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.
Art museums are filled with centuries-old paintings with details of plants that today give us clues about evolution and breeding practices.
Originally published in August 1846
A silk-based substance could lead to new wearables
Originally published in January 1898
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about a 70-million-year-old mollusk fossil that reveals years back then had a few more days than we have now...
Author Merlin Sheldrake shows how this neglected kingdom is essential for life on earth
Biological oceanography expert Miriam Goldstein talks about issues facing the oceans. Reporter Adam Levy discusses air pollution info available because of the pandemic. And astrophysicist Andrew Fabian chats about black holes...
For the fourth Science on the Hill event, Future Climate: What We Know, What We Don’t, experts talked with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling our climate—and how such models are used in addition to long-term climate prediction...
Originally published in November 1845
Prey animals flash biochemically produced light to confuse elephant seals hunting in the dark. But at least one seal turned the tables.
Originally published in November 1945
A gene whose mutated form is associated with cancer in humans turns out to have a role in burning calories over a long evolutionary history.