon Keim, a freelance science reporter, shares this week's top science news.

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘The Soul of a New Machine’

After three weeks of reading, the SciFri Book Club regroups to discuss Tracy Kidder’s 1981 true-tech tale, The Soul of a New Machine.

LEDs Could Light the Way to Future Networking

Engineers are researching how LEDs could help with the broadband “capacity crunch.”

Can Rooftop Solar and Utilities Get Along?

Rooftop solar is booming. But as more homegrown energy comes online, utilities foresee an economic squeeze—which is leading to nasty fights over the future of utilities and the grid.

Putting Scientific Research to the Test

Out of 100 psychology studies, researchers were able to reproduce the original results in less than half.

Birds to Spot in Your Yard This Fall

Autumn is a good time to observe birds changing their plumage and behavior, and an opportunity to spot birds commuting south from their Arctic summer homes.

From Hawking, a New View of Black Holes

At a recent scientific meeting, physicist Stephen Hawking outlined a possible solution to a paradox about information in a black hole.

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