Such squeezing can close blood vessels and impair the effectiveness of anticancer drugs
Suspicion of used-car dealers has a long history in the U.S. if an article in a 1915 supplement to Scientific American is any guide. The story, Buying a Second-Hand Automobile, by Victor W.
On this day a hundred years ago, a journalist named Arthur Wynne published what is widely regarded as the first modern crossword puzzle. It appeared in the New York World, where it was called a Word-Cross Puzzle.
In 1893, Scientific American and other publications reported evidence that a true likeness, produced by none other than the Italian artist Titian, had been found
I love Scientific American‘s archive not only for its record of scientific discovery but also for the surprises I invariably find there.
2013 marks 160 years since Elisha Graves Otis sold his first elevator, designed specifically for safety. Sales languished, though, until he attended the 1854 world's fair in New York City and, at the Crystal Palace, demonstrated the innovation that made elevators stop, instead of falling, if their cables snapped.
Under a polarizing light microscope, chondrules—melted bits of silicate-rich material in meteorites—turn slices of the space rocks into bedazzling art
Cells that lose the ability to proliferate gain some surprisingly toxic powers
Investigators seek new antidepressants that will act faster or give fresh options to people not helped enough by existing agents
As I was editing David Stipp's article " A New Path to Longevity " for the January 2012 issue of Scientific American, Stipp told me about some intriguing research into unusually long-lived mammals.
An index called the longevity quotient indicates whether a species has an average life span or is unusually long-lived or short-lived for an animal of its size. A score of 1 is average; higher numbers reflect unusual longevity
Videos peek into nighttime Tasmanian devil behavior
Take a look at the animals that researchers have sighted or captured while in the field to study a contagious cancer that is destroying Tasmanian devil populations
Colon cancer can be beat if detected early. This video from TheVisualMD, incorporating biologically accurate graphics, offers a ride on a camera to show how the disease is detected and treated
Cell biologist Tom Misteli talks about the surprising behavior of chromosomes in our cells
Photographs from the World War II era not only helped to map northern Alaska but also captured its majesty
A long-standing dream