As we mourn the Las Vegas victims, a criminologist takes on misconceptions about gun violence
Letters to the editor from the June 2017 issue of Scientific American
It’s been more than 50 years since there was a female winner. We look back at the life and legacy of Maria Goeppert Mayer, the winner in 1963
News stories often focus on the immediate cause of the blaze
Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American
Not every movie villain has terrible skin, but it helps
The roots of the current campus madness
Traditions that favor sons in Asia—resulting in millions of dead or neglected girls—have started to change
Letters to the editor from the May 2017 issue of Scientific American
Electronic devices that decompose on schedule will be a boon to security tech and medical implants
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.
Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.
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.
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.
Letters to the editor from the April 2017 issue of Scientific American
The right mix of people who already know one another, of boys and girls--Ramsey numbers may hold the answer