Fifty years after the original series premiere, it's still the gold standard of scientific accuracy, even with the occasional blunder
A Q&A with the writers of a new two-volume set that boldly goes to explore the “childish antics,” ego clashes, missed opportunities and prescient brilliance behind the scenes of one of TV’s most successful franchises...
The writings of H. G. Wells—born in 1866—launched a genre and inspired the iconic Star Trek series, 50 years old today. Dig in to all things sci-fi in this collection of articles...
What to expect from future posts by Glendon Mellow on Symbiartic, the SciArt blog on Scientific American. A bit of blogging housekeeping
Trompe l'oeil illusions challenge your perception
An anthropological look at the growing number of artisanal cheese makers in the U.S.
Language experts describe how cultures with nothing in common can learn to communicate
Artists find mind-bending ways to bring impossible figures into three-dimensional reality
There's a reason it's said to the camera—artisanal cheese maker Lisa Gottreich shares how she creates the stuff that is guaranteed to bring a smile to the face
Books and recommendations from Scientific American
Ancient Romans used the word, but pop culture has the concept all wrong
The designs, created between 2000 B.C. and A.D. 500, would have served to mark territory
Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: August 26, 1916.
Scientific American Mind weighs in on recent titles from neuroscience and psychology
And more new books for September 2016
Music may put us in a better mood or help us relax, but how far does our mind’s connection to music go? Can it make us smarter or even help us heal faster after surgery?
Learning from Scientific American’s 171 years of covering advances in printing technology
Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip gave a primal cry that spiked the fear response in artists everywhere during the concert that will go down in Canadian history
Letters to the editor from the May 2016 issue of Scientific American
Upending the belief that residents of ancient Central America did not practice animal husbandry, new evidence shows that people in Teotihuacán raised and bred rabbits and hares.&..