News stories often focus on the immediate cause of the blaze
Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American
Not every movie villain has terrible skin, but it helps
The roots of the current campus madness
Technology should be bringing communities together, not creating further divisions.
Traditions that favor sons in Asia—resulting in millions of dead or neglected girls—have started to change
Letters to the editor from the May 2017 issue of Scientific American
Electronic devices that decompose on schedule will be a boon to security tech and medical implants
Supportive. Curious. Unafraid. These are some of the words that advertising agencies use to describe their company culture. But do any of these words actually connect them with what culture actually is?...
The first Monday in September is a U.S. federal holiday—Labor Day—a tribute to contributions made by American workers to the nation's growth and development (or at least those in a position to contribute without being exploited)...
All modern flowers are descendants of a single ancestor. We might finally have a sense of what that ancestor looked like
This academic year, I'm using the AIP book review series, On My Shelf, to revisit the books in my personal library. Over the course of the next ten months, I rereading my collection of ethnographies and popular science books and to share some thoughts with you...
Some thoughts on the latest of a growing number of food- and health-related documentaries, along with some thoughts about this documentary genre, in general.
Some ideas on how to add fun problem-solving and STEM challenges to an end-of-summer gathering
Removing monuments of the confederacy is as much about the people calling for change as it is about the statues themselves
Do we underestimate the power of toys in education, outreach and inspiration?
Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.
Public memory can be problematic
David Baron, author of the new book American Eclipse, talks about how seeing his first total solar eclipse turned him into an eclipse chaser.