Letters to the editor from the April 2017 issue of Scientific American
The surprising applications of a profession you may not know exists
It helped bring national healing in 1878, so can’t history repeat itself?
The right mix of people who already know one another, of boys and girls--Ramsey numbers may hold the answer
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.
Delight your favorite kiddos beyond measure with these two marvelous bags.
What are we really hoping to find?
The vice president-turned-environmental crusader takes viewers to climate change’s front lines in his documentary sequel
An exhibition at Princeton University is a bit of both
Fictional physicist Sheldon Cooper’s catchphrase has been brought to life in the lab
Journalist and author Susan Ewing talks about her new book Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil . (And we'll discuss how Helicoprion is not technically a shark, but it's really close!)...
Bug Lovers, Earth’s Many Apocalypses, the Surprising Minds of Vegetative Patients and Other New Science Books
July book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American
Researchers in the U.K. trained computers to rate photos of parks and cities for what humans consider to be their scenic beauty. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New DNA-based research suggests dogs were domesticated in a single event, in contrast with a previous hypothesis
How much should an artist reveal about letting technology make some choices?
Even in an age of ultra-specialization, says an astrophysicist in a new book, we absolutely do
Letters to the editor from the February and March 2017 issues of Scientific American
Whether lightning rods should have rounded or pointy ends became a point of contention between rebellious Americans and King George III.