Pictures created from old observations show the void’s stormy evolution over the past decade
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from Israel about what DNA reveals about the Dead Sea Scrolls’ parchment.
Here is how a perfectly ordinary number captured the interest of sci-fi enthusiasts, geeks and mathematicians
Forty-five years after the movie made everyone afraid to wade into the ocean, it’s not too late to remind viewers of the truth about sharks
A classic data visualization brought an astronomical curiosity to music lovers
New science book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American
Science in meter and verse
Recommended reading and viewing from the editors of Scientific American
Here’s what educational TV from the late 1940s and early 1950s can teach us today
An orientation to our special issue
We look back at some highlights, midlights and lowlights of the history of Scientific American, featuring former editor in chief John Rennie. Astrophysicist Alan Guth also appears in a sponsored segment...
“Baking is applied microbiology,” according to the book Modernist Bread . During pandemic lockdowns, many people started baking their own bread. Scientific American contributing editor W...
In the 1960s Martin Gardner helped to turn the artist M. C. Escher into a sensation
This magazine launched a contest to prove, or disprove, the existence of ghosts
A statistical study of more than 8,000 compositions shows how the flow of time distinguishes music from noise
A graphical tour of popular words paired with key moments in the history of the magazine
A data designer explains the art and science of analyzing and charting text from 5,107 issues of this magazine
Search a 4,000-word database to see how language in the magazine evolved over time
How the words we use have evolved over the past 175 years
Enjoy some surprising history and the most dizzying discoveries