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Letters to the editor from the August 2017 issue of Scientific American
A social scientist studies how car stickers turn the roads into actual information highways.
On October 17, Scientific American hosted a special event on creativity at The Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y., in collaboration with Springer Nature and The Story Collider. Watch scientists and others tell their favorite stories about the nature of imagination, intuition, inventiveness and other sparks of brilliance.
New World societies long ago likely had less income inequality than those in the Old World, and the difference might have been an oxen gap. Christopher Intagliata reports.
We can explain the meaning of lyrics by looking at their component words and grammatical structure. But how do we explain the meaning of music?
Amid the museum’s 2 million works of art lie numerous mathematical curiosities
A campaign calls for the creation of a statue to recognize Félicette, the first cat to be sent into space.
The Martian author Andy Weir’s much-anticipated new novel Artemis takes place in and around an Earth colony overlooking the moon’s Sea of Tranquility
The Bryde's whale has come up with a passive but more efficient feeding strategy in the hypoxic waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost Nothing, and the OSIRIS-REx space mission.
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SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.
Letters to the editor from the July 2017 issue of Scientific American
On National Bison Day, a look at the role the Bronx played in reestablishing herds of bison on the American plains.
For some, the non-living were just another age group
Nikon recently announced winners for the Small World photomicrography competition