Ten ways science may jazz up our gadgets, help to solve our most intractable problems and save lives
Nov 20, 2013
Evidence for a new particle that was detected at the Large Hadron Collider was confirmed in 2012 to be the fabled Higgs. The particle's namesake and another theorist have now received the 2013 Nobel in physics
Oct 8, 2013
Accumulating orbital debris--often small shards of defunct satellites and past space missions, already concerns the U.S. government. Now,with movies like Gravity, public awareness is growing too
Oct 2, 2013
The growing connectedness of the world and the rising contribution of scientists and engineers from all continents have broadened the possibilities for human creativity
Sep 19, 2013
It started as fuel, became a passion, ignited a global crisis—and made us human
Sep 3, 2013
Efforts to harness the power of toxic chemicals and deadly organisms have been at the core of chemical and biological attacks throughout history. This package chronicles such incidents before and after Syria's recent alleged chemical weapon attack on civilians outside Damascus
Aug 22, 2013
On August 14, 2003, nearly 50 million people in the U.S. and Canada lost electricity. Ten years later, are we any better prepared?
Aug 13, 2013
Technology is remaking every aspect of education, bringing top-notch courses to the world's poorest citizens and reshaping the way all students learn
Jul 18, 2013
There's nothing more American than frankfurters and burgers on the barbecue grill to celebrate Independence Day. But what exactly are you eating, and what are some alternatives?
Jul 3, 2013
Thirty-five Nobel laureates and 625 young researchers from 78 countries will meet at Germany's Lindau Island on Lake Constance from June 30-July 5 to share the latest ideas on the cutting edge of chemistry
Jun 27, 2013
What measures can be taken to better protect against dangerous weather?
May 21, 2013
Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached this level for the first time in millions of years. What does this portend?
May 9, 2013
Austerity measures resulting from partisan politics could have lasting and damaging effects on research and innovation, even if funding is later restored
Apr 29, 2013
When we are unable to find what we need in nature, we make it. This in-depth report examines new technologies, materials and methods shaping the future of fabrication
Apr 22, 2013
The deadly April 15 explosions unnerved a city and a sport. How can science and technology stop terrorist attacks and save lives? New stories will be added daily
Apr 16, 2013
The so-called Mayan apocalypse is just the latest in a long line of doomsday predictions
Dec 19, 2012
The pursuit of knowledge is now a global enterprise. Scientific American and Nature have teamed up on this special report on how this trend is changing the way science is done, and how it informs the world
Dec 7, 2012
In December 1972, astronauts left the lunar surface for the last time
Dec 6, 2012
Meteorologists and scientists have long warned that an extreme storm could leave the Northeast reeling. Sandy's October 29 impact unfortunately proved them right
Nov 7, 2012
How parasites turn animals into "zombies"--and why we are so fascinated with these creatures
Oct 29, 2012
Scientific American evaluates the scientific merit of the presidential candidates' proposed policies
Oct 16, 2012
How do cyclones form? Can hurricanes be stopped? And how to protect yourself
Aug 25, 2012
The car-size Curiosity rover could help answer the big question: Was Mars ever habitable?
Aug 6, 2012
What separates a champion from the rest of the pack? Science has some compelling answers
Jul 24, 2012
The International AIDS Conference is being held in the U.S. for the first time since 1990. What progress have we made in battling this global disease since then?
Jul 20, 2012
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