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.
A petroglyph spotted in Chaco Canyon may depict a total solar eclipse witnessed by the Pueblo people.
Most works are created with the assumption that people will see it—but these are designed to be perceived with the hands
Fairgoers will find an all-new STEAM exhibit at this year's state fair.
August book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American
Non-scientists are being recruited to collect data on everything from the Sun’s outer atmosphere to animal behavior
In advance of the big solar eclipse on August 21, author and journalist David Baron talks about his new book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World ...
This unassuming plant can teach us a great deal about politics and colonialism
Letters to the editor from the April 2017 issue of Scientific American
The surprising applications of a profession you may not know exists