Books and recommendation from Scientific American
The North Carolina State University project School of Ants is looking for your help--and your ants. Karen Hopkin reports
An antibody that recognizes all strains of influenza A could be a universal vaccine blueprint.
Many researchers are proposing a link between the increasing number of gout sufferers in the U.S. and the expanding waistlines of adults
In addition to being interesting animals to watch, squirrels can tell us a lot about our local environment and how it is changing
By emitting multiple sonar frequencies, big brown bats are able to distinguish the insects they eat from background clutter
Movies and TV shows can encourage risky behavior in children and teenagers, but teen idols have positive effects, too
The U.S. is drunk on ethanol--but whether it is made from corn or sugarcane, the crop-derived biofuel raises a host of questions
Accelerometer-equipped colugos showed that gliding is much faster than other ways through the treetops, but it costs more energy than strolling. Christopher Intagliata reports
Diana Nyad, veteran open-water distance swimmer, plans to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys while being protected by an electronic device called Shark Shield. Larry Greenemeier reports
Nobel laureate Avram Hershko, who determined cellular mechanisms for breaking down proteins, talks about his research in a conversation recorded at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. And Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discusses the recent inaugural Google Science Fair
Brian Cox's new television miniseries uses our planet as his canvas to explain the origins of light, matter, time and other ethereal concepts
Light-activated polymer may provide non-invasive method of soft-tissue reconstruction.
A quick test using Luminol, famous for identifying blood traces on CSI, identifies a bacterial infection from a viral one, which won't respond to antibiotics. Cynthia Graber reports
Rudiments of the scientific method seen in four-year-old children.
Addiction starts with genetics and the environment, but is triggered by stress
Learn about the wetlands in your community and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads
Using optical and genetic techniques, neuroscientists have identified an "on/off" switch for aggression in the brain
Lion attacks in Tanzania rise after the full moon, possibly because a waxing moon makes hunting difficult for the lions. Christopher Intagliata reports