Tumour-specific label pinpoints malignant cells.
New research investigates how jellyfishes are succeeding fishes as dominant players in ocean ecosystems
If an early human wanted to chase down prey, it really helped to be upright and to lose the overheating body hair. Karen Hopkin reports
Immune responses of patients could point way forward for future vaccines.
The novel approach, as well as a vaccine made from live parasites, offers new hope in the battle against malaria
Two early-career scientists met with a Nobel laureate who is a pioneer in their field
Leading planet hunters from around the world announced the discovery of some 75 extrasolar planets, and hints of many more
Ownership of objects plays a critical role in human identity
Study paves way for large-scale engineering of complex cells.
Adherence to data-sharing policies is as inconsistent as the policies themselves.
Become part of a social-networking effort to understand and fight viral threats
In the 1970s U.S. shelters euthanized 12 million to 20 million cats and dogs annually, whereas there were 67 million domesticated pets in the U.S. Today three million to four million animals are killed, and more than 135 million cats and dogs have homes
Discovery has implications for conservation and management of the iconic species.
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in past issues of Scientific American
Academia and industry join forces to carve out ten-year plan.
In his new book, Lee Alan Dugatkin tells the tale of one of the world's first modern international celebrities, whose writings shared the common thread of a scientific law of mutual aid, which guided the evolution of all life on Earth
Men in their 20s had lower levels of testosterone after fathering children than they did before becoming dads. Christopher Intagliata reports
Eye gaze is critically important to social primates such as humans. Maybe that is why illusions involving eyes are so compelling
City dwellers may handle pressure differently from those who live in less populated areas