Don’t crack under pressure! Explore the scientific—and sometimes sleazy—secrets to win a wish at this year’s Thanksgiving wishbone pull.
The National Archives and Records Administration uses science and technology to keep one of America's most important historic documents safe.
Drone bees don’t have fathers, but they still have family. Chromosomes are the key to understanding the buzz around a bee’s parents.
You may wonder how Google knows what you’re typing, where you are or even what you’re thinking—they use your data to do it all.
Smartphone sensors locate your phone in time and space. Working together, several sensors can paint a fairly complete picture of your daily activity, with implications for your privacy.
Bananas undergo chemical and physical changes to become more appealing.
Psychology shows a great date might be more than just a walk in the park.
These stretchy skins help robots move across rough surfaces, and potentially promote exploration and environmental monitoring.
If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.
Curling at the highest level requires careful calculations and a little finesse with physics.
Researchers used autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles to survey the Havre volcano in the Pacific Ocean, leading to a new discovery about submarine volcano deposits.
A new study shows joining “jerks” provides unexpected benefits for bonobos.
Become a dreidel “spinologist” and compete for the longest time of spin.
These mammals cannot eat a lot of food when they are on their own, and spend months integrating into new groups before gaining weight.
Squashing the competition at a giant pumpkin weigh-off requires patience, persistence—and a little bit of luck.
Hidden cameras caught these cats sharing prey with their neighbors, suggesting pumas have a more complex society than previously believed.
The Cassini spacecraft has spent the last two decades exploring Saturn and its unique moons, making discoveries that will advance space exploration for years to come. Scientific American editors Lee Billings and Mike Lemonick offer a proper sendoff to this historic orbiter...