One man's long, noisy, asymmetrical adventure gets him a high five
Three studies seem to disagree as to when mammoths, saber-toothed cats and other North American megafauna disappeared
After hosting a panel earlier this year to discuss supposed flaws in evolutionary theory, Italy's science agency the National Research Council (CNR) reportedly put up thousands of dollars to help with the publication of a follow-up book, Evolutionism: The Decline of an Hypothesis ...
The recently unearthed theropod, Tawa hallae, solidifies the link between primitive carnivores and those that evolved into modern birds
Dainty relatives of T. rex force a rethinking of the origins of this dinosaur
A second look a the 4.4-million-year-old primate that has sparked debate about upright walking and what it means to be in the human tribe
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that multiple ancient Egyptian mummies show signs of atherosclerosis. Karen Hopkin reports
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in past issues of Scientific American
New analyses reveal the mini human species to be even stranger than previously thought and hint that major tenets of human evolution need revision
Oregon caves yield evidence of continent's first inhabitants.
Anthropologist John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin - Madison talks about recent human evolution, especially of our ability to digest lactose. And producer Graham Townsley discusses his three-part PBS NOVA premiering on November 3rd called "Becoming Human"...
Floods brought the Nazca to their knees -- but they crippled themselves by over-farming first.
Anthropologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London talks about Neandertals. And Scientific American 's Kate Wong, co-author with Donald Johanson of Lucy's Legacy, talks about the discovery and impact of the famous Lucy fossil...
The daughter of a cabinetmaker and amateur fossil collector, Anning made her mark in the budding field of paleontology in early 19th-century England through the discovery of the first complete plesiosaur fossil...
Birds' rhythmic abilities offer clues to the origins of dance
In this episode Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discusses the contents of the October issue of Scientific American, including articles on brain enhancement, lost cities of the Amazon and a century-old plan to make subway rides more entertaining...
Amid warnings of a possible "peak oil," advanced technologies offer ways to extract every last possible drop
Microscopic analysis of Archaeopteryx fossils shows that the animal grew to maturity like a dinosaur rather than a modern bird
Two new studies look far back in geologic time to determine how sensitive the global climate is to atmospheric CO2 levels
Letters to the editor about the April/May/June 2009 issue of Scientific American MIND