A scientific analysis ranks the 10 most effective child-rearing practices. Surprisingly, some don't even involve the kids
In a cave in France archaeologists have found some of the oldest human constructions ever discovered — but no one knows what they are. Nature Video takes a look. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 25, 2016...
A mathematical life hack for orchestral musicians
Walls of stalagmites in a French cave might have had a domestic or a ceremonial use
Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed
Two scholars speculate on how history may be repeating itself in this excerpt from their new book
Remnants of a beer-making operation some 5,000 years old have been found in northern China.
For centuries, two fabled Egyptian cities lay hidden in the Nile delta – until underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio found them. A new exhibition explores their treasures. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 18, 2016...
Management guru Adam Grant explains how nonconformists are more ordinary than we think
Hundreds of intricate glass sculptures of marine invertebrates may be scientists’ best shot at discovering how ocean acidification threatens sea creatures
Hundreds of intricate sculptures of marine invertebrates may be scientists’ best shot at learning how ocean acidification threatens sea creatures
A physician invited to write for Scientific American in the 1960s has finally turned in his story
A preview by our editor in chief of the June 2016 issue of Scientific American
Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about his new book The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. (Dutton, 2016)
The Kennewick Man skeleton has been deemed Native American, but a cultural question delays its burial
Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about the necessary connections among the various ways we have of describing the universe.
The work provides new insights into why it is difficult to keep off the pounds
Why Malthus makes for bad science policy
Did the most successful family of languages in history originate in Turkey or the Pontic steppes? New evidence from DNA and evolutionary biology has only heightened the scientific disagreements...