Scientific American Mind weighs in on recent titles from neuroscience and psychology
And more new books for September 2016
Music may put us in a better mood or help us relax, but how far does our mind’s connection to music go? Can it make us smarter or even help us heal faster after surgery?
Letters to the editor from the May 2016 issue of Scientific American
Upending the belief that residents of ancient Central America did not practice animal husbandry, new evidence shows that people in Teotihuacán raised and bred rabbits and hares.
DNA reveals Ötzi's leather overcoat was made of a grab bag of at least four different individual animals
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."
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.
Books and recommendations from Scientific American
In studying runners’ genes and climate adaptation, science often overlooks a key cultural clue
The Yao people of Mozambique vocally signal honeyguide birds to show them the location of hives, which the people harvest and share with the birds.
Do Phelps's body shape and flexibility give the eight-gold-medal winner a physical edge in swimming?
Face or food? The brain recognizes edible artwork on multiple levels
And more new books for August 2016
It is unscientific and unfair to bar female athletes with elevated testosterone
Letters to the editor from the April 2016 issue of Scientific American
Marketing illusions that make time fly
A 2,000-year-old latrine in China provides the first hard evidence that people carried diseases long distances along the ancient trading route.
A two-meter-tall bloom at The New York Botanical Gardens exudes chemicals that mimic rotting flesh to attract pollinators
Scant cortisol levels in mummified locks change ideas about pre-Hispanic Chile natives