Although it doesn’t quite seem that we’re ready to chat in all emojis and only emojis, they are serving to modify our responses and add meaning in an environment where it could otherwise be difficult to interpret meaning...
Scientific American 's Josh Fischman talks with renowned astrophysicist and general relativity expert Kip Thorne about the discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO Project, co-founded by Thorne...
Freelance journalist Kevin Begos talks with archaeologist Aren Maeir, from Bar Ilan University in Israel, at his dig site in Gath, thought to be Goliath's hometown and a major city of the Philistine civilization...
Search for answers about Stephen Hawking’s new theorem reveals a Scientific American tradition of illustrating the confounding complexity of black holes
A controversial study with a surprising finding
A public health advocate determined how much exercise is required to burn off various typical big game foods.
February offers an opportunity to host a focused conversation about innovation, achievements and contributitions of the African diaspora. ...
A clay tablet with cuneiform characters may contain a mathematical technique that was believed to be invented 1,400 years later
Songbirds are a culinary delicacy in Cyprus—but catching and eating them is illegal. Even so, the practice is on the rise and could be threatening rare species
A tiny primate, the marmoset, appears to process pitch perception the same way we do, implying that the ability evolved in a common ancestor at least 40 million years ago.
Digital virtualization is one way to preserve temples and statues from bombs, says anthropologist
A junkyard full of old airplanes turns out to be an artist’s playground. Several companies exist to turn historic old aircraft parts into seating, tables, picture frames, book shelves and any other piece of furniture you might imagine...
Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: January 22, 1916
France's iconic Chauvet cave holds mysterious spray-shaped imagery, made around the time when nearby volcanoes were spewing lava
Call it the ultimate bird's-eye view of evolution: in Ithaca, N.Y., the paint is barely dry on an ambitious 3,000-square-foot mural celebrating the stunning diversity of birds
Five fascinating science art exhibits open this month—on the cosmos, changing seas, our relationship with nature and more. Get out and enjoy!
The University of Cambridge's Piers Mitchell, author of the 2015 book Sanitation, Latrines and Intestinal Parasites in Past Populations, talks about the counterintuitive findings in his recent paper in the journal Parasitology titled "Human parasites in the Roman World: health consequences of conquering an empire."
Surprising results show the fluidity of the "body schema"
Some set of numbers will definitely be drawn in the $1.3-billion Powerball Lottery, so all you have to do is make sure you hold every possible combination of numbers.
We present three moments this week when science intruded into the cultural conversation