The Advances section of Scientific American 's July issue chronicles tree-saving tortoises, the largest spider fossil ever discovered, an update on the hunt for dark matter, and many other developments...
One species of soil microbe makes unusually wise communal decisions
The NuSTAR satellite will be the first space telescope capable of focusing high-energy x-rays into high-quality imagery--a feat that requires some incredibly intricate optics
An evening out with James Watson and colleagues
Botanists have collected seeds from one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth
As the Chevy Volt, the first extended-range electric car, rolls into showrooms, its chief engineer talks about what's under the hood and why it's not a hybrid
SA asked scientists to recommend their favorite educational gifts for kids
An off-Broadway play and a trove of lost letters have brought the discovery of DNA's double helix back into the headlines. The Nobel laureate weighs in