The volatile compounds released by microbial communities on cheese rinds shape and shift a cheese's microbiome. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The mass-extinction asteroid happened to strike an area where the rock contained a lot of organic matter and sent soot into the stratosphere, where it could block sunlight for years...
New Nobel laureate in chemistry Jennifer Doudna talks about various applications of the gene-editing tool CRISPR.
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna win for technology that gives scientists unprecedented abilities to change the code of life
A silk-based substance could lead to new wearables
Scientists who study organic materials from the past 55,000 years may see some changes in their data
Pumping cheap iron-oxide-rich red bricks with specific vapors that form polymers enables the bricks to become electrical-charge-storage devices.
A downsized version of the company’s Sycamore chip performed a record-breaking simulation of a chemical reaction
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from Antarctica about how there’s something funny about penguin poop.
“Baking is applied microbiology,” according to the book Modernist Bread . During pandemic lockdowns, many people started baking their own bread. Scientific American contributing editor W...
To get to the roots of disasters like this one, investigators rely on video footage, documents, interviews and other evidence
Originally published in August 1946
The blast injured thousands and killed at least 78 people
Originally published in August 1968
Originally published in February 1955
An analysis of fox fossils found evidence that they scavenged from wolf and bear kills until Homo sapiens supplied plenty of horse and reindeer remains.
Now submerged caves in the Yucatán Peninsula contain remains of ocher-mining operations that date back at least 10,000 years.
Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness.
Detailed testing of the chemical signature of the Neolithic monument’s most prominent large stones pinpointed where they came from
Soap bubbles are sticky enough to carry a pollen payload and delicate enough to land on flowers without harm.