Three new films look at the science and consequences of global warming from different angles, with beautiful and compelling results
A recent imaging scan hints at hidden chambers that could offer insights into questions surrounding the life and death of the boy pharaoh and his place in Egyptian history
Southern foodways provide insight into the ways segregation was developed and maintained during the Jim Crow era
New study reveals that only wealthy Americans realize genetic potential
Deliveries in other locations have grown from 1 percent to 1.5 percent of all births in the past decade
A study of 16 billion e-mails reveals distinct patterns in our e-mail behavior
Shout Out! My latest celebratory series amplifying the voice, work, and service of scholars and scientists who work to make STEM accessible, diverse, and more inclusive.
The new movie Fastball dissects the pitch from the perspective of pitchers, hitters, umpires—and scientists, who talk about everything from the physics governing the trajectory of the ball to the neuroscience of the batter’s perception and reaction—including how the ball can appear to vanish...
Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: March 25, 1916
It's Friday. We deserve to have some fun, right? Let's have some music!
One in an occasional series of poems about, or inspired by, science
Photogrammetry highlights features of the English king's skeleton and resting place
Because sometimes a computer model simply doesn't show the richness of structure in the microbiological universe
Martin Krzywinski’s latest “Pi Day” graphic re-imagines numerical digits as physical masses
Recommendations from Scientific American
An analysis of politicians suggests limits to unkindness
Facial hair illustrates an inequality in American medicine
Entangled electrons may explain how European robins “see” Earth’s magnetic field lines
Political bias troubles the academy
A conversation following a play about the famous Milgram experiments about conformity and authority included mention of a just-published new version of the test.