Originally published in April 1915
Originally published in June 1869
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In shallow waters off the coast of Israel, archaeologists have found entire villages—including one with a sunken seawall. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Here’s an argument that citizen scientists deserve co-authorship on scientific journal papers to which they contributed research.
Residents of an overwintering station in Antarctica provided linguists with evidence of the first small changes in speech that may signal the development of a new accent.
Archaeologists unearthed wood from a Roman villa when digging Rome’s subway—and scientists determined the planks came all the way from France. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
Volcanoes + astronomy = amazing images
Mysteries of the primordial universe; the unsung scientists of DNA; Galileo on trial
The celebrated biologist and evolutionary theorist was also a master stylist who should be a model for how to communicate science
Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Hierakonpolis discovered five ceramic vats containing residues consistent with brewing beer.
So-called "convergence" research brings many disciplines together to solve problems—and the right lab design can make that much quicker and easier
Nature is arguably the world’s most prestigious scientific journal. Editor in chief Magdalena Skipper spoke with Scientific American ’s acting editor in chief Curtis Brainard about her journal as it celebrates its 150th anniversary...
The ecosystem of a crime scene, how undercover patients changed psychiatric care, and more
Reusing clothes saves on emissions and water use, but researchers have lingering questions on exactly how much it can contribute to making the apparel industry more sustainable
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Brazil to Hong Kong, including one about male elephants in India exhibiting unusual social behaviors.
The pumpkin’s ancestor was an incredibly bitter, tennis-ball-sized squash—but it was apparently a common snack for mastodons. Christopher Intagliata reports.
What could have been an excellent documentary is marred by several glaring problems