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2014A Learning Secret: Don't Take Notes with a Laptop (scientificamerican.com)
589 points | 3 years ago with 238 comments
2013Why the Brain Needs More Downtime (scientificamerican.com)
436 points | 5 years ago with 106 comments
1863Experts Doubt the Sun Is Burning Coal (scientificamerican.com)
401 points | 2 years ago with 232 comments
2007Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste (scientificamerican.com)
368 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 7 comments
2003How do food manufacturers calculate the calorie count of packaged foods? (scientificamerican.com)
214 points | 6 years ago with 150 comments
2009Forget Survival of the Fittest: It Is Kindness That Counts (scientificamerican.com)
208 points | 5 years ago with 133 comments
2011Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious? (scientificamerican.com)
195 points | 2 years ago with 230 comments
2007Cats Cannot Taste Sweets (scientificamerican.com)
181 points | 3 years ago with 156 comments
2012Why It Took So Long to Invent the Wheel (scientificamerican.com)
160 points | 6 years ago with 155 comments
2018Super Wood (scientificamerican.com)
156 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 46 comments
2007The U.S. Census Bureau Gave Up Names of Japanese-Americans in WWII (scientificamerican.com)
149 points | 6 years ago with 83 comments
2018When do we become unable to learn a language like a native speaker? (scientificamerican.com)
147 points | 2 years ago with 183 comments
2010Phytoplankton Population Drops 40 Percent Since 1950 (scientificamerican.com)
138 points | 3 years ago with 64 comments
2018Does Parkinson’s Begin in the Gut? (scientificamerican.com)
124 points | 2 years ago with 57 comments
2016Ocean's Oxygen Starts Running Low (scientificamerican.com)
122 points | 4 years ago with 93 comments
2011Why Walking Through a Doorway Makes You Forget (scientificamerican.com)
116 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 5 comments
2010How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being (scientificamerican.com)
116 points | 8 years ago with 37 comments
2011It's Time to End the War on Salt (scientificamerican.com)
114 points | 6 years ago with 71 comments
2017Whales Keep Carbon out of the Atmosphere (scientificamerican.com)
93 points | 3 years ago with 41 comments
1979The Quantum Theory and Reality (scientificamerican.com)
93 points | 4 years ago with 163 comments
2009The Workings of an Ancient Nuclear Reactor (scientificamerican.com)
90 points | 5 years ago with 12 comments
2017How Much Air Pollution Is Produced by Rockets? (scientificamerican.com)
62 points | 3 years ago with 63 comments
2017The problem with being a top performer (scientificamerican.com)
61 points | 2 years ago with 43 comments
2008Why does organic milk last so much longer than regular milk? (scientificamerican.com)
60 points | 2 years ago with 88 comments
2012How Did Insect Metamorphosis Evolve? (scientificamerican.com)
56 points | 4 years ago with 14 comments
2015Economic Inequality Is Worse Than We Think (scientificamerican.com)
53 points | 5 years ago with 98 comments
2009Does Military Sonar Kill Marine Wildlife? (scientificamerican.com)
53 points | 6 years ago with 9 comments
2008Birth Control Pills Affect Women's Taste in Men (scientificamerican.com)
50 points | 12 years ago with 13 comments
2007Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds? (scientificamerican.com)
50 points | 8 years ago with 31 comments
2007Snake oil can be beneficial for arthritis and other conditions (scientificamerican.com)
46 points | 5 years ago with 16 comments
1999How does a logic gate in a microchip work? (scientificamerican.com)
46 points | 5 months ago with 7 comments
2015Why the upgrade cycle will never end (scientificamerican.com)
44 points | 1 year ago with 48 comments
2015Sarcastic comments boost creativity, a study finds (scientificamerican.com)
42 points | 2 years ago with 17 comments
2013The real world of compulsive hoarders (scientificamerican.com)
29 points | 2 weeks ago with 21 comments
2010Can a squid fly out of water? (scientificamerican.com)
28 points | 10 months ago with 16 comments

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