The University of Michigan's Paul Mohai, a leading researcher of issues related to environmental justice, talked about the Flint water crisis at a workshop sponsored by the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, attended by Scientific American contributing editor Robin Lloyd.
The parachute flower smells like alarm pheromones of a honeybee, to attract tiny flies that feed on bees under attack.
An oxidizing science project
A technique called “biosparging” relies on pumping oxygen underground to help naturally occurring microorganisms multiply and consume oil spills.
The strong, conductive material could be used for wearable electronics and medical implants, researchers say
Exploding the myth that premium gasoline delivers better performance in the average automobile
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa share the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
A trio who built motors and devices a fraction the size of a human hair has set the stage for a new type of industry
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.
David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz split the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.
A protein from microscopic creatures called tardigrades keeps their DNA protected—and could someday shield humans from radiation.
Companies worry Trump will harm global trade, while Clinton accuses them of price-gouging
Compounds from the Southeast Asian tree offer hope for a safer opioid alternative, but research could slow to a crawl as the DEA steps in
The weekend’s IED incidents are a reminder of ways that resourceful attackers can make their own weapons
We picked a peck of pickle pictures to show you how helpful bacteria and salt transform this cucumber into a tangy treat.
An analytic science project
Fabric dyed with indigo just found in Peru is some 1,600 years older than indigo-dyed fabrics that have been found in the Middle East.
After vowing to go natural, food brands face a shortage of the favored flavor