Living things depend on water, but it breaks down DNA and other key molecules. So how did the earliest cells deal with the water paradox?
Nanoparticles that attach to photoreceptors allowed mice to see infrared and near-infrared light for up to two months.
Materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez talks about her latest book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another.
Don't blame the tryptophan in your Thanksgiving turkey. The post-dinner drowsiness probably results from carbs and alcohol
Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports
A phenomenon known as structural color could be translated to a range of commercial products
Microbes will help decarbonize the construction industry
Visible light can drive industrial processes
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from the United Arab Emirates about the the first interplanetary mission by an Arab country.
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