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Special Report on Zika

As the Zika virus continues to spread, Scientific American explores efforts to contain the threat and develop an arsenal to defend against it.
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June 1, 2016

Facebook Experiments with AI

Scientific American discusses artificial-intelligence research with pioneer Yann LeCun, who leads Facebook’s efforts to build a smarter social media site. Go to

August 1, 2016

On the Web: The Future of Transit

Catch our multimedia coverate of the quest to win the Hyperloop Pod Competition, sponsored by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Go to

Epic Math Battles

Which is larger: the number of Legos needed to build a life-size Egyptian pyramid or the number of trees on the earth? Test your estimation and calculation skills. Go to

May 1, 2016