More Science from Scientific American

Science news and technology updates from Scientific American

John Glenn, First American in Orbit, Falls Ill in Ohio

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:45:00 GMT

The 95-year-old former astronaut and senator has been in hospital for more than a week

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:55:00 GMT

The last of NASA’s original seven astronauts to die, Glenn circled the planet three times in 1962 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Biology 101 Update: A Cell’s Lysosomes Are More Than Garbage Disposals

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Mounting evidence suggests they are control centers for a cell’s growth and survival

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Lions are the Brainiest of the Big Cats

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT

They can solve puzzles that solitary leopards and tigers can’t—evidence that sociality promotes high-level cognition

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


The Permanent, Unmistakable Mark Human Beings Have Left on Planet Earth

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Humans are profoundly altering the earth. Is our impact enough to matter across geologic time? Some say it is. Welcome to the Anthropocene

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


The Embarrassing, Destructive Fight over Biotech's Big Breakthrough

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:00:00 GMT

The gene-editing technology known as CRISPR has spawned an increasingly unseemly brawl over who will reap the rewards

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Black-Hole Fireworks Win Big in Multimillion-Dollar Science Prizes

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:15:00 GMT

Breakthrough awards announce winners in physics, life sciences and mathematics

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Green Thumbery: What Can the First Weeds Tell Us?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Weeds are the bane of gardening but they can help us learn how we arrived at agriculture's doorstep

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


It's Not Cold Fusion,...But It's Something

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:00:00 GMT

An experiment that earned Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann widespread ridicule in 1989 wasn't necessarily bogus

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


How Donald Trump Can Become the Greatest Leader Ever

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:53:00 GMT

A science writer urges the President-elect to make world peace his number-one mission.

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Stop Saying Art Will Flourish under Trump

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Art created in opposition may be smart, but we shouldn't see it as a silver lining

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


North America's Oldest Mummy Returned to U.S. Tribe after Genome Sequencing

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:30:00 GMT

DNA proves Native American roots of 10,600-year-old skeleton

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Commuting Patterns Help Forecast Flu Outbreaks

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:15:00 GMT

Flu forecasts within large metro areas like New York City might be improved by adding in data about the flow of commuters. Christopher Intagliata reports.

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Paleo Profile: The Dream Coast Crocodile

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:00:00 GMT

This strange marine reptile is represented by a truly exceptional skeleton

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Small Wonders: Science Meets Art Under the Microscope [Slide Show]

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Award-winning images reveal the surreal beauty hiding in the tiny world that lies beyond human vision 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


He Slimed Me!

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

My journey of molecular discovery from the gloppy coating of a banana to human mucus, giraffe saliva and beyond

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


How Rudolph Grew His Antlers

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:15:00 GMT

It's an amazing biological feat—and not only that, but male reindeer (and elk) make a new set every year

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Our Solar System Was Born through High-Energy Crashes, Not Stately Growth

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Our neighborhood of planets was not created slowly, as scientists once thought, but in a speedy blur of high-energy crashes, destruction and rebuilding

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Saturn Probe Dives Past Rings for the First Time

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:30:00 GMT

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft closes in on the planet’s cloud tops  

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


3 Historical Examples of "Fake News"

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:00:00 GMT

History is littered with examples where the the facts were altered to suit a specific purpose. Here are three instances where falsified public accounts were used to chart the course of history

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Readers Respond to the August 2016 Issue

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Letters to the editor from the August 2016 issue of Scientific American

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Stopping Splashes with Smarter Surfaces

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:01:00 GMT

Understanding the physics of how a liquid splashes when it hits a surface is allowing researchers to design new surfaces that limit splashing  

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


How to Fix the Many Hurdles That Stand in Female Scientists’ Way

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Women face discrimination of many kinds. We need a culture change

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Trump's First 100 Days: Science Education and Schools

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT

The new administration will champion controversial school choice policy and potentially undermine the teaching of evolution and climate change

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


New Insecticide Makes Mosquitoes Pop

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:15:00 GMT

The substance prevents mosquitoes taking a blood meal from producing waste—causing them to swell up, and sometimes even explode. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com