That’s the wrong way to think about them
Artist Shoshannah White views the endangered Arctic ice through a unique lens
A first-year college student has rebooted the periodic table of the elements in a whimsical and compelling way
More than 240 scientists have already signed a document supporting students around the world in their demand for bold action to make sure the world they grow up in is livable
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...
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
It's kind of like Pi Day, but way, way less fun
The much-hyped virtual timepiece will stay at three minutes to "midnight"—but what does that actually mean?