Omid Kokabee, who became seriously ill while serving time on controversial treason charges, will be allowed to leave the country
As the national park system turns 100, rangers warn of pressures that have pushed state parks to add hotels, golf courses and ski resorts
The U.S. presidential election shows how far the political conversation has degenerated from the nation's founding principles of truth and evidence
The National Labor Relations Board decision may lead to negotiations on pay, benefits and class size
A nonprofit organization that creates new drugs for neglected diseases proves development doesn't have to cost a fortune. Can its model work more broadly?
Paris agreement, airplane emissions and ozone limits all on the table
A spiral of slow growth and rent-seeking by powerful interests pose a danger to democracy
U.S. agencies have adopted stronger policies but have not always followed them
No reason was given for the surprise move
A survey during the 2012 election found that bus tours and visits to greasy spoons didn't do much to change voter opinions. Christopher Intagliata reports.
With technology and pharmaceuticals dominating our reality, how do we define “natural” human effort in sports? The author of bestseller The Sports Gene weighs in
Ecologists fear plan to seal off the U.S. from Mexico would put wildlife at risk
Tractor-trailers, delivery vans, garbage trucks and more must cut emissions 25 percent by 2027
This package includes the current issue of Scientific American on the future of humanity, an issue from our archive on the future of the human brain, plus a seven-part feature on the future of science
David Epstein talks about his 2013 bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance and his recent Scientific American article "Magic Blood and Carbon-Fiber Legs at the Brave New Olympics".
Scientific American took to the streets of New York City and asked passersby what they thought the future would hold. If it is as these people imagine, 500 years from now our world will look very different than it does today.
Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.
In neighborhoods where kids have an increased chance of exposure to toxic lead, pigeons also have higher blood lead levels—making the birds potential proxies for risk assessment.
A recent federal policy change may boost development of treatments derived from the drug
Soccer federation’s tests to combat “age doping” and bar suspected older players from youth events should be red carded