Maybe it's Michael Myers. Maybe it's a jumbie. But chances are it's something else. The real question is: Why are we all afraid of it?
There was a time when the Victorian facade was a prevalent status symbol in the United States. How did these houses go from celebrated to creepy?
Margot Lee Shetterly's book about NASA's black women mathematicians and engineers is timely and eye-opening
Feyerabend, who defended astrology and creationism, denied that he was antiscience
It depends on how you trace the word “alcohol.” There are two main candidates in this debate: al-koh’l and al-ghawl
Letters about Scientific American Mind’s July/August 2016 issue
The artifacts bear a striking resemblance to objects produced by our ancestors
The AAAS Mass Media Fellowship is an incredible opportunity for scientists to hone their writing skills
Books and recommendations from Scientific American
The Quantum Shorts film festival wants to know, and the deadline for submissions is coming up on December 1
A new book reveals the surprising reason all-male colleges went coed in the late '60s and early '70s—and the sometimes vehement resistance they faced
A White House event highlights the importance and success of science-based fisheries management, and honors innovators in seafood sustainability
A music video celebrating the International Day of the Girl destroys that tired old stereotype
Believe it or not, the shock-haired genius had an alter ego who hung out with superheroes
And more October book recommendations from Scientific American
Part science documentary, part meditation on the meaning of life, director Terrence Malik’s (“The Tree of Life,” “The Thin Red Line”) new IMAX movie “Voyage of Time” is hard to categorize...
The prize is biased toward men of European descent, and European and American researchers in general, a bias that is part of a larger problem of excluding women and minorities for consideration...
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design and synthesis of molecular machines. ...
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa share the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.