Too often, ethnicity and income level determine whether a patient survives cancer
In my lab and many others, even a temporary loss of funding puts time-sensitive research is in peril
The organizing scheme that revolutionized our understanding of the chemical elements turns 150 in 2019
We won’t get science-based policies unless our political system permits them
When it comes to our biggest challenges, we need scientifically informed policies to make lasting, sustainable change
What it was like to be with the science team as the New Horizons probe reported back from the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft
The Kepler Mission introduced us to a dazzling array of solar systems
Biologist and teacher Carrie Norin uses photography to reveal the unseen beauty around us
Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American, talks about his most recent book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love, about Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific kind of brain damage that robbed her of much of her memory and her ability to form new memories, and what she has revealed to neuroscientists about memory and the brain.
Cast your vote for the unsung and insufficiently sung female heroes of science for a celebratory poster series from the Perimeter Institute
This year’s Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the team behind NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, a space telescope that launched in 2001 to map the cosmic microwave background—the earliest, oldest light we can detect from the universe’s infancy. The WMAP team will split the $3 million award, with its leaders receiving the largest shares. One of those leaders, WMAP’s chief theorist David Spergel, sat down to speak with Scientific American about WMAP’s science and its legacy.
Astrophysicists searching for gravitational waves have finally learned what happens when you crash two neutron stars together--and it's very, very shiny.
Science songwriter Adam Sakellarides strikes again
A printmaker takes on the greatest scientific questions of the 21st century
Michael D. Lemonick explains how a postmortem study of the most celebrated amnesic in history went awry
More than 800 Earth scientists and energy experts (and counting) urge the incoming president to take six crucial steps
In the far reaches of the solar system, a hidden planet larger than Earth may be lurking
You know the physicist—now meet the emoji
The actual space mission is amazing, but the mythology behind it is kind of racy
Scientific American's Clara Moskowitz explains things to Chris Matthews on Hardball