Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio writes in the journal Nature and talks to Scientific American about the recently rediscovered essay by Winston Churchill that analyzed with impressive scientific accuracy the conditions under which extraterrestrial life might exist.
A new study of ancient ash links an El Chichón eruption to a time of inexplicable cultural upheaval in Maya history
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Archaeologists worry that a museum exhibition will encourage exploitation of priceless historical sites
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MythBusters and Vsauce stars Adam Savage and Michael Stevens weigh in on the role of their new show in communicating science
Pulitzer Prize–winning N.Y.U. historian David Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center, talks about his latest book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital.
Scientific American Mind weighs in on recent titles from neuroscience and psychology
Feldman creates mathematical models that reveal how cultural traditions can affect the evolution of a species
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Barbara Kiser, books and arts editor at Nature, talks about her favorite science books of 2016, especially three works about the little-known history of women mathematicians.
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The presidential election took center stage, but our readers were also fascinated by everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex
Letters to the editor from the September 2016 issue of Scientific American
Gordon Briggs, a postdoc at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, talks about the article he and Matthias Scheutz, director of the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University, wrote in the January Scientific American titled "The Case for Robot Disobedience."
Passengers explores the difficulties, both personal and scientific, of journeying to another star
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