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
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.
The vice president-turned-environmental crusader takes viewers to climate change’s front lines in his documentary sequel
Fictional physicist Sheldon Cooper’s catchphrase has been brought to life in the lab
Journalist and author Susan Ewing talks about her new book Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil. (And we'll discuss how Helicoprion is not technically a shark, but it's really close!)
Bug Lovers, Earth's Many Apocalypses, the Surprising Minds of Vegetative Patients and Other New Science Books
July book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American
Researchers in the U.K. trained computers to rate photos of parks and cities for what humans consider to be their scenic beauty. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New DNA-based research suggests dogs were domesticated in a single event, in contrast with a previous hypothesis
How much should an artist reveal about letting technology make some choices?
Letters to the editor from the February and March 2017 issues of Scientific American
Whether lightning rods should have rounded or pointy ends became a point of contention between rebellious Americans and King George III.
A film director, a rocket scientist and two physicists discuss how the television series influenced culture and inspired a generation of scientists