Scientific American Volume 309, Issue 3
Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right?
Scientific American Mind Volume 24, Issue 1
Impulsivity arises from a tendency to want small imminent rewards more than big future benefits. How can we correct our skewed values to care for our future selves?
Despite the lessons of the 2008 collapse, Wall Street is betting our future on flimsy science
Financial-risk models got us in trouble before the 2008 crash, and they're almost sure to get us in trouble again
Although science has revealed a lot about metabolic processes that influence our weight, the key to success may lie elsewhere
Why NASA's plan to get out of the manned spaceflight business may (finally) make space travel routine